As you can see I am all set up ready for the Sydney Quilt and Craft show....The new convention centre is wonderful from inside and out and just as easy to get to.

Above is obviously the "before" shot and below is Ta da....all done in record time...2 1/2 hours...we had a plan and stuck to it.

Everyone is hoping for record crowds as this is the first time in 3 years we are back at the Darling Harbour begins tomorrow...come and say hi at my stand C23...

Looking forward to seeing you there

Meet "Charlotte"

Meet "Charlotte".....finally the pattern is complete and ready for you to purchase. I have really enjoyed making this quilt.
I know I have done quite a bit of teasing over the past 12 months with little snippets on social media of my progress and lately of some students work...I am hoping she does not disappoint. 

The finished quilt measures 85" square and features Hand Piecing, EPP and Needle Turn collect all of those special fabrics and get started. Everything you need to begin this project is on the website page.
You will be able to hand piece the centre of the quilt and use EPP method for the outer border hexagon blocks as I did.....I use needle turn applique to create my applique panels but feel free to use the method that suits you.
Not a fan of hand piecing?.....don't worry you can do it all with EPP....all of the paper and piecing options are on the website for you.

FABRICS? you may I don't have every fabric available unfortunately....however here are a couple of the main ones that are featured..... Cream background fabric for hex blocks...Teal Tonal fabric for borders... Brown Stripe for Outer border and binding...Pink for Outer hex blocks...yellow for outer hex medallion for outer hex block...yellow centre for outer hex block......Birds for outer curved hex block...Teal floral for outer curved hex block

You can meet "Charlotte" at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair June 22nd - 25th at Booth No C23......Not going to the show?...don't forget you can order online with FREE POSTAGE for orders over $120.00....

If you would like to pick up your purchases (for "Charlotte") from the Sydney Quilt show then this is what you will need to do.....
1. Make and pay for your purchases online including the postage.

2. Add option 7 to your cart. This will let me know that you will be collecting your parcel from the show.

NOTE THAT I WILL REFUND THE POSTAGE TO YOU VIA PAY PAL ONCE THIS IS DONE.....Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Show.

Fabulous weekend away teaching in Stroud....Saturday saw the weather cold, overcast, foggy and rainy...but we had a lovely warm fire crackling in the corner and the pace of both the sewers and scrap bookers was such that they created their own heat!

"Charlotte "was out again and some beautiful fussy cut centre blocks were being made...

Along with some new beginnings with "The Chatsworth"Quilt....

Lunch on both days was just delicious and so were the scones and cherry ripe cheesecake...the latter was to die for!....sorry no pictures on this....we were too busy eating!

Stayed 2 nights in the lovely Stroud B&B....lovely comfy beds....unfortunately only 1 shared bathroom...but we survived.

Details for purchasing my new quilt pattern "Charlotte "  will be announced and available on the website later this week....I will do this on this site...FB...and Instagram....The details for acrylic templates for hand piecing  or if you prefer, EPP packs will slso be on postage and collect your packs at Sydney Quilt Show when you pay in advance...anyway more details later this week...

I am having the rest of the afternoon off and doing some cross stitch.


Making a greater effort

So the title of this post says it all...I AM going to make a greater effort to post more regularly !
Just like  everybody else I know.. we are all time poor...FB and Instagram are so easy to just to snap and it's now Sunday morning and I am feeling a little lazy after a really busy 5 weeks of travelling around to quilt shows and retreats.
Don't get me wrong, I love doing what I do but sometimes we have to just stop and smell the roses...or whatever is in bloom.
Here are just a couple of my favorite images from Springwood Community Quilt Show....Eastwood Quilters Show...Tocal retreat x 2....yes 2 weekends in a row at this great spot in the Hunter Valley...fabulous but busy past 5 weeks.

Goodmorning Tocal...what a wonderful site to wake up to...below, Carol from Maitland Quilters is off to a good start with Chatsworth.

Some lovely fussy cutting was going on here with Maitland Quilters making my Turkish Delight Quilt and some Charlotte blocks.

This coming weekend I can be found in Stroud in the upper Hunter region teaching at a retreat...and inbetween all of this getting ready for Sydney Quilt Show at the new Darling Harbour Convention centre later in June...oh don't forget that Sydney Show is now only open for 4 days...Thursday -Sunday.

Hi Everyone...just a quick note to let you know that I now have  a new Facebook page....

This page will be a dedicated for clearance items that can also be found on my website.... I thought I would add another page to FB so that you can check out the specials as I add them...and as most of us are on FB each day each new post will pop up on your feed if you follow me...etc...we all know how it today I have added...."Hyde Park" by Blackbird Designs for Moda...."Red is the New Neutral" by Faye Burgos and "Sturbridge" by Kathy Schmitz for Moda.

Follow the link and take a peek....these are no nonsense....moving out prices....small pieces and large...

Each post has a link back to the website to allow you to purchase....just be sure to read the information in "Red" for each product when you are on the website.

Grab a bargain

Delightful Things....

I am so excited to have my first finish and new pattern for 2017!
"Delightful Things" is my first pattern that includes felted wool applique and I just love using this method....I think I will have to do more!

Made with scraps from my stash for the hexagons nothing has gone to waste!
I made good use of all of those tiny little bits that I just can't bear to throw away.

And there is a surprise on the inside.....

I just couldn't stop!

Pattern and kits are available now on the website...
Click here to learn more.

Bally Hall

I just wanted to share that "Bally Hall" by Di Ford Hall will be here next week....well all but 6 items....these will be delivered by 20th if you would like to secure your pieces then pop on over to the website and place your order.....Oooo so lucious!....Here is a taste....

Click here to view the others....