Saturday, 28 February 2015

February OPAM & Binding Blitz

My OPAM's for February
A total of 30....
Table runners x 4, fabric bowls x 6, zippered purse, art smock, casserole carrier, lots of poppies, sewing room stitchery, folder cover
& Breast cancer mug rugs x 14.......


Zippered purse ( 50 ), Sewing room stitchery ( 22 ), Folder cover ( 72 ), Breast cancer mug rugs x 14 ( 448 ), Casserole Carrier ( 50 ) .... =.  642"

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Another quilt finished for a dear friend.

My friend does lively quilts but she cannot quilt them. They are too big and heavy. I help her out and just look at this beauty. Here is my progress.
Quilting the design

The quilting on the front

The quilting on the back

And the finished quilt

Can you see the chooks in my neighbours yard.......

Isn't it wonderful. The fabrics are lovely. Her friend should be one very happy person....
Well done ANNA

Linking up with
Needle and Thread Thursday, Y'all!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

1XiAM or 2,3 or 4

I have made some more XMAS items so I have completed my 1XiAM.
2 Table Runners
Look HERE for SEW WE QUILT: A Ten Minute Tutorial - to make this great table runner

2 Fabric bowls
And this is the YouTube tutorial I followed for the Fabric bowls

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Still using PINKS

I've had a little fun using up my pink crumbs. A friend was delivered a lovely meal in a casserole dish and carrier. I loved it so much I thought I'd give it a go.
My version of a Casserole Cover / Carrier.

I think it has turned out great and will be making some more for the Trade Table for Kilmore Quilters Quilt show in October... The next ones I think I will put on two handles.

Then I had a little play around with this little TEA CUP pin cushion. I didn't have a pattern, just guessed. It's a little wonky. This is for the Trade Table too...

I am linking up with ANGELA at 

Friday, 20 February 2015

A Folder Cover Complete

I enjoy making these folder covers.
They are great for gifts.
I received all these half square triangles from Mari at    .
Here is my finished item.

I have sewn another 72" of binding
I got this made the other day so
I am linking up with FNSI with WENDY at

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A little sewing room stitchery

I found this little stitchery gift my mum had given me. So I sat and did it.
It is so cute. Will it be a gift for someone or put on the wall  in my workroom.

22" binding sewn....

Don't forget Friday Night Sew In this week

Monday, 16 February 2015

Slow Sunday Stitching

on my Sunday's I never know what I'll be doing but I always like sneaking in some stitching.
I am helping a friend make these mug rugs for a fundraiser for BREAST CANCER. She has made about 120 all up.
I just have to finish my last 14. I am hand stitching this last pile of bindings for her.

Bindings for 14 mug rugs @ 32" = 448"

I am linking up with Kathy at
Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, 14 February 2015

pink, pink & pink

I have sewn these lovely little bowls using up some more pink crumbs.
They are very cute and so easy to put together. Great for the gift box.

Can't do any sewing today. I'm off to see FIFTY SHADES OF GREY with my daughter. Then have a dinner with her and my hubby.

Linking up with ANGELA at Soscrappy for Scrap Happy Saturday

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Another quilt quilted for a friend and some POPPIES

I have a dear friend who cannot quilt anything larger than a small wall hanging so I help out. She then puts the binding on when I am done.
This is a large quilt and it did take a bit of time for me to do. It is finished.
It is a BASKET WEAVE pattern. A quick and easy design I showed her. 
ANNA did a lovely job in making it. I just hope she likes how I have quilted it.

I made some knitted POPPIES to donate to my local quilt group. Kilmore Quilters.
We are using them for our display. It is such a big thing this year for us here in AUSTRALIA.
Read about it all HERE. They have collected about 9000 already. They were only expecting 5000. They are collecting until March.

They were so quick and easy to do. I wonder if they count as a OPAM.

here is the pattern I used. I got 12 poppies from one 8 ply ball of acrylic yarn.

Monday, 9 February 2015

a sweet lady down the street

There is a sweet lady who lives in the Main Street of my town. She has a beautiful cottage garden. Since losing my son she regularly phones me up and says....
It's that time, my flowers are blooming.
This is what she delivers.....

What a beautiful bunch of flowers to display with my family. She is so sweet. 
Thankyou Lorraine.....

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Happy pinks today

Today was my time to work with my pink scraps. Let's see if I have a good day.
YES, I remembered how to do this block without any trouble.
I'm happy. My curved Log Cabin block for RSC15.

Friday, 6 February 2015

My February DOD mystery blocks

Here are my February blocks completed for the DOD mystery Row by Row quilt.
I made 5.... 3 of them are to swap and 2 are for me to keep.
 No. 1...... To swap

 No. 2...... To swap

 No. 3......To swap

 No. 1...... To keep

 No. 2...... To keep

I put on all different beads to make the pin heads cute. Here are hearts, flowers, balls and just plain beads. Very sweet.

I am also linking up with Cheryll for FNWF.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

School is back

So my grandson, who is now in grade 1, is back at school. Of course he needs a new ART SMOCK.
I had a little bit of fabric here. He didn't like much of it so I am hoping he likes what I have made.

He liked the camouflage fabric  then I had to find something to go with it.
I found this aircraft fabric. Yes I know it is going sideways but I had to go with what I had.
It is reversible so when one side is too messy just put it on the other way.
I hope he likes it.
I'm linking up with NTT

Monday, 2 February 2015

Not much done this evening

I have started this new little stitchery for XMAS.
I thought it would be nice for my grandsons to have something special to hang on their door.
Well here is the start. I am going away on a bike trip soon and this will fit in my bag. It is not big, it is not much but at least it will be there if I feel the urge and have the time to do a little bit of sewing.
It is so cute or will be when it is finished.
This is my Slow SUNDAY Stitching
Let's hope I can get this finished this year. I have bought a special key to hang on the bottom too...
I'm linking up with 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The last Blue SATURDAY for JANUARY

On Saturday I worked with my blue scraps. It was the last Saturday for the month and before we started the new colour PINK for February. 
I managed to sew all of my crumbs. AMAZING. I never thought I would get through them.
I did all the machining SATURDAY then finished the hand work on Sunday.
Here is what I made and got finished too.

 Fabric bowls x 2

 Large zippered purse ( 50" binding )

Table runners x 2

I am linking up with ANGELA for So scrappy Saturday's. And say goodbye to the