Hi everyone! I am back quilting for 2013. Well, almost. I am finishing up my own wholecloth quilt before I start quilting the quilts that are here and waiting. I will be finished my wholecloth by Monday, all going well. Here’s a sneak peek.
I have enrolled in university and will commence studies later this month. Consequently, I have halved my bookings for Custom Quilting throughout the year. My regular clients were informed of this via newsletter. Currently, I have only one space left for 2013, in December. I will also keep a small waiting list in case some of my bookings go awry. (Life happens to everyone and sometimes bookings are not fulfilled).
All Over Quilting will continue as normal. I am happy to see anyone with an All Over anytime. The Reward Programme has been very popular and will definitely continue for the foreseeable future.
If you would like to receive a newsletter, email me and I will send you a copy.
Pinetree Cottage Quilting will close from December 14, 2012 until February 1, 2013.
Due to high demand, no quilts will be accepted for All Over Quilting after NOVEMBER 12, 2012.
Bookings will continue to be be taken for Custom Quilting in 2013.
Robyn made this gorgeous quilt and brought it to me for quilting. I loved the quilt and suggested feathers on it. We decided to crosshatch the print in the centre of the stars. The star points were quilted with continuous curves.
Isn’t it lovely?
I love how the quilt looks so old-fashioned but fresh as well. The batting was cotton so this quilt will have a lovely drape and soften nicely over time.
Here are some more detail shots and one below showing the beautiful border.
All of the quilting is freehand with no computer guided assistance at all.
…someone’s all ready for it…and it isn’t me.
Here are two pretty table runners made by two sisters. They are gorgeous and will look lovely on their tables for Christmas. Each is quilted slightly differently and they are both lovely.
Here’s a detail shot.
The border is quilted with holly leaves and the background has wavy lines. These runners do not need a lot of fussy quilting.
Oh so cute. The little holly berries have a little swirl embroidered on them. Love.
Time for pudding. The second runner has swirls in the background and ‘candy rock’ swirl for the borders.
This is a wallhanging. Isn’t it sweet? I love how the doggy is carrying fabric on it’s back!
This quilt is quilted using ‘Fire Feather’ by Lorien Quilting. It is a special birthday quilt for one lucky girl so I can’t reveal too much of the quilt here. The thread is a dark grey colour which blends beautifully on the quilt, allowing the focus to be on the gorgeous fabrics.
And a close up.
This quilt is quilted with ‘Ebb and Flow’ by Lorien Quilting using a warm neutral thread. It is a picture panel and pieced quilt made for Trish’s lucky granddaughter.
Today’s quilt is a gorgeous baby quilt. The design used is ‘Wild at Heart’ by Willow Leaf Studios. The thread is a pastel variegated.
The all over quilting is perfect for a baby quilt which will need many trips through the washing machine.
In just over a week, I will be teaching two classes at the Australian Machine Quilting Festival. I am teaching Wholecloth Quilt Design – like last time and a new class, Custom Quilting the Smart Way, for other owners of longarm machines to learn some ‘tricks of the trade’. Good stuff, not shonky quilting 101 or anything like that.
I like to give all of the information that I cover in the class to the participants as a handout. Yesterday hubby and I spent ALL DAY (until midnight) printing out over 3000 pages and compiling them into 110 booklets as my class handouts. Whew. That was a lot of work.
Here is just one of the piles.
Yep. It’s that big. Hubby is punching the holes in them ready to go into the binders.
And here they are all ready for shipping. There ended up being 18+ kg of paper in there and it got a one-way ticket to Adelaide at the post office just now.
If you are coming to festival, stop by at the A1/ Intelliquilter booth and say hello!
Click here for the link to the AMQ Festival website.
I am having a clean up of the quilting studio and selling my excess patchwork and quilting books….where did they all come from??? I have listed them on my website, link here.
To keep it manageable, I will be listing the books about 20 at a time. If you think I might have something of interest, please call me and I will check.
This is NOT a going out of business sale…I just need to make more space in the studio.
It’s clearout time. I have a lot of books and patterns here that I am clearing out. I am cleaning the shelves and you can grab a bargain or two…
Here’s the rules -
1.First in first served – I will remove each item from the website as it’s sale is confirmed. If you have by chance emailed me requesting the same book as someone who emailed five minutes before you, I am sorry, they will have preference. If the sale falls through, I will give you first go at it.
2.Postage is at cost. Some books are heavier than others. I will combine postage on any items and get a price for postage based on what you actually buy.
3.All items are in gently used condition with no markings on any pages, unless otherwise specified.
4.Payments may be made by direct debit, paypal, or cash on pickup from Cranebrook NSW.
5.Will post to Australia Only. All sales are final.
I have lots of items to list and will be doing in bits at, so please keep checking back or call if you think I may have what you are looking for…
To buy, click here to email me with the book title/s you would like.
Any queries? Call Michele on 02 4729 2676
I have splashed out and bought quite a few new pantograph patterns from Lorien Quilting. I am so excited, they are all fabulous!
The patterns are for All Over Quilting. Don’t forget to check out the Pinetree Cottage Quilting Reward Programme. Click here for details.
Below is an example of All Over Quilting. It is a cost-effective beautiful way to have your tops quilted. Call Michele today on 47292676 to make a time to bring your quilt over. General turn around time for All Over Quilting is 2 weeks.
Off to stalk the postman now, the pantograph patterns will arrive mid-week. Yay!