Daily Chatter

Zen Chic – Background – Paper layer cakes

For all those who have pre ordered the layer cakes they have just arrived in store, I will be in contact ASAP,  anyone else who would like to order one you can do so HERE 

Easter in Nundle – come join in with the Chinese Festival

Easter is nearly here

2 very cute little Easter bag for 2 gorgeous little girls for Easter - now to make some bright fabric eggs to fill them

Cheddar Block Quilt

Just thought I would share with you all this stunning quilt top Judy has completed. It started out as a paper bag quilt, Judy selected the block and about 10 of us made her blocks using her Cheddar fabric plus scraps of our own. Judy then made many more blocks and this is the result. JUST STUNNING, well done Judy.

Drunken Path Quilts

Just thought I would share with you all a few quilts that were made over the weekend in my latest retreat - Janelle, Erica and Barbara all choose to make a Drunken's Path quilt with finished 6" blocks, they were all looking terrific.

Great quilts made

Mid week retreat this week - here are some of the great quilt tops made  Fran with a great star quilt for her grandson  Noelene with her version of my "All Dressed up and No wear to go" quilt pattern  Clare used fabrics from "Wishes" range by Sweetwater to make her version of Hanky Panky Great quilts ladies

9 Patch swap blocks

I found some special time today to sit behind my machine and start to piece together my 9 patch blocks from our friendship swap last year, I am very happy with the way they are looking - hopefully I can make some more time this week to continue sewing. Gosh I love Scrappy quilts, I have a few others I would love to make this year but we will see how the year pans out. Do you have a favourite scrappy quilt pattern??

First Retreat for the Year

Well after a very busy January my  break from retreats is over, my first group for the year spent the weekend inside out of the heat, the air conditioner going all weekend and made some lovely quilt tops. Linda decided to use a kit of my new Flannel Heart Quilt which she was very pleased with. Pam used a mixture of prints teamed with a strip, a dot and a french print to make this simple but stunning throw rug. Julie made this crazy block quilt in soft pinks, creams and grey for her grand daughter - just beautiful. If you to would like to join me for a 2 day retreat contact me for further details. Stay safe and happy stitching Kerry

Hexagon Needle case

For those of you who don't follow me on face book and who aren't on my mailing list to receive my e-newsletter - then this post is just to let you know that the kits are on my website to purchase for the Hexagon Needle Case - pattern usually sells for $14 - but on sale now is the kit to make this little one up for just $18 whilst stock last. Follow this link if you would like to purchase one. Also if you would like to subscribe to my e-newsletter and go in the draw to win one of these little kits, jump online and subscribe before the end of the week. it looks like another close to 40 degree day coming up, maybe a good opportunity to stay in side with the air con on and do a little sewing Have fun Kerry  

A little hand stitching

Whilst baby sitting Eliza earlier this week I did a little hand stitching on a pattern I've been going to make for ages. Sue Daley's "Hexagon Needle Case" pattern. I made it up in Button Tree Lane fabrics and it looks very great. I am just in the process of kitting it up, details about the kit will be in this weeks newsletter - so if you haven't received a newsletter from me recently, jump on line at www.cottageonthehill.com.au an subscribe to my newsletter. Anyone who subscribes to my newsletter in the next week will go in the draw to win one of these kits. The winner of my Facebook competition drawn this morning was Khristine McCarthy - thanks everyone for leaving a comment Back to cutting Kerry

Annual Outdoor Quilt Hanging

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