with 3 parcels! I think I’ve mentioned before that for some years I took a break from quilt-making and buying fabric. That meant I missed some really good fabrics, so when I see something I really love well of course I just have to buy them. Our good friend Sherry in San Antonio recently sent… Read More The Postman came
A month ago, Irene and I went for a lovely day out sewing at Somerset Patchwork and its time to go again! Now normally when I go out sewing locally or use my car I put all my sewing kit in one of my rattan baskets. The one I use mostly is something like what… Read More A basket & a bearclaw
I don’t know how it happened really, but yesterday I started a new quilt I had no intention of making yet! When I’m working at my computer I always have a scrapbook or graph pad next to me so I can doodle or sketch ideas as they pop in my head. Sometimes I look at… Read More Oops! I accidentally started a new quilt
to everyone who chimed in to help find this fabric. I’ve got a few metres on order now. While I probably only need a metre or two, I’ve decided to get four, as well as some other treats. Unfortunately for my purse, it was an Australian store so that meant Australian dollars, more expensive than… Read More Fabric found! Thank-you
to 2012. The unseasonably cool weather we’ve been having in Victoria has enabled me to spend some time in my studio, and so far in the first 2 weeks I’ve sent 4 quilts off to Margaret to be quilted. Now, they’re not exciting quilts, they’re what I call Utility quilts. Quilts to use everyday, that… Read More A busy start . . .
to turn a quilt top into a quilt. Until a top is quilted, it’s just a top. The other day I picked up my very first, rotary cut, machine pieced quilt top from Margaret. It’s journey had spanned 17+ years, and too many homes to count as a top. A few weeks ago I found… Read More It’s never too late . . .
My biggest problem is actually staying on one project. In February I started designing another quilt based on a block in an antique quilt. While I really do love hand-sewing this particular block will have to be machine appliquéd if I ever want it made. As I don’t have EQ or any Patchwork or Quilting… Read More Too many projects on my list
I’ve been sewing a bit since my last post and last night was 4 til 10, or in my case 6.30 til 10. Normally I only take hand-sewing when I go out, however I took my sewing machine along and pieced one point completely and sewed the strips for another. Now that’s not really much… Read More Red & White Star quilt update
In my last post I mentioned I’d started a new job which was keeping me away from stitching and as it turns out, a lot of things actually. Well as it’s a temp job I’m looking forward to it ending in 2 weeks. This job has meant a lot of commuting, a very messy house… Read More Revitalised, well nearly!
Last night I attended the opening of our Goldfield Quilters Exhibition which was a lot of fun. I’ve only recently joined so it was a first for me. The standard of quilts was extremely high and all the winners of the categories happened to be in the 4-10 quilting group that I’m part of at… Read More Nearing the end of Quiltober