So excited about this and we can't show you the fabric even though it's sitting in our storeroom right now!! Be in the shop on Monday, 1st August to see Tilda's new fabric ranges, Cabbage Rose and Memory Lane. It's the world-wide launch of the new ranges and it's happening right here at Avonleigh.
We have the fabric, we'll have fat quarters and fat eighths and some kits too. You don't want to miss it!
Sharon and I both reckon it's her best range yet. Stunning!! Cute and feminine and we want to take the lot home with us! Um, we can't show it to you - but if you happen to Google it, you'd probably be able see what it looks like....... just saying.... ;-)
Make one of these gorgeous baskets with Kay on Thursday, 18th August. The pattern contains all three sizes and a fabric layout guide for each.
Or make the cute scrappy quilt-as-you-go basket in the small size in this class instead. The construction of the basket is the same and you'll learn a great technique to use up all of those scraps at home. :-)
Time : 10am - 4pm Cost: $15
The pattern is available and kits for the large basket in the stunning Flock Together fabric with a special cutting guide are available in two colourways.
Scrappy basket on right, small 'normal' basket on left.
Use your scraps (scraps, not stash) to create interesting blocks that cost you nothing except the thread you're sewing with and a little of your time.
The blocks in this (unfinished) quilt were all created from my tub of scraps leftover from other projects - some of them made over 20 years ago! Scraps as small as 1" square were used.
This is not Crazy Patchwork but a different technique entirely. It is very much a fast, free and easy method of block construction - the only thing you need to be able to do is sew in a straight line - I'm not kidding! Once you've made your blocks, you put them together however you wish.
And how much fun did I have wandering down memory lane, remembering the quilts made and the people they were made for.
Take a tub of scraps
These blocks are all machine pieced and went together quickly, most of them being completed in one weekend.
Other things intervened and this project was put on the back-burner for many months until I picked it up again last year, finished the last few blocks, added the sashings, cornerstones, setting triangles and spacer border. I'm still thinking about the border - one can't rush these things! ;-)
If you would like to learn the 100's & 1000's technique and use up those scraps, join my class on:
Date: Tues, 2 August 2016 Time: 6pm - 9pm OR
Date: Thurs, 4 August 2016 Time: 10am - 1pm
Cost : $15.00 per person. Please note this is a technique class and there is no pattern issued. You will be learning the technique to bust those scraps. Once you have learned this easy technique, you will be able to make blocks up to 8" square and substitute them into any pattern layout you already have or make up your own layout.
Ok, I have to admit it, I had the best fun ever! And this is a class that EVERYONE just loves! Once I got my head round how it all worked, it was brilliant to see it coming together. Those curves! Fabulous! The Spicy Spiral Table Runner by School House Quilts gets a gold star from me. :-)
I loved the diagrams in the patterns, it really helped me nut it out. I did have a little moment or two of panic when I thought I couldn't get it all out but it worked out pretty amazingly at the end.
You do need to be able to do three things to make this: Cut straight lines using a rotary cutter and ruler, sew in a straight line and sew a consistent quarter inch seam.
and make the Spicy Spiral Table Runner
Wow! I'm so stoked I want to share this with the world. So we're running classes on the following dates:
Dates: Thursday, 21 July 2016
Time : 10am - 4pm
Cost: $15.00 which includes tuition, tea/coffee/cake. You will need to buy the pattern and bring your own supplies. BYO lunch. Tutor : Kay Bennetts
We are happy help you choose your fabrics. :-) It's different, it's fun and it's really, really clever the way it goes together so simply! Every single one made in previous classes has been simply stunning! Here are a two of the many made in class.
One of the gathering has been called away on the Sunday so something a little unique has happened. We have a place available for Sunday, 17th July only. The cost is $70 which includes lunch, tea/coffee/cake plus two patterns and tutelage by Marg. These weekends are fabulous and greatly sought after so grab this chance if you are able to make it. :-) Below is the blog post after the weekend a few years ago. :-)
Christmas decorations, fruit cake, bon bons, Christmas fabric .... yes, it's the Christmas in July weekend workshop with Marg Low again!!
What a weekend we're having. Gorgeous projects from Marg, great food from Get Tossed salad bar in Dean Street, loads of laughter, fun and inspiration... oh, and a glass or two of wine. Well, it is Christmas afterall!!
We just love this weekend. All the planning with Marg, getting kits together, sorting out the food and drinks.... and then it's here!! Yay!!
Marg's lovely gift bags with 4 gorgeous projects for us all.