Saturday, 30 October 2010


I need buttons! (and I need to make little side tabs) - then the Black Forest bag is finished!

I'm getting sidetracked... I want to make this little quilt next... ERGH!
So much to do, so little time.
I want to finish another border tablerunner first... and the Kyomi wallhanging. Does this ever happen to you?

Thursday, 28 October 2010

If I am truthful...

I've finished the Rural Jardin quilt - I need to hang it to show the quilt properly.

I'm so excited I had to post the finish - because I want to start something else. Is that wrong? Well, maybe a little bit if I am truthful . I should be finishing the other little border tablerunner and the kyomi wallhanging.... but when you see this fabric, you will see why I can't resist!!

Mmmm... won't this make a great bag???

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


I do love it when I have a finish - even if it is a little one!!
I machined the binding on, and hand-sewed it on the same night. I even added the label!! It's really finished now.
Next, I want to work on the scallop edges of the Rural Jardin fat quarter quilt.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

A little bit of cross-stitch

This will be a little cushion-hanging when I have finished. It's another Blackbird Designs cross-stitch. I am using Threadworx variegated thread. This is the old stand-by for Wednesday night quilt group!!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Better than nothing

All I've done for this wallhanging for my Aunt's 60th birthday is sewon the border. I guess that's better than nothing. I was ready to quilt it - but I didn't have a piece of batting the right size. *sigh* Again, it was late at night. I think I need to be more organised!!

Friday, 22 October 2010

It's amazing

It's amazing what a difference a little bit of quilting can make to a UFO. This tablerunner is one of two I made from a one metre piece of border print.

I free-motion quilted around the curvy borders - now they fabric puffs up into "clouds". I just love how it has turned out so far - and it's not even finished!!
This just needs binding, but did I have the right colour at home at 10pm? No, of course not!! LOL!!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Changing my mind

I dug out this UFO I started before I really became interested in Civil War and 1800s repro fabrics.
It's funny, but the colours in it (acid greens, double pink, deep turkey reds) - although not necessarily Civil War prints certainly are the most vibrant of the Repro fabrics - and I still love them!!
Even though I still love the fabrics and the look, I am not going to finish it as I originally intended. I will trim the quilt top into a rectangle, then add this green Kaffe Fasset print as a border - maybe with some purple in between... yes, I think so after looking at this on the computer in reduced scale.

I had named this quilt Log Apartments - it's a modern version of log cabins. What do you think?

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Get scalloped!

I hope that doesn't sound like an insult!! (Get scalloped!!)

It's just what these little quilted pieces of fabric have been calling out!! Oh my, I do like the sharp trimmed edge of this fabric from the Kaffe Fasset Collective.

Okay, okay... a bit more hand-sewing and this one is done.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A bit of stash enhancement

Okay, I admit, that's what I have been doing lately... enhancing my stash.
Technically that is not true in this case... This fabric has a definite purpose. My aunt turns 60 this year. I have already given her a very large bed quilt (king size quilt for her queen size bed, it hangs down beautifully over the edges).

So, instead of a quilt for her birthday, I will add the green border around the Kyomi panel, quilt it, and put a little quilt-hanger on the top. I know she is going to love it!

Friday, 8 October 2010

In the same way.

Here is Catherine's baby quilt top. All I had to do was add sashing. It's so effective, nothing else is needed.
I've even stitched the label onto the quilt backing ready to go...

Mind you, I have left plenty of space to write the details of the little baby's name, birthday and weight.
I would like Mum to quilt balloons or clouds all over it.
I felt a bit like I copped out making such a simple quilt - although it is Catherine's taste. Then I read this quote on my calendar which made me feel a lot better: "The manner of giving is worth more than the gift" - Pierre Corneille.
I will give it with love and I am sure it will received in the same way.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Let's Play

My cousin Catherine is expecting her first baby. This is the start of her baby quilt.

Catherine works in childcare, so I selected scenes from the vintage-looking panel "Let's Play". They are bordered, and that's all so far.

I will add sashing with vintage alphabet fabric (black on cream). That's all.

I will ask Mum to quilt it with balloons or clouds allover, then add binding. Sometimes a quick quilt is best - because they can be finished in time!!

Then, it's back to scalloping... and miniatures (I have chosen the next 9 miniatures for next year)...

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


The cross-stitch decorations went quickly for a while... they they slowed down.
I love the red stitchings (Threadworx variegated thread). Then tried it in a blue. I don't like it. I even tried two different blues.
The red stitches give a more vintage look, and they seem to twinkle. I plan to make one set for me, and one set of hanging decorations for my sister in NZ. (I think they've had over 600 aftershocks since their earthquake). At least these Christmas decorations will be unbreakable!!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Scalloping along

This is the start of the first scalloped table-runner.... Just a bit is completed... and this is the first one!
Gee, I am liking it though.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Finish number 16??

Actually, I'd better count how many finishes I have notched up for this year.... (okay, it's about 21, if I count 5 zippy bags as one finish and 3 little zippy purses as one finish...

Not much news to tell today really... (still going with My Stars) just posting a photo of the finished QuiltAid quilt for 2010.
It is hanging on the wall - the best way to obtain a photo. It's so soft and pretty. I wonder what fabrics will be chosen next year?