A Saffron Craig fabric co-op

November 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’ve always liked Saffron Craig’s fabrics even though I think they’re a little pricey  – around $28 per metre – but Catherine of Catherine’s Place is running a co-op on them. The most famous fabrics I guess are these Bird Tree ones:

But my favourites are these. Aren’t they gorgeous?

So how does $21.95 per metre sound?

Pretty good? Well if you want that price then you’ll have to get in quick. Catherine’s Place (an occasional sponsor) has a Saffron Craig fabric co-op on BUT there is a catch! IT ENDS TODAY!!

So if you’ve always wanted some of these lovely fabrics (and this is only a taste of what she has listed then head over to Catherine’s Place, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Current co-op – Fabrics by Saffron Craig and that will take you to where you can explore the three ranges she has on offer, together with co-ordinating Kona solids. Oh, and remember, if your order comes to more than $50 you get free shipping!

A finish…

November 29, 2010 § 2 Comments

I’ve finished the It’s a Hoot baby quilt.

I bound it with a lovely jagged Kaffe stripe. Here it is before I washed it. What do you think?


If you click on the second pic to get a larger one and look closely you can see the hand quilting around the bird on the backing.

I’m hoping the quilt might go a bit crinkly after it’s washed. And then I’ll iron my label on. I had some special labels made that you iron on and they become part of the fabric. I’ll show you when it’s done and tell you where you can get them – if I can remember. 🙂

I've caught the klosjes bug…

November 28, 2010 § 2 Comments

Have you seen the klosjes around the blogosphere? Do you know what they are? They’re small spool blocks (that’s what the Dutch word klosje means). I’ve seen them on many, many blogs including Janet’s of Quiltsalott. I downloaded a pdf pattern from the web but now I can’t find the blog I got it from so I can’t share it with you. I suspect it was Blissfully Stitching but Google Chrome has a had a hissy fit and says it will harm my computer so I can’t go and check it out.

Anyway here they are. Most of the one’s I’ve seen on the web are in vintage fabrics and muted colours. I’m using my Kaffe scraps for mine.


Just a quick update re the pattern. My printer (I suspect) didn’t print it out correctly so it’s not the 3.5″ square it’s supposed to be. It seems to be 3.25″. Anyway I’m not changing it now. I’ll go with what I’ve got.

I’ve caught the klosjes bug…

November 28, 2010 § 2 Comments

Have you seen the klosjes around the blogosphere? Do you know what they are? They’re small spool blocks (that’s what the Dutch word klosje means). I’ve seen them on many, many blogs including Janet’s of Quiltsalott. I downloaded a pdf pattern from the web but now I can’t find the blog I got it from so I can’t share it with you. I suspect it was Blissfully Stitching but Google Chrome has a had a hissy fit and says it will harm my computer so I can’t go and check it out.

Anyway here they are. Most of the one’s I’ve seen on the web are in vintage fabrics and muted colours. I’m using my Kaffe scraps for mine.


Just a quick update re the pattern. My printer (I suspect) didn’t print it out correctly so it’s not the 3.5″ square it’s supposed to be. It seems to be 3.25″. Anyway I’m not changing it now. I’ll go with what I’ve got.

Healing Hearts for the Pike River miners' families

November 27, 2010 § 1 Comment

Shirley Goodwin – a kind-hearted Kiwi Quilter – is collecting healing hearts to make quilts for the families of the miners who were killed in the Pike River mine disaster.

This is the one I have done.

I know many of you may like to participate so here are the relevant details along with the address you should send them to (courtesy of Shirley’s blog).

Please make your block:

  • with a cream background – calico is fine
  • 6 ½” unfinished size (so they will be 6” finished)
  • Pieced or appliquéd heart or hearts
  • Any colours or patterns for the hearts. Some of the quilts will be for children, so children’s fabrics are fine too.

Please send to the address below.
Shirley Goodwin
51 Charles St
Rangiora 7400
New Zealand

Thank you quilters!

Healing Hearts for the Pike River miners’ families

November 27, 2010 § 1 Comment

Shirley Goodwin – a kind-hearted Kiwi Quilter – is collecting healing hearts to make quilts for the families of the miners who were killed in the Pike River mine disaster.

This is the one I have done.

I know many of you may like to participate so here are the relevant details along with the address you should send them to (courtesy of Shirley’s blog).

Please make your block:

  • with a cream background – calico is fine
  • 6 ½” unfinished size (so they will be 6” finished)
  • Pieced or appliquéd heart or hearts
  • Any colours or patterns for the hearts. Some of the quilts will be for children, so children’s fabrics are fine too.

Please send to the address below.
Shirley Goodwin
51 Charles St
Rangiora 7400
New Zealand

Thank you quilters!

My cat likes to hide in boxes…

November 26, 2010 § 3 Comments

When my daughter was young, a favourite book at bedtime was My cat likes to hide in boxes by Eve Sutton. It’s a really cute book with a great rhyme.

Anyway I was reminded of this the other day when I saw this Mr Tiggy tail poking out.


As he heard me exclaim to my husband he left in a hurry.


Looks like MY cat likes to hide in boxes too.

I’ve a quite a few things coming up to show you. I’ve finished the It’s a Hoot baby quilt. It’s all bound and looking cute, and I’ve started some scrap busting, but more of that later.

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