Monday, March 11, 2013

baby quilts, road trip with friends, presents........

Marcelle has been making baby quilts for gifts, these two both have polar fleece backings. The first one I used a Gunold variegated thread & with inspiration from Angela Walters book, I did wonky scattered squares.

The next quilt I simply quilted in the ditch, this has kept the quilt soft & feminine.

I will have an over load of quilts to show you soon, but they have to remain top secret, but if you pop over to The Country Yard's Facebook page you will see a few sneak peaks..............................

I had a lovely weekend taking some special friends to one of the most fabulous little shops around. Do you remember my visit earlier in the year? Well I knew some friends of mine would love Julie's shop as much as I did!
Check out the vehicle when we were about to leave!

Poor Julie will be working hard out to replenish her stock! We couldn't help ourselves, I'm counting down to my next visit :-)
Most of the things I bought are for gifts, which I see Raewyn did the same......check out her post.

But I have kept some yummy potpourri in a heart shaped hanger & this cushion.

Isn't it cool! Enjoy a few more photo's of the shop & grounds, if you are ever in the Waikato region, please make a stop at Threadbear Cottage, you won't be disappointed!

Julie gave me a parting gift to say thank you for bringing my friends.................
This little bag was filled with beautifully wrapped goodies for me!...........I feel very spoilt.

When I arrived home another sweetie friend had left a bag of more goodies for me..........................

25 fat 1/4's by Kaye England called 'Back Home Again'.......ironic name! This was an unwanted prize!! Who would not want this??? Drool.....................still drooling!


  1. You are making me envious! I so want to go and visit Julie... soon soon I keep telling myself!
    Cute quilts, like the cushion too and I agree who wouldn't want those fabrics!

  2. Back to work huh, after a fun time away this weekend!! (love the cushion you dreamed about over lunch and went back to buy!!). The scattered squares is really effective on Marcelle's (top) quilt; the polar fleece backings will be oh so yummy. What a lovely unwanted prize you won!! They do say that one man's trash is another man's treasure!

  3. Love the pattern for the first quilt... really effective, and your quilting on it very appropriate. Looks like you all had a great time away... and did your bit to improve the economy!

  4. I've never heard of this shop but yet have spent so much of my youth and teenage years in TA

  5. I read Raewyn's post earlier today. Looks like such a fun place to visit!
    And I can't believe someone didn't want those fabrics! My goodness!! : )

  6. A lovely post Leeanne ... love the quilting you did on those 2 quilts - must pop over to the facebook page & have a sneaky peak before your big weekend.
    Thanks so much for all the promotion you girls give me for my Cottage - I had a great day too & am still fizzing :-) Julie Xox

  7. What a lovely header you have. It shows your perfect quilting so well! And what a gorgeous weekend you all had, I love that little shop!
    Congrats with that price, such beautiful fabric and so much!!!

    Happy quilting, Cisca

  8. Lovely quilts and it sounds like had a wonderful weekend. Gorgeous goodies you got too!

  9. It is great that the road trip was such a success. A visit to Threadbear Cottage is on my to do list next time I go to stay with my sister.

  10. off to FB page for a sneak peek of what you all have been working on. Sounds like a fab quilting place to visit on the bucket list and as always i love your quilting you do.

  11. I was looking through Angela's book the other day, very inspiring and I almost bought it. Looks like you had a wonderful time away.

  12. Loved this post Leeanne, looks like you girls had a wonderful trip, I do remember your earlier post, looks like a gorgeous shop well worth visiting...