Friday, 29 March 2013

March Traditional Nine Patch Swap

Loving being involved in Trish's traditional nine patch swap...although I think I need to mix my colours up a bit....this month's look suspiciously like Feb's...

Heading to the Central West for a couple of days to visit Mum and Dad over Easter... minus the other half who has to work....just me and the kids. Looking forward to the break.

Hope everyone has a happy Easter..

Sunday, 24 March 2013


Finished my small wholecloth this week. It was made using Keryn Emmerson's patterns designed to be stitched out with your walking foot....although I added some freemotion stipple in the background.
The fabric on the front of the quilt has been hand dyed by Naomi from "Stitches and Spice". I love the way it has turned out.

This week I need to turn this fabric into 14 nine patch squares for the March "Traditional Nine Patch Swap"

No footy today...a day at home.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Olive Tree Markets.

Highlight of the week would have to be a visit to the "Olive Tree Markets" at The Junction in Newcastle yesterday.
Miss Beth and I had a great wander around.....SO many lovely things....need to go back when I'm flush with funds....did manage a small amount of retail therapy....

The soaps are from "Goat Soap Lady" and they smell divine. The candles are from "Bumble Beeswax Candles".

Finished a semi custom this week....

Got a good start on another walking foot wholecloth.....bit addicted....some freemotion in the background of this one...

Tried out a pattern called "Puzzle"....Norma Sharpe on some more of 'Stitches and Spice's " hand dyed fabric....a really LIME green... quite like it...another baby quilt.

Just need to bind it.

Off to the footy again today.
Have a great week.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

From Soccer to Footy..

Had this lovely bundle arrive in the mail this week...from "Forest Hill Hand Dyed Yarns".....cant wait to do something with it...

Some E-2-E's done....loving the top pattern... a new one from Keryn Emmerson's "Kitchen Sink Club"...its called "Rainbow Hearts".......the one directly below is called "Keltin Panto" also one of Keryn's...both stitched out beautifully...
The bottom two are Irene Steele's "Bow Meander"

Finished a large custom which incorporated this log cabin pattern by Tammy her work two.

Off to a footy match today as mister 14 has swapped from soccer to footy....first trial match of the season...good excuse not to have to clean the house...

Have a great week.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

Began the week by totally rearranging the display area....we were lucky enough to get the carpet display rack/stand  from Jackie at Blueberries as she was getting rid of it.....had to shuffle everything around to fit it in......should be a good way to display some finished quilts.
You can just see the stand in the left hand corner.

Of course it was pouring with rain as we moved it...

Woke to a beautiful sunrise on Monday....a busy,busy week

Some yummy new wide backing fabrics arrived....

Some E-2-E's finished....

Finished a custom...
Have a great week