Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Today, I'm working on twin quilts for twin boys due soon.

I found a great picture on Pinterest and saved it in my baby ideas folder.

It uses just solids and this is my attempt to just use solids! Just can't do it!!

Modern medallion progress

The next border in modern medallion is called Plain Jane. I made a not so Plain Jane.

I brought in the lime green touch that I'd added to the New York beauty block.

Monday, June 9, 2014


The next project I'll be working on will be my next selvages quilt. I've decided to try grouping them by colour.

I went to my quilt group a couple of weekends ago. I didn't have any hand sewing to do, so I took along my bags and bags of selvages to sort. The others all helped me sort them into colour - so I have bags of red, yellow, green, blue, purple, gray, everything! I've also added a photo of my first selvage quilt - I'm still working out how to quilt it - so it's not finished yet.

Do love good detailing on a selvage!

A block from my first selvage quilt.
My first selvage quilt - now how to quilt it?

Eat, drink

I'm so thrilled with the Eat , drink table runner that I've made for my mum's long, long green dining table.

I didn't use a pattern, just launched into it, using improv piecing.

The fabric is special. I bought the green when I was at Trish's in Adelaide with mum two years ago. It's a huge fabric warehouse. And some of the low volumes in the piecing came from mum's stash - which she is progressively destashing.

Free motion quilting paisleys.
First word done.

Adding the binding.

Finished eat, drink.

Close up of the k.

Label - shaped like an apple.

We have lift off on the modern medallion!

I've joined the Modern Medallion quilt along.

There will be five or so borders. The first step is a medallion for the middle.

It's wonky and you draw your own take on a New York beauty.

I'm thrilled that I now have my four 12" quarters finished - the medallion.


I did have  crisis of confidence for a bit, seeing all the amazing colours and variations. But I thought I'd stick to my guns and go ahead with my original idea - orange, turquoise and black and white.

Some of the other versions that I'm loving have pink and green, grays, or lovely low volume prints with brights.

Here's some close ups. I'm trying a great lime green batik as a border.


Stay tuned for the next instalment!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Modern medallion quilt along

I've joined up @2littleaussiebirds modern medallion quilt along. I'm almost ready to do the reveal of the centre medallion. It's a New York beauty - quite delightfully wonky. For now, here's my fabric pull.

Monday, March 10, 2014


We went to Elm Grove cottages this long weekend - just out of Tumut. 
I loved the green, the rustic, eco feel of it all. 
There were rivers. We kayaked. 
I let my boys head off on a kayak adventure. It was two hours. They took a phone so they could map their progress on GPS if they needed to. I took a photo of them as they headed off, then a very relieved photo when they found the bridge landmark we'd all agreed on. 
We explored caves for most of Sunday. (There's also a shot here of the skylight of the yurt we stayed in.) There were also thermal pools near the caves. 

The barbecue area was amazing. It had quirky art installations and was so well set up. It even had a home made fish basket for barbecuing fish.
This morning we headed off to explore the nearby river. I fell in three times and I've given my ring finger a spectacular, swollen bruise. It was such a good break and we feel refreshed to start the grind again!


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