Thursday, July 29, 2010

Block C

A little late but I have completed my Block C

This was the biggen of the blocks, so glad to get this one done
the rest will be a breeze....not!!!

Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt Along

I'm not sure what number block we are up to in the quilt along as
I have fallen behind again, (story of my life)

But I'm sure I'm up to date now.

Happy Quilting!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Bright and Sunny

Hot of the machine is a quilt I quilted for Rose
I have quilted an edge to edge pattern called
Daisies Galore by Timeless Quilting

This is a lovely quilt so bright and warm reminds me of the beach.
I really enjoyed quilting this quilt, pity my back wasn't so obliging.

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Girls Day Out

I was lucky enough to be invited by Pam Phillips of CIKA (Cancer in Kids) to the Girls Day Out run by the auxiliaries for the Royal Childrens Hospital.
This was a workshop on different craft projects so as to raise money for the different auxiliaries.

We were lucky enough in the morning to be presented with a 3D presentation of what the hospital will
look like and the facilities, I have to admit that I was blown away with what this hospital will have to offer,
they have taken every aspect into account for the patients, parents, doctors, nurses etc. I think the main thing
is everything is accessible to the kids so even the toddlers can see out the windows as they are virtually
floor to ceiling height and 80% of the rooms will have a view to the natural parklands and the remaining 20% will have views to Garden courtyards add to that, all rooms have internet access and movies available 24/7, provisions  for parents to stay, plus 2 storey aquarium with sharks and shark feeding maintained by Melbourne Aquaruium, Motel, IGA Supermarket, Increased parking, possible meerkat enclosure, playgrounds and access to outside from all levels, this is just a few of the many facilities. This is so amazing and we are fortunate enough to have this great hospital opening up at the end of next year. With completion of the whole project in 2014.
To see more on this great hospital you can visit 

Kid Aprons

We had different workshops on Knitting, Quilting, Aprons and Bag Making, most of all
we had an enjoyable day and met some lovely people.

Happy Quilting!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Truck Cushion

So I have been playing with my new skills from
Kellie's class and taa dahhhhhh!!

Tow Truck Cushion
I have made this for my girlfriends, daughters son Jett for his
1st Birthday, I am pretty happy with the way it has turned out.
I was soo excited when I finished it I had to show Jett's Mum and Nana, so
they know it's coming, I'm hopeless with surprises.
I did cheat though on this one I did the machine quilting on the 
longarm, next time though I promise to do it on the domestic....

This was taken from Don't Look Now
Pattern in the latest Homespun magazine.
Happy Quilting!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Raw Edge Applique

As you all know I love Kellie from Don't Look Now and I was lucky enough to
take a class with her last Thursday. We were all learning the raw edge applique technique with your darning foot on your machine. After a few @#$% words and groans we all managed to get the knack of it.

Wish you were here! cushion

This was our practice piece for the class. Next class we will be learning how
to quilt the background on our domestic machines.This will be the most challenging
part as it's a different technique to longarming.

More soon
Happy Quilting!