Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Boy's Quilt

There is a little boy who seems set on a career as a construction boss, if the theme of this quilt made by Lyn from Maroochy River is any guide.  We chose the plush e2e machine quilting pattern to complement the wheels of the heavy machinery featured in the quilt.

Hexagons a feature in today's quilts

The first quilt is from Jenny of Toowoomba and features blocks of hexagons in the quilt design.  Jenny chose the budget I Love It trailing hearts e2e machine quilting pattern for this quilt.  The blue and cream lap quilt from Margaret at Kenmore is being quilted in the daisy chain e2e machine quilting pattern in a cream thread.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pretty pink quilt

This quilt was sent by Sue from Worongary and she chose the tea rose e2e machine quilting pattern for this quilt.  She also asked for an individual embroidered quilt label made by Kathy of KoolKat Quilting, which is being quilted into the back of the quilt.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Some smaller quilts at KoolKat

A contrast between these two small quilts today.  The applique quilt comes from Elaine in Doyalson, NSW and is being quilted with the petal power e2e machine quilting pattern.  The dinosaur quilt is the last of some purchased kits we had on the KoolKat stall some years ago. It comes from Meryl at Gatton and is being quilted with the prickle patch e2e machine quilting pattern.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

KoolKats at Scout Group Quilt Show in Ipswich next month

Some of the new fabric craft items for the new look KoolKat stall for 2015

The KoolKats will have a stall at the inaugural Queens Park Scout Group Quilt Show which will be held in Ipswich on Friday-Saturday 13-4 March. The venue is the Uniting Church Hall cnr Glebe and Green streets, not far from Queens Park, Ipswich. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm for the two days.  Kathy has been busy in her workshop this year, so our stall will have a new look featuring a new range of hand-made craft products.

Year of the Cat (& the occasional Dog)

Kathy of KoolKat Quilting has been busy working on
a new theme of individual craft items for 2015.  She is pursuing a feline theme, but working across various media that includes ceramic sculpture as well as fabric products.
The KoolKat stall will be quite different this year, and the first outing showing some of these works will be the Inaugural Queen's Park Scouts Quilt Show.  We will also be attending the monthly Queen's Park craft markets in Toowoomba, but more about that when we are ready to have our first stall.  The occasional dog? - that is part of an exhibition piece called "True Blue".  It has been completed and is awaiting a decision on whether it will be accepted for entry in its first intended showing.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

First time quilt at KoolKat

Carmel from Woodend in Ipswich sent us this quilt based on Kathy's Kathmandu quilt pattern.  It is being quilted in the daisy chain e2e machine quilting pattern and will have the binding completed.
 This blue and white quilt from Judy at The Gap in Brisbane has been sitting in her cupboard for some years, but now she has decided to have it quilted.  She chose the budget meander e2e machine quilting pattern in a pale blue thread.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two little quilts for two little boys

 These are two small quilts made by Margaret from Regency Downs for two little boys are being quilted in the budget ribbon candy e2e machine quilting pattern in a charcoal thread.
Below is our first quilt from Helen on Nundawading in Victoria which is being quilted with the jasmine e2e machine quilting pattern in a dark cream thread.  The quilt has been teamed up with a caramel K1002 Marble scroll backing supplied by KoolKat Quilting.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Variety in today's quilts

The Aboriginal themed quilt comes from Joan of Injune and is being quilted in the sticky buns e2e machine quilting pattern in golden brown thread.  The cot quilt from Shannon of Highfields has been quilted in the budget meandering leaves pattern.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Charity quilts for Toowoomba

Here are two quilts made by Toowoomba Quilters Inc. members that are part of the charity quilting by KoolKat Quilting for 2015.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Quilts from Withcott

Lyn from Withcott brought these two quilts yesterday.  The blue quilt is being quilted in the blowing pampass grass e2e machine quilting pattern and the reindeer quilt in the paihia e2e machine quilting pattern.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Floral quilt from Ferny Hills

This is Jane's quilt from Ferny Hills, Brisbane.  She chose the Deb's feathers e2e machine quilting pattern in a white thread and the white Caribbean backing.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Fairy quilt from Roma

Peg from Roma asked us to choose so Kathy of KoolKat decided the Fireflies e2e machine quilting pattern in a hot pink thread would suit this fairy quilt.  We matched it with a spray paint hot pink backing fabric.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Quilts from East to West

Janell from Quilpie sent this quilt.  She asked for the sunflower e2e machine quilting pattern in a yellow thread

Jennifer from Brookfield asked for the bohemia e2e machine quilting pattern in a fawn coloured thread on this quilt

Julia from Karana Downs asked for the meandering leaves pattern in cream thread on this quilt

This is Kathy's own quilt - a jelly roll quilt with a cat as a highlight.  Quilted in the ribbon candy e2e pattern

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Glenda livens up the day

Glenda from Toowoomba dropped in today with two quilts.  Glenda was her normal bright, bubbly self and certainly livened up our day.  She has chosen the clover e2e and budget meander e2e machine quilting patterns for these quilts.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Power of Positive Referrals

The first quilt from Jennine of Toowoomba and the middle quilt from Robyn in Victoria demonstrate the power of referrals in bringing new customers to KoolKat.  Thank you those existing KoolKats who referred their friends to us.  Jennine chose the budget leaf meander, while Robyn is having the Stars and Loops e2e machine quilting pattern. Last but not least, we welcome back Trish of Toowoomba who made the bottom quilt for her grand-daughter. Trish chose the Nautilus pattern for her quilt.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kaffe Fassett remains popular

Allyson from Ipswich's Kaffe Fassett quilt below is one of two we received this week,  It is being quilted in orange thread using the clover e2e machine quilting pattern.  We usually team these with a batik backing.  Allyson's second quilt is being quilted in the I Love It trailing hearts pattern in a olive green thread.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Some quilt therapy

These are quilting workshop samples from Jan Phillips of Quilt Therapy in Brisbane.  Jan  runs quilting workshops and hold retreats, and you can see her program below.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Bali Butterflies

Janet Davies Bali Butterfly purchased as a kit from KoolKat Quilting at Toowoomba Quilt Show.  This is a pattern designed by Kathy Adams.

Marie Murray Bali Butterfly purchased as a kit from KoolKat Quilting at a KoolKat Quilting workshop held at Surat last year.  This is a pattern designed by Kathy Adams.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Cancer research quilts

An interesting mix of quilts today.  Firstly two quilts from Glen Aplin branch of the QCWA to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation for breast cancer, and an oriental quilt from Liane at Bouldercombe.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Quilts from Brisbane and Gold Coast

First time customer Cheryl from Parkwood near Southport on Queensland's Gold Coast sent us the quilt immediately below which is being quilted with the budget meander e2e machine quilting pattern.  Maria from Coorparoo, Brisbane sent the other quilt which is being quilted with the apple blossom e2e machine quilting pattern.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Don't be deceived, 6 quilts received

Carol from Deception Bay arrived yesterday with part of her quilting student group and brought us these six quilts.  They chose patterns from the budget machine quilting range.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Quilting vouchers and quilts

Hello everyone, we have started work in the KoolKat Quilting studio today.  Starting today and continuing during the week, we are also emailing this year's machine quilting vouchers to customers who gave us $200+ of quilting business during 2014.  Meanwhile, the year is off to a quilting start with a quilt from Tricia of Wallumbilla being quilted in the chicken-

wire e2e machine quilting pattern and a quilt from Ali at Engadine, NSW which is being quilted in the Yin Yang e2e pattern.

Tricia's quilt

Ali's quilt

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas quilt from Highfields

 This is Jendi's quilt from Highfields.  It is a Christmas gift and is being quilted in the Paisley Playtime e2e machine quilting pattern.