Tuesday, 26 May 2015


My blog is seriously suffering neglect! Why oh why? Is it the cold? Maybe sore arthritic hands are also to blame for lack of quilting progress.

I have finished a third ionic gear bag. We are planning a cruise, so I thought another BGB for face paint and bangles and stuff might be a good idea! I pulled out the Kaffe Fassett box of fabric and got busy. Happy with this one!

One more to make and then NO MORE!

Patchwork of the Crosses is also slow! I have had some highlights though!


Our little poodle loves a quilt and lots of colour! Toti loves Kaffe too!

Chino is happy on the floor or a vacant chair.

I'm looking forward to taking delivery of my thermomix! Can't wait! Pinning recipes and tips in advance! Got a bit tired of seeing photos posted by both my daughters and their menus compared! Had to join them.

The other event I'm looking forward to is a weekend workshop with Heather at the Adelaide Sewing Centre. We are quilting a whole cloth quilt on the sweet sixteen. Spent some time today drawing designs!

Always look forward to any comments!

Happy quilting!


Monday, 6 April 2015

A little finish!

My Easter weekend sewing, mojo has been missing of late. No excuses other than cold weather and painful hands! Keep dropping stuff like wonder clips, needles, pins etc!!

Then, Sheila had a new sewing hold all, as did Pip. Well I had to be in on it.

The Bionic Gear Bag is just amazing! Designed by Sally Thompson aka RipStitcher, it hold loads of stuff! Four zip pockets with pockets in between.

Bits and pieces for the Patchwork of the Crosses blocks ready to go!


Fabric scraps used. This was a fun project. I'll make a couple more!

Next project is Leigh Anne's silk quilt. I've put off doing it for so long due to feelings of terror!! Me.........?? sew silk??

Wait a minute..... I really must tidy and rearrange furniture in the sewing room before I start.


Sunday, 15 March 2015

My busy teenager

Angelica has been on the go, depriving me of sleep, zooming away day and night and occasionally I must drive her to distraction! The quick unpick has, I'm sure, been blunted after many pebbles had to be unstitched. I'd stitched over a bit of quilt underneath! Grrr don't you HATE that?

But I am happy! A few photos of night and day sewing!

My challenge quilt for Adelaide Sewing Centre is finally completed.


Patchwork of the Crosses has progressed very slowly as I met Angelica's demands!

Happy to see this pic from our daughter on the Gold Coast. Great to see my x+ cushion on the beach. I went through an insane x+ production last year. Cushions for everyone, tablt mats and runner etc. this one looks happy where it is!


Time to get stitching, Nina is waiting!


Friday, 30 January 2015


Last year I did complete a number of UFO's. So good to get them done.

I seem to have a heap of QIP's (quilts in progress). Sounds better than UFO's. UFO's I regarded as "old hat, sick of you" projects. QIP's are exciting happening delights!

My QIP's are:


A very large Kaffe quilt. Below is the backing patched.


Colours aren't quite right. Lime, navy greys and some tans.

Some Patchwork of the Crosses (Lucy Boston). Love this portable project. Spend so much time hunting for fabrics. I should photograph my sewing room table, cutting table, ironing board, baskets and floor covered in fabrics! Oh dear.

2015 start and finishes. Tiny scraps discarded by two friends last week. The scraps were rescued from a dreadful fate.......the bin!


10" square

8.5" square!

Angelica liked these.

Let me know what you think!


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

New challenges!

Kaffe Fassett quilt sandwich ready for quilting. What to do? Think maybe some ruler work! I think this may be the biggest quilt I've ever made! 90" x 90". It's gonna be fun. Blocks are 10" x 10".



Left overs added to the back. I could not throw the bits out! They were added to the strawberries!


Angelica is looking forward to being very busy in the near future!


I must add a couple of POTC blocks.Now have 11 blocks. Only another 45 to go!

Have a great and safe Christmas!


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Patchwork of the Crosses

A few more blocks of POTC


I have also completed this quilt. Seems to have taken ages, but have quilted two others that were colaberative group quilts.

Spare blocks are part of the backing.
Angelica is learning how to quilt! We have so much to learn. A few tension problems, but now much improved. She is a great teenager with great skills.
Have a great Xmas.


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses.

Angelica and Nina have been zooming away at a great pace. Nina has been ditch stitching two quilts while Angelica is into the FMQ on both quilts. I have been on a big steep learning curve.

Today Nina and I ditch stitched a third quilt. Now it's time for Angelica on her third quilt.

But.........I have discovered more joy! Lucy Boston and FB's Fussy Cutters Club.

What's not to love? My little kit sits on the bedside table at night waiting...... Early Morning cup of tea, and I'm happily stitching between sips. Bliss!



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