Many of you will know that I (and many other Aussie Designers) have been preparing madly for the Australian Quilt Market this weekend in Melbourne. This one of two trade shows held each year for the quilting and patchwork stores across Australia and New Zealand to come and say hi, see all that is new and order what they ‘have to have’. It is always a huge weekend, catching up with so many new and old friends, designers, store owners, peers and customers.
So as most of you won’t be there to say hello to us I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of all things new that Hugs ‘n Kisses will be showing so you can get your local store owner to come and see them in the flesh… and so you don’t feel you are missing out!
I have been very busy quietly working over the past few months on lots of new things for you all – many you have seen peeks of on Facebook, some you may not have… so here are all my new market releases…
Notes of Love – this a new version of this Block of the Month – you can get the single designs as Little Love Notes or the complete set with instructions to make this lovely quilt… nothing too difficult in there but great stitching therapy each night in your hoop.
This quilt is named Matilda May – it uses just fat quarters in four colourways and includes a touch of appliqué and stitchery in the simple repeated flower blocks. I used the Bunnyhill ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ range of fabrics by Moda.
You have already seen the next few:
If you partook in the Country Hart My Sewing Room club you would already have seen the Needle Nookie… this handy needlebook holds all of your needle cards in little pockets so you never forget what type of needle you are using..And finally, I get asked all of the time what type of needles I like to use so I have put some together for you all so you will never need to ask again. They are stored in a little plastic tube with a well secured lid, so you can throw them in your sewing bag and see what is inside - Or they are also come glued to a card which will fit nicely into your needle nookie pockets if you choose to keep them safely in there and will never forget what type they were.
There is the Stitchery/embroidery needle - size 7 crewel needles perfect for the Presencia Perle #12- 16 threads or up to 3 strands of a stranded thread,
Appliqué needle – a fine needle with a sharp point BUT a large eye which is easier to thread than little quilting or milliner needles. They are also nice and strong and I use them for all needlturn and gluestick appliqué as well as stitching down my bindings.
well that’s it for now,,,, had more planned but simply ran out of time to finish them so they will be next years projects ….
If you are coming to AQM please stop by and get some needle sample gifts and have a chat, if not, well I will just see you right here….on the blog…