Thursday, 31 May 2012

been very busy lately had to finish a test quilt that I was doing for Arbee designs. My mum has been in hospital, she was there for a week so with full time work, sewing in my lunch and  hospital visit in the evening it has been a bit full on.
My daughter and partner have just been here for a week also while they prepared their house for the rental market after the last tenants have moved out. So we have had 4 big dogs in the backyard with lots and lots of rain so as you can imagine it has been a bit full on.
We are off to the Australian Quilt Market on the weekend in Sydney so we have to get up at 4am in the morning for the 1 1/2 hour drive to the Gold Coast airport we will be home again on Sunday night ready for work Monday.
I am looking forward to school holidays in just over four weeks..
I will write again sometime next week about our weekend at the quilt market.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Blog give away at The sewing Library

The sewing library is having there first birthday celebrations and are giving away one of the most beautiful sewing machines around it is the commemorative sewing machine from Singer,
So drop of and check this out here
I love this blog if you haven't been here before be sure to have a look around.
Have a lovely day


Monday, 7 May 2012

Quilt Pro systems

I have recently signed up to receive free block of the day from the Quilt Pro Systems this is totally free.
I was wondering if anyone out there had actually used the quilt pro system computer program. For what I have read it looks pretty good.
You can draw your own blocks, make up quilts using the blocks they already have, you can scan in your fabric and use them to see what the quilt will look like in advance.
That would be nice to scan in your fabrics and play around and see how colours work together.
They have a few products that are interesting including the print and sew half square triangle sheets.
I haven't tried this method before but have read that others find it really easy, I have always just sewn 1/2 inch either side of the centre diagonal.
How do you sew up your half square triangles?
You should drop over and have a look. I know that I would be interested in a couple of the other products they sell including Carol Doak foundation pieces and the Mariner Compass Volume 1 set they look great. I still haven't tried the Mariner's compass but I just love the look of these quilts.

I hope that you are all well, I have been sick the last week and still not 100% with Bronchitis and Laryngitis so haven't done much sewing this week at all. Atleast the weather here has finally fined up and we have a lovely sunny day. Hope that the weather is lovely were you are.
Have a nice day.

Friday, 4 May 2012

I am so sorry the chasing cotton link didn't work below for the give away please try this one

Cloud 9 Fabrics giveaway

I don't know if you have seen these fabrics before but they are beautiful organic fabrics.
Chasing Cotton one of the wonderful blogs I read is having a giveaway thought I would add a link for you so you can check them out. 
Michelle from Cloud 9 Fabrics has so kindly offered to give away a full Fat Quarter Bundle...

Pretty Cool Hey!!
In order to enter the Giveaway...
 Just leave a comment on this post below and tell me....
What is your favourite baby gift to give? make?? or receive??
Giveaway is open internationally... and will remain open til 9th May..
Winner drawn on 10th May using