I wonder how many of you have been like me these holidays, catching up on UFOs. Unfortunately it now means that I have a large pile of tops to quilt.
I made a mistake on Boxing Day. I bought a new iron, the non-slip had finally worn off my old one! I checked how heavy they all were, picked a light one, and made what I thought was a good decision. Oh I miss my old iron, my new one takes a few extra seconds for steam to come out when I start ironing, very frustrating. I am trying to live with it, but I am just going to have to do a “survey” amongst my quilting friends as to their irons, and start again (my old one isn’t made any more). Isn’t it annoying when you make a bad purchasing choice.
I have also been busy making lots of videos to release over the next few months, as well as working on new ideas.
And I finally had a chance to play with my new half hexagons!
Don’t let the heat get you down, just open more windows and doors!
Ducklings $10 or free with orders over $25 (ex. Delivery)
I thought I would do these for Easter. There are 3 pieces in the set – body, legs and a wing.
You can just buy the set if you wish, Duckling Quilting Template set :here, OR we are giving away a free set with every order in the month of February which totals $25 and over (excluding the cost of delivery).
This offer will run until the end of February, unless our stock of ducklings runs out earlier!
I released these at Calico Christmas in November last year. They were a big hit, but they are a product which you need to see demonstrated and it has taken me this long to make a video.
Here they are at last, watch the video : How to use the Rotating Circles Set (scroll down on the product page for the video), it says it all!
I have given you some instructions on how to do these two half hexagon designs here. I was, as usual playing with scraps. The set itself is great value, only $18, and there’s no need to buy fabric! Buy the half hexagon quilting template set here.
A reminder about our cats. I now have a new neighbour’s cat visiting, a big fluffy one this time. Still likes to be patted though, and sit underneath the bird bath. The set is $39, more info here about our cat template set.
Our February newsletter list prize of a $30 voucher for our products went to Vicki. Congratulations! Forward this newsletter to a friend, so they can join and be in to win too.
A messy house is the sign of a happy quilter!
(In that case I am ecstatic!)
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