Saturday, 23 March 2019

Hearts for ANGELS IN GUMBOOTS NEW ZEALAND.

Everyone is shattered with the tragedy in New Zealand.
This is my way of showing that I care.
I will be posting these on Monday so they can be part of the healing.


I normally sew for my RSC PROJECT and this month is green.
http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/2019/03/scraphappy-saturday-11.html
Today's sewing was in green but sewing for NZ was my aim.

ANGELS IN GUMBOOTS have this amazing heartfelt drive happening.

Read here for the story and how you can help.



Please support this worthy cause and have a read and see what Sarah made.

My birthday flowers opened beautifully
Life should be celebrated.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Sandra's scraps

Sandra from my local quilt group donated to me for charity a whole pile of unwanted blocks.
She had made a pile of sting blocks, cut them and resend them into mixed blocks.
They looked very messy and she lost faith.

(Sorry, should have got a photo)

So I sat there one night and unpicked all the blocks. It left me with a great pile of string triangles. There was also a strip of matching fabric.

I packed them all into my retreat bag and got them out where I had room to play. 
I put my thinking cap on and came up with the idea to pair them as half square triangles.
I used up all the fabric but not the blocks.


They ended up 10" blocks so now measures 40" * 60".
A great charity size.


I'm happy with this design. I also have all the odd bits left which will go towards another quilt one day.

This is the backing that I had donated as well
It matches perfectly.



The quilt is all basted ready for the quilting.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

My Birthday celebrations lasted a week.

Not only was it my birthday but we also celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary.
We don't usually buy presents for each other as we buy things for ourselves all the time.
We do make a point to go out for dinner and spend time together.
We went to a new to us restaurant which was very special. It was also close to home. Only about 7 minutes drive.
For the people that know me I love pastas and seafoods...
Crab risotto. Filled with mussels, prawns and scallops.



My husband had a duck dinner.



A lovely surprise delivery at work.
My daughter, son in law and grandsons had this beautiful bouquet delivered to me. They were very beautiful and the lilies opened up over the next week and were so pretty.
My daughter didn't order the balloon so I say it was my sons way of coming through saying happy birthday.
His favourite colour was green and every year on his birthday we release a bunch of green balloons up to him. It's something the grandsons remember to do each year and it's their way of remembering their uncle.
VERY MEMORABLE



I meet up with my friend for lunch on my birthday at a local Chinese restaurant.
It was delicious. Then the staff surprised my with this lovely dessert and singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
I was away on the long weekend in March and there were more celebrations.
My wonderful friend put together this fun cake.
Caramel mud cake, profiteroles filled with custard and salted caramel profiteroles. Surrounded by flowers from her garden and lemon verbena leaves for a nice cup of hot tea.
The candles weren't forgotten either...

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Green logs, crumbs and scraps.

I have been making curved log cabin blocks for quite a while.
I started about 3 years ago. Not many have been made so I am back on the line getting them done each month.
Here is my green block.
The green strips are cut at 1 1/2" and the creams are cut at 1". This block measures 21".


My scrappy green crumbs have been stitched together to make a lovely spring BUTTERFLY.


I'm linking up with Angela for her So Scrappy Saturday

There are so many colourful projects being done.
Have a look at all the people that have linked up.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

My YELLOWS are sewn, quilted and I have caught up....

I have finally caught up with my TINY TUESDAY blocks..
Now on to GREEN MONTH...

Look at this great block that was designed by Mari.

If you want to join in with this TINY TUESDAY SAL go HERE to get all the great patterns.
Thanks Angela for organising this SAL



All my blocks so far.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

MULTIPLY GREEN RSC19 - Tiny Tuesday

MARCH IS GREEN OVER AT SO SCRAPPY RSC19 WITH ANGELA.

It is my turn to design a block for everyone to make. It finishes at 4.5" so we are working with small pieces. I call it MULTIPLY as the pieces start off small and get larger in each round.

Here goes.

I made mine with 10 different fabrics/shades of GREEN


CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS.
Cut 4 @ 1 1/4"
Cut 3 @ 1 5/8"
Cut 3 @ 2 3/4"



Lay your pieces out with the pieces in the correct place to make it easier when assembling



Sew the 4 * 1 1/4" squares together to make a 4 patch
Trim this 4 patch to 1 5/8".



Sew the 3 * 1 5/8" squares to this assembled 4 patch to create a new 4 patch.
This new 4 patch should measure 2 3/4".



Go ahead and sew the last 3 squares to make a completed block.

Here we have the block measuring 5". This means it will be 4.5" finished



Hope you have enjoyed making this block as much as me.

Here are my other colour ways in this design to give you ideas of colour placement.


I have designed this block to participate in SoScrappy RSC19.

Angela will have a PDF of this pattern for you to print. Click on the following link.
http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/p/rsc19-sampler-quilt.html

Every week there is a new block put up for you to make. Each one is designed/chosen by fellow quilters.

Each month there is a new colour.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Tiny Tuesday is going QAYG

I thought I would try QAYG with these cute Tiny Tuesday blocks.
Every Tuesday Angela has been putting up these wonderful blocks either designed by her or other bloggers/quilters.
Sewing them QAYG style will hopefully keep me going and won't take long to finish later.

My background borders, wadding & backing is cut.



This is what not to do


Here it is all fixed and quilted.
Looks a bit better.


Time to assemble QAYG style

Here are the blocks all together that I have already sewn QAYG style.
I hope one day I get many blocks to put together easily by way of joining by sewing strips to join my blocks together. 

Angela over at So Scrappy & Scrap Happy Saturday & even more so Tiny Tuesday is a great inspiration.

http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/2019/03/scraphappy-saturday-8.html

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Baby quilt Finishes


I've had a good few days sewing. Quilting and binding.
I had so much fun quilting this ABC quilt. I made it larger than the basic pattern by adding alternating blocks of a cute story book fabric.

My boss and his wife had a gorgeous little girl yesterday and this was what I gifted them.
They have a 2 year old who just loved it. He can learn to read with all the letters. I laid out the alphabet the same way we learnt to sing them.
It is so bright and cheerful.

This one measures 40" * 51"


This is a super cute Forest design measures 44" * 58"
It started as a panel with 4 prints but I left one out as it's colour was just too pink.
Then I strip pieced coordinating fabrics and cut to make fit.
Very happy.

I love this bee fabric so I just bought 1/2 metres and 1 metre lengths.

This quilt measures 39 1/2" * 59 1/2"


The happy trio.


That's a total of 14.80 metres / 584" of binding

Sunday, 24 February 2019

A day of yellows


I started out with this tub of yellows..


 And made an easy block... A simple 9 patch


Here are my 4 catch up blocks for a couple of weeks.


Why is it that you make a block,  take a photo  and still dont see the mistake. 

Then when you quilt it the mistake shows... OH NO!!!!! 



I can't believe it's the last Saturday of February.
So yellows it is and linking up with Angela.

I still have Mari's
http://academicquilter.blogspot.com/2019/02/tiny-yellow-flower-block.html
block to do and probably another from the last Tuesday of the month..
I will catch up...

I wanted to also share that I have linked up with O SCRAP.
http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/2019/02/oh-scrap-my-garden-growns.html
Have a look at all the different projects that are out ther..

Friday, 22 February 2019

JESS' JUNK

Jess' Junk


SOME OF US STRUGGLE, SOME OF US LIVE, SOME OF US SURVIVE AND SOME DON'T.. THE ONES THAT ARE READING THIS ARE LIVING, GROWING AND MOVING ON.......

This is so dear to my heart and many of the people around me.
My gorgeous friends lost their dear niece to this dreaded disease.
She struggled to have a family, given to her by a dear special friend. Not once but twice.




After one rally of support & Strength in numbers, funds were raised.


The battle didn't last but most of us move on and keep living. Leaving her husband and 2 beautiful boys behind her family are staying strong.
She was a beautiful lady, one I had known since 
birth.
Like many others we have lost a loved one or more to CANCER.

I also recently lost my mother & my father-in-law to CANCER. I have also lost many friends. Somewhere there has to be an answer. We have to rally together, give our strength and support and hopefully one day there will be a better future for everyone.

My wonderful friend Michael is doing this rally for JESS --- October 19th - 25th 
HIS CAR IS NAMED JESS' JUNK.....

He has never done this type of travel before so it will be a real challenge. One where we will be following along and hopefully you too.


I can only ask for you to help support his trip to raise more funds for the dreaded CANCER bug.

Let's Raise some funds


PLEASE HAVE A LOOK, CONSIDER AND DONATE TO SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE FOR ALL OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

For all my cyber friends, friends and my dearest closest friends and family who have in some way been touched with this disease,  we will survive.

ANYONE WHO READS THIS PLEASE HELP WITH A SMALL DONATION. GROUP TOGETHER TO MAKE A DONATION AND CHANGE OUR FUTURE.

To all my beautiful family and friends, wether you are here or gone, I love you and will always remember you.

LET'S HELP MICHAEL EXCEED  HIS GOAL...