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.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Batik quilt from Boonah

This is Jo's quilt from Boonah.  Jo made this quilt using fabrics and the Bali Magic pattern designed by Kathy of KoolKat, which she purchased from the KoolKat stand at Boonah quilt show earlier this year.

Equine themed quilt leads the quilts under way today at KoolKat


Margaret's horse-themed quilt from Mundubbera is being quilted with the Plush e2e machine quilting pattern

This is a child's quilt made by Julie from Toowoomba. She asked for the Bush Berries e2e machine quilting pattern on this quilt.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

From north and west, final quilts for the KoolKat year start to arrive

Janette from Roma sent this quilt which is being quilted with the paisley playtime e2e machine quilting pattern.

Mary from Wandal, Rockhampton sent this quilt.  She asked for the budget I love it trailing hearts e2e pattern.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday KoolKats

The Thursday KoolKats Club, Kathy's quilting group which met at her studio on most Thursdays, held their break-up meeting for 2014 this week.  Kathy has decided to step up her creative projects next year and as a result meetings of the Thursday KoolKats are suspended for 2015.  However, Kathy will be planning a series of quilting workshops to be held at her studio, details will be announced next year.  KoolKat Quilting is taking bookings for next year's series of travelling workshops, and hope that recent rain is bringing some joy to the parched areas we visited this year.  Details of the workshop program can be seen below.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Striking white quilt

This white quilt from Julia at Karana Downs is being quilted  in a meander e2e machine quilting pattern in white thread.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Quilts from the coast to the Darling Downs

The first two quilts are from Ann of Forest Lake, Brisbane, while the pink quilt is from Lyndell of Tara and the purple quilt is another from Sandy of Highfields.

Roseleaves e2e machine quilting pattern

Sunday, December 07, 2014

A quilt from the high country

Amanda from Highfields had this quilt delivered today. It is for her son aged in his early 20s, and she suggested a range of patterns that were "not floral".  We picked the clouds e2e machine quilting pattern and used a sky blue thread.

Quilts from nearby and far away

Andrea from Warrnambool sent this quilt which is being quilted in the techno e2e machine quilting pattern

Jan from Highfields has chosen roseleaves e2e pattern for this quilt

Leanne from Blue Mountain Heights is having Debs Swirls on this quilt.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A quilt from just down the road

This is a quilt from just down the road from Glynis of Blue Mountain Heights.  It is being quilted in the roseleaves e2e machine quilting pattern in  a pale pink thread.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Quilts from far and wide at KoolKat

This pretty pink quilt is from Jilly of Croydon, NSW and is being quilted in the budget I Love It trailing hearts edge-to-edge machine quilting pattern.  Below this are 2 pillow covers from Jo of Rosewood, the other part of the bed quilt set quilted yesterday. The bottom quilt comes from Jodie of Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, and is being quilted in the Jasmine e2e machine quilting pattern.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Our quilting tasks today

The first three are small quilts are from Eve at Roma.  Eve asked for budget e2e machine quilting patterns, and with her savings, she asked KoolKat to attach binding to one side only (for later hand-sewing) of her quilts.

This is the bed part of a bed quilt and pillows set sent by Jo from Rosewood.  They are being quilted with the paisley playtime e2e machine quilting pattern.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Brillant colours in Kaffe Fassett quilts

Kaffe Fassett fabrics seem to be everywhere at the moment, as this quilt from Judy of Sherwood in Brisbane shows.  It is being quilted in the Petal Power e2e machine quilting pattern in an aqua thread.

Do you have last minute quilts to be quilted for Christmas?

Got quilts you need done before Christmas?  KoolKat completes most edge-to-edge quilting jobs in 24-48 hours and will be taking quilt orders up to Friday December 19.  We open again on January 5. KoolKat has been building a new look website which is now live.  It is the same as the old website, just without the ".au" on the end.  Let us know what you think of the new site, and any suggestions for how it might be improved. We will be keeping the previous site, and eventually there will be an automatic redirection to the new site.   There will be changes to our machine quilting vouchers for next year. Firstly, rising postage costs has meant these will be emailed in early January, and posted only where there is no alternative.  Secondly, If you haven't done so already, spend a minimum of $200 on machine quilting between now and December 19, and you will receive a $50 edge to edge machine quilting voucher for next year.

Kathy & Geoff Adams, KoolKat Quilting
PH 07 4696 8746, International (617) 4696 8746.
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Studio: 7 Crestview Crescent, Blue Mountain Heights, Toowoomba, Q 4350.
 Quilters! – Over 10 years machine quilting service. 7 day e2e machine quilting. Free delivery to and from KoolKat within Australia.  Please use our Reply Paid address above to send quilts free of charge.  Completed quilts returned free by Aust. Post with on-line tracking & insured to value of quilting.  Embroidered quilt labels, backings, wadding, original quilt patterns by Kathy Adams also available.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sunday quilts at KoolKat

We don't normally work on Sundays, but it made sense as tomorrow is set aside for machine maintenance and repair.  One never turns down a booking for sewing machine maintenance person.  The top quilt is the third large quilt from Christina of Toowoomba and it is being quilted in the budget I Love It trailing hearts e2e machine quilting pattern, as is the quilt from Sandy of Toowoomba further below.  Sandy often requests labels for her quilts and two of these are also featured below.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Green bali from Laidley

This green bali fabric quilt with black was delivered by Joan of Laidley to KoolKat today. She chose the Fern Gully e2e machine quilting pattern in a charcoal thread

Parrot antics

A galah wondering when it will get a turn at the birdfeeder currently occupied by a white cockatoo. Our home is on a small acreage block just north of Toowoomba, and home to many species of parrots and lorikeets.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Can I fit this quilt in the frame?

At 112 x 110 inches (around 2.75m square), this is the largest quilt we have received at KoolKat Quilting for a while.  Luckily it fits on the frame of the Statler Supreme, which is the largest of the Gammill computerised long arm quilting machines.  This was the second of two large quilts from Christina of Toowoomba and it is being quilted in the frisky feathers e2e machine quilting pattern in a cream thread.  Cream Caribbean backing and king size wool/poly wadding supplied by KoolKat Quilting.  Two pieces of 120 inch long backing were used (2.75 wideback backing) and joined, the join being centred in the quilt.  The quilt is a special one destined for Christina's bed room.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stars from Esk

Margaret from Esk in Queensland sent this quilt to KoolKat Quilting which is being quilted in the Starlight e2e machine quilting pattern.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Toowoomba goes king size

It must be the season for large quilts here in Toowoomba.  The quilt on the left has been made by Christina for her sister and it is being quilted in the Nouveau Scallops e2e machine quilting pattern in a light green thread.  Light green K1002 Marble Scroll backing and cotton wadding supplied by KoolKat Quilting.  The Kaffe Fassett quilt from Maibry of Toowoomba is being quilted in the budget Debs Swirls e2e machine quilting pattern in a watermelon pink thread.  Batik backing and bamboo wadding supplied by KoolKat Quilting.  Both quilts are around 100 inches square.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mrs Chips Farewell

The first two photos are of a farewell quilt for a teaching colleague of Chris from Mudgeeraba. It is being quilted in a mustard thread using the blowing pampas grass e2e machine quilting pattern. Below these are two quilts from Kym at Springsure.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Loops and Lassoos at KoolKat

The budget Loop-d-Loop e2e machine quilting pattern suits this  Western-theme quilt from Liane of Bouldercombe

Silken touch at KoolKat

This is a silk bed cover being quilted in the Paisley Playtime e2e machine quilting pattern.  The heavy silk was a coarse weave so we were able to avoid any gathering of the quilt during quilting.  This quilt came from Robyn of Glencoe near Toowoomba

Cora from Toowoomba had this quilt done for a grandchild.
Coral from Pittsworth brought this quilt today.

Japanese prints featured in this quilt from Sandra of Toowoomba.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ring first to see if we are here

Please ring first to confirm an appointment to visit us at the KoolKat studio.  As there are just the two of us, and we may be out on business at any time, we do not guarantee to be here without an appointment being made beforehand. 

Phone for appointment
Monday - Friday
8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday - by appointment
only (booking essential).
Sunday - closed

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hopping into KoolKat

This is Sandy's quilt from Highfields.  The quilt top features a rabbit, so KoolKat Quilting was asked to make a label featuring a rabbit as part of the design of this unique embroidered quilt label.  Backing supplied by KoolKat Quilting, and the quilt was quilted suing the Clover e2e machine quilting pattern designed by Hermione Agee.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Quilts at KoolKat today

Phyllis from Toowoomba is emptying her cupboards of jelly roll projects.  This quilt is being quilted with the budget meandering leaves pattern

Another quilt from Jilly at Croydon, NSW - this quilt is being quilted with the budget loop-d-loop pattern

Jennine from Gayndah sent this quilt for for grand-daughter. It is being quilted with the Petal Power machine quilting pattern.

Denise from Hatton Vale is having this quilt done with the chaos e2e machine quilting pattern
Judy from The Gap, Brisbane chose the simplicity e2e pattern for this quilt.