Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Every good wish for the festive season to everyone.  I for one love the Christmas festivities and am sorry when it is all over.  I look forward to a great 2014 and my wish for everyone is good health and happiness.  I'm going to be busy at my sewing machine over the next week so see you all next year!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

So much for that mantra back in September of posting weekly!!!   My two colour, aqua and white quilt, is now quilted and in my granddaughters room.  I'm pleased to say she was really thrilled with it.
It turned our quite bit but that was okay as I was able to easily quilt it on my new Bernina.  That is not to say I am completely enthralled with my new machine as I am having a lot of trouble piecing with the quarter inch foot.  Hopefully this will all be resolved soon!!!
This Friday is my local group's Christmas luncheon so hopefully all the two colour challenge quilts will be on display.  I have set up a blog for the group where I will endeavour to post photographs of our work next year.  That might be a very big challenge given my tardiness here.

Monday, September 16, 2013

I have been very remiss lately with this blog.  I really must try and post weekly!! New mantra!!  Don't know how long it will last.  I have finally finished the aqua and white (two colour challenge for my local group) now comes the hardest part the quilting.  Having just purchased a new Bernina I am going to give it a go even though it a very large quilt.  I plan on only doing very simple quilting so it should be okay. 
Spring has certainly arrived with a beautiful couple of days and then today RAIN.  But its wonderful to see the deciduous shrubs all starting to sprout. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wow its over three months since my last post but I have been very busy.  My quilt group two colour challenge quilt is well on the way and I have made four quilt tops for my 'Quilts for Others' projects.    I will try and post them side by side here as I used to do but last time I had lots or problems so not making any promises.  I have also just joined up a 'Linky Party' which I am sure will mean more time at the computer drooling at other members work!!  Now for those pictures.
I will have to get serious about reading some instructions regarding posting photographs to this blog, now they are too big.  I have made two medalion style tops like the one above.  They are great for using up bits and pieces and good for male quilts. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Finally here is the finished quilt 'Wonky Blocks' with its new owner.  It was a pleasure to make although I was under the pump at the end as I wanted to give this quilt to Lola for her first 'big bed' when I presented her new sister Maggie with hers.  She was a very excited little girl and that was an absolute joy to see.  All the effort was worth it to see her face. 
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On January 24 I became a grandmother to another gorgeous girl, Maggie Anne.  Below is the quilt I have made for her.  I just love the pink elephants.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

This is the first block of Sophie's new quilt which is also my local
groups 2013 challenge.  The photo is a little askew  but you get
the idea.  It will be different shades of aqua both blue and green
shades.  I have yet to decide on the finished design but envisage
turning the block around to make different patterns.
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As you can probably see I have decided to opt out of Cinza's photo challenge.  I just found it all a bit much at this time of the year.  Also having looked at what other bloggers have posted I have more of an idea what the challenge is all about.  On a quilty note I am steadily working on Lola's 'Wonky Houses' which I hope to have finished by the end of the month!!  Have also been adding sashings to another masculine quilt for 'Coorabin Hostel'.  Blocks were kindly donated by friend and fellow quilter from Bacchus Marsh.  Many thanks Alison. 
My local quilting group has set the challenge for 2013;  it is to be a two coloured quilt.  My older granddaughter Sophie has requested an aqua and white quilt so this one will be for her. I will post a picture of the first block shortly\.