Saturday 31 October 2015

A little sewing for a friend who's SIL is 60 and they are making a surprise for her .

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Rope basket at Cottage on the Hill

Last weekend we had the best weekend.  7 of us went to Cottage on The Hill  at Nundle. The girls made beautiful quilts and I decided to make a rope basket.    Jo, Gail, Margie, Di, Kerry, Sheena and me.

Hmmm... could  be because I have some quilts to finish off first before another one joins the clan.  

The lovely Kerry Swain helped us all and always make us all feel welcome.

The beginning with Kaffe Fassett fabrics... I love them.

    Miles of piping....

   Basket Building

All Done ... I loved it.

                                               Jo, Kerry and Gail  ( jo's quilt behind in Anni Downs fabric )


                                           Kerry did a lovely dresden

Until next time.....Happy  sewing 


Kookaburras in my Garden

For those of you who have read my blog since the start you might remember my first profile photo was a kookaburra. They wake me with their call every morning at dawn and say good night every evening at dusk.     And so my name.... "birdontheborder"  and  because I live on the border of two great states, Queensland and New South Wales.   

Today I had a visit from the kookaburra . 

I think this one is very young.  They love to sit on the clothes line.

Laugh Kookaburra Laugh ... King of the bush is he!   

 ( for my overseas friends "bush "  is an Aussie word  for forest)

Macintyre Quilters Quilt show

Last weekend our quilting group held a  quilt display along with some ladies who wanted 
to fundraise for "CHICS IN PINK" ( a group that helps ladies with breast cancer)

Our group made and donated 2 quilts. The winners were both from Goondiwindi , Karen Makim and Tammy Burdett.  I hope they enjoy their quilts.

here are some pictures of our day.

Sunday 11 October 2015

The Grass is Always Greener.

This little family lives on the other side of the fence.  ( the back of the caravan park)

Just reminded me of the old saying 
" the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" in this case it actually was thanks to my washing machine run off.

We have many families of wild wood ducks visiting at the moment. Even had an echidna dig up my garden in a few places the other night.

Nature's Journey Quilt Top Done

I am so happy my quilt top is done!  I have put a full weekend in sewing to get it done. 

This is my first fully completed Anni Downs quilt. Thank you Chooky  for the "StitchAlong"(SAL)  and Susan for helping.  

I know it would not have been done unless I had deadlines to meet. 

It's also good to know you are not doing it on your own.  

I am not sure when it will be quilted soon..... I hope.

Some pictures of my journey....

Just the quilting to go.

The beginning
Preparing  the blocks
Making use of my 1  1/2
inch squares
More blocks

Love this block
The centre panel base
What will it look like 

Sign its name 

The centre panel
All those squares on point stitched on.
Looking out my window..

Putting it together

Really happy with the result ..still to decide on colour of the vase.

Ready for the final border
Last border on ..chose grey for the vase.......IT'S   FIINISHED