The Kennel Club…

It started with a fabric audition. Colours and patterns, light and dark.

dog quiltA week into the project and I decided the layout and colour choices weren’t quite working, so I pulled everything apart and started again. The green background blocks were removed.

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Zig Zags became an obsession. The green fabric was re-introduced.

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Week two and it still wasn’t coming together. The dogs had to go! There was some serious late night un-stitching happening LOL. It nearly ended up in the bin.

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We did some familial brain-storming and No. 1 daughter had an idea that solved all my problems. Hallelujah! I was still trying to fit Frank-the-Pug in somewhere, but she (also) took a firm stand and set him aside. I promise he will be back!

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Daisies were stitched.

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Mess was made.

IMG_1300Kitties got in the way. I mean he REALLY got in the way, I had to cut out my applique shapes around him. There is a cat shaped hole in the middle of my Heatnbond.

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I ran out of fabric and had to make compromises.dog stitch 3And finally a gloriously happy quilt emerged.

 

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It’s off to be quilted… as soon as the cat removes his furry little butt and I remove all the cat fur! Fiona I may have to send him up the hill with the quilt, he seriously won’t leave it alone LOL.

toni xx

Day 7 with Mr. Fox and his family…

Hi and welcome to Day 7 of our Christmas in July promotion.

Today’s super-special is the Mr Fox’s Garden PDF quilt pattern. Mr Fox’s Garden is on special for $4 only. Pop on over to Etsy to grab your copy at the bargain basement price of $4.

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I have (3) copies of the Mr Fox’s Garden PDF quilt pattern to giveaway today plus (1) copy of Tula Pink’s book – Quilts from the House of Tula Pink! Simply fill out your details below to enter.

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Congratulations to Ann-Marie, Lynda, and Tineke who have each won a copy of the Teddy Bear’s Picnic pattern bundle, and to Jenny. who won the Mystery Gift. I’ve sent you all an email/message.

Happy Wednesday everyone, toni xx

The Red Boots Club

One of the greatest pleasures I have is seeing the quilts and toys you have made using my patterns. I’ve been toying (no pun intended LOL) with the idea of having a ‘Red Boots Club’ for some time, but I haven’t quite worked out how to do it, or whether you would be interested.

Let me know what you think, and any suggestions on how we could run it. xx

A big thank you to Debbie, Sonia, Shelley, Dawna, Sue, Lois, Margaret, Kylie, Anthea, Terri, Kirsten, Janet, Michelle, Kate, Tarnyia, Sio, Elaine, Jo, Wendy, Martha, Fiona, Vicki, and Jenny for sharing their photos with me. I will draw a name from the Red Boots hat and send you a gift in the post.

Lost in Space

Hi y’all,

I’m feeling a little lost this week (when it comes to what to do next). I have plenty of ideas and suggestions to work with but I’m feeling a little ambivalent towards all things made from fabric.

I think I need a hobby, something that is creative but not related to quilting. I would love to learn how to make cheese, to grow vines and olive trees and spend my days working with my hands in the sun. But that’s my retirement plan, so until then I need a hobby.

In the meantime I’m staring at my sketch book waiting for the next quilt to leap off the page and catch my imagination.

I wish it would hurry up! xx

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