Happy Quilts 2?

Hi folks, this week I’ve been working on a quick little (free) pattern for the lovelies at Therm-o-Web (the makers of my favourite fusible webbing – HeatnBond).

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I’m a little obsessed with cushions at the moment so I thought I’d indulge my squishy passions by making a sweet little cushion cover to add to my collection.

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A little bit of hand-stitching and the correct sized insert (I can’t believe in my collection of cushions I don’t have the right size on hand!) and it will be done. On a side note I’ll be including a quilt pattern using the block too.

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While I was sewing today I had a thought. How would you feel about a Happy Quilts book for adults? Fun, bright, happy quilts but with a more adult turn. Designs like my little Spring cushion. I would make happy quilts with matching cushions or something similar. I asked to be released from my publishing contract last year so I’m on my own for this one – would you be interested if I self-published? toni xx

Winners and Freebies.

Hi y’all, how was your Easter break? I must admit I’ve spent the better part of my life thinking that you all (those of you not living in Oz) get a long weekend/public holiday break for Easter. I didn’t realise that for a lot of you Easter is just part of a normal week.

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We’re (very) lucky to get a four-day public holiday weekend. In recent years this has been eroded by the retail sector, but in general everything outside retail/food shuts for four days. Easter also coincides with our school/University holidays in Queensland so we get a long break. Bliss.

This year the Universities are closing for an extra study week because of the Commonwealth Games. Is anyone going to the Games? We’re not far away but we’ll be (sadly) giving it a miss.

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Today I’ve been working on my free Therm-o-Web pattern for this quarter. I’ll get the pattern up later this week. Rem has taken my absence from the sewing table as an invitation and has settled his furry little kitty butt on it – thus preventing me from doing any further work tonight LOL.

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I’ve finally managed to find a minute to do the giveaway draw for March… drum roll please… Julie P. won the newsletter giveaway and Regina L. won the Red Boot’s Gang giveaway. Congratulations Julie & Regina! thank you for being a part of the Red Boots family and for your continued support.

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April’s giveaway prize for each group is a (1) copy of the Happy Quilts book and (1) starter pack of Heat-n-Bond Lite. You can find details on how to enter here.

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Nite guys, I hope you had a lovely Easter, toni xx

Easter Sale!

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GET 20% OFF EVERYTHING IN STORE THIS WEEKEND.
(Henry the Moose enamel pin not included)
Ends midnight 31/3/2018.

IMG_1648Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter or join our group, The Red Boots Gang on Facebook, to go in our monthly prize draw. This month’s prize consists of (4) printed patterns, (1) pack of HeatnBond Lite, (1) pack of Thermoweb pressing papers, and (1) set of enamel mermaid pins.

Next month we’ll have (2)copies of the Happy Quilts book to giveaway!

Are you doing anything special for Easter? We’re painting and renovating and generally getting the house ready to go back on the market. I’ll be hemming curtains, a job I absolutely despise doing LOL.

Happy Quilts
Now available on Amazon.

Going Grizzly.

Happy Monday lovelies! I made great progress on the pugs this weekend, I should be finished the top by the end of the week. Then I’m planning on tackling the giraffe quilt.

We are still without an internet connection and I’m desperately saving what little is left of our data allowance on my cell phone. We can top up, but it’s hellishly expensive to do so.

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Eeek! I just did some math. We pay $80 for 1000GB on our home plan, but it costs $10 for 1GB on the mobile phone. It would cost $10,000 to have the same amount of access on our mobile. Dear God, surely I’m mistaken!

Time to go all Camp Grizzly on their butts!

Don’t forget that our weekend specials end today. ‘Space Quest‘ is up for $5 and ‘Our House‘ is $4 (PDF only). You have a few hours to grab a copy at these cheap-as-chips prices!

Have a fun day everyone! toni xx