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Are you a lover of good old fashioned ticking fabric? We have two colours in the Gertrude Made Essentials collection – red and blue – and are must haves to coordinate in your patchwork projects.
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Back when I was heading home from Houston last year I was lucky enough to stop in Rochester NY and my dearest friend Kerry's beautiful and incredibly smart (she wants to be a doctor) daughter tried on the teal barkcloth and Chantilly lace frock I made for Quilt Market. It fit her like a glove! I love this picture, Lauren looks gorgeous...and that autumn backdrop πŸ˜πŸ‚πŸ Oh and the frock doesn't look too bad considering we gave it only a passing press when I pulled it out of my suitcase...gotta love how little barkcloth creases 😊
πŸ“Έ@kabsconcepts
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@cathmosely working her magic with Outback Wife 😍 I love everything Cath makes! She has such a beautiful way of putting together colour, pattern, and design.

Meanwhile back at the ranch...house painting at Naballing continues. Not much to show for all our hard work yet...so far it's been a week of opening up cracks in the mud brick and patching them. Mud brick has such a wonderful character and is so refreshingly cool in the summer but crikey it's a right paint in the rump to patch! Today might actually see some paint hitting the walls in the first couple of rooms 😊
πŸ“Έ@cathmosely
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PSA: do not leave your hand stitching alone with a puppy for 5 minutes. That’s all it takes. (Last 2 pics)
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Mixing it up with the new Outback Wife range by @gertrudemade – so cleverly designed to work with the previous collection, as well as the new Gertrude Made Essentials range. The colours work marvellously together!
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Stunning Mariner's Compass pillows stitched by the talented Sharni @lyrebird_lamb. Made with a mix of the new Outback Wife fabrics and the Essentials that go with. If you haven't tried the Gertrude Made Essentials yet, it might be something to add to your Christmas wishlist. While I designed the little collection from a dressmaker's perspective, you can mix them with pretty much anything to introduce some exquisite barkcloth texture into quilts and other makes. The yarn dye checks are beautiful quality. Sometimes yarn dyes have significant give on the bias, these don't, which (in my opinion) makes them easier to use.
πŸ“Έ@lyrebird_lamb
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The girls at @thedrapery sure know how to stitch a length of barkcloth. πŸ™ŒThese ladies really specialize in beautiful garment fabrics and they're a shop on my 'to do' list. One day I'll find an excuse to swing by South Australia and visit. The fabric here is a hand dyed solid barkcloth from my little collection of Essentials. I love love love this jumpsuit. They've got all the details for it over on @thedrapery feed. Wishing you each a beautiful Tuesday 😘
πŸ“Έ@thedrapery
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This morning I've been pondering.
I love that almost all of the quilts I've made over the last couple of years include the work of other women. My friends Cara (@nightingalequilts) and Sandra (@sh.quilting) contributed to both of these quilts. Whenever I look at these and my other quilts, it's another gentle reminder that even though where I live can be isolating sometimes...I'm never alone. I have some of the most amazing friends. πŸ‘―πŸ‘―πŸ˜Š


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'Fickle Rains' Quilt. Stitched with a fair chunk of the Gertrude Made Essentials collection as well as a few of my barkcloth florals. We had unseasonal summer rains earlier this year and all our surrounding waterholes filled right up and the swans came...so that's the story behind this quilt. Big thanks to @sh.quilting for doing a stunning job of custom quilting intricate creek lines around the waterholes (though they're a bit hard to make out in this photo) and also to my dear friend @nightingalequilts for helping this 'not-really-a-quilter' work out the technical side of making this quilt. Cara humours and helps with so many of my crazy quilt ideas.
Thanks also to @twothimblesquiltshop for the photo 😘
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I have a really supportive husband. The two of us are an awesome team...right up until he can't get into the chest freezer because I've left it covered with fabric arrangements. I'd love to say this is a once off, but it's not. I'm a repeat offender. I think there's even fabric behind the freezer from a time when he's just lifted the lid anyways 😬.
This particular freezer arrangement is a mix of 2016 & 2017 Outback Wife + Gertrude Made Essentials. Happy Tuesday friends, I hope you have a beaut day 😘
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Good Morning!! Australian Quilt Market! Are you coming? If so, keep an eye out for this spectacular quilt at the entrance to the 'show and share' area. It's a one of a kind piece made by the extraordinarily talented Western Australian textile artist Ruth De Vos using the beautiful hand dyed solid barkcloths from the Gertrude Made Essentials Collection. If you don't follow Ruth @ruthdevostextileart, you really need too. Her feed is a constant inspiration of art made into quilts.
πŸ“Έ@ruthdevostextileart
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Sunrise on 'Jake's Quilt'. I love that each time I make a quilt, someone in the house claims it (this time by the littlest). This was made using my Outback Wife strike offs (including the beautiful new cotton-merino twill), a mix of vintage, the first Outback Wife collection and a few of the Gertrude Made Essentials. The quilt pattern is called 'The Esplanade Quilt' by my dear friend Jo @frankieandray (and is available in her online store). I love Jo's patterns because they lend themselves perfectly to my big florals. The text on the quilt was made 'farm style' by brushing our wool bale stencils onto my blank cotton-merino twill base. Jake loves that 'his' Quilt has our farm name on it. Ok...now I better get busy and pack for my trip to Melbourne for @aqm_australian_quilt_market 😘.
#outbackwife #ellabluefabrics #gertrudemadeessentials #esplanadequilt


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So while I'm hanging in my old neighborhood in Boulder Colorado (where my family lived for a while when I was little) playing in the snow and enjoying margaritas, I thought I'd share one of the quilts that didn't quite make it to Market in Houston. This beauty was made using the Gertrude Made Essentials and a few of last year's Outback Wife florals. I designed it to represent the furrows of a freshly seeded paddock. I love it. This photo was snapped in our back paddock at the farm. I'm missing home but having lots of fun catching up with all my friends here. Only a few days left and I'll be flying home and back out to my patch of Aussie bush where we certainly don't get snow! I hope you're all having a lovely week xx
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All basted! πŸŽ‰
Let’s get this piecing party started... #violetcraftepp
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Cathi, farmer’s wife and the hands and heart behind Gertrude Made, continues her ode to the strength, passion and courage of rural women across Australia with another stunning Outback Wife collection.

With hand-painted designs, bold prints and striking colours, this slow fabric collection brings much meaning that resonates an authentic vintage voice woven with stories from seven rural women; all from the station country of the Gascoyne Region in Western Australia’s north-west. The collection is brought to you by @gertrudemade for @ellabluefabrics and is now available to order.
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For order details, contact customer service at Craft Project on 1300 364 422 or your local sales agent.
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Right now I'm waiting for my lift to the airport. So excited to be on my way to Rochester New York for some downtime with a dear friend. This beauty was hanging in my Market booth. I can't even begin to tell you how inlove I am with the hand-dyed solid barkcloth. They sew up to look like such expensive frocks!! It's amazing the difference the barkcloth texture makes in a solid. The hem is a delicate French Chantilly. I wish I'd made this in my size 😊
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Cathi, farmer’s wife and the hands and heart behind Gertrude Made, continues her ode to the strength, passion and courage of rural women across Australia with another stunning Outback Wife collection.
With hand-painted designs, bold prints and striking colours, this slow fabric collection brings much meaning that resonates an authentic vintage voice woven with stories from seven rural women; all from the station country of the Gascoyne Region in Western Australia’s north-west.
The collection is brought to you by @gertrudemade for @ellabluefabrics and will be exclusively launched next week at @quiltmarket Houston, booth 1148.
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#outbackwife #outbackwifefabric #gertrudemade #australianfabricdesigner #gertrudemadeessentials #ellablue #ellabluefabrics #quality #qualityfabrics #australian #australianfabrichouse #printedinjapan #internationalquiltmarket2017 #quilting #patchworkquilting #sewing #fabriclove #cotton #barkcloth #barkclothfabrics #boldprints


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Regram from @frankieandray of our beautiful Outback Wife fabrics. These fabrics are so versatile they are not just limited to making quilts. This Rockpool Smock by @frankieandray is a stunning hand-painted floral design printed on our exclusive 150cm wide 100% Cotton Barkcloth base by Cathi @gertrudemade first #outbackwifefabric for @ellabluefabrics. Be quick to get yours as this is a limited edition colour and it’s almost gone forever! 🌺
Photo: @frankieandray
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Smashing some zigzag down on the most gloriously 'outback' quilt I've ever worked on. Made with a mix of last year's Outback Wife, Gertrude Made Essentials and strike-offs from this year's Outback Wife fabrics...this quilt has all the character. I'm still eagerly awaiting my sample yardage as the fabrics have more than lived up to their title of 'slow fabrics' (😬) so while I wait I'm challenging myself to see how far I can stretch my little strike-off pieces in sampling. Happy Saturday friends 😘
#outbackwife #gertrudemadeessentials #ellabluefabrics


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Check out this make by my gorgeous friend Robyn. She makes beaut retro frocks for juniors (you can find her over at @studiobusso) and this dress is the result of her cutting loose with some hand dyed solid barkcloth from my essentials collection. The floral details are from an old vintage barkcloth tablecloth I had in my stash which I flung her way. I love love love this so much. The fabrics work so beautifully together in her design 😍
πŸ“Έ@studiobusso
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Wattle it be I wonder? Kylie of @wattleandloop is working her exquisite (and somewhat fiddly) magic with the tiniest of barkcloth pieces for a very special Outback Wife project. 😍😍😍🌼🌾
πŸ“Έ@wattleandloop
#outbackwife #gertrudemadeessentials #ellabluefabrics


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Looks like a fabric shop in here 😬 The back room of our house has been taken over by studio fabric overflow. It's a jumble of my fabrics for @ellabluefabrics and vintage. They look rather pretty all together 😊
#outbackwife #gertrudemadeessentials #ellabluefabrics #vintagelove #vintagefabric


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YES!!! I just received a little care package from my boss at @ellabluefabrics and it had this in it...a little length of gold French Chantilly 😍😍😍😍 I'm feeling this has to be done. I'm serious. Gold chantilly + teal hand dyed barkcloth. I'm going to have to beg for more of this lace as I desperately want to make this dress!!
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Charlie's Wagga, bound with hundreds of little pink kisses and hand tied with the softest Australian Merino yarn. I'm crushing hard on those beautiful tickings in my Essentials collection. The weight of them is perfect and they feel amazing...like the quality of days gone by, when things were made to last generations 😊
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The other half of the Gertrude Made Essentials includes a navy and teal hand dyed barkcloth 😍 I'm so happy with this small collection, it works with the current Outback Wife florals and will work with this year's too. And most importantly (to me) they're all immaculate quality for garment sewing. Quality has always been the highest priority for me in venturing into fabric design and I've been very fortunate to have the full support of @ellabluefabrics in achieving it. Logistically, I've proved a right challenge for my boss at Ella Blue...it's taking FIVE different mills to produce my fabrics this year! I can't wait until October rolls around to show you all of them together. They're going to make beautiful frocks and quilts that last forever 😊
#ellabluefabrics #gertrudemadeessentials #comingsoon


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A little pile of fabric goodness 😍 This is half of my Gertrude Made Essentials collection which is available for shops to order now. Exquisite hand dyed 150cm wide barkcloth and beautiful yarndyed checks and tickings. I've already used half a bolt of that tiny tea-dyed black check (the white yarn was hand dyed with tea before it was woven into the check to give it a gentle vintage-style warmth). It works so perfectly with everything and the quality is impeccable. If you would like any of these please let your local fabric store know so they can place an order. They arrive in Australia at @ellabluefabrics next week for shipping to stores 😘
#gertrudemadeessentials #comingsoon #ellabluefabrics #barkcloth


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Barkcloth dyed by hand 😍 @ellabluefabrics let me loose with my barkcloth in one of Japan's finest dye houses. I can't even begin to describe the exquisite artisan feel the hand dying gives the barkcloth. It's delicious. For the past few weeks I've been busily sewing quilts with them, but this week, I'll be back in my comfort zone. Frock making 😊 I've put together a little mini collection of these hand dyed barkcloths, together with a few yarn dyed checks, denims and tickings. They're called 'Gertrude Made Essentials' (my creativity abandoned me in the naming 😬) and are being shown to stores now. I'm so excited to immerse myself again in dressmaking this week AND share it with you. I don't much fancy working on things I can't share...it gets a little lonely, I've missed you all xxx
#gertrudemadeessentials #comingsoon #ellabluefabrics #pink #barkcloth #handdyed #dressmaking


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Hidden details 😍 A hand-stitched floral bias hem on a hand-dyed barkcloth frock. I've had so much fun fussing over the little details on my pattern samples for Simplicity. I've got one more button to stitch then this collection of samples gets bundled up (along with some Tim Tams) to jet across the seas to @simplicity_creative_group HQ in NYC. It's been a pattern-making marathon as I double, triple...then friple check every single drawing and measurement. I can't wait to share these babies with you later in the year. Next on my To Do List...some fussing over Outback Wife 2017 fabrics πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š xxx
#ellabluefabrics #comingsoon #simplicitypatterns


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Could that be a hand-dyed barkcloth that I'm not meant to talk about yet? 🀐 Happy Friday my beautiful friends 😘
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