Monday, May 31, 2010

I am back


We had the best time. We sailed from Sydney, up the coast to the Whitsundays, on to Cairns, Port Douglas, around Willis Island, south to Brisbane and back to Sydney. All that and I didn't need to cook clean or lift a finger except to stitch or crochet.

I made a couple of hexie flowers and worked on a baby blanket for my niece.

Here is another block of my sampler quilt.
Chris, I wish that I had chosen the colours. Carol the teacher chose them and I agreed with her.
I had much more influence in the choice of the next quilt. The classes start on the 18th June.
Off the attack the pile of mail and office work

Monday, May 17, 2010

Getting ready

We are getting ready for a 10day cruise leaving tomorrow. I have lots of hexies ready to sew and am all set for a great time.
We spent the weekend flying and today I chose the fabric for the next quilt.
I will post about that when I get back
See youthen

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Needleturn applique

Another block, my first attempt at needle turn applique. Thank goodness for the patience of Carol our teacher.
I purchased the backing fabric, but won't be able to do any more on it until the first weekend in June. Till then I will post individual blocks. I hope you are interested, still I suppose if you are not, you won't come back. Isn't it great, I can indulge myself with out boring anyone else.
Off to Cootamundra this weekend for a few days flying. It will be cold though.
Have a great weekend yourself

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


This is one of the blocks on the sampler quilt. I have finished the top and now am going to purchase the backing fabric. Cooper is staying with me today so he can come and 'help'.

Lot of fiddly jobs to do in town today, but should be fun with Cooper

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers Day

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day. I did. 3 out of 4 of my kids and partners, met me in Berry and we had a professional photo shoot. The photos should be awesome. Then all 4 kids and partners and grandkids had a picnic lunch at Greenwell Point. A really nice day and I received gift vouchers for more quilting goodies.

I was able to piece the sampler quilt and have only one border to go. Then I can look for a backing fabric. Photos to folow.

Have a great day

Friday, May 7, 2010

I made this last month. It is a block keeper, There is a tutorial on sorry I don't know how to link it.
Out to lunch today with the Business Women in Touch group. I haven't been before so it will be interesting.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Working today

I am at work today, so all the quilting I can do, is to read quilting magazines at lunch time. I really need to stich more and read less. So many nice patterns , so little time.

Monday, May 3, 2010

This is what I was working on this weekend. This is part of a sampler quilt lessons that I did from last Octover to Feb. It is exciting to be putting it together.

Raining here today, so lots of office work ahead


Sunday, May 2, 2010


It worked today, this is the Animal Quilt that I made from fabric collected from shopping trips during flying holidays in NSW Vic & SA
I bought the big pictures and then added fabric as I travelled around.
I am very happy with how it turned out. The first quilt that I have designed, machine pieced and machine quilted.
Of to make small squares for my next project
Bye for now