Saturday, January 28, 2012

Done

Both quilt tops are pieced now, phew!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Top done

I've sewn the first quilt top. Thanks mum for Volunteering to do all the ironing!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Second

First

Two

Both quilts on the design wall.

Pink

I have the first pink and green quilt up on mum's design wall.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Accurate

I've made 79 of these nine patch blocks now. Accuracy is the big thing for me. I've been so frustrated because the blocks haven't all been perfect - no matter how perfectly I cut, sew the quarter inch seam and press. I've finally worked out the missing link. Take out the pin holding the rows together just before sewing. It makes it so much straighter and the blocks are now turning out exactly eight inches square!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ice skating

I've been taking Ben along to ice skating lessons twice a week during these holidays. Yesterday the teacher said he's ready for the first two tests.



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Monday, January 16, 2012

60 done - 60 to go

I've worked out that these quilts will need 60 of these nine patch blocks. I've finished my first 60 and they're all pinned together in groups of 10 (so I don't need to keep counting them). Now to finish the next 60.

Close up

Latest

A close up of my latest quilt. It's been quilted in a city scape pattern using lime green thread.

Green quilt

Here's my latest quilt back from the quilter this week. I just need to bind it. I used a tutorial and will link to it soon.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pink and green

Spoonflower

My order from http://www.spoonflower.com/ arrived today from a designer called tomato jam.

Pink and green

I've been churning out these blocks, and now I'm laying them out to see how I'm progressing for two quilts. I'll see mum and dad soon and looking forward to putting these up on mum's huge design wall.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Selvage Mummy

This is just fantastic. I love the tiny mummy face details in the corners too.

On hold

When I sort out Ben's clothes I plunk them in a basket just inside his bedroom door. I noticed this morning he's made a sign - clothes on hold (more room needed in closet). He's always been fantastic at knowing when to use brackets!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cowboy

Love this family photo that surfaced over Christmas. My dad is second from the left. His little brother Brenton in the cowboy outfit. Another little brother Rod standing behind the cowboy, and his sister Barbara next in line. They all still look just the same!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Books

Here's my to-read pile. Can't you tell I'm on holidays right now!?

Close up

Here's a close up of a stunner made by Beth and Trevor Miller.

Buzz

This photo shows the buzz around this quilt.

Face

Here's another close up of the beautiful quilting.

Quilting

This intricately-quilted face was part of a much larger and equally gorgeous quilt. There were people hovering around like bees, it was hard to take a clear shot!!

Quilt show

Ive been to a quilt show. Just love this idea of felt circles, blanket stitch and buttons.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Xmas

These were my Xmas present to myself this year. I thought I'd take a photo of them before I start cutting into them tomorrow.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pink peanuts

Op shop

I've been op shopping with my sister in law. I found this fabulous shirt to cut up for my pink and grew quilt. It's size xxl so there's loads of fabric plus it's cotton and a steal at $5!!

Bikes

Loved this community bike repair station we saw in Brisbane city centre today. It's about as high as a car and has Ll the tools you need to fix a bike.

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