Hello lovelies, it’s the 1st of November and I am, as ever, stunned at how fast the year is flying by. I thought I’d pop in and let you know where I’m at right now.
I’m almost finished the pattern for the gnome quilt. I was hoping it get it listed this weekend but it depends on photos (and it’s raining). I’ll let you know as soon as I’m done.
I’ve spent most of this year working with Terri, an editor, who is helping me upgrade the patternswith the view to eventually securing an American distributor. Just when we thought we were finished, the black background (PDF) printing issue cropped up and we were sent back to square one.
Thankfully we’ve figured out the best way to overcome the problem in the majority of cases but it’s very time consuming. I want this finished before the end of the year so I can dedicate my time to actual designing, sewing, and pattern writing again. A huge thank you to the lovely people helping me out with test printing. xx
This month we will finish our ‘This Little Piggy’ block of the month quilt. I hope you’ve enjoyed sewing along with us. We will be running another free BOM next year and we’ll release details early in 2020.
I’m hoping to release a couple of Christmas patterns in the next couple of weeks, but no promises at this stage. Anyway it’s heading for midnight, it’s raining a little, and I need my anti-wrinkle sleep (ha ha ha). Have a fabulous weekend, toni xx
Hey lovelies, the second instalment of our ‘This Little Piggy’ BOM has been uploaded to the site here. The This Little Piggy BOM is brought to you by the lovelies at Therm-o-Web, the makers of my favourite fusible webbing HeatnBond Lite.
A big congratulations to Helen B. who won our first Thermoweb giveaway!
Enter our Month #2 giveaway by emailing us and answering the question ‘What is your favourite fictional or cartoon pig?’(from TV, movies, comics, games, or books).
Ps. I’m still having to draw the blocks for you. We spilled a large cup of black coffee on the flimsy quilt top and I think it’s beyond saving LOL.
Ending on a sad note, our hearts go out to our Kiwi cousins in Christchurch tonight. We are sending all our love on this deeply sad and tragic day. toni xx
Hey guys, I’ve been a little absent on social media (and here) lately. 2018 was a hectic year and I needed an extended break. I’m finally starting to feel myself again and it’s time to get back to work.
Our piggy BOM will be starting soon. Details to come.
My poor sewing machine needs a service, the stitches are starting to get a little ratty. Can anyone recommend a service centre on the northside of Brisbane? I was using the guys at Everton Park but last time I was there they asked me did I have my husband’s permission to buy a new machine and I swore I wouldn’t go back.
I’ll get the pattern done for the dog quilt this week too. I need to take a photo and you know how much I hate that part of the process LOL.
Have a fab week lovelies, toni xx
Ps. Happy Quilts is still available in some book stores. Grab a copy before they are gone :o)