Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Visitors in our street

This morning these two fine gentlemen graced our street with their presence, they were straight over the road from our house. Tonight they are still there somewhere, they sound like they are meowing.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Heffalumps maybe

Another Baby Boy Quilt, I have a friend who is soon to be a Great Grandma, and she has asked me to make her some cot quilts. This is number two, it is complete.

Baby Boy Quilt

A Couple of days ago I was blog hopping instead of sewing, and I found this pattern on Quilter in the Pines blog, and I just had to try it. I finished the top this morning, I have been looking at it and trying to decide if it needs something else. The pale blue fabric has little bunnies on it, so I opened up my EQ7 and had a play with putting bunnies in, I am still not sure.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Cushion Cover

Since Wednesday we have had builders in our house and unfortunately for me they have to walk straight past my spot. So......... no sewing. I am deprived... Today being Friday they finished off early so I was able to get into it again. When I made the "Splendid Hues Quilt" I had some left over bits, so with a little fiddling and trimming I cam up with this cushion, it looks heaps better in real life. (The shiny bit beside it is a reflection of my rotary cutter on my ruler) I made this this afternoon. I put fleecy fabric inside as wadding and backin all in one.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Splendid Hues

Last night I finally got all the way round the quilt I have been working on since Christmas, it went together really well, grew extra quick, and then I got to the mitred corners. Well I dont think I will go into that, but let me just say that they are not as easy as I thought. Hand sewing the binding down took ages, mainly because the back itself is sewn to the prairie points and it is fiddly. Anyway here it is.

I forgot to add that this is a kit available thru Craft Quarters The fabric range is from Willmington prints and the pattern is a free one that comes with the fabric, this quilt is the lap size finished about 73" by 73". There is also a queen size on the pattern sheet.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

whats new

Gosh a few days in and already I am not doing well. Let me see........
Tuesday I did no sewing at all, just lots of procastinating. I did buy some new fabric, Batiks.

My friend Cheryl and I are doing an Amish quilt this year and I decided that the batiks were the way to go.

Wednesday I spent ages drawing up leaves for a new baby quilt that is in the works (no photo) and today so far I am cutting out those leaves.

Monday, January 3, 2011

So far so good

Today is the 3rd of January, and I am still managing to produce something, I have made my blocks for the BOM from Our Craft Forum. I nearly didn't make it as I had problems with the second one printing out the wrong size for the paper piecing

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I am going to try and write down everything I make this year, so I thought I better get started with what has happened so far.
Yesterday I finished a show quilt for Craft Quarters, I still need to stitch down the backing, but that is handwork, I will put up a photo when I am done.
Today I made a skirt from a moda pattern. I am pretty pleased with it. Love how the colours compliment each other. This is for my oldest Grand daughter Olivia for her birthday, now I just have to wrap it and post it.

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I am a mum of five and a grandma to eight, Four boys and four girls. I live with my Husband and the two youngest children, and four poodles. We reside in a tiny town near the Snowy Mountains in NSW My Passion is creating, the only time I am not is when it gets too hot and then I am just listless. I usually have far to many projects going at once, because there is always one more that catches my eye.