Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hello again!

I have been absent from here for a while now,

so I thought I'd give you a quick update 

of what I have been working on....

My Four-in-Art piece...

 will be revealed on Friday!

More secret sewing...

pattern testing for Nadra @ Ellis and Higgs

and enjoying the quilting too!

And planning something with these!

when I am officially back to my sewing room 

this weekend!

Happy sewing


Friday, April 17, 2015

"She Loves You"

That is the name of this pretty heart block...

from Jen Kingwell's new book "Quilt Lovely!"

Each block finishes at 7.5"...

and come together easily!

I have been working my way through the rainbow...

with a negative one thrown in for good measure!

For now I am playing with layouts....

but any further additions may have to wait!

Today my sewing room is being given over to a 

visitor from France!

Just as well I have some new hand sewing needles... 

to try out!

Happy sewing!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Another Finish!

A triangle quilt had been on my 'to-do' list 

for quite some time now...

I chose to make mine from Denyse Schmidt's 

"Picadilly" fabric range from Spotlight,

complemented by Kona solid in Limelight...

I had great success with spray basting, 

using 505 Spray and Fix for the first time-

hardly a pucker in sight!

I used my favourite thread- Aurifil!

No.1231, which I call Pacific Lime of course!

It was a perfect match!

I quilted in a double diagonal line about 1/4" 

on either side of the triangles....

giving a diamond pattern all over!

It is not a large quilt-

about 44" by 56"

I think it would make a great picnic quilt...

or maybe just a couch quilt!

Now to decide what to make next....

Happy sewing!


Saturday, April 4, 2015


I have been piecing some individual blocks 

this week.... 

Pattern testing this "Star Gazing" block

 for Gemma at Pretty Bobbins!

I think it might become a cushion cover?

These heart blocks are from "Quilt Lovely",

which may become a quilt?

and my bee block, paper pieced, for Stephanie-

our Queen for April in the MCM Bee.

I picked up this bargain at a country op shop 

last week...

nearly three metres of backing for $6!

(Just need to buy some matching thread and 

 I can start quilting the "Pacific Lime" quilt.)

And finally all these buttons sent by Cindy, 

as a souvenir of QuiltCon!

Thank you quilty friends, I love these!
Happy sewing!

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