Saturday, 28 February 2009

Something old, something new.

It's nice to be back in the land of blog. VBG. I have the internet again!!

I have so much to show and tell!! Where will I start?

I met Fay in real life (do you remember she named my Eureka Chain quilt?), and Frou too!! What a lovely surprise to meet friends who say "I am Zen of Needle" or "I am Fay, I read your blog!".

I finished a quilt, and started another one!!! LOL!! Well, that's my way. Finish something so I can start something new!!

This is the Joy Of Life quilt (designed by Rosalie Quinlan during her cancer treatment - so it is very pink!). I pieced and appliqued the top in 2007. Mum just quilted it for me. The applique is outline quilted, then surrounded by freehand hearts and swirls. A feathered border completes the quilting.
Ok, that's the something "old". Now for something new!!

I bought a "Paris Holiday" panel and cut out some of the blocks. There are 15 blocks in the panel, I am using 10 in my quilt (there are some left over for a bag or two! Fun!!).

That's me on the left - all the way to Paris to buy fabric!!

It's very pink, so I wanted to churn it up a little.

I have nearly finished the quilting, but I want something to show you tomorrow!! So you will have to wait to see more!

The Ballan quilt show is on in March and the theme is France - so I might enter it in their display just for fun. Perhaps it will inspire others to be a bit whimsical! It's been a while since I made something whimsical. Have I showed you my North Pole quilt? Some other time perhaps!!

What am I working on? Here is the list of five:

  • Paris holiday
  • Christmas mice (just found it again, and am in the mood to finish it)
  • Jo Morton Little quilt (a new start, to show you later)
  • 1950s stitcheries - only 2 blocks to go before I design then make the quilt
  • friendship block for a friend (it's a secret!)

What will I finish next???

Monday, 9 February 2009

Relief quilts

The Victorian bushfires have really taken their toll.

I am busy organising some quilts to send to a quilting friend of mine, who is also the principal of a primary school in Eaglehawk. She will be able to distribute quilts to friends of hers, and families in the school who have lost their homes.

I dug through my stack of quilts, now I am going through my stash, have I got anything partly made? Dunno.

Gotta go... hope you are going fine!!

Friday, 6 February 2009

A little re-arranging

I have just spent half an hour on the phone with a patient man in the internet support branch of my Internet Provider. I couldn't get the internet to work on my laptop!

The internet security settings were turned up way too high. LOL!!

I need days to catch up and read so I will post later. I am sorry if you feel neglected!!

We are experiencing extremely hot weather - prediction of 43 degrees again tomorrow.

Back soon....