Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A wonderful surprise

I've just been in Sydney spending time with family for the last couple of weeks, and it was a lovely surprise at the end of the journey (it took 21 hours to drive home with the kids!) to see a copy of "A Quilters Diary" in the mail. I've always wanted a quilting calendar or diary.

Well you can imagine my astonishment when I flipped it over and saw my Whirly Garden quilt on the back!! How cool is that?

And then ofcourse I had to go digging to see if any more of my quilts were inside and ... yes in deedy I found another one - Blowing in the Wind (renamed Baby Mobile). I can't decide whether to actually use this diary or keep it for posterity :) I might just have to go and buy another one to use.

It's reminded me that I should get my but into gear and release the 'Whirly Garden' pattern in my shop (for those who didn't get the magazine) as I've already written it up. I just have to take a couple of pretty pictures for the front of the pattern. I love the quote that was paired with this quilt - "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read (all the quilts I want to make) and all the friends I want to see - so true.

I haven't been on the internet lately, but I just checked over on Saffron Craig's blog and was blown away by her new fabrics. It's a mix of some of her favourites (and mine too) in new colourways. There's some Magical Lands there in a reds (so beautifully unique)...

... love the squiggly flowers in red...

and a brand spanking new one - Dandelion Kisses. Absolutely gorgeous!

Check out Saffron's blog to see her other amazing fabrics and enter the giveaway while you're there - entries close Friday.  I certainly can't wait to get my hands on some. A little sundress for Gracie perhaps?


  1. I think you do need two dairies how cool is that. Thanks for the positive words Kate:)

  2. How fantastic! It was so good to see you on Sunday and meet Grace in person (too cute) I think she would look great in any/all of those prints :)

  3. Oh my, that diary is beautiful and how lovely that your quilts are featured!! I've never actually held any of Saffron's fabrics in my very own hands, and I am smitten with the new designs. I will definitely have to order some of those reds.

  4. I was lucky enough to win a copy of the diary and saw your lovely quilts in it! I then had to go and buy the precuts magazine so I could have the pattern for your Whirligig! Love how the blocks are offset. And I'm loving Saffron's new fabrics too - lovely!

  5. Congratulations! =) & I can't wait to see what you'll make with Saffron's line!

  6. I wish I could get that diary here. Congrats on being in it! (It doesn't surprise me, though!). And I'm very excited about Saffron's new line of fabric.

  7. Hi, Kate. Lovely quilts and cool fabrics. When will they trickle down the food chain to my local flea market?!
    best, nadia

  8. Love it all! Congratulations.

    I would keep one, then it is a true record if you use it.

  9. Sarah G. from Florida, USADecember 7, 2011 at 5:45 AM

    I just wanted to say how much I love your quilt designs. I'm always anxious to check your blog and see what new ones you've come up with. I've purchased two patterns already and have received such praise from the finished products! Thanks, Kate. Keep those fabulous ideas coming!


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