Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Bird cage Key holders

I started these key holders a while ago. Maybe a year.

That are my no.11 on my UFO 2020 list.
When I drew out the numbers to be worked on in January I drew no. 7.. For some reason I pulled these out of the cupboard and started sewing. Crazy me then realised they weren't what I was supposed to be finishing. Anyway 2 are done but I do have another 4 to finish when no. 11 does get pulled out to do... I might just get them finished.
They are great to have in your handbag as the keys don't rattle around and they are kinda cute.

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Visiting Sisters from New Zealand & Canada.


Fabrics from Raewyn from New Zealand & a special one from Canada..

A Sister from Canada.

Sisters fromNew Zealand.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Baby boy and girl quilts nearly done.

I wasnt feeling well when I first got up Saturday morning so I went back to bed for a nap. Got up at 11.30 and did some grocery shopping. Came home and sat about not really too well. I just read some blogs and watched tv.. once again I was falling asleep so off for another sleep. Woke up hungry and ate. I finally felt like I was awake at about 10 pm...
Hubby was away for the weekend so I focused on the 2 baby quilts I need to finish this month.
I managed to get the tops done and I'm started. posting this from my bed at 3.35 am - Sunday 
Here is the boys one .... ( sorry about the lighting but given the time I can't do much about it).
And the girls one
I want to quilt them when I get up. I hope I feel bettter...Otherwise it will be next weekend when I get back to them...
I GOT THEM BOTH QUILTED ON SUNDAY.


Simple quilting design.


Baby boy quilt quilted, binding on ready for hand stitching down.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Winter mug rug Swap...


I was part of a winter mug rug swap.
I received my mug rug from Tracey in QLD. It is just lovely. About A4 size.
Tracey used astiff bag batting which I have not seen done before. It makes it more sturdy than usual.
I might try this with the next one I make.



This is what I made. First up was some fun stitching.

A cute little Dresden snowman. I had a lot of fun making this one. Not your traditional mug rug.
It measures 8" from point to pint.

Thursday, 6 February 2020

INTERNATIONAL SISTERS - Texas wildflowers

Bloggers are so generous. 
I received this beautiful Texas Wildflower fabric from Karen at

Well , I have put this fabric to use and made my first block...



I have seen this block on a few sites and wanted to join in.
Read this funny story about how the blocks multiply..
https://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/2019/07/women-of-color.html
If you want to join in with making these girls go to see the post PREETI has done with a tutorial.
I think PREETI is amazed with how widespread this block has become.
https://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/2019/05/international-sister-block.html
This is how the began.
https://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/2019/08/feeling-blue.html

Monday, 3 February 2020

Loving my Bloc Loc rulers....


I don't really do written reviews but here goes.

I saw these Bloc Loc rulers a few years back and thought they were interesting. I watched a tutorial at one of the quilt shows and thought they would be a great addition to my ruler / tools collection. When I saw the price my thoughts were put on hold. UNTIL THIS YEAR. I finally got around to purchasing a half square triangle pack. That was in July. They have sat in their sweet little packet until this years BONNIE HUNTER MYSTERY. We have had to make 100's of half square triangles. So what better time than now to learn how to use them.
WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG. They are brilliant. They make it so easy to trim up blocks, accurately too. Paired with a rotary cutting mat and the job was done super quick.
Anyway, now I'm on the hunt for the flying geese ruler set. In this mystery we have to make 100's of geese and I am not a fan. I won't get the rulers in time to use with this project but they will be bought soon.
As I said they are not cheap but well worth it. I have only found them at Punch With Judy (Australia) as I don't do online shopping well.
Hopefully you can get the chance to try these rulers and some might suit you. Treat yourself to a great gift..


Perfect every time..
This shows just how many half square triangles I have trimmed...

Friday, 31 January 2020

NEARLY INSANE UFO no... 7 --- worked on.

NEARLY INSANE.
Set in triangles need to be made.

Bottom right completed.


I have made some progress. 
I am happy where this is so far.


I'm not sure when I'll get back to it but I did make my goal and completed 7 blocks and assembled some rows. I now have half of the blocks completed..

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

My 1930's surprise.

I was part of a swap... A SECRET SANTA SWAP.. 
All,the way from the USA. came this stuffed parcel.
To make the most of the expensive postage Sheila got as much in there as weight would allow.
There were 2 cute little magnets.
An envelope stuffed full of fabric... 1930's
This panel is absolutely gorgeous..

Thank you so much Sheila.
I can't wait to put some of these to use.
If you want a site to follow and chat, swap and sew along go have a look at
Quilting Around the World.  QATW.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

2019. Blog book.

My daughter and family paid for me to get the year 2019 blog made into a book for my Xmas present. It has arrived and I love it. So many memories....
I have had these made eveery year since I started my blog.
If ever the internet dies I will still have my books as a journal.. 
I love them..



If you want yours making you can go here.....
https://www.blog2print.com

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

QAYG string blocks for GIPPSLAND FIRE VICTIMS

With the tragic fires that have been happening in Australia I want to help...
It's not much..
When we make quilts for charities the men aren't thought about as much. Our fabrics we use are more pretty and floral. This time I am focussing on males. Checks."
I have pulled all these check fabrics that have been donated to me to make QAYG blocks for the GIPPSLAND FIRES.
Jan Mac assembles QAYG blocks and sends them for Charity. I have been helping her over the past few years. She does an amazing  job at forwarding on these quilts.



My table looks a mess. BUT a happy mess.



I'm working on 2 at a time.. They go together faster..



Here they are trimmed. I think these will look great



These are the blocks I have done so far to send to Jan Mac for the people that need it in the GIPPSLAND Fires..