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Custom quilts and embroidery, also longarm quilting service. No two quilts alike, made especially for you. Feel free to contact me if you want a special work of art for yourself.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ruffled Roses BOM - 2

Ruffled Roses
Block of the Month by Sue Graman & TQS  (The Quilt Show)

Update on my BOM
I have been working on getting all of the applique
Even though I did fuse the design down it doesn't stay.
So I machine appliqued the stems and leaves down,
this style of applique is call...Raw Edge Applique
because you leave the raw edge showing.  
I am trying to decide how I will quilt this on the longarm.
I was going to machine stitch the flowers also, but did not like the outcome.
Being a Crazy Quilter I decided to
 secure the flowers
with a blanket stitch, using 3 strands of embroidery floss.
Also the heart.
And the little berries, with french knots in the middle, 33 of them.
Next step is to add the setting triangles.  

The next set of instructions begin Feb 1.
I am try to keep on track.

Thank you for coming over,
I hope you will follow the progress of this 
beautiful quilt.

God's Blessing to you.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Block of the Month - TQS

 One of the things I want to do this year is this BOM
it is from TQS ,  The Quilt Show  with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.
it is designed by Sue Garman

Isn't it beautiful?
I have seen alot of wonderful BOM but
never one that made me act.
If your a member of TQS it would be fun to see you do this
also, to see how yours would be different from mine.
 If your not a member, you might like to follow my progress.
This is January's block which you can see is the center block
Sue has done hers in needle turn applique, but
I decided to do mine in raw edge, fusible applique.
I decided to take all the fabrics from my stash, and I was able to,
the only thing I will need to buy is the backing, but that is a ways off so I can 
probably save up for it by next January.

I finished putting all the little red berries on tonight.
My setting triangles will be a creamy beige.

This one is by Margo Clabo, all in Pinks and greens.

So follow along won't you.     Have a blessed week.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

 Over at  Among the Gum Trees  

An appeal has been issued to help crafters in  Australia who have lost everything in the horrible floods that are going on  over there.

I thought you all might be interested in helping and maybe did not know about this chance.   I did not know until today when it was passed on to me by a friend.

So read about it below and see how you might help.

For all links and to contact Jenny go to

Among The Gum Trees


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We need your help!!!

A large part of our country is under water...the devastating floods have destroyed town upon town, and there is no end in sight for the next month or more. The water is still flooding towns as it makes its way down the country, and more rain is till bucketing down. This is indeed "Queensland's darkest hour" as our state Premier has described it.
The inland tsunami that hit Toowoomba yesterday has left the nation reeling, but no more than the people of Toowoomba with the deaths of children and still over 70 people missing. 
The list of towns affected is long. The area of flooding is larger than Texas.

The Gum Tree Designers are asking for your help.

There will be many hundreds of crafters who have lost what is their joy, their hobby. 
In our own small way we want to help, and we need you to come along side with us.

We want to collect, and then distribute, a 'New Beginnings' sewing kit for those who need to start over with their craft. We will be posting the kits in bulk to the various quilting groups in each town.

This is what we'd like in each kit:

1. A handmade sewing caddy, complete with needlebook and pincushion.
2. A pack of embroidery scissors with a scissor keep.
3. Six individual skeins of stranded embroidery threads.
4. Embroidery needles.
5. 1 fat quarter of fabric.
If you can help, please email Jenny at -
 jennyofelefantz AT yahoo DOT com DOT au 
purpleflowerpatch AT gmail DOT com
for the address in Australia to post these kits to. 

PLEASE post by the first week of February.

Fee is going to make some drawstring bags to put the kits in, but if you can put your kit inside one you have made that will be even better. 
Please share this appeal on your blogs and link back to this post! 
Some free online patterns for sewing caddies can be found at  -
Helen's blog HERE 
About.com HERE
Maureen's blog HERE
Marcus Brothers HERE...

If you know of more free caddy patterns online, please leave a comment with the link and we'll add it to the list.

Jenny is also auctioning two of her original handmade Shabby Roses quilts to raise funds for the Flood Appeal. You can see the details HERE on her blog.

Joy is auctioning a kit for one of her beautiful patterns HERE.

Fee is auctioning a pretty fat quarter bundle of Sugar Pop HERE.

Our recently retired Gum Tree Designer, Vikki, is also auctioning a set of 'Springtime' patterns HERE.

We will keep you posted on other ways we intend helping as the weeks progress. The effects of the flooding as it continues to rage on will be felt for a long time to come, as it is not looking like ending for many weeks, perhaps months. 
Your help is appreciated more than you know.

We are also asking for donations to raise the funds for the postage costs to all the quilt groups, so if you can help out with that we are most appreciative! We have put a DONATE button on our sidebar for easy Paypal payments. 
Any money remaining after postage will be given to the Queensland Government Flood Appeal. 
 'll set up a button in our sidebar later this week to contribute. 

the Gum Tree Designers