Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rue Indienne

Rue Indienne stock continues to arrive. 

Jelly rolls and a beautiful border fabric are now in stock in this gorgeous range.
Jelly rolls $48.40
Border  fabric $21.90 per metre.

Postage and handling extra. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

One day sale !

The shop will be 15 this year ( in October), but each month on the 15th I will be having a sale providing  the 15th is a shop day.
First one for the year is tomorrow !!!!!
On sale: 
1. Buy three patterns and get the cheapest free ( no restrictions). 
2. Books 15% off - note that I have tried to get lots of my books on the blog over the last few days. Still heaps more that are not on. Be quick as when sold there may not be more of some titles.  
3. Most  112cm fabrics are $15 per metre but a minimum cut of one metre. 


As the name implies, collections of smaller objects decorate your own vest, jacket or bags.
Price $26.40
Postage and handling not included.

It's in The Bag

A collection of twelve bag/tote designs which have a bright fresh color palette. They take advantage of the many new types and colors of wool felt, wools and flannels.
Recycled denims and other fabrics were also used in some designs.
Price: $41.70
Postage and handling not included.

Blackberry Jam and Cream

Table topper, decorated tea towel, clotted cream table runner, blackberries cross stitch, coffee mug bags, pink quilt and  recipe book cover are among the projects in this book.
A special additon to this publication is the variety of delicious recipes.Yummo.
Price: $22.00
Postage and handling not included.

Folk Art Seasons

An inspirational book for those who like the naive folk art style. As the authors suggest, this is a "jump start" book - e.g. why not use a pillow idea for a quilt, a rug hooking design for an aplique, a small quilt for a bigger quilt ?
Projects aside, this book includes the techniques for applique, rug hooking, embroidery and simple patchwork.
Great ideas for using wools.
Price: $34.50
Postage and handling not ncluded.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Out The Back Door

Projects include a scrappy basket quilt (can just see repro fabrics used to perfection in this quilt), table runner, several wall hangings hooked rug, scrappy basket doll quilt, appliqued windcheater. 
Price : $45.00 
Postage and handling not included. 


Several finidhes to back packs are provided with excellent breakdowns of tips and techniques for adding zips, making straps, adding gussets, making pockets and quilting. 
Price: $28.60
Postage and handling not included. 

At The Heart of Folk Art

A collection of folk art projects including 16 designs for quilting, rug hooking, cross stitch, crochet and embroidery. The heart quilt ( on cover), stripped quilt, the frayed heart quilt, single heart pillow, a heart purse, frayed heart purse, heart labels and embroideries, two framed cross stitches, table runner and a hooked rug provide so many choices. 
Price: $49.95
Postage and handling not included. 

Modern Primitive Quilts

It's said this book has the essence of country with a refreshing twist for modern living with its collection of simple folk art quilts. 
Choose from nine projects, including e.g. a chicken sampler quilt, a Halloween Log cabin quilt and an old fashioned bed rug. Funky color palettes are used with quick piecing and hand appliqué. 
Beautifully styled rooms offer unique ideas for decorating with these beautiful quilts. 
Price: $56.60
Postage and handling are not included. 

Reminiscing a Whimsical collection

One of the quilts in this book (Garden Stroll at Midnight) has been on my to do list for a while (along with many others). Spring flowers table runner is a stunner and would look glorious in wool appliqué. There are several machine pieced quilts including a two block quilt and a crazy pieced quilt.
Punch needle pillow, wooden cat and appliqued tote round off the other projects.
Price: $57.60
Postage and handling not included.

Memories and Milestones

Debbie Mumm provides designs for many an occasion : arrival of baby, your child's  independence with the " off to college" quilt, wedding bed quilt and wall quilt, friendship wall quilt, placemats and table runner, gratitude quilt , retirement and anniversary quilts.
Price $40.05
Postage and handling not included.

Designer Quilts - moda's best fabric artists

Moda's best artists each show a quilting project and give an insight into the way they work.
Of great quilting interest as well as providing 22 great projects.
Designers include: Barb Adams and Alma Allen, Linda Brannock, Joanna Figueroa, Sandy Gervais, sandy Klop, Polly Minick, Kathy Schmitz and Jan Patek to name a few.
Price: $54.00
Postage and handling not included.

Pink Lemonade & other Delights

Bed quilts, small quilts a cushion and pillow have piecing and appliqué combined in their design.
Some beautiful borders in this book which include scalloped borders, appliquéd borders and a beautifully embroidered border.
Quilting tips and techniques are well done.
Price : 40.70
Postage and handling not included.

Winsome Baby

There are many projects for baby in this beautiful book as you can see from the front cover.
Quilts ( for boys or girls), baby blocks, nappy bags, bibs, storage boxes, change mat, name garland and baby announcement quilts.
Projects involve simple appliqué.
Price: $38.50
Postage and handling not included.

Home Quilt Home

Many small projects with a house theme are certain to give you inspiration for stitching something in that theme. Projects include quilts, cushions wall hangings and framed pictures.
The technique section in this book is very extensive - even giving detailed instructions and pictures about framing your completed picture. 
Price: $44.20
Postage and handling not included.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Contemporary Quilts in plaids and Stripes

There are 9 projects in this book from Piece o' Cake designs including machine pieced quilts, some beautiful traditional patterns, the combination offering appliqué with machine piecing. 
Some fantastic borders and useful techniques and tips ensure this is a valuable resource for quilt making. 
Price: 41.15
Postage and handling not included. 
The cover shows one block from a predominantly appliquéd quilt which has a wow border. 

Flowers all Around

Both machine pieced and appliqued flower quilts designed by Cindy Lammon. 
Amazing number of appliqué blocks to choose from. Tips and techniques include aspects on rotary cutting, several forms of appliqué, cutting your  borders and binding. 
Price: $39.60
Postage and handling not included. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Baskets in Bloom

Gail's fondness for baskets led her to design many projects featuring these, with projects including small quilts, larger quilts, runners and bags.
The designs incorporate Gail's trademark stitcheries or appliqué or both. 
Price: $31.90
Postage and handling not  included. 

The World As It Should Be

Another wonderful book by Anni Downs which features many projects, some involving wool appliqué (just love wool).
Projects include a cushion, bag, needlecase, bookmark and quilt to name a few.

Price- $22.00
Postage and handling not included.

On A a Roll Again

Many ideas for quilt making using the very popular 2&1/2" pre cut strips.
Quilts ( of which there are several designs) are all shown in color and inclde table runners as well.

Price $22.00
Postage and handling are not included.

In The Life Of A Bag

Anni's designs in this book all feature projects to help organise that big bag of yours which may have had everything falling to the bottom in a jumble.
Projects include all sorts of saler bags to hold those bits 'n' pieces in order, and all featuring Anni's trademark of appliqué or stitchery. 
Price $36.00
Postage and handling not included.

Felted wools

Felted wools by Quilted Crow girls
Available by the metre, small pieces  or packs of the 4 colors( red, green, blue and gold/mustard) that I have received so far.

(Color a little wishy washy here, truer colors in top pic.)
Matching Quilted Crow fabrics. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Schnibbles Times Two

So many great projects with the same design done in both a large quilt using 10" squares ( layer cakes) and a small quilt using 5" charm squares. 
Price $48.90 plus p&h. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Rue Indienne

Just arrived in stock - another fantastic range of French General. 
I have this range currently as 5" squares and layer cakes.
Layer cakes - $48.40
5" charm squares - $16.50 

I also have more of the French General Favorite in red which the charm squares are placed on. 
There are a few buttery colored squares in this range which apparently have been cropped out. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Open for 2015

Li'l Bloke's reopens for 2015 today.
I look forward to seeing you at the shop between
10-2 Tues-Fri
or 10-2 Saturday. 
Mail order also available.
Phone 03 5443 9195