Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy New Year. We are back.

Hello to all. 

Everyone at Quiltsmith sends our thoughts to all our customers effected by the flooding in Queensland and New South Wales.  We hope you are all safe, and that this ends quickly.

I thought it was about time I posted a blog.  I am overcoming my techno inadequacies and launching into the world of blogs.  So going forward Lindy, Brenda and I will be posting blogs. 

The shop opened with a bang yesterday.  Pam and Lindy were inundated with eager customers desperate for their fabric fix or that piece they were just short of over the break.  It was good to see you all.

I stumbled on Barbara Brackman's new blog www.civilwarquilts.blogspot.com which is well worth a visit.  She is publishing a block a week, with a heap of historical information about each block.  I have decided to make the blocks, just as a fun exercise and to use up a smidgen of the reproduction fabrics I have squirreled away.  I  have challenged the staff to join me. Janet and I have finished our first blocks.

This is my Catch Me If You Can block.  I thought a bit about a colour scheme for the blocks and decided, no it's scrappy all the way.  I will avoid using dead white fabrics, so shirting prints etc must have a touch of cream.

Here is Janet's block.

If any of you would like to take up the challenge as well, email us photos of your finished blocks and we will put a selection on the blog.  Just so you can see how we all interpreted fabrics and blocks differently.

New in the shop is Barbara Brackman's new Morris Tapestry Collection.  This is some of the nicest Morris fabrics we have seen.

We still have tickets available in the the Kaffe Fassett and Kim Mclean workshops and the lecture with Kaffe and Brandon.  Just give the shop a call if you are interested.  We have people coming from Darwin and Melbourne!


1 comment:

  1. Well done. I may just join you with the civil war blocks. Love what both of you have done.


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