Hello lovelies, how have you all been? This is the first time I’ve been able to sit down and catch up with you all. There’s a sink full of dishes to be done, but I’ve made a coffee and I’m taking five minutes out from my chores.
I’m feeling great today because I’ve finally finished another quilt. The recent lockdowns came right when I had run out of fabric to start any new major projects and online shopping wasn’t really an option. To fill the void, I delved deep into my scrap bins LoL.
I had 64 ragged and fraying Flying Geese blocks and 11 bear blocks to work with. I’ve unpicked, starched, pressed, trimmed and reassembled them all. The end result is the Scrap Bin Bears quilt. I think they turned out really well for a quilt made from blocks that were going to be binned (two bears didn’t make the cut).
Next out of the scrap bin are these panda blocks. The original quilt was a failure from my point of view, so I unpicked the entire quilt and I’m putting it back together again in a different layout. I haven’t sorted out the borders properly yet but that’s my job for tomorrow.
I also have an enormous amount of soft blue Tilda scraps, among others, that I’m putting together into log cabin blocks. They are gorgeously pretty and I love how they’re coming together.
Peppermint Stitches opened up fully this week and I was able to pop down on Friday to grab some new fabrics. I’m planning on spending the next couple of weeks finishing up the scrap bin quilts, then I’ll pull out the stops with some new projects.
I hope you’ve all been safe and well in these difficult times. Much love to all, toni xx
Hey y’all, ‘Home Sweet Gnome’ is now available in our Etsy store for the usual special introductory price.
I’m not able to get decent photographs at present, I just don’t have the mental fortitude to deal with my nutty neighbour. It’s something I’ll sort out in the New Year. Thanks for understanding. Have a lovely weekend everyone, toni xx
Edit: Hello happy quilters, I’ve found the templates and have added them to the pattern. If you purchase the pattern now the alternate templates will be included. If you already have the pattern and would like the templates please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll send them through to you. xx
Hey Lovelies, I was going through my photos this morning and found Doreen’s photo of the High Noon quilt and fell in love all over again. So much so that I added the pattern to our Friday Favourites sale. Doreen’s horses are different to the ones in the quilt pattern– see my photo below – please message if you’d like different templates and I’ll send them to you if I can find them).
I originally made this quilt for a friend’s grandson, who loved horses. It turned out so well I wrote the pattern for it. You could use some of the templates from the Wild West pattern to add more details ie. cactus. You may have to resize them though. Happy sewing, toni xx
Hey lovely quilters, it’s time for Friday Favourites!
This week’s patterns are – Panda Party 2, Northern Exposure, and Mr. Fox’s Garden. You can find our Friday Favourites in our Etsy store and our Red Boots store. Both the PDF and printed versions of the patterns are on saleuntil Monday night.
Have you downloaded this month’s Little Piggy BOM yet?You can find it, plus the previous three downloads here.
Enter our Month #4 giveaway by commentingand finishing the following – Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a…. let us know what animal you would include on your farm.
We have some fantastic Thermoweb (HeatnBond fusible webbing) products to give away including their Heat-n-Bond Stretch which is for use on stretch fabrics like t-shirts and pullovers.
Starting next month (June) we will be having a monthly lucky dip giveaway.All you have to do is email me with photos of your finished Red Boots quilts or projects. Please let me know if I can use your photosfor promotional purposes.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone, I’m hoping to get some gnome-ing happening. toni xx
A long time ago (or what seems like a long time ago) I taught beginners how to quilt. These two quilts were super popular and I’m now able to offer them as a combined pattern. Nine-patch Rockets and Daisies will be available tomorrow as a $4 quilt pattern. I’ll probs list them as a $2 special for a couple of days though. I’ll let you know when I’ve put them on the website.
The pattern has been thoroughly updated – boy I was a complete novice when it came to writing patterns back then. I absolutely cringe at those early patterns.
There is a bonus butterfly template included in the updated pattern and I’ve tweaked the rockets slightly to make them look better (this photo is 12 years old LoL).
The rocket quilt measures approx. 54 1/2in x 72 1/2in and the daisy quilt measures approx. 42 1/2in x 60 1/2in (I think). You can add the extra borders to the daisy quilt to make it the same size as the rocket quilt.
Hi y’all, the next instalment (No. 4) of ‘This Little Piggy’ is available for download here. Congratulations to Bronwyn H. for winning last month’s giveaway. Bronwyn’s favourite movie is ‘Titanic’.Thank you all for entering, I loved reading about your favourites movies.
Enter our Month #4 Thermo-o-Web giveaway by emailing us andfinishing the following – Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a….fill in the blanks and make sure you add noises LoL. You know what I mean, quack quack here, quack quack there etc.Any animal, living or extinct. Have some fun.
We have an amazing pack of Therm-o-Web products to giveaway, including a pack or two of my favourite fusible webbing Heat-n-Bond Lite.
I’ve not had a great week this week, I still haven’t picked up a rotary cutter or turned on the sewing machine and it’s getting me down. Actually it’s downright terrifying. I’m so.. blank. This little black kitty is making me smile though. Step by step, day by day right?
Help nudge me along by commenting or messaging me to tell me what you’d like to see me design. Kids or adults quilts, it doesn’t matter. Whilst I adore making kids quilts, I’d love to make some quilts along more adult themes too. Thoughts?
Our Friday Favourites this week are Panda Party 2, The Lion King, and The Wild West.The PDF patterns are 40% off which makes them approx. $4.50 and the printed patterns are 25% off which make them around $11.60 depending on taxes etc.