Wednesday, 27 April 2011

And The WINNER is......

Firstly, thank you to everyone that entered this giveaway. It was very interesting to find out how many of you wash or not.

The general consensus is that most people do not wash and never intend to. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one.

For those who asked where to get the Colour Catchers from, I get them from the supermarket in the laundry section.  

Secondly, a big welcome to all my new followers and thank you to those who have been here for a while.

Now to the WINNER of the beautiful fat 1/4 pack. It was chosen on Random Generator.

#302- Andi, who wrote
"I am waaaaay too lazy to pre-wash!! "
23/04/11  6:50AM

Congratulations to Andi !!

I would also like to thank Rebecca of Chasing Cottons for having me over to feature. It was fun.

Happy Quilting


Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Quilt Class 101 Feature And A GIVEAWAY!!!!!

I am being featured over on Rebecca's blog Chasing Cottons, on Friday, for her Quilt Class 101.
Thanks to Rebecca for having me over to share.
It's an honour...

Chasing Cottons

To celebrate the event I am having a
GIVEAWAY !!! Yay!!!
Giveaway is now CLOSED

I have a Fat 1/4 pack of Melly & Me fabric. There are 15 fabrics of Where The Wind Blows.

Look at that bundle of yumminess....

To enter the Giveaway

  1.Leave a comment on this post. Let me know if you Wash or Not??
( Referring to my post on Chasing Cottons on Friday)

2. For and "extra" entry join my blog as a Follower

This Giveaway is open to all. (overseas included)
Make sure you leave an email address so I can contact the winner...

The giveaway will be open until
Tuesday 26th April,  9pm. 
(Australian Eastern Time)
Giveaway is now CLOSED
I will choose the winner with Random Generator and inform the winner on Wednesday Morning.
Hope you enjoyed my feature post and Good Luck on the Giveaway

Happy Quilting

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Just a Little Bit of Quilting....

Friday afternoon I decided that I would put one of my own quilts up on the frame. Recently I have done heaps of customer quilts and I was feeling a bit left out.

I thought I might custom quilt it instead of just an all over.

This block reminds me of Peppermint Chocolate...Yummm

I am absolutely thrilled at how it turned out. I am exhausted and aching all over but it was totally worth it. It had to be off the frame for a customer one to go on Monday. I finished at 5pm today. So that's 12 hrs of quilting in 2 days. Phew!!

Pay no Attention to the messy house in the background. Something had to give....

The fabric is Hushabye by Tula Pink. I have a few quilts on the go in fabric by Tula. They are all so nice.

Happy Quilting

Sunday, 3 April 2011

A Lovely Weekend... (photo overload)

The weather was so beautiful here over the weekend. We love to be home on the weekends. It's so peaceful.

The veiw of our property from the back boundry...

Today we had Oscars friend Brendan over to help make cupcakes for treat day at school tomorrow. They are raising money for the class trip to Canberra. They had so much fun. Archie just pigged out on the lollies and made himself feel ill.

Oscar (left) & Brendan

Today I finished a handbag that I started at the Retreat last week. I think that it will be a good one for Bag Club at the shop. I really like this pattern. I think I'll make a couple more.

While I was in my sewing space I started a quilt for someone special. It has taken me a couple of days to get my head around it, but now it's on track and shouldn't take too long to get done.

It was so beautiful outside so I took my camera out to see what I could find. There is so much texture in all things natural. I love dead trees. I always have. I aced photography at school for one of my dead tree photos. Here are a couple on our property.

I love this mushroom. It keeps growing back. All by itself in the paddock.

At the end of the day, a rare thing happened. A Wedged Tail Eagle landed in our giant dead tree. It was so big. The photos do it no justice.

Hope your weekend soared to great heights like mine.

Happy Quilting

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Busted !! Big TIme....

I was looking through my stash for a project and my husband came over to see what I was doing. I thought nothing of it when he said " LEANNE!!, it's like a shop." " That's rediculous!" He was totally shocked at how much fabric was in the "small" cupboard. You should have seen his face when I opened the other two "big" cupboards. LOL...

The small cupboard with mostly pre-cuts

Colour coded blenders, backings and scraps in the tubs on the bottom shelf.

Customer quilts up top waiting to be quilted, one shelf of my quilts wait to be quilted, next, dress fabric.

What could I say? I was BUSTED....

To my credit, I haven't bought very much this year. Everything I have started has been from this stash. Guess I could warm a small country with this lot.

Does everyone elses other half know what they have stashed away or is it just mine who was clueless??

Happy Quilting