Thursday, 21 May 2015

Get ready to drool....

More lovely new fabrics arrived in store this week at Threadbear.  Firstly we have Nel Kooimen and Petra Prins' latest additions to their Dutch Heritage collection.  The colours are gorgeous and the print is delicate and beautifully detailed.  And as for the border's already walking out the door.

And as if that's not enough to wet your appetite, take a look at the superb IQSC Pinwheel , reproduced from the textile collection of the International Quilt Study Centre, Lincoln, Nebraska. The colours are rich and the prints range from  tiny geometrics, a bold paisley stripe, and an eye-catching feature "paisley" print ~ perfect for fussy cutting, or  a wonderful feature border.

Now as for Sammy this week - well he's gone on holiday to put his paws up by the fire, take long country walks with his fellow campers, and enjoy some well earned R & R.  Clearly he needs it! We'll miss you Sam.   Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Even More Beautiful fabrics . . .

More stunning new fabrics to show you ~  here is Judie Rothermel's Past Endearments.  Twenty-two luscious fabrics arrived last week and already a few are sold out!  Still in stock are some of the Fat 1/8th packs ~ so you might have a taste of all, if you choose.
Past Endearments ~ $26 per metre

Next is Mill Book Series 1892 ~ Howard Marcus Collections for a Cause by Moda.   Quite a large collection with 40 fabrics ~ many very yummy prints in purples, green, taupe and red.   See all of these ranges are on our website!
Mill Book 1892  ~  $22 per metre
Our subscribers have received their newest edition of the Quilt Mania magazine ~ issue #107There are still copies in the shop if you haven't seen it yet.
QM #107 ~ $17.95

And here is another applique block ~ just to let you know that Corliss is still stitching on her newest quilt ~ due out later this year!
Sam has been spending a bit of time in the shop of late and that just means he must go to his own bed {with quilt} early as dealing with the public is very exhausting!
Please turn the light out ~ I'm trying to sleep!

Thursday, 7 May 2015

19h Century Sampler ~ Palampore BOM

{Oops ~ It's Friday not Thursday ~ the computer gods conspired
 against us yesterday ~ hence the delay.}
Not surprisingly, there were oohs & aahs all round when Megan showed her completed quilt for our newest Block of the Month.  Her 19th Century Sampler is simply sensational!!  Megan has cleverly cut up Mary Koval's Palampore panel into many, many bits and reassembled all the pieces in Broderie Perse, applique and pieced blocks to create her stunning original quilt.  This BOM will start late June, so it's not too late to join in to make this beauty.  Email Threadbear to receive all the details and phone us to sign up.   Well done Megan !!
19th Century Sampler ~ BOM over 15 months

The very gorgeous collection of Hannah's Heritage graces our shelves.  In it, amongst many 'must have' prints is the lovely border stripe used in Di's Mountmellick BOM from last year ~ in two new colourways.  
Hannah's Heritage  $23 per metre
Yummy all over floral print
We picked our very favourites from Moda's Bon Voyage and already, some of these have disappeared from our shelves ~ so do not hesitate.  Just drooling over that toile print!
Stunning toile!
Lastly, for this week, we'll show you the collection of The Hint of Print.  Twelve yummy rich fabrics in stripes, flowers and geometric shapes in slatey blue, brick red soft olive.

With all these fabrics, of course we've cut packs of eighths so you can have a taste of all of them.  Also on our shelves that we'll show you next week is  Past Endearments ~another stunning range by our favourite designer, Judie Rothermel.  Check it on our website, if you cannot wait.  
Bundles!  We love lots of little bits in our quilts.
Of course, Sam has supervised all of this activity but is now ready to head home to chase the bunnies, again!  Have a great weekend stitching in whatever part of the world you find yourself.  

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Fabrics Galore!

As we write this boxes and boxes of fabrics are arriving through our front door!  But wait ... first we'll show you what is already gracing our shelves ~  Mary Koval's lovely Tree of Life collection.  Here are some of the brilliant prints and don't forget to check us out on Instagram to see the stunning panels from this range.
Tree of Life ~ $23 per metre

And now have a look at the very newest Quilt Mania books ~  Focus on Applique by Irene Blanck and Les Fantaisies by Cecile FranconieBoth gorgeous books offering very different projects ~ so something for everyone!

 And coming in the door we have  ~ Hannah's Heritage, Past Endearments, Bon Voyage, Hint of Print and more ---  keep you eye on Instagram for quick pics of these to come.
And with all of these new fabrics of course there is plenty of cutting and folding to do -- just the perfect job for Sam to supervise.
Patiently waiting to go home to chase bunnies.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Oh, Ophelia!!

Well we haven't had any rain at all, but at least the fabric drought broke today when the delivery man brought us 6 boxes of beautiful fabrics.  Ophelia by Nancy Gere is our favourite range here at Threadbear for a very long time. The colours are sensational, and the prints are authentic and delicate, large and small, floral and geometric.  We snapped just a few to show you here and wet your appetite.  Go to our website to see the complete range. 

Thanks go to Elizabeth for bring her cross-stitched Dear Jane to show us all.  This exquisite stitching is on a very fine irish linen in a single strand of embroidery thread!  She has promised to bring it in again so we can all see her progress. 
And where is Sam this week?  Well my guess is he is stretched out somewhere cosy in the sun snoozing away the Autumn afternoons....cos we haven't seen him at all today.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Changing times . . .

ANZAC DAY ~ Saturday April 25th ~ CLOSED

Did you miss us last Tuesday?  And now here we are on Thursday!  We are loving Instagram so much and getting such good feedback from it that we have decided to publish this blog once weekly.  So from now on, you will see a new posting each Thursday but can check us out on Instagram as well.

Now for some gorgeous new fabric!  Sticks & Stones by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda ~ what a fabulous collection.  This range arrived last Friday and already, some prints are gone.  There are yummy teals, pinks and browns in terrific dots, stripes and more . . . better be quick.
Sticks & Stones ~ $22.50 per metre
More Sticks & Stones . . .

Fat 1/8th pack ~ 23 pcs $70.00
We love our CAG days when girls from all over the state arrive to sit and stitch and chat and show off their beautiful applique projects.  Last Saturday was no exception and here are just a few of the stunning quilts shown . . .
Sandra's William Morris quilt
Beverley's 'Sarah's Wreath'
Meghan's giving this stunning quilt to a friend.

Vera lives here in Castlemaine and is newish to patchwork and quilting.  She is always setting challenges for herself and here is her newest.  Vera is making the same quilt in two different colourways just so she can play with fabrics and colour.  Look how cleverly she has used this green serpentine print as the background.

Vera's colour challenge.
Such very clever use of the green serpentine.
What do you mean I can't learn how to rotary cut?!