The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Xmas Applique

2 Aug

Hi Everyone,

Well we hope you are have all recovered from the terrible weather we have been experiencing this last week or so, arriving at Sawmillers on Thursday was such a shock, the wind had wreaked devastation throughout the garden and Kevin was patiently clearing the debris in the pouring rain. Fate must have been looking kindly on me, as the place where I usually park my car with Archie the ‘sleeping assistant’ inside, is beneath a macrocarpa tree, which the high winds had battered resulting in large branches being torn from the trunk and laying where the car would have been, poor Archie would have been very squashed.

The interest in The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been huge, we have quite a list now and it increases daily, it is an ideal method of being able to gauge the interest and it means we can tell our distributer approximately how many panels we shall be requiring, as well as the supporting designs we shall want too. The latest update is that there is not a panel in this range available in New Zealand at the moment, and Andover have just ordered a reprint, so I shall keep you informed of the progress, it is looking like late September at the moment. I have seen the sample swatches and it is really delightful and we shall be running a promo when we have the fabric in store.

The sample cushion cover above is made in the Kaufman ‘Holiday Flourish‘ we have at Sawmillers, this range is lovely with clear festive colours.

This Christmas Stocking sample is also in the same fabrics along with some Hoffman Christmas fabrics too, we have the pattern for this at Sawmillers, it was relatively easy to put together, and would look lovely in front of the fireplace on Christmas Eve.

This sample lap quilt is the latest one to be displayed, it is Terry Atkinsons ‘Yellow Brick Road‘ this size only takes 12 Fat 1/4 ers plus the border and is very easy to construct, ours has been quilted by Sue Burnett in Island Bay, and looks fabulous, we are so pleased with it, so come along and be inspired to have a go at making it.

We still have new ranges of fabrics at Sawmillers, so we shall endeavour to give you more information and pictures over the next week or so, don’t forget those who are interested in classes to enrol, there are only a few places remaining.

So until the next time when the 2nd Assistant will have had his beauty treatment, Happy Quilting.


One Response to “The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Xmas Applique”

  1. Martina Ehlers 5 August, 2008 at 5:42 am #

    from my friend Pailine I got the adress from your website. Congatulations, it is a very nice site. Your offered items are beautiful and the patchworks, too.
    Good on you.
    Greetings from Germany,

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