Monday, 30 September 2013

Little purses for gifts steps 1 & 2

Here is the finished purse.

Step 1: quilt a piece of fabric & cut out the shape.

Step 2: make some bias binding from a 2" wide strip.
This must be cut on the bias to stretch around the curve.
Now sew to each end of the quilted fabric.

More steps to follow as I get to them.

12" October block for Debbie

Here is my block I am sending Debbie. 
As she is in Canada, my last block hasn't got overseas yet, I thought I had better send it early.
So it is on the way. With a little something as well.
Debbie asked for any block in yellow & white tone on tone.

This block is called Dutch Pinwheel.
You can see it on TWIN FIBRES blog

I used the easy half square triangles way. Making 8 at a time.
Here is a good tutorial to make these 1/2 square triangles at

September block has arrived

I like my postie today.
He has delivered my 12" block swap block from Cathy.
I asked for country stars.
I love the colours.
Cathy ALS sent me some great buttons too.
Thanks Cathy

Saturday, 28 September 2013

More covered coat hangers

I have made some more covered coat hangers to donate to
Kilmore quilters
for their trade table

September Scrapbooking Challenge

I have done a scrapbook page for the 
September monthly challenge.
The only requirements this month was you had to add at least 12 flowers.
My husbands cousins wedding day.

Another Quilt for Kilmore Quilt show

my quilt I am entering in the Kilmore Quilt show
Kilmore quilters
October 12 -13 

Friday, 27 September 2013


I entered the August monthly scrapbooking challenge on the
MakeAPage Scrapbooking website.
I was lucky enough to win. 
Here is my prize.
Forget Me Not papers and collect ambles.
I can't wait to use them

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Workshop with Heathcote Quilters

I had a great day out at Heathcote today
Barbara from Strathdale Quilters came and showed us how to make a small wall hanging.
It is called "4 in the raw" by Helen Godden.
I used Maple Leaves so hopefully I can use them with my 6" block swap squares I receive.

More goodies for Heathcote

I made some more Mug Rugs for the TradeTable

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Donation for Heathcote Quilters

I am a member of the Heathcote Quilters and have made these covered coat hangers. 
They are holding a Quilt-In and are having a trade table.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

My feature walls

I have been so busy painting my house.
I have now done the feature walls. I made a dramatic change and decided on a brown colour to get away from the pale yellow that we had.
All that needs to be done now are all the trims and doors.

See the 'jigsaw puzzle' quilt that I am using.
It is the one I made my son for his 18th birthday.

Anna's Paper Pieced Block

Anna asked for a 12 "  block in muted colours on a cream background.
Here is my finished block with a little gift I sent.

Blocks for Traci

Here they are Traci.
The block on the left is the same fabric I used for my paper pieced swap

Tuesday, 17 September 2013


I have just completed my PAPER PIECED block for Anna
She asked for the Circle of Geese pattern.

I have also been very busy and completed my 

 6" blocks for Rev. Traci Hoglen.

I am not putting up the photos just yet.

 I think I will post them first and when they have arrived I will add photos.


I have been very busy making MUG RUGS for my local quilt group.
We were asked to donate some things for the trade table & some for gifts.
After searching Pinterest I noticed they were very popular.
I have made mine 8" x10"

These 2 I have used scraps and added a pocket for that sweet treat.

Then I started using up my strips


Playing with FLYING GEESE




Cups of tea anyone

And not forgetting the coffee lovers

Friday, 13 September 2013

CHOCK-O-LATTE with a friend

I have decided to use this quilt as my entry in the Kilmore quilt show
Chocolate & Roses

My friend and I started this quilt at the same time and we set deadlines for when each section was to be finished. She lives interstate so we would get together every few months to start the next section/border. 
It is now complete.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

My Daughter & Grandson Xavier

My daughter came for a visit with my sick grandson Xavier.
What a cutie playing with our Brio train set.
And then exhausted in his mothers arms.


I am painting my house inside and am half way thru.
Gone is the yellow & in with the cream.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

My 1st months PAPER PIECING block swap

I am so excited today as I have just received information about month 1 in my Paper/Foundation Piecing Block Swap.
I am to make a circle of flying geese for Anna.
Here are some links to view until I actually get the block done and post photos.

Photo on Flickr 

Photo & pattern for both clockwise & anti-clockwise

Free PATTERN site

I just came across this easy to follow site for free patterns.
I have started a paper pieced block swap so I need some practice.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

6" blocks in the mail

The postie was good to me today.
This is what he delivered. 
2 beautiful maple blocks in lovely fabrics and gorgeous colours.
Thanks Ann. Hope you like the ones I have sent.

Monday, 2 September 2013

September 12" block swap

My partner this month was Cathy. 
She asked for a 9 patch in scrappy purples & a solid black centre. Hope she is happy with my choice of fabrics.
Cathy will cut it back to a 12 1/2" block & make a disappearing 9 patch.