Thursday, October 23, 2014

Best Pony of Show....

Here's something we have not seen for a long time - felt show ribbons.  Candice from Rose Petal Collections, Chinchilla brought us these two quilts today.  The show ribbon quilt is being quilted in an open budget meander e2e machine quilting pattern.  During the '90s Kathy and Geoff used to make show ribbons for a living, but ours were done using satin acetate ribbon, not felt.  The red oriental quilt is being quilted with the paisley playtime e2e machine quilting pattern in a dark red thread. Red K6280 scroll backing supplied by KoolKat Quilting.

Paisley in pretty in this quilt

This is Wendy's paisley quilt from Toowoomba.  She asked for widely spaced quilting, so KoolKat Quilting is using the Simplicity e2e machine quilting pattern and the quilt is being quilted in a golden brown thread.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chocolate brown threads suits quilt made with Indigo Niche fabrics

Aileen from Toowoomba brought this quilt top to KoolKat Quilting today. It was made with fabrics supplied by Indigo Niche (, and is being quilted in a chocolate brown thread using the Happy Times e2e machine quilting pattern, set in an open density as requested.

All the way from Charleville

Adma from near Charleville sent this cot quilt which arrived at KoolKat Quilting today.  We chose an aqua Caribbean backing, and the Jasmine e2e machine quilting pattern and it is being quilted in a teal (blue-green) thread.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bali Butterfly from Surat

This is Fay from Surat’s Bali Butterfly designed by Kathy Adams of KoolKat Quilting at her workshop held earlier this month at Surat.  It is being quilted in the Butterfly Flurry e2e machine quilting pattern in a lime green thread

Friday, October 17, 2014

Quilts from Johnelle

Johnelle from St George dropped off 3 quilts while in Toowoomba visiting children at boarding school and attending to business.  Her quilts will be ready for her to pick up on Monday prior to returning home.  In the years we have known Johnelle, she has always been smiling.  At KoolKat Quilting, we like to go the extra mile especially for those quilters from rural and remote areas who have already travelled some miles to see us.  Having been in many of your communities this year holding quilting workshops, we salute your spirit, especially when circumstances may be trying.

Johnelle Kaffe Fassett quiltJohnelle 2
Johnelle 3

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kings in all sizes arrive at KoolKat

Sandra from Bingara, NSW sent this king single quilt which is being quilted in the Paisley Playtime e2e machine quilting pattern in white thread

Rae from Toowoomba brought this king size quilt which is being quilted in the budget I Love It trailing hearts e2e machine quilting pattern in white thread.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

K9074 swirl wide quilt backings to disappear from the shelves

If you liked the K9074 swirl wide quilt backings, the range is being dropped by Australian fabric wholesalers Kennard and Kennard and soon will disappear from quilt shops.  Today I was informed by the company that K9074 was Kennard's own design which they have printed and so won't be available from any other source.  We found the blue in particular was popular, but over the years we have also supplied, black, lime (pictured), yellow and pink to customers. A shame to see it go.


Jess's wedding quilt

This is Jess's wedding quilt made her mother, Sandie, from Toowoomba.  Measuring 106 x 116 inches, this king size quilt just fits on the Statler Supreme long arm computerised quilting machine at KoolKat Quilting. It is being quilted with the budget I Love It Trailing Hearts pattern in a cream thread.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Extra!, Extra!, Read All About It............

Two quilted copies of the Hero's Herald rolled off the presses at KoolKat Quilting today. Two lucky little boys will be receiving these quilts from Glenda of Toowoomba.  Quilted with the budget meander e2e machine quilting pattern in a grey thread.

"You did a totally awesome job...."

Today is a day for remembering how many wonderful quilters there are out in the quilting world.  We received this today in the post, just when we needed it "You did a totally awesome job on my last quilt, was blown away with how quick you were so I have another one for edge-to-edge...".  We choose to remember the many supportive comments while dealing promptly with, and learning from,
the occasional critical ones. 

Today's quilts come from Mitchell and Emerald, Qld. The oriental quilt comes from Pat at Mitchell and we are quilting this with a simple design at her request - Apple Blossom e2e machine quilting pattern designed by Hermione Agee.  White Caribbean backing and wool poly wadding supplied by KoolKat Quilting.  The bottom quilt is from Sue at Emerald, Qld and is being quilted with the Alfresco e2e machine quilting pattern, also designed by Hermione.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Quilts from near and far at KoolKat Quilting

Michaela from Wangaratta, Victoria sent this quilt top and backing made with Kaffe Fasset fabrics which is being quilted in the henna flower e2e machine quilting pattern designed by Hermione Agee.

Sandra from Toowoomba brought us this lap quilt which is being quilted with the simplicity e2e machine quilting pattern, also designed by Hermione Agee.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Monty's Garage at Glenmorgan

Monty's Garage at Glenmorgan is well worth a look for the price of a gold coin donation.  He has several restored vehicles of assorted vintage and many projects on the way. And Monty himself will probably be there to greet you.



Cobb and Co., Surat

On the second day of the Bali Butterfly workshop held by KoolKat Quilting in Surat, Geoff spent time as a volunteer in the Cobb and Co. Museum.




Camping at Surat

Bali Butterflies take wing at Surat

Last weekend the KoolKats travelled to Surat and camped on the banks of the Balonne River at the Fishermen's Rest camping spot.  Kathy held a two day workshop with an enthusiastic group of local quilters on her Bali Butterfly quilt pattern.  Thanks Joanna, Kathy and Marie for organising our workshop held in the local art gallery next to the Cobb and Co museum. 

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Seeing double at KoolKat

Two children's quilts arrived today from Jennifer of Brookfield.  These are being quilted in the budget meander e2e machine quilting pattern.  Jenifer has chosen a contrasting thread colour - blue on the yellow/red top and red for the blue quilt.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Variety of quilts at KoolKat

Judy from Toowoomba brought us this queen size quilt which is being quilted in the new budget meandering leaves e2e machine quilting pattern

An applique quilt from Karen at Laidley quilted in the budget trailing hearts pattern

Sarah from Toowoomba is having this quilt done in the sunflower e2e machine quilting pattern

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Turning back time at KoolKat Quilting

Two very different quilts arrived today.  The quilt below is from Cherry at Rosevale near Ipswich and is for her grand-daughter on her 4th birthday.  It is being quilted in the starlight e2e machine quilting pattern.  The second quilt is made in reproduction Civil War fabrics and comes from Faye at Warren, NSW.  It is being quilted in the daisy chain e2e machine quilting pattern in a golden brown thread.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Grumpy-Wallahs enjoy a taste of India

GOMA became Grumpy Wallahs for a day and enjoyed "A Taste of India" hosted by Ann at her home on 26acres at Pine Mountain near Ipswich.  Ann served tiffin and contrasted her experience of travelling through India in the mid-70s with the 2007 book "Planet India" by Mira Kamdar.  Tiffin was followed by a delicious biryani, cooling yoghurt and naan bread accompanied by a pink Moscato of which the drivers among the group had a wine tasting sample only.  Another great day, the benchmark is now set even higher, and we wait to see what Sir Les of Bleak House will have in store for us next month.
Tiffin for the GOMAs

The Ancient One listens attentively

Sir Les contemplates the points Ann is making

R2E about to pose a question

Ann serves our Indian feast

Neil proves he knows how to wash up

Using this outhouse was not compulsory

The Ancient One makes a new friend

Ann's enormous dogs were friendly (but kept a wary eye on us intruders)

Leave some water in the trough for the livestock, dog.