Up until this afternoon I’ve never had a design wall. So for me it was laying everything down on the ground, getting my little step stool, isn’t Ikea great? and taking a photo to get some perspective on what I’m doing. What I wanted in a design wall was something I could easily organise myself,… Read More Finally a design wall
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
and I’m looking at the Husqvarna 835, which has the longer arm which would be nice. Does anyone have one? The other machine I’m considering is the Bernina 330, which also has exactly the stitch I want, an adjustable, single, vertical stitch, blanket-stitch, and both machines are around the same price. I’d love to hear… Read More On the hunt for a new sewing machine
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
Last Saturday I caught up with Dorothy & Linda for a coffee after CAG, and was roundly scolded for not having posted recently. While I had many excuses they all fell on deaf ears! As a web developer and trainer sometimes the last thing I want to do on ‘my time’ is be at the… Read More For Dorothy & Linda
the 2011 Australian Quilt Study Symposium hosted by Quilt Study Group Victoria and all I can say is Wow! I travelled down from Castlemaine by train to ‘The Immigration Museum‘ where the two day symposium was held over the weekend. I quickly lined up to sign in with many ladies and a gentleman or two,… Read More Just backing from ‘Unfolding Tradition’
Two years ago I made a vow not to start anything new until I had at least finished one of my medallion appliqué quilts that I had on the go, and I’ve only broken this vow three times! up ’til now. Each time its been absolutely necessary, of course! So anyway, a little while ago… Read More New project!
Well I just got back from my first visit to ‘The Farm’, for a quilt & fabric history day. Hosted by Jan Baker & Robyn Falloon in Woodend, the day started off with Heather & Allison picking me up 8.15 on a Sunday morning. No sleep-in today! A quick stop at Elphinstone to co-ordinate with… Read More My first visit to ‘The Farm’ for quilt history
In the last 18 months I’ve tried not to start any new projects, but to finish the ones I already had on the go. Amazingly, I’ve only broken that rule once, for a cot quilt. This hasn’t stopped me from collecting the materials etc for the new ideas that pop into my head though. One… Read More New Projects
Well it’s more than half way through May and this is only my fourth post and only one image. I’m working on 6 quilts at the moment. A Robyn Falloon medallion quilt I started around 2000 – Needleturn applique A Flying Geese quilt started in 2006 at Threadbear, and still missing in action while moving… Read More Nearly Winter!