Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Christmas in June

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Finished this Christmas tablecloth - a crazy nine patch

A Flannel Finish

I am on a finish challenge at the moment. I have a few quilt tops that need quilting so - some for me to do and 3 have gone to the long arm quilter. So I will be binding like crazy next month when they are done.

 I have never machined down a bind on a quilt before. I always do one side on the machine and the final side I stitch down by hand.  Not today!  On this quilt ( all flannel, cuddly quilt) I did my first all machine bind. I am a very novice machine quilter but it is done.


Didn't turn out too bad . 
I love autumn colours. 

A Step Up


My son was travelling on  the Atherton Tablelands (North Qld. Australia)  recently and took this photo.  This beautiful staircase was built by his great grandfather. William Morris The stairs are in the Yungaburra hotel. he also built a spiral staircase in the Atherton hospital. 

Friday, 23 June 2017

STACEY'S AT THE GAP 2017

Last weekend a few of us spent the weekend at Stacey's at The Gap near Warwick . Such a wide variety of projects were under construction.


Sandy from Shiralee Stitches was working on the quilt above one. Check out her website if you like it.  http://shiraleestitches.com.au/   
Sheena was working on this quilt. 
Di Storck was working on this amazing one from Java House Quilts and Karen Brow
This little beauty is another one of Sandy's from Shiralee Stitches. Sandy sells the curved rulers that help create  this cheats version of double wedding rings. Check out her web site.
http://shiraleestitches.com.au/


I was working on my Foxly Village quilt I post some photos soon.

We had a great weekend.

Monday, 5 June 2017

A Weekend with Shiralee Stitches

On the weekend we were lucky enough to have a workshop with Sandy Cousins from "Shiralee Stitches". Sandy specialises in English paper piecing and has designed several quilts herself.  Our group enjoyed the weekend.

Ready to Go






Project 1 - A clam shell cushion

Project 2   - a small project bag 

Project 2 - a small project bag with a clip top 

Shop Tables


"Old Time Kaleidoscope" designed by Sandy Cousins of "Shiralee Stitches"

Sharing 

working hard 

Learning how to do clam shells


                                                       What a fun day 
 In the background another quilt designed by Sandy -  Norfolk 



Lots more to go before I am finished 
You can contact Sandy at    http://shiraleestitches.com.au/



Saturday, 27 May 2017

Shabby Quilt for Winter

I have been a bit out of sewing lately so I am making a comeback by some easy finishes. This was started a long time ago, all that was done was the cutting out.  With one thing after another, you all know how it is....

Now it's done and finished for winter snuggles.It's done with 8 inch squares.
 The garden is really green at the moment.. lovely weather... no heat .

Family

My beautiful kids 
The perfect example of "love thy brother "  he is happy eating anything she is.