Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Nature's Journey

A wonderful scrappy quilt by the talented designer Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched.
The quilt measures 57&1/2" x 60&1/2" and is perfect for scraps and adding as you go. 
This is possibly a type of medallion quilt with a beautiful large appliqué block as its centre, many  smaller ones incorporated in the outer blocks, and some simple piecing separating these two lots of appliqué.
Pattern: $39.60  ( for the full pattern) 
Kit- Two types of starter kits -
A. Backgrounds - comprising 6 x 40 cm pieces and 4 x 30 cm pieces $79.20
B. 28 x fat1/16ths of colored prints for appliqués and squares $46.20
Then you only need to select your frame and binding fabrics.
Postage and handling to be added. 

Shown below are the 6 x 40cm pieces with a blue base, and 4 x 30 cm pieces with a pink base.

Above is a sample of the 28 x fat 1/16ths. 
Note some fabrics may change as they run out. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Something For You

Heat bag and lavender sachets have never looked so good. 
Two variations of the lavender sachets - one with simple embroidery panels, the other with buttons and ribbon providing the texture. 
The heat bag has a lovely hexagon design.
Size: 3&1/2x6" and heat bag 5&1/2x17"
Pattern: $16.50
Postage and handling included within Australia.
Overseas:- credit card and paypal only. 

Sew Blooms

A simple little pouch adorned with a beautiful button by Theodora a Cleave.
Pattern : $6.60
Kit- available in New Year 

Measuring tape ( braid)

Used to embellish projects e.g. sewing folders etc.( see Lynette Anderson's SEwing Accessory Case)
Price $2.20 per metre.
 Postage and Handling not  included.
Overseas: credit card or paypal only.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Valdani Thread

Valdani thread- available in perle 8 and three strand floss.
Large box contains the Perle 8 thread- $73.90 per box or individual balls @ $6.20
Country lights- $61.35 per box or $6.80 for individual balls.
Three strand cotton also the same price as Country Lights. 

Postage and Handling not included .
Overseas: credit card and paypal  only.

Red Briar Farm

Perfectly suitable for the animal lover or child from a farm. This quilt shows wonderful characters and machinery from the farm, set in an easily pieced design.
Price: $19.25
Kit :- price available on application. 

Christmas Pure And Simple

Another classic by Nancy  Halvorsen which includes many projects to decorate your home for Christmas from the soft nativity to stockings, to quilts and cushions.
The appliqué samples are designed with fusible appliqué in mind.
Price: $40.70 plus p&h.

New Classic Patchwork

Wow wow wow! !!!!

There are 78 different blocks in this stunning resource and many designs to use them in, which include Yoko Saito's signature baskets, bags and pouches. 
The presentation of this book is superb, with concise instructions accompanied by fantastic diagrams. The blocks are also gridded so could be adapted very easily to other sizes. 
Of course people who like to fly solo could use these blocks for many other projects including quilts.
Price: $46.40 plus p&h. 

Nursery Quilt

A gorgeous quilt for that special youngster which shows off the fantastic drawings by Bronwyn Hayes.
Approx 39 x 40" this would make a lovely cot  quilt,  wall hanging or floor quilt. 
Constructed using the fusible web appliqué technique and simple machine piecing. 
Pattern: $19.25
Kit price on application - fabrics will differ from those pictured. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas closure 2014-2015

I will be closing the shop for Christmas/New Year at 2:00 p.m. this Sat (Dec 13th) and reopening onTuesday  January 6th at 10:00a.m. 
I will be away for  part of this time, and as well as that,  our family will celebrate Christmas early this year, so there will be limited opportunities to make an appointment for me to open during this time. 
I would like to thank all of my customers for their support during the year and wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year. 

Should you wish to make an appointment, my mobile is 0424 452 024 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Crushed walnut shells

Walnut shells now available for stuffing those small projects such as Anni's pincushions.
Price: 9.50 plus p&h. 

Boys Will Be Boys

A lovely small quilt for your favorite  boy, and so simple to make using the available panel fabric. 
Quilt measures 38&1/2" x 43&1/2". 
Pattern: $10.00
Panels: $13.20 plus p&h. 
Be quick as panels selling fast !!!! 

A Little Bit Of Christmas

So many options with this pattern. Make a Christmas swag, ornaments and personalised stockings, all with simple embroidery. 
Pattern: $16.50
Kits prices and availability soon!  

Love Life Project Bag

Two lovely designs to choose from to appliqué on this stylish bag.
Anni has used soft wools for her appliqué on textured e.g linen base.
This bag would make a wonderful hold all for your knitting or sewing needs. 
Pattern: $16.50
Kit will be priced and available early new year. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Shop closure for two days.

I apologise to any customers who come to the shop today (Nov 25th) or tomorrow as due to unforeseen circumstances I have had to close for those two days.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All things Christmas

Such a delightful book by Marg Low. Many projects included in this value for money book priced at $25.95. 
Projects include stitcheries for framed pictures, small pillows, a table runner, gift cones, felt birds, Santa gift bags, tags,  tree decorations and a little Santa doll. There's also a beautiful little row by row quilt. 
The presentation is (as always) perfect. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bendigo Cup Day

Like most Bendigo businesses, I will be closed for Bendigo Cup  Day on Wednesday October 29th.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Little Monsters

Such a beautiful fabric which I will be using  to back my third robot quilt. 
The tape measure gives an accurate view of the scale of the design.
Colors are pretty true- on a cream background.
112cm wide and priced at $24.20 per metre. 

Castell Country by Jo Morton

Another beautiful range by Jo Morton just arrived today.
Fabrics are 112cm wide and are priced at $24.20 per metre.
Fat 1/8th bundles available  with a bonus fat 1/8th- that's 9 fat 1/8ths for the price of 8. 
Postage and handling to be added for any mail orders.

Monday, October 20, 2014

One of my designs made by Pat Gray

Mystery Quilt no 1- designed many years ago.
This one was made by a long time customer Parricia Gray. After all of Pat's great work, she kindly donated it for a raffle. Well done Pat- and I am sure both the organisation and the  recipient were chuffed. Thank you for sharing this  with me and subsequently many others . 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

T bar Doll shoes

Leather shoes in a beautiful soft green.
price $22.00, although price and availability may change.
Postage and handling will also be added.

Leather Doll shoes

Classic ankle strap in black leather - 8cm $20.00.
Prices and availability may change.
Postage and handing to be added.

T bar shoes

I call this one the T bar.
Available in several sizes, black, white, or ecru.
9.5 cm ( suitable for Cat and the Fiddle designed Moonbeam) $13.10
Prices and availability may change.
Postage and handling to be added.

Broad shoe

Broad baby shoe with bow  in white- 9cm @ $12.35 
Suitable for Oh Baby for which I tea dyed my shoes to suit her outfit. 
Price and availability may change.
Postage and handling to be added.

Shirley Shoe

Also available in red and royal  blue, 
Available in several sizes.
9cm shoes Priced at $10.10.

Prices and availability may change.
Postage and handing will be added.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

sale sale sale sale sale sale sale sale 
Li’l Bloke’s shop is now 14 !!!!  
I opened in October 2000-
The birthday sale is from now until the 31st October 
 **Specials will be on “in-stock” items only.**
* Some specials include:
1. End of half bolts $14.00 per metre 
2. 14% off all kits with the exception of BOMs and mystery quilts
3. Patterns up to $17.60 value (no matter who the designer) @ $14.00
4. Most 112 cm fabrics @ $14.00 per metre min 1 metre (does not include  textured fabrics, or fabrics which have just come in which will be at a 14% discount.
5. Most other quilting and patchwork supplies are discounted by 14%.
6.  Red hot Specials – buy 3 patterns and get the third one (and cheapest) free- no restrictions.
Payment methods: payment must be made in this time period, so excludes fabric card, other discount offers and vouchers.                                                                   

* Postage and handling to be added.
1. Visiting the shop in person 
2. Ringing and having the amount charged to your credit card
3. Cheque or money order
4. Paypal- allow time for me to create an invoice for you and payment to be made.
5. Direct debit to my bank account: Bank details are BSB: 704 -191 Account No: 22810 Name: L.Hyland- again quick action- if paying by this method you will need to notify me by email with a copy of your transaction. 
* Overseas orders are credit card and paypal only.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Respect copyright

Although the following was referring to knitting/crotchet, the same applies to patchwork and quilting designs. 
Please respect the fact that designs are a person's  means of making a living. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

From picture to page.

On this weekend.
Sadly I will be elsewhere. For those of you who can make it, you won't be disappointed. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Computer woes and 14th birthday sale

Computer woes at present so newsletter will be a little late.
Hope to announce details of my 14th birthday sale which will start next week- ipad not ideal for that. 
There will be great specials with spot sales including fabric as cheap as $14.00.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Nancy Gere fabrics

Fat 1/16th pack of Nancy Gere fabrics. 
The pack contains 1 metre of fabric with each of 16  pieces being  10"x 11" ( 25 x 27 cm). 
The pack includes fabric from several fabric ranges including Fairmount Park.
 Price: $26.40 or any tw3o fat 1/16th bundles for $50.00.
Postage and handling not included.

Jo Morton fabric pack

Fat 1/16th bundle of Jo Morton fabrics.
Pack contains 1 metre of fabric comprising 16 pieces approx 10 x 11" (25 x27 cm).
Price: $26.40 or two of any fat 1/16th packs for $50.00
Postage and handling not included.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Judy Rothermel bundle

The third bundle of Judy Rothermel fabrics. 
Sixteen fat 1/16ths ( 1 metre of fabric) with pieces approx 10x11" (25x27cm). 
Packs are $26.40 or 2 for $50.00
Postage and handling needs to be added. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Paula Barnes fabric bundles

One of the  fat 1/16 th fabric packs of Paula Barnes fabrics.
My fat 1/16th packs contain 16 pieces (25x27 cms or approx 10"x11") making a metre of fabric. 
Price : $26.40 with postage to be added.
Buy two packs ( they may be different styles/ranges) for $50.00.

Judie Rothermel Civil war /reproduction fat 1/16th bundles

One of  three fat 1/16 th fabric packs of Judie Rothermel fabrics.
My fat 1/16th packs contain 16 pieces (25x27 cms or approx 10"x11") making a metre of fabric. 
Price : $26.40 with postage to be added.
Buy two packs ( they may be different styles/ranges) for $50.00.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Picnic time for bears pillow.

Claire brought into the shop the pillow top her mum Pat Patullo made . I must put on another pic (a close up) of  Pat's magnificent embroidery. Stunning to say the least. It is always a pleasure to see your designs made up sp exquisitely. Well done Pat. 

This pattern is available @$16.50 or is complimentary for people buying the kit for the quilt with the same name -Picnic  time for Bears. 

Friday, July 25, 2014


this post related to a change in hours in August and is no longer relevant so I have deleted the content.

Brothers and Sisters

I This quilt is a lap or wall quilt approx 44x 64"
Pattern: $55.00 for the pattern set or $12.50 per stage. 
There are 5 patterns, although there are 6 packs of fabrics, as the central pattern and assembly are included as one in pattern form. 
Kit: $270 00 in one payment or $48.00 per stage  x 6 which adds up to $288.00. 
Kit includes all fabrics for quilt top, binding, threads, fusible web and buttons.
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card or PayPal only.

This is Block one (Nettie and Joe) pattern $12.50

Block two (Freya and Judd) 

Block three (Rebecca and Ned) 

Block  Four (Sammy and Kristen) 

Block Five (Amy and Ambrose) 

Block Six is the assembly of the quilt which includes the decorative lattices and borders. 

Boys' Story is back in stock

Back in stock !!!!

This quilt is a cot quilt, but there is a variation of this design for a single bed quilt, and many more items to make for the special boys in your life. 

Book: $36.30
Kit for the cot quilt shown: $183.15 with the book, or $143.55 without.
Kit includes all fabrics for quilt top, backing,binding, threads and  fusible web.
 Postage and Handling is not included.
 Overseas: credit card or paypal only.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Farmyard Fun

Approx size 43.5 x 52.5" 
Farmyard Fun is a wonderful quilt for the animal lover, depicting many 
of the animals that might be seen on a farm. Simple piecing forms most of the background and the fence around the perimeter. 
Pattern: $16.50
Kit: not available just yet.
Postage and handling included within Australia.
Overseas credit card and paypal only.

Flower Power Puppy Pillow

Approximate size : 17&1/2" .
Lynette has combined some fusible appliqué with some embroidery to create this sweet flower puppy pillow. 
The puppy's bone button is included in this pattern.
Pattern: $17.60
Kit: POA 
Postage and handling included within Australia. 
Overseas- credit card or PayPal only. 

Cherry Tree Quilt

Finished size of this quilt is 52" square. An appliquéd central block is surrounded by the simplicity of the traditional 9 patch which in turn is bordered by an appliquéd floral border. 
Pattern: $16.50
Kit: POA 
Postage and handling included within Australia. 
Overseas- credit card or PayPal only. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Trilogy of Cushions

Dragon Fly Studio appliqué cushion 
Simple elegance describes this appliqué design. 
Do this in your chosen appliqué method whether it be needle turn or fusible.
Pattern: $15.50
Kit: POA 
Postage and handling included within Australia.
Overseas credit card and paypal only.

Li'l Grungy Bunny

Another beautiful design from Gini Simpson. 
This shop sample was made for me by the talented Chris Laubsch. 
Raggy's toes have character, and her fingers are such that she can clasp her hands to cuddle Grungy Bunny. Raggy is approximately 20" tall. 
Pattern: $16.50
Kit: $45.20 
Kit includes everything but filling for Raggy and Grungy Bunny.
Postage and handling included within Australia.
Overseas credit card or paypal only.. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Doll Bear and Hobby Show

Posting this for Joy who gave me a flier at the Benalla teddy show. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Libby's Mystery Block 5

The next block in this beautiful mystery- see earlier post for full details.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Playhouse bears

Playhouse Bears now complete - and quilted. 

Final  stage kits  out this coming week  for those who have been doing it as a mystery.     
I must thank my loyal supporters for being patient waiting for this stage due to several family health concerns. 
For those who have not signed up for this mystery, it is still available as a BOM @ $58.30 per stage x 5 stages which is $291.50. 
This price may increase due to me underestimating the quantity of fabrics I ended up using. 
Kits include  all fabrics for the quilt top and binding including threads and buttons. 
Pattern sets $55.00 
Size approx 55 x 71"     


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Easter Table Runner

This table runner features machine pieced stars with bunnies appliqued on each end.
Size: approx 26 x 56".  
Pattern: $16.50 
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal only.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


This dog themed quilt has pieced stars amidst the appliqued dog and tree blocks.
I hope to publish a photo of my quilt in the near future. Mine is not quite the size of the one is more a square quilt and is made from flannels.
Pattern: $16.50
Kit:  POA

Kit includes all fabrics for quilt top, binding, threads, fusible web and buttons.
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal only.