Sunday 26 February 2012


My favourite parts of the week would have to start with a couple of quilts stitched out with an Irene Steel, of "Timeless Quilting Designs" pantograph pattern that I have not stitched out before.I love Irenes patterns and have quite a few......this one is called "mirror image".
I managed to finish a small custom  quilt which took a while to do...a combination of statler flowers and a freehand border.

The week finished with some time spent with my favourite group of quilters....the "Junior Quilters"
we had another lesson at "All About Sewing" Charmhaven.
The girls were finishing their small quilts begun in January and learning how to bind...and choosing their projects for next month's lesson...the 24th March.

Lara' finished quilt. She did a beautiful job on her quilting. Here's a close up.

Beth binding her quilt later at home.
It was another great juniors day that was very busy, as the shop also hosts the CENTRAL COAST MODERN QUILT GUILD there it was all happening!!!!!

A busy week full of "favourites" can't ask for more than that!!!

Sunday 19 February 2012

Endlessness of Endlessness!!!!

This quilt took FOREVER to do as there is SO much applique to outline and lots of background fills.
It felt like an ENDLESS task and I must say I was really glad to finish it this week and get it off the frame.
Some close-ups.

Don't forget our next Junior Quilters day at "All About Sewing" is  this coming Saturday the 25th Feb. 9am to 12pm. Looking forward to finishing those quilts started in January and choosing some new projects for next month.
Have a great week

Sunday 12 February 2012

Sneak Peek

A sneek peek at what kept me busy this week.
A semi-custom for Jody. This lovely block was repeated across the pieced blocks, with a "frame" design stitched around the embroidered blocks and the inner border freehand stippled.
Love the fabric....must do something with the jelly roll that I have of it.
Family life back to crazy "normal" this week with work, School, gymnastics, flute, get the drift....only one free afternoon in the week. I like to be busy though.

Sunday 5 February 2012


I spent yesterday in Newcastle with a 17 other Novocastrian Quilters. We had all signed up for a class with Pam Furniss to do her beautiful quilt "Everlasting".
Pam is a wonderful teacher. She is patient with those new to hand applique (me), and has a wealth of knowledge of all things "quilty" which she willingly passes on.
The quilt is hand applique, (she uses the freezer paper method ...I found this quite do-able), and  quilt-as-you-go. Next time we get together she will be going thru' some  free-motion quilting techniques with everyone.
A good day I feel I achieved a lot...BUT have lots of homework....I'm worried I won't keep up as I am back quilting in the shed fulltime again now that school has gone back.
Some days I wish I could swap places with these two best friends....what a life!!!