Hi everyone, so as you can see I have been busy!!
Here is the cover of my new Simply Christmas book...this is No5!
It will be out on Monday..... 8 new projects!
Hope you like it!
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I am so excited that All Things Christmas is now shipping to shops and in Australia, some shops have theirs!
Here is a list of Aussie shops that have it in stock.
Gum Valley Patchwork
Pretty Country Things
The Crafty Hive
Bellarine Sewing Centre
Onpoint Patchwork and Needlecraft
Stawell Craft Shop
Here is the quilt I have made with the panel.
here is the link to download the FREE pattern
Download All Things Christmas Wall Hanging
There will also be a FREE pattern soon on the RED ROOSTER website here to make these cute little placemats.
All you need is a panel and a fat eighth of every print in the collection.
There are 9 placemats in total, using the large prints from the panel.
AND another free pattern is available here for this gorgeous project made by Sandy Whitelaw of Upstairs Hobby Room!
I hope you enjoy my new line and have fun creating for Christmas this year!
if you make something, please share!
Posted at 11:56 AM | Permalink
I'm back after a lovely weekend! It's been a bit cold here in Melbourne so perfect for sewing!
The winner of a parcel of goodies from me is Christine M, so Christine, email me your address and I will pop it in the mail for you!
Thanks so much everyone!
I am excited this week that my new fabric line "all things Christmas" is starting to arrive in stores in Aus...
and I will have a free pattern on the blog by the end of the week, using the panel.
until then, sew to your hearts content!
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WOW! The year has flown by since The Splendid Sampler started! I had all good intentions of keeping ahead of the game but alas I was a tad busy last year!
I have done about 40 blocks, the last 2 just last week!
Four Corner Spinwheel
There is a GREAT giveaway over on The Splendid Sampler web page....so pop on over to join in the fun!
There are also lots of quilts to see!
and if you want to start all over again then the book will be out soon!
I also have a give away happening here...for Aussies only this time please!
Leave a comment about your blocks and I will put together a parcel of goodies!! I will be back with a winner next week so you have until Monday morning!
Until then, sew another block!
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I have been collecting a few more books from Martingale.....on my recent trip to the US I bought this wonderful book.
"Change of Seasons" by Bonnie Sullivan
A FABULOUS book filled with FABULOUS projects!!
AND don't forget Bonnie is coming in April...only 5 places left on the Sunday!
And I got this one too!!
"Small and Scrappy" by Kathleen Tracy
I love a scrappy pinwheel and I LOVE a blue mini!!
And lastly I got this one....I must say I wasn't a big fan of Churn Dash Quilts but this book has changed my mind!
AND THIS IS THE QUILT!!
Dreaming in Color by Kim Brackett and it's on my list!!
Kate Henderson also has a fabulous quilt (actually two) in the book.
So pop on over to the website and take a look!! ShopMartingale
These are going to keep me busy!
Have a great Stitching January!!
Posted at 11:39 AM | Permalink
Just popping in to wish you all a very Happy New Year!
May 2017 be good to you!
Thanks so much for all your support in 2016
Posted at 08:00 PM | Permalink
So, where did that year go!
It seems like it was just yesterday I was planning out my 2016!
I have lots planned for 2017...I thought I was slowing down..(not!)
First of all is the Workshop with Bonnie Sullivan on the weekend of 1st and 2nd April...this will be heaps of fun and I have a few places left on Sunday only..
Then it's off to the US for Spring Quilt Market in May....(but not before a holiday with hubby and friends)
June will see me back up in Cohuna for a weekend of classes, then to Bairnsdale for a weekend..(more details to follow)
July is A Stitching Affair with Helen, this time in Tassie (fully booked) and a weekend of casual stitching (more details soon)
Aug I am hoping to be back in Europe......I am still thinking about it...nothing booked yet but hopefully some classes!
Oct is Stitched in Time for Christmas with Ramona...then Houston..
so that is the year planned out!
as well as writing books and designing fabric I think I will be busy!
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS YEAR
I appreciate it so much
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and A Happy New Year!
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Well, Christmas is almost here and as a big thank you to all your support this year I have uploaded a free little reindeer design just in case you need a little something to do (ha!)
Download the design: Download Reindeer
You can make it into whatever you like, using whatever thread you like!
As you know I use a lot of reindeer in my projects...I just love them!!
Mini pillow from Simply Christmas No 3
Sewing pouch from Simply Christmas No 4
Posted at 01:52 PM | Permalink
I hope you have enjoyed all the free blocks from us!
It's been great to have been a part of a lovely quilt!
Here is the finished quilt
How gorgeous is it!!
To get all the blocks, make sure you visit each blog
Block 1: http://elliesquiltplace.blogspot.be/2016/11/winter-wandering.html
Block 2: http://els-bobbin.blogspot.be/2016/11/winter-wandering_18.html
Block 3: http://gailpandesigns.typepad.com/my_weblog/2016/11/winter-wandering-block-3my-block.html
Block 4: http://www.jubama.net/2016/12/winter-wandering-4eme-bloc.html
We would love for you to share on your blog or Facebook....can't wait to see them all!
Posted at 08:42 PM | Permalink
I'm a little late with this block, but here it is!Block 4 from Jubama
Isn't it cute!!
If you have missed any of the blocks, here are the links
Don't forget to come back here on Friday night to see the finished quilt!
I hope you like all the blocks and don't be afraid to share on Facebook!!
Back on Friday!
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