Saturday 30 June 2018

Tighten those reigns

The drawings are done and now to cut it n the lines and keep it in one piece..

All cut ready to iron.

Look at this funny one.
I call it the pregnant nag..

This is one ironed on..

A skinny cartoony horse.

Thursday 28 June 2018

My Appliqué workshop

My appliqué workshop went so well. We all had a bit of fun.
Traced some simple drawings onto vliesofix, ironed them onto fabric,
cut out on the lines, then iron on to background.
Now to get ready for lots of blanket stitching.

Doesn't he look great on the newsprint background.

Look at this cutie pie.

And put on to the background

Tuesday 26 June 2018

And the Unicorn is finished.

Val has a great linky party every Tuesday. Why don't you go and have a look.

Val also has a give away at the moment...

And here it is finished.
The lighting isn't very good as the day was gloomy and I have already passed it on to my friend.
I am happy with making baby quilts this size. 42" * 60".
They can use it for quit a while.

I used some selvedge to border a label.
It shows all the colours in the different unicorns.

Sunday 24 June 2018

Sundays afternoon drive

Hubby and I decided to go for a drive one day. We hadn't been here before.
75 kms from Mildura, a small town named WERRIMULL.
A relaxing stop and a pub meal.

A lovely old pub. We thought we would have a quiet light lunch.
In fact, this pub was very busy considering it doesn't open long hours and was away from everything.

And the little old post office next door. This was all that is in the town..

Friday 22 June 2018

Maxine's Crazy Friendship finish

My friend Maxine was helping out her friend to get a quilt finished.
40 years ago these blocks were made by a group of friends. The plan was a friendship quilt.
14 blocks were made and then put in a bag and into the cupboard they went. 

Maxine had some similar fabric and lace and set out to make a block. (The centre one)
But too much lace..
Then we were playing with layout ideas.
We didn't want to change the original blocks as they were made from friends. 
We just had to figure out how to put them together.
Cut away some lace and it blends nicely.

Look at how it all works together.

Then we printed the label onto a doily.
The quilt wont be washed but will be treasured.
When given back to the owner she was brought to tears..

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Robinvale--the finish

The theme was Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs.

Look at all these cute beds and dolls quilts that have been made...

The entrance. So welcoming.

Beautiful scrappiness

Thank you Robinswood Patchworkers for a lovely comfortable Shaw and day out.

Monday 18 June 2018

Unicorns are Purple.

Another kids quilt in the making...

Look at these cute UNICORN fabrics.

It started with a panel.

A bit of a plan..
Working out how to get a uniform layout with the fabric I had..

Layout no1...

Layout no 2...

Saturday 16 June 2018

More quilts

There was a good display of scrap quilts. So many ideas.

Sorry about the glare. This was a very cute embroidered wool wall hanging.

A beautiful Sashiko vest. It was so well made.

A beautiful Homestead.

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Eye Spy Swap is in the mail

These are the fabrics I started with

I have joined in with Val and others for a fun swap.
There is one spot left but you will have to be quick.

All my squares are cut and re stacked into 20 piles.
I have just staggered the top fabric so it looks a bit different

Can't wait to see what I start getting back

My squares are in the bag and on their way.
I wonder how long it will take to get to the USA...

Sunday 10 June 2018

Robinvale, ROBINSWOOD Quilt Show

Here are some of the beautiful quilts on display.
There are only 16 members that are active in the group.
What a great day and show..

Robinvale Patchwork Friends

Friday 8 June 2018

Robinswood Homestead High Tea at Robinvale.

My friends and I headed out for the day. An hours drive later and we arrived at Robinvale.
A beautiful home with lovely gardens.

It was a lovely homestead. Situated on the banks of the Murray River.
We had a beautiful day out. 

Look at this yummy chicken and veggie soup that was served for lunch.

Having a day out with friends...

Look at this amazing spread. All these beautiful cakes were what were included in our entry ticket with a cup of tea/coffee.

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Lake Cullulleraine Quilting Retreat

Oops, I think I got the dates to post wrong . Oh well it's a double post time.
Anyway, this was our view while on retreat. The pelicans are resting on the fence.

The sunset is beautiful over the lake.

My little letters , abc quilt, is now basted for quilting..
I am very happy with this one.

I got the outside rows on to my bow Ties quilt. It now measures 80" square.
Now for basting and quilting.

And what I got done on the weekend.
2 baby quilts cut, sewn & basted...
1 ABC, LITTLE LETTERS, baby quilt finished the blocks, stitched together & basted.
Thanks to Sheryl at 
For the pattern