Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Stitch A Long

This is my first stitchery finished for the Stitch a long.
So far so good, I am hoping to get a little bit done over Easter.

If your wanting to join the Stitch a long, we are stitching A Gardener's Journal by Annie Downs
here is more information if you are interested.

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Stacked Coins Baby Quilt

I have made this quilt from Crazy Mom's Blog, Stacked Coins Tutorial, I have used Soiree by Lila
Tueller, and Kona Cotton Brt Pink  for the binding.

I love these fabrics, so bright and colourful.

and the back 

I went to photograph this quilt and found a large dirty mark on it
and panicked as I have to hand it over to my friend on Thursday.

So into the washer and dryer it went, which I believe was better as
it has shrunk slightly and makes the quilting look better.

I have used the panto Butterfly Kisses by Timeless Quilting Designs.

Sorry the photos aren't great as it was late at night .

Happy Quilting!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt Along

My Jelly Roll arrived today that  I won in the Jelly Roll Quilt Along.
Its Rural Jardin by French General. I love this fabric.

Happy Quilting!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Gardener's Journal

I have joined A Gardener's Journal Stitch a long, I have had this book by Annie Downs from Hatched and Patched for quite some time 
and have always wanted to make this quilt but time has not been on my side, then when I saw Chookyblue's blog about the stitch a long I knew this was my motivation. I did hesitate to join as I am worried I
may lag behind as stitching is not my strong point (I'd rather do it on the machine).

Have a look at the Stitch a long Blog and follow us on our Journey, you may even
join us, the more the merrier..right!!

The fabrics I have chosen are Whimsy and I was busy at spotlight this morning
picking all my threads. so I'm ready to go.

I was so excited once I made the decision that I was awake at 3.50am thinking
about this quilt.  Nuts.... I know!!

Happy Quilting!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt Along

Block 2

Block 2 of the Jelly Roll Quilt Along
This one was very quick to put together.
You can view all the blocks on flicker in the Group
Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along.

I am also happy to report that I was the winner of a Jelly Roll in the first
drawing for the quilt along. I have chosen Rural Jardin by French General, so
I am looking forward to the postman coming.

Happy Quilting!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I was delighted to find that my Bread making skills have not disappeared.
I use to make my own bread, coffee scrolls, hot cross buns years ago when the kids were little.
A comment was made by one of them, remember when you use to make bread Mum, so it got me thinking, there's nothing like the smell of home made bread wafting through the house and it tastes better, not to mention its better for you,  and not full of preservatives.

So ta...daaa!!! here it is and the kids came out of their rooms once the smell hit
their cute little noses.
I am glad to report that, the loaf was virtually gone within an hour and I was told that I'll have to make another one.

I still would rather quilt than bake at least that way you still have something to show for your efforts. 

Happy Baking!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

My how time fly's, we are already half way through March and heading into Easter soon. We had a long
weekend here in Melbourne on the 5th, 6th and 7th, so I have been away up in Tocumwal a beautiful
spot on the Murray River which divides Victoria from New South Wales.

Also its our Granddaughter's 1st Birthday,  Happy Birthday Abbey!!.  Here is a photo of her on her new trike that Granddad and Nana gave her. Doesn't she look cute??

She kept us busy pushing her around the park.

In between Holidaying and Birthdays I have been working on a quilt for a customer
who is taking this to London as a Wedding Present. I have to have this completed by Mid April, including
quilting it as well

This is a sneak peak, I will show you more when I have finished.

Happy Quilting!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt Along.....


This is the first block finished for the jelly roll quilt along, I have decided to use
the caroler jelly roll by Mary Englebreit.

It's not to late to join the quilt along, if you go here you can join in.

Happy Quilting!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Works in Progress


So far I have cut up my fabric and its sitting ready to be put together.
Need to think hard when putting this one together as one wrong placement 
can throw the whole design out.
Will have to map this one out on the lounge floor.
I'll keep you guessing with this one
till next time.....

Happy Quilting!!