Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Swarm of Bali Butterflies



These two quilts were made using Kat of KoolKat's Bali Butterfly pattern by Kath from Mansfield, Victoria.  Kath chose the budget meandering leaves pattern for her quilts.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Quilts from the Downs

Michelle from Chinchilla made the first two quilts, the first is being quilted with the paisley playtime e2e pattern and the second with the budget I love it trailing hearts pattern.  the third quilt comes from Leanne at Dalby and is being quilted with the henna flower pattern.
 



Thursday, September 13, 2018

Friday's quilts

The blue quilt and the small floral cot quilt were delivered by Coral from Pittsworth yesterday.  They have been quilted with the budget I love it trailing hearts pattern, and the cream quilt with the budget leaf meander e2e machine quilting pattern.  The pink quilt was made by Lyndie from Rosewood and is being quilted with the budget ribbon candy pattern.  The final quilt came from Courtney at Southbrook and is being quilted with the budget deb's swirls pattern.





Wednesday, September 12, 2018

What's black and white and red all over?


The answer to this old joke is a newspaper.  However, it describes the colours used in this this quilt made by Jenny from Toowoomba which is being quilted with the budget meander e2e pattern

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Quilts local and nearby

The clowns quilt made by Denise from Toowoomba is being quilted with the hearts e2e machine quilting pattern.  Janine from Hatton Vale chose the stars and loops pattern for the red and black quilt, with Janine from Fernvale chose the hearts pattern for the quilt she made with her Year 4 class.
 



Sunday, September 09, 2018

Liberty quilt with circles and lines

This liberty quilt was sent to us by Janell from Quilpie on behalf of a friend.  It is being quilted with the circles and lines e2e pattern.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

King of king size quilts







 The king size quilt made by Molly from Roma is larger than the standard king size wadding (3.1m) and quilt backing fabric. Joined pieces were added for backing and wadding.  It is being quilted with the deb's swirls e2e machine quilting pattern.

The purple quilt was made by Janelle from Kearney Spring and is being quilted with the gossamer e2e pattern.  The red and black quilt made by Barbara, comes from Roma, and is being quilted with the sticky buns pattern.




Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Quilt from Mt Marshall

This nursery rhymes quilt comes from Mt Marshall near Allora and was made by Jo.  Jo chose the budget leaf meander pattern for her quilt.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Quilt from Currimundi


This quilt was made by Berneice from Currimundi and it is being quilted with the budget leaf meander e2e machine quilting pattern.

Monday, September 03, 2018

See us at Laidley Quilt and Craft Show startting this Thursday

Come and see us at Kat's Kool Kreations in Laidley
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LAIDLEY SPRING FESTIVAL The annual Laidley Spring Festival is on again showcasing the spring delights in the Lockyer Valley from Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th September. Laidley Spring Festival will bloom bigger and better this year with a number of exciting activities lined up for the event. The theme this year is 'Songs of Yesteryear' and the Lockyer Valley is set to shine. Celebrations will kick off on Thursday 6th with the Spring Orchid Show, Lockyer Valley Artists' Exhibition, Quilt and Craft Expo, Church displays, Das Neumann Haus, Laidley Pioneer Village & Museum, markets and artisans pop up shops officially opening to the public. Quilt and Craft Expo, Laidley Uniting Church * This expo showcases some of the best quilts you will see in South East Queensland. Displayed in the Laidley Uniting Church, you are welcome to amble through, soaking up the colours, patterns and themes of the quilts. Each one is made by a very creative person with a passion for their craft. The Uniting Church also offers demonstrated crafts for sale and The Courtyard Café - a huge dining area with a menu for both morning and afternoon tea and lunch. Bookings are preferred to avoid disappointment. Entry fee is $5 to the Quilt and Craft Expo, entry to the grounds with the Courtyard Cafe, market and craft stalls is free. Graham Welden Publicity Coordinator Laidley Uniting Church Quilt and Craft Expo www.luvyalocker.com.au

Quilpie quilt


This purple quilt was made by Janell from Quilpie and is being quilted with the techno e2e machine quilting pattern in a purple thread.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Laidley Quilt and Craft Show this week.



The first quilt comes from Marty at Warrnambool in Victoria and is being quilted with the budget meander e2e machine quilting pattern.  Marty is also taking advantage of the KoolKat complete binding service, which will give her a completed quilt.  The cot quilt has been made by Kat and will be one of several quilts for sale at Laidley Quilting and Craft Fair starting this Thursday.  Look out for Kat's Kool Kreations in the Uniting Church Hall in Patrick Street.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Anzac quilt.



This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War 1, or as it was known, The Great War.  Denise from Toowoomba brought us this quilt for which she chose the sun scallops e2e machine quilting pattern.  The pattern is reminiscent of the circle of bayonets motif associated with Anzac (often misunderstood as a rising sun).

Meandering leaves pattern


The budget meandering leaves e2e pattern was chosen by Val from Toowoomba for her friend's quilt.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Table runners for KoolKat stall

 
This is a series of table runners designed by Kat of KoolKat that will be part of the next range of textile items on the KoolKat stall at the Handmade Expo and similar venues during the remainder of 2018.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Another quilt for the Koolkat stall


This scrap quilt made by Kathy from KoolKat will be available for sale from the KoolKat stall at the Handmade Expo and other venues during the year.  It is being quilted with the circles and line e2e machine quilting pattern.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bargello quilt


This bargello quilt was made by Bronwyn from Blue Mountain Heights and is being quilted with the I love it trailing hearts pattern.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Quilt from Mt Rascal arrives today


Glenda from Mt Rascal brought this queen size quilt today which is being quilted with the circles and lines e2e machine quilting pattern in a grey thread.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Today's quilts

The first quilt is a cot quilt made by Claire from Gatton and it is being quilted with the clouds e2e machine quilting pattern.  The next 2 quilts were made by Esther from Toowoomba for her great-granddaughters, and they are being quilted with the budget I love it trailing hearts pattern.
 


Sunday, August 19, 2018

More quilts from Wilsonton



These two quilts were made by Kathy from Wilsonton in Toowoomba.  Kathy chose the budget deb's swirls for the blue quilt and meandering leaves for the second quilt.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Quilts from Wilsonton

These 3 quilts were brought to us by Shirley from Wilsonton in Toowoomba. The green quilt is being quilted with the budget meandering leaves pattern, the gold quilt with the Deb's swirls pattern, and the black, grey and white quilt with the circle meander pattern.
 



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Quilts from the Darling Downs

The North America landscape and wildlife them quilt was made by Raelene from Millmerran and is being quilted with the prickle patch e2e machine quilting pattern.  The second quilt was made by Cathy from near Bell.  It is being quilted with the techno pattern.
 



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Star pattern quilt


This quilt was made by Loretta from Hodgson Vale, south of Toowoomba, and is being quilted with the budget deb's swirls e2e machine quilting pattern.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aircraft theme quilt

 This aircraft theme quilt was made by Delma from Blue Mountain Heights and is being quilted with the budget meander e2e machine quilting pattern.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Hearts from Pittsworth



This hearts and rose theme quilt made by Annette from Pittsworth is being quilted with the hearts and swirls e2e machine quilting pattern.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Today's quilts from across the region

The first quilt is from Kathy of Miles who has made this quilt to remember her mother.  It is being quilted with the happy times pattern and has a commemorative embroidered quilt label.  The next two shots are of a quilt made by Andrea for her son's wedding.  It is a Japanese theme quilted and is being quilted with the blowing pampass grass pattern.  The pair of quilts below are part of a set of three made by Katrina from Mt Lofty and are being quilted with budget patterns - meandering leaves and loop-d-loop.
 






Thursday, August 02, 2018

Quilts from Victoria

Here's a couple of quilts from Gerry from Coburg in Victoria.  The first is being quilted with the halcyon e2e pattern and the second with stars and loops.
 


The drought tightens its grip



 
Drought, fire and flood - these our continent excels at.  

 

But of these, drought is the most debilitating.

 

Fire can’t happen when there’s nothing left to burn.

 

Flood can’t happen when there’s no rain.

 

Both of these tend to happen fairly quickly, the devastation occurs and we deal with the consequences.

 

But drought is like being caught in the coils of a boa constrictor.  Each day steadily gets worse.  Clouds on the horizon raise hopes, only to be dashed.

 

Yet the property owners and the small bush communities somehow keep going.

 

Animals can be sold off,  moved to where there is more grass, or kept alive where they are fed with massive quantities of hay. Crops fail, the paddocks turn to weeds and dust.

 

Inevitably stock die.  They become weak and  bogged in muddy water-holes.  Crows peck their eyes out while the beasts are still alive.

 

Even if the animals, especially cattle, are dragged out of the mud, they can be too weak to survive.  Having seen all this as a child in the early 60s, (blitz truck and greenhide ropes), it is something that can never be forgotten.

 

Let us hope rain comes soon - enough to break the drought, but not a flood.

 

But that is the story of this heart-breaking wide brown land.

 

ABC.net.au/drought has resources for those interested.  Give to a recognised charity, not individuals.  We chose Lions Need for Feed.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Yet more WA quilts

The first quilt was made by Bev from Tarragindi and is being quilted with the triloba e2e pattern.  The next 4 quilts are from the Fetguson family in WA. They are being quilted with damask, circles and lines, Baptist fans and the apple blossom patterns.