Monday, 1 September 2014

.: Make Modern magazine is out now! :.

Can you even believe it's September?!  August has flown by, and we are onto the homeward stretch of the school term towards the holidays, wahoo!

We are popping in to share that today is the launch day for the first issue of Make Modern magazine, Australia's first and only digital modern quilting magazine.  

We're excited to finally be able to share what our project is for Make Modern! - two new screen print designs, created especially for Make Modern, and four sewing-patterns!  
[such a fabulous 'welcome to the table' greeting, don't you think?!]
The placemat panels have been screen printed in black paint onto Essex linen in natural, and are in our shop now - in packs of two or four. 

In Make Modern, the reverse of the printed placemats feature our four sewn-words - they're our first-ever sewing pattern, and we have a heap of ideas for more patterns, so please let us know of any feedback you may have - good, bad or indifferent, we'd really love to hear it!  

We really are very excited about Make Modern - it's a big step forward for and celebration of modern quilting in Australia, and it really deserves lots of support.  If you haven't already and you're a little curious, please click through to Make Modern and check it out.  We say a BIG congratulations and wahoo to the awesome and lovely Jane, Kristy and Lara for dreaming up and now making-real Make Modern - we wish you ALL the good and excellent things.    
xoxo cat and vee

Thursday, 28 August 2014

.: doGoodStitches block for Merran :.

It was Merran's month in our Care Circle of doGoodStitches, and she chose a rainbow star.

Oh my GOSH, I had to concentrate for this one!  - we're talking TWO partial seams! And I've mucked up the rainbow-order, though I figure ROYGVAP is kind of close to ROYGBIV, even when it's going anti-clockwise ... surely ... 

I'm looking forward to seeing Merran's quilt, it'll be gorgeous.  In fact, I really should create and post a mosaic of all the finished Care Circle quilts - the awesome ladies in our circle have created some wonderful quilts. 

Hope your week has been a good one.  xoxo cat

Thursday, 14 August 2014

.: Make Modern! :.

We are very excited indeed to be guest bloggers on the Make Modern blog today.

Have you heard of the awesomeness that is Make Modern?  It's Australia's first online modern quilting magazine, and the first issue comes out on the 1st of September.

The fabulous creative talents behind Make Modern are Kristy, Lara and Jane.  Kristy and Cat are in the Care Circle of doGoodStitches and also The Wee Bee together and Cat has a growing obsession with Kristy's paper piecing patterns

And oh - did we mention yet - we have a project in the first issue of Make Modern!!  Our first-ever magazine project, wahoooo!  Here's a sneaky peek ... we have TWO new screen printed designs and FOUR new (i.e. our first EVER) sewing patterns in the magazine, oh can you imagine our excitement, let's assume yes.

Ooooh-hooo-hoooo, what can they be?!

Click through and read more on the Make Modern blog - and if you haven't already, please also think about signing up for the first issue (or for the whole first year of issues!) so that you are ready to roll for the 1st of September!  'til next time, xoxo cat and vee