Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Visitors and Finishes

This one is finally finished. I'm on a mission to get things finished and out of the cupboard.
 I have a few quilt tops to go. I quilted this one myself ( as I have shown you before) and now the bind is done. This one used some Kaffe Fassett fabrics  and was made with Kerry Swain at Cottage on the Hill.
In between preparing some Lucy Boston Blocks. Sandy from "Shiralee Stitches " does a great job with these I just wish I could sew them as fast as she sends them to me.

I have had 2 lots of unexpected  visitors over the last few days  " Chooky Blue"  , Donna and her hubby and Janis of "janimary" and her hubby .  Two different days of course. Was so nice to catch up with them all.  There was no stitching just a lovely chat over a meal. So nice to see them, thanks for calling girls.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Holiday Photos

B and I have just come home from a 3 day taster cruise and the theme was Christmas in July. We left Brisbane Saturday and returned Tuesday morning. I have never cruised before so I hope the photos don't bore you. The weather was glorious for winter and everything about the cruise was great. I can see how these quilt designers are taking sessions on cruises. It would be great.

We had a suite ... so spoilt

Christmas in July theme ...

Just like a hotel inside 

Sailing out of Brisbane 

Our balcony

no cooking , no cleaning 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Christmas in June

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


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.   
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.

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"


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 
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