Saturday in the Land Down Under.

Good morning lovely people, it’s Saturday here in Oz and I’m about to make a bucket-o-coffee to kickstart my morning.

I’ve had a three day migraine this week so not much work has been done. To make up for my lack of social media posts I’ve put the Land Down Under quilt on super special this weekend. The PDF is $4 and the printed pattern is $11.50 including postage.

Gay has finished her quilt top using the bonus shapes, isn’t it gorgeous! If you want the bonus shapes please message me and I’ll send them separately. The Land Down Undergay thomas aussie quiltI’ve done a little work on a snowman quilt for Christmas. Never fear I will be making a Summer Christmas quilt too, I just felt like making snowmen this week.

Have a brilliant weekend guys, I hope you get some sewing time, toni xx

A land of sweeping plains…

We made our escape from suburbia today and headed for the hills and my favourite local watering hole. The sky was incredibly blue and it was so peaceful. My anxiety and stress disappear out here.somerset 1somerset 2We were being watched the whole time. Can you see our visitor? Hint, he’s next to the big termite mound.kangaroo 1Ps. the sky was really that colour, no filters or Photoshop.

When we got home this photo was in my inbox and it really capped off a brilliant day. This is Gay’s Land Down Under quilt. Isn’t it gorgeous and fun and happy. I love how Gay has put it together and her fabric choices are amazing.gay thomas aussie quiltI hope your Sunday was as lovely as mine. All I need to do now is find a willing volunteer to cook dinner and it will be perfect ha ha! toni xx

The Land Down Under

Hey lovelies,

Thank you for your terrific response to my new Aussie critter quilt. All pre-ordered PDF patterns have been sent out (early hours of this morning) and the pattern should be in your inboxes.

If you haven’t received the pattern yet, please check your spam/junk folders. If you have a hotmail or yahoo mail account please message me with an alternate email address if you can. Both of these mail providers will block attachments.

Can Carol Anne Kellett please message me, your email address is bouncing and I can’t contact you to let you know or send your pattern.

Have a lovely week everyone, and thank you. toni xx

Ps. your Etsy notification will say that the pattern is being posted to you because I had to send it manually. All pre-order sales were for the PDF Pattern.

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The Aussie quilt pattern is almost ready to send out. Expect it in your inboxes late tomorrow afternoon/early evening. I’m just waiting on a proof-read or two. My son says I need to make y’all a Dingo template!
Thanks everyone for ordering, your response was amazing, I’m humbled, thank you. xx

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$4 Friday + Aussie Quilt

Howdy folks. As my son would say – it’s me! ha ha. How has your week been? I’m sitting here chatting with my daughter who right at this moment is at Paris Disneyland. Don’t you just love technology. There is 16,540 kilometres between Brisbane and Paris and we’re able to talk and squeal over Disney souvenirs LOL.

First up, instead of $4 Friday, everything’s on sale this weekend. Pop on over and grab a bargain in our Etsy store.

kennel-club-etsyThe Aussie quilt is almost done. I had some unpicking to do, I really botched drawing the possums. After a fair bit of unpicking, I got the top put back together this afternoon. You can pre-order it in our Etsy store this weekend. The pattern will be emailed to you on Monday, 11th June AEST. It measures approx. 54 1/2in x 58 1/2in (unless I add a smallish final border).

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The cold weather has crept in today and I’ve dragged out the flannel quilts. I’ve always been drawn to the soft, luxurious feel of flannel and I love working with it. This quilt is king sized and is actually made from scraps. It has four giant Sawtooth Stars and is so warm and snuggly. It’s also a cat magnet – the fur, oh the fur!

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Flannel is absolutely fabulous for making the animals and critters on your quilts ‘furry’. The textural difference between normal cotton and flannel is fantastic. Flannel works fine with fusible webbing too. I would recommend using a machine blanket stitch though.

The Scrappy Daisies quilt is actually made from flannel and the (fusible) applique has stood the test of time. The quilt is about 10 years old now and has survived many a machine wash (did I mention the cat fur!?).

Ps. The Scrappy Daisies pattern is free and you can find it under the ‘Free Patterns’ menu tab.

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I have totally lost my train of thought (don’t you just hate it when that happens) so I’ll say goodnight. Enjoy your weekend lovelies, toni xx

 

Kitty strikes again!

It was an unprovoked kitty attack! Rem decided to take a runner down the hallway and slide across the floor using the Aussie quilt as traction – one of his all time favourite games. He has now left the scene of the crime.