Last night the ever faithful Janiacs meet for the next instalement of Dear Jane blocks. Last week we had a catch up class and scared the girls a little with 10 blocks for homework. We thought that we would be a little kinder on them this week and as you can see from the blocks below there was nothing too hard or too many - lucky for the girls. They definately breathed a big sigh of relief.
Now about those parcels that arrived during the week.
New patterns from Amy Butler.........
and these very sweet stitcheries from Heather Bailey....
new rulers and patterns from Jaybird Quilt Designs.....
We will be covering both of these new rulers in our Wise up with Rulers morning on April 5 at 10.00am - please call the shop if you would like to join us for this informative demo including morning tea.
I have been looking forward to using the Quick Curve Ruler which arrived this week (lots of parcels) with two of my favourite patterns in the range. So I am sure that you know I didn't need any arm twisting to start choosing fabrics to make samples for the shop.
So with bolts of fabric leaning against cupboards and stacked up on the floor customers visiting the store decided that they wanted to join the fun and before you knew it kits were being cut.
This gorgeous Modern Solid (which feels divine) from Jason Yenter looks fabulous with this mixed collection of modern fabrics.
Urban Abacus showcases black and white fabrics giving them the opportunity shine in this modern quilt resulting in a shophisticate look.
I have been working on my Paper Dollies quilt - not too much more before it is ready for borders and then off to the quilter....
With Susan now finished her Stonefields quilt - you can view on Instagram if you search #stonefieldsquilt or @notjuzahuswife - we are busy stitching our blocks looking very much forward to the day that our 121 blocks are complete and we can plan our quilt layout and start on the borders.....something to look forward to.
These divine blocks belong to Jenny
of course not to be outdone Sharon has been working on her blocks....
I know that if you follow the progress of Stonefields or are making it yourself you will be wondering why the circle - this delicious Robyn Pandolf fabric was given to both Sharon and myself from a friend making the quilt. Sharon wanted to make sure she used this fabric in her quilt and decided that a circle instead of another oval would be just fine.
We all have blocks in our quilts that friends have shared special fabrics for - it will be a lasting memory of our time together stitching not only our quilts but our friendships. The heart of quilting - sharing, encouraging, laughter and a cuppa - it really can't get much better than that!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend - happy stitching until tomorrow or maybe the next day!