Sunday, March 29, 2015

SCquilters winner claims KoolKat machine quilting voucher

Kay from Charters Towers won the KoolKat Quilting machine quilting voucher at the Southern Cross Quilters (SCquilters) convention held in Tasmania last year.  We have chosen the Bohemia e2e machine quilting pattern for this quilt and teamed with lemon thread and yellow Caribbean backing.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Quilts from the eastern Downs

The pink and brown quilt shows some great colour combinations and comes from Jan of Crow's nest who has asked for the techno e2e machine quilting pattern.  The blue and white quilt comes from Michelle of Millmerran and is being quilted in the roseleaves e2e to reflect the rose pattern in the background fabric.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Quilts from far and wide

The first quilt today comes from Chris at Highfields and is being quilted in the budget meandering leaves e2e machine quilting pattern.  The purple quilt is from Edi at Mount Isa and is being quilted in the flower puff e2e pattern, while the star quilt from Gail at Cooroy is being quilted in the budget meander e2e pattern.  The antique tractors quilt comes from Marie at Waterview, NSW and is also being quilted in the budget meander pattern, while the final quilt from Sue at Booval is being quilted in the stars and loops e2e pattern.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Quilts from Meringandan

Barbara from Meringandan dropped these quilts in to KoolKat Quilting while on her way home from work yesterday afternoon.  The first quilt is being quilted in the budget ribbon candy e2e machine quilting pattern, and the second quilt in the plush e2e.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

From Cairns to Chinchilla

The first quilt is designed and made by Ann from Toowoomba who is using up her fabric stash. She chose the budget leaf meander e2e pattern for this quilt.  The next three quilts came from Chinchilla the Aboriginal theme quilt is from Glenys who asked for a budget pattern, and the next two from Barbara where we have used the budget Deb's Swirls and Ribbon Candy e2e patterns.  The last quilt was bought by Meryl from Aloomba in Cairns as a strip fabric pack and the Bali Spice pattern from the KoolKat stand at last year's annual quilt show in Toowoomba. It has been quilted in the Henna Leaf e2e pattern: label, binding and backing supplied by KoolKat Quilting.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

What can be more True Blue than the Australian Cattle Dog?

Best Mates by Kathy Adams has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Australian Quilt Challenge. The Australian Blue Cattle Dog – what could be truer or bluer? Nine mini-quilts, thread painted over photographs on fabric. Many thanks to Pam Holland, who showed me how to do this technique.
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Congratulations to  entrants for the high stand of works submitted to AQC in 2015. Interesting to note how many entries featured the Australian Cattle Dog!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Roaming from Cunnamulla to Camooweal

Today is catch up day in the quilting room.  First we have an applique quilt from Laurie at Crow's Nest quilted in the Flower Puff e2e machine quilting pattern.  Then Leanne's quilt from Roma being quilted with the Inside Out e2e pattern. The white quilt is from Linda, also from Roma, and this is being quilted in the budget I Love It e2e pattern. The red and black quilt is a bed runner from Norma of Toowoomba and it has been quilted with the Belladonna e2e pattern.  The next 3 are an additional set of quilts from Karen at Camooweal, while the bottom quilt is from Carmel at Cunnamulla.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fairy quilt from Western Australia

The first quilt comes from Trish from Pittsworth whom we caught up with at the Queen's Park craft markets in Toowoomba yesterday.  She asked for the budget  I Love It trailing hearts e2e machine quilting pattern on her quilt.  Rose from Stirling W.A. sent the fairy quilt which is being quilted with the daisy chain e2e machine quilting pattern.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

More quilts from Quilpie

Two quilts arrived from Quilpie today.  We chose the bush berries e2e machine quilting pattern and the caramel marble scroll backing for the brown quilt, and the techno pattern with a light green spray paint backing for the orange and green quilt.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A musical touch

Today's quilts feature a musical theme quilt for a music lover and a floral applique quilt.  The bottom quilt comes from Pam of Toowoomba who chose charcoal thread, a red Caribbean backing and the daisy chain e2e machine quilting pattern.  We chose the flower puff e2e machine quilting pattern to compliment the applique in Janette's quilt which arrived today from Roma.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Of caterpillars, princesses and roses

A varied range of quilts arrived yesterday. Karen from Camooweal in the State's north west sent 2 each of the hungry caterpillar and the princess quilts.  The caterpillars were quilted with the dragonflies e2e machine quilting pattern and the princesses with happy times. The bottom quilt came from Lyn in Toowoomba and was quilted with the roseleaves e2e machine quilting pattern.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Quilts from the south west

These quilts arrived on Friday, the top quilt is from Joan in Toowoomba and has been quilted in the sticky buns e2e machine quilting pattern.  The bottom 2 quilts are from Narelle of Bollon who will collect these quilts early next week on her return trip from Brisbane.  The brown quilt is being quilted in the daisy chain e2e machine quilting pattern and the cot quilt with happy times e2e.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Bali Butterfly celebrates fourth birthday

Bali Butterfly - posted

For a pattern designed in a weekend as occupational therapy while Geoff and a friend went camping, Bali Butterfly has proved to be Kathy Adams's most popular pattern during her decade of experience as a quilt pattern designer. Several hundred Bali Butterflies have winged their way to many parts of the world, especially in the US and also have swarmed throughout Australia.  It is purchased regularly by quilt shops and distributors.  Kathy has taught classes in this pattern throughout western and south western Queensland, while it has been purchased in bulk by quilt instructors as far north as Bali and Mount Isa down to northern NSW.  It has also featured in quilting retreats in Bali. The pattern has been made in many colour combinations and sizes.  One particular fan of this pattern has made it several times, including one king size quilt where the design was used as the centre panel.  Happy birthday Bali Butterfly, the pages of this blog testify to Kathy's very inspired weekend some years ago!   Thank you all those who love this pattern and it is still part of Kathy's teaching program.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

King size from Roma

This is Sue's king size quilt from Roma.  It will be a wedding gift. She asked for a western theme, or something with stars, so we chose the stars and loops e2e machine quilting pattern.  We teamed this with a deep red backing and matching thread, after ensuring Sue was happy with a strong thread colour.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Quilts from around the region

The first quilt is from Betty of Warwick who selected the budget leaf meander e2e machine quilting pattern for her quilt.  The next quilts are a similar pattern, but one is for a boy and the other, a girl. Jan from Toowoomba chose the paisley playtime pattern for the girl's quilt and the budget Deb's Swirls for the boy's quilt.  The double wedding ring quilt is one of the first quilts made by Pauline from Booval and is being quilted in the budget meander pattern.