Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A little bit of sweets making and some sewing...

1 family block of Dairy Milk Chocolate (I used 2 x 200g blocks)
1 family block of Peppermint Crème filled Chocolate 
(I used 2 x 200g blocks)
1 small block of White chocolate (200g)
1 1⁄4 pack Choc Ripple biscuits
1⁄2 can Condensed Milk
1 oz Butter
What to do.......
Crush the chocolate ripple biscuits.
Melt the butter, condensed milk and peppermint chocolate all together. Mix well with the biscuits.
Spread into a lined slice tray.

Melt the block of milk chocolate and spread it over the biscuit base. Melt the white chocolate and spread over the top in a decorative pattern.
Chill until set. Cut into bite size pieces. 

I am making a quilt for a friends granddaughter.. she really wanted greys, mints & pinks.  I couldn't find any fabrics I liked in those colours. This is what I chose.

So I started to cut. Strips & 6.5" feature squares. 

Then I sewed the strips together.. Now ready for cross cutting...

Monday, 16 October 2017

Back to the quilt show.

We had some good displays, stall holders, trade tables and vibe.
This was the view as you entered the hall.
Our quilt raffle is on the left. This first stall holder further down.
Lesley Mays, Mildura.

Members Xmas creations 

Display of workshops held and charity works.

Members trade table created lots of interest.

 Trade table next to the kitchen

Shelagh is from Buninyong, Victoria.
Book a class or have her at your show.

Saturday, 14 October 2017


I've been sent a few photos of the grand children.
This first one looks just like my son climbing a tree but it is the eldest grandson, Nicholas.

Then we have both the boys in their footy gear getting ready for the game at child care.
Nicholas & Xavier.

And then that night watching the game

Now for the grand daughters.
Another memory was when my daughter was chomping on her first drumstick. Like Pebbles from the Flinstones. Here Madeleine is enjoying her ribs.

And now for the youngest granddaughter, Indy...
Look at that hair.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Some more of the quilts on display..

Quilts as you go HEXAGONS.

 Denim & Lace

Hunters Star was a great display in multi colours.

The graded Hunters Star is effective. 

 One block wonder 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

I have done a little bit of sewing...

After suffering a migraine foe a day or two I sat at the machine.
Our quilt group has decided that the gift this year for KRIS KRINGLE is to be a cute little bag. It can be done in any colour and embellished any way.
Years ago I made a coffee cup bag using this fun technique so thought I'd give it another go.
There is a bit of cutting and sewing involved but it's worked out great.
 And here is the finished bag.
The pocket adds a little bit extra. This wasn't in the pattern but I thought I'd put one in.

And look at the fun fabric.. A sewers life..

There are a great deal of patterns offered for free. Pop on over to have a look and hopefully make something..

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Where have I been

Ive been to our quilt show and back........
I can't believe I haven't been here for quite a while. No excuses really except that I have been feeling flat and couldn't be bothered doing anything..Time to change....
Here are some photos I've taken on my phone of some of the beautiful quilts on display.

We had a spring theme and this was made and placed at the entrance. HOW CUTE..

And now for the lovely coloured quilts..

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Red scraps

My friend wanted me to make her some double ended oven mitts for her to give as gifts... These are my favourites. I love using them as they keep my hands and arms safe. But I enjoy making them out of my scraps even more.

She wanted RED...
I tipped out my scraps of fabrics. And wadding too..
I'm not the neatest of storage people. I don't like ironing until I'm ready to use it. I love playing with the little bits...

 All my scraps were sewn to wadding, just like QAYG. I kept sewing until the pieces were long strips and pocket size. Then I trimmed them to correct size..
 And they are finished. I am so happy with them...

Friday, 22 September 2017

My orange blocks are done...

I have had a slow week but have done a little bit of sewing... I've been busy finishing my log cabins...
Here they are all trimmed to 10.5"...

And now for the finished block, that measures 20.5", with the other colours I have had done for a while.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Getting ready for the show

Our local quilt group is getting ready for their show... Raffle tickets are bought. Fingers crossed for someone I know to be the winner of this lovely quilt.... Hunters star is a great pattern.

Sarah has got a special project happening but it's a secret. I am sending her some scraps to give a bit of variety. These are in the post..

If you are into making bags go over to Vale and have a look at the link us. It's bag week.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

And now for the next ORANGE curved log cabin block.

Wow,,, I cant believe I started this block design back in 2015 and am only doing some more about it now.   Anyway here is what I am playing with on this lovely Scrap Happy Saturday.
Remember I started these last week...
 All the scraps thrown on the floor until I'm finished..
 My log cabins are growing

Oops, I went to cut them  to size @ 10.5" but when I put the ruler on them I realised I still needed to add another round.
I have been unwell again this weekend so the finish is not going to happen for a few more days...

So I'll just have to read along with those that did sew this weekend 
Link up time with Angela...

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Mums crochet blanket is finished

I have been doing a little bit of crochet too.
I started this back in June when I found these pieces already Knitted in one of mums scrap bags of unfinished projects. I dragged them out.......

Now look at it. Yes, a bit wonky but with washing and use I'm sure it will be fine..

And here is my work lunch time crochet done... 40" x 48"

These are added to a charity box...