Thursday, 17 January 2019

Quilt Shop shopping.

Some happy shopping.
While I have been away I needed to by all different fat quarters for our groups birthday swap.
We had Aboriginal, Japanese birds, 1930's, Kaffe Fasset, Japanese print.
I also grabbed some eye Spy blocks too.
They were in packs of 20 pieces. A fun boys pack and an Australian animal pack.

We have about 16 in the group.
There were a few double ups with what peaople wanted so I bought either a half metre or a full metre. Cut it up and I can have the leftovers.

Monday, 14 January 2019

When it's HOT, HOT, HOT.

WOW, we are having a real heatwave at the moment.
Look at this temperature today after work.

We were away at my brothers camping this weekend. YES, IN THIS HEAT.
You can't change birthdays so when there is a 60th you just have to celebrate.

Look at the week ahead.
Not much else to say but you don't know how much you appreciate electricity until you really need it.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Amitie in Torquay

I have seen lots of photos of this quilt.
****Sorry about the frosty photos****

My Hubby loved this pattern so it was bought. Maybe I might get to make it.

These are both great patterns to use up orphan blocks.

We had a lovely lunch their too.
Jen was also there and we had a good chat to her.
She liked how I had done the Gypsy Wife quilt with the groups Orphan Blocks.

I finally found the handles I needed/wanted to finish my BORO bag.

Don't they just go perfectly.
Now to get it sewn.

If you are around Torquay stop in at this lovely shop.
It is also a cafe that serves beautiful lunches. 
Has for for the partners to sit and have a coffee while you shop.
The staff are friendly, it is open and bright.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Xmas knitting & a Xmas Gift..... THANKYOU

I knitted these Xmas stockings for all my work colleagues. They are filled with lollies.
I enjoy the Xmas cheer of giving.

Everyone had a smile on their faces so it was worth it.

Thank you to Maria for my lovely Xmas Gnome Mug Rug.
It sits beside my machine and will be used daily.

Saturday, 5 January 2019


I have rejoined BLOCK LOTTO.
Here is my first block - FIREBALL.
As it is red I am also including this as a RSC project.

These will be my blocks I am sending for the draw.
They could include RED, PINK or ORANGE.

Sewing along with Angela @ SoScrappy.
This month is red.

Having a play around with a new block. Having fun with scraps of red.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Quilting butterflies & the HEAT

We are sitting here in the stinking hot today. It is a cool (haha) 45 deg Celsius or 113 deg Fahrenheit.
Of all days as I am cleaning my sewing room and reevaluating my projects for the year and don't want to venture outside.
The air con keeps tripping the fuse so outside we go and keep flicking it back on.
Hubby is outside checking it out. Cleaning everything we can. Fingers crossed it stays on this time.
If we have to call a technician he won't be able to get here until next week.

So off to put on a movie and sit in front of a fan. Then try to do a little sewing.

You probably have had enough of seeing these quilts but they are together. Finished and ready to be delivered for my friend to sew the binding then gift away.
I think my photos are out of order but here I am working on the quilting. 
They both took a few days to do but I enjoyed stitching them.

And here they are done.
I am very happy with them.

I have passed them on to their maker and she loves them.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

BOM SIGNS UPS & a great start to the NEW YEAR.

Deana, who I have been following for a few years now, has this great SAL going on.
You choos the BOM you want to work on.. Sew away and each month link up and shadow others what you are doing.
Deana has a great selection she is doing herself so you could SAL with her too.

Link ups are 2 times a month and sign ups close on January 15.
So go along, have a read and join in.

I loved making these curved log cabin blocks a few years back.
They use up the tiniest strips. Some are less than an inch.
Have a look at this post to see more about them.

I want to get back to some more of these butterfly blocks. They are great for kids quilts, gifts and charity makes. Also, a great way to get rid of more scraps.

Here is the tutorial I followed that Joanne has done.

I also sew along with SO SCRAPPY


I am on holidays still so hopefully I'll get some sewing in and make a start.

If I set aside 1 project a weekend I must just get some done.

Sunday, 30 December 2018

More Butterflies

I am happy with how the quilting has worked out.

And here is the purple one.
They are so pretty

The bindings are sewn on ready for hand stitching.

Here I have done the 2nd quilt to match..
Cross hatched, little flowerettes, stippling and continuous butterfly borders.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Goodbye my dear SIL

Thank you to everyone with their Xmas wishes.
Hope you all had a lovely time with family.

With all my visiting with catching up with friends and family for this years festive season was dampened.

We had very sad news that my SIL passed away on the Friday before Xmas and the funeral will be tomorrow.
It's very hard to say Merry Xmas and then suffer with sadness.
Putting on a happy face when feeling so sad is difficult and very tiring.
I have a few posts planned which will go ahead a I am not doing any sewing at the moment.

2019 has to be a better year for me.