For Sale – Hound Dogs.

Hi Y’all, I’m working my way through my sample quilts and putting them up for sale. Our ‘Hound Dogs’ quilt is next on the block.

Approx. 59 1/2in x 59 1/2in. Professionally quilted.

$120 including postage within Australia. Please message me for o/seas postal quote. You would be looking in the vicinity of $60 to $80 Australian dollars.

You can find the pattern here. There is a printed version too.

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$4 Friday!

It’s $4 Friday!

Canine Capers, Hound Dogs, The Kennel Club, and The Bunny Bunch are all on special this weekend. $4 for the PDF version, $11.50 with free shipping for the printed version.

The Space Quest quilt pattern should be finished this weekend. The pugs are still ongoing.

We are still without internet and it doesn’t look like we are going to get it back anytime soon. Our Telco won’t commit to a timeframe and are avoiding answering questions. It’s not a great situation, and I’m getting pretty grumpy with them.

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I’m taking some time out tomorrow to attend a lino cut printing course. I’ve been looking forward to it for weeks, but now I’m feeling a bit nervous. What if I make a complete arse of myself? I figure I’ll buy a jumbo bucket-o-coffee, swallow my nerves, and jump in feet first.

Speaking of coffee, it’s time for a late night cuppa and a cookie. Enjoy your weekend lovelies, toni xx

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I finished one!

OMG I finished the space quilt. I’m so relieved LOL. It’s all packaged up and ready to go to the lovely Fiona’s for quilting. Yippee!

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I spent weeks fussing over the borders only to decide that simple was best. Three weeks of fussing and only half an hour of sewing and it’s done! Go figure!

IMG_4985Hey, have you ever noticed when you’re blanket stitching some black & white fabrics that white or black thread looks out of place? Try stitching with grey thread, it blends in and doesn’t fight with the pattern.

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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