What a year!

2020 wow, what a year so far.

Horrific bush fires followed by some beautiful rain on drought stricken land and now the Coronavirus. We will get through this and come out well on the other side, whenever that may be.

Now, I’m into my 3rd week without classes, a very odd quite time. FaceTime and phone calls are just not quite the same as the hands on that I’m used too.

It took me a few days to get my head around the fact that I suddenly had all this spare time. Time that I didn’t have to work on all the ideas and projects that have been floating around in my head. Now! I have the time to plan and make new projects, new classes, new patterns and I’m into it.

Firstly I needed to complete a few things I had started or planed.

No 1 on my list was to make a cover for the quilting machine. From my stash I took a tub of 2 1/2” squares and started alternating colour and neutral till I got the effect I wanted. 396 squares later I’m very pleased with the end result.

There’s lots more I have been doing, but that will have to wait for another day.

Keep sewing and stay safe.

More workshops. Kaleidoscope and Jelly Roll Rug.

In August we had a kaleidoscope Quilt workshop held at Gunnedah Fashion Fabrics.

With one fabric and a small amount of contrast, cut carefully and the magic begins. We had 3 colour waves, yet each quilt looked totally different.

This is the original black fabric.

In September I travelled to Kiama for a Jelly Roll Rug workshop.

It was a great day, lots of colour. Well done ladies.

More rug photos in previous .

Final round up for 2019 tomorrow.

Mystery Quilt and Free Motion Quilting.

June 2019

June was a big month for me.

It started with a workshop called “Strippy Scrappy” making the blocks and joining them together using a “Quilt as you go” technique, there were some gorgeous results.

Later in June came the Sydney Quilt and Craft Show.

I entered a quilt I made called “Sisters”. The fabrics that I used were given to me by two of my sisters, Annette and Sue, which they purchased in Japan while on a quilting tour.

On the Sunday night prior to the quilt show I received and email. This was telling me that I had won a prize, but not what the prize was. Would I be able to be in Sydney on Wednesday for the presentation – of course I was going to be there. Before I went to bed that night I had booked flights to Sydney and back for Wednesday.

At the presentation I was awarded 2nd place in the Pieced Quilt Professional category and I was over the moon.

That’s it for today, tomorrow I’ll tell you about the rest of June and beyond.

2019 Done and Dusted!

Well here we are at the end of 2019, it feels like it went by in a blink.

I haven’t been on here since February, so I have decided to do a small recap of some what you may have missed.

The Regular General Sewing Classes have gone along as usually, Tuesday evenings weekly, Tuesday monthly, Thursday monthly and Saturday afternoons monthly.

The Junior Sewing Classes have been running smoothly, Tuesday Or Thursday afternoons twice a month. With the January holiday class ready to go.

Workshops were popular. In February we had Get to know your Overlocker.

Jelly Roll Rug making was so much fun with classes in March and April here in the studio with another in Kiama in September.

Some of the colours were just amazing! Well done ladies!!

Enjoy the photos, more recap tomorrow.

October Offer: A Year in the Land of Aus pattern set

The award-winning block of the month quilt, A Year in the Land of Aus, is now available as a full set of patterns, or as individual pattern blocks.

Each block depicts a month in Australia, and can be made as individual mini- wallhangings or put together to make the quilt, which could also be hung as a large wallhanging.

Just for October 2018, A Year in the Land of Aus pattern sets are AUD85.00 and individual block patterns are AUD7.50 plus postage* (save over 25% off regular prices).

Pattern sets and individual blocks are available directly from our studio, or can be ordered by contacting Therese via email or phone (0402 867 180). Payment can be made via paypal (using therese@gumnutgear.com.au), credit card or direct deposit.

* Postage for full sets is AUD10.00, or AUD3.00 for individual blocks within Australia (email for international postage quotes)

Free Shipping Offer

It’s the first day of a long weekend here in New South Wales, and boy do we love long weekends! It’s a chance to relax, spend time with family, and of course sew, sew, sew!

Gumnut Gear’s half price pattern clearance is still going, with $9.00 fat quarter bundles and finished items at cost price. We also stock a large range of quilting and sewing threads in plains and variegated colours.

And now, all weekend long, you can get free shipping within Australia when you spend at least $75.00 in one order! So drop by our online store and find your next patchwork or sewing projects.

Enjoy your weekend!

Christmas Patterns

Coming out of the Gumnut Gear vault are two of our classic Christmas patterns, Puff Patches Christmas Tree and Santa Sack. Both are newly available through Craftsy, along with a new for download table runner pattern, It’s Time.

Santa Sack is perfect for holding presents and other goodies ready for Christmas morning. It can be personalised by appliquéing a name on the front of the bag (letter shapes are included in the pattern).

 

 

 

Puff Patches Christmas Tree is a beautiful hanging decoration. It can be made two-sided to hang in doorways or from ceilings, or one-sided for decorating walls and doors.

 

It’s Time is a cheery table runner, great for adorning the Christmas table when made in Christmas colours or prints. Or make it in any colour scheme you like for year-round use. 

We also have a number of other Christmas themed patterns available, such as the Table Topper table-runner, A Bit Like Christmas quilt, the Welcome Christmas wallhanging and Seasons Greetings table-runner and placemat set.

Table Topper

 

A Bit Like Christmas

Welcome Christmas

Seasons Greetings