Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mini Me


My mini came through from the schnitzel and boo mini swap but I got a bit of a surprise. I got home from work one night to find two parcels sitting in the kitchen one from the USA and one from the UK. There was a muck  up with the list and I was allocated to 2 different quilters on two different sides of the world and received two fabulous sets of quilts. I really was spoiled because as well as receiving two beautiful little quilts I got chocolate tea lollies a needle case some fabrics and a beautifully sewn zip pouch. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Me in a mini part 2

I have been happily involved in the Schnitzwl and Boo mini swap these past few weeks. I have had lots of fun and a bit of stress coming up with a little quilt to send to my partner. The ones on IG gave been so exquisite that I have felt very intimidated. But I have pursevered and I think my parter will like it part of the fun (challenge? Stress?) is including lots of little other things. There is a bit of competition that I have found stressful to see what everyone else is sending. I think I did ok and I will definately be invoked if there is another one. So this one is for you @lalakids

Friday, June 6, 2014

A word on blogging

It would be true to say that since I've taken up Instagram I have pretty much given up blogging. Only one per month this year and March missed out completely it's my worst record since I started blogging in May 2009. But I still love blogging because it gives me an opportunity to look back on my life and my quilting journey to see all the things that I've done since I started this crazy activity five years ago. For example I just look back and see all of the things that I've done on the June long weekend since I started 2009 Ginas's Red disappearing nine patch quilt, 2010 a cushion shaped like a cell, 2011 Susie's Kaffe Fassett quilt, 2012 the quilt for Sarah's wedding present and 2013 a trip to Ballarat to see my friend Rhonda. I do hope I can keep going. PS this blog was done using voice recognition on my iPhone

Heritage Greens




I have recently made a quilt for my friend Nareeda's daughter Meg. Nareeda liked it so much that she asked me to make one for her as well but matching colours of her bedroom which were maroon and green. My inspiration was this quilt from the French General line of Fete de Noel 
I bought fabrics at Tricia's during my Instameet with Cassie, Janine and Lisa and teamed it with the lovely shot cotton from spotlight in sand. 
Today is my day to bast and quilt ready for delivery on Monday.. I love it and hope Nareeda does too

Monday, May 19, 2014

Me in a Mini

Mini quilt swap that is .. with Schnitzel and Boo. I have a partner that I am already having at look at on IG and she loves to bake and sew and crotchet.. just like me. But I also realise that my partner has been given my Sew and Sews Too blog to check out.. so I think I should add some interest so that she can see all the cool things I do.. or rather that I am so busy these days that I  NEVER get to blog and that IG has taken that role in my life.

But last night I was reading my favorite blogger Lucy at Attic24 and she so inspires me to keep this bloggy thing going..... so this is what I going to attempt to do.. at least that is the plan.

And to start off here are a couple of photos of a T Shirt Quilt that I recently made for a friends son's birthday using his old and well loved collection of Mambo T shirts. Such fun to do and I was really happy with how it turned out - especially the border made from sleeves..



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Quilt in Pictures



This is was a grand effort. A Marcelle Medallion quilt made over the long hot Adelaide summer using all my favorite fabrics . It started out as a quilt for me but ended up going to a good home and some quilt cash came my way. I so loved making it that I am planning a second just like the first. Here are all my photos of the process.  


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Saturday, February 22, 2014

I'm in a bee

OI've joined a bee.. I've  always been intrigued about how they work and how the sharing of colours and ideas work... And boy am I learning. So far it has been fun but very intense. I've had over 150 face book notifications so far and the actual bee has yet to start. The way it works is every gets one partner per month and we make and post a block to that person. At the end of the year everyone has twelve blocks to make into a quilt!! The tricky bit is choosing the fabric that others will like. Some members are lucky enough to have a 'stash' of appropriate fabrics to choose from, some members want specific fabrics and they will send them out, some members want you to buy fabric to match the others, and some just say 'go for it'. It is all consuming at the moment but I think it will calm down. Anyway here are some of the quilts and ideas!!