Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas...

To All my Blogger Friends,
Greetings of this Lovely Season
And Extra Special Wishes too
For a truly Wonderful Christmas
And a Fun-Filled New Year too

I hope your Christmas is truly Magical...
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sublime Season #3

I was going through my cupboards and I found the Box containing these Sweet Girls, If I remember rightly they were going to be finished for Xmas this year,Whoops!!!
But in usual form I but the project away trying to be tidy and I forget all about it.
So I may need to keep this one out so I can finish for Xmas 2011.
Today I finished Block number #3


I do Love these Fat little Birds.....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Uses for Quilts....

Does anyone else use Quilts as Tablecloths?


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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Off the Rails....

I have finished piecing my Off the Rails Quilt.
Pattern is by Kate Conklin.

The Quilt has turned out Massive!!!!

 70"x78".......

I'm so Happy with how it turned out..

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wonky....

I have just finished piecing 24 of these wonky blocks.
The blocks are 18" x 13", so the quilt will be a great cuddling size when finished.
The range is the Gorgeous 'Fandango' by Kate Spain
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

I'm Back!!!!

Well I'm home from the Wedding which was wonderful.
Even the rain couldn't dampen the spirits on the Day.
  My Brother Paul and his Beautiful Bride Kelli...



I have also got my Machine back Yeah!!!!

The only thing wrong with it was a needle tip had lodged into the underside of the throat plate, weird huh!
He needed pliers to retrive the pesky part.
I haven't broken a needle for a long time so it must have been laying in wait for the right time to annoy..
At least my sewing machine mechanic is great he only charged me $25 for the whole thing.
Now that I have it back I should be paying it some attention...

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Goin' to a chapel......

And My Brother's Gettin Mar-a-a-ried!!!
I am so Excited!
 My Fabulous Brother is Marrying an Equally Fabulous Girl next Weekend.
 I was in need of The Perfect Clutch Bag for My Outfit.
After searching Retail Outlets with no Success I decided to make my own!
It came from Noodleheads Blog and was fairly easy to make, which is always good!
The only drawback is that my Computerized Janome QC Machine had a meltdown during Construction and no she no longer goes... :( 
 (I think it was the sight of the Zip that tipped her over the Edge)

So it's off to the Doctor for her.
 This may seem silly but I'm literally missing her already and she hasn't left the house yet!
Out came Bertha my very first sewing Machine,
 she's a Bernette 730 aged about 20yrs.
When you go back to a Basic Model
Here's a few things I have Found we get way too used to...
 
Yes, you do miss the Needle Readjusting back to original point when you stop, not just wherever the hell it feels like at the time you lift your foot from the Pedal...
(This includes the Needle Down Function)

You do miss the varied speed a machine can have,
Bertha has two speeds:Flat out and Stop!
  Needle Threaders are awesome...
Thread Cutters are swell as well...
But....
She still runs like a Dream,

No oil for years and still perfect tension and stitching!

She been in a box for the last 10 yrs only going on Vacation to stay with Future Sister In Law until she was so hooked on Quilting she had to have her own Machine.

I knew she would be drawn into my Quilting Web......He He!

Go over and meet her on her Blog Kelli's Pieces.
She is Super Talented and A Natural at everything she does
 And I can't Wait for her to Become my Sister!!!
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Owls Recover Nicely!

Here is my Finished Owl Quilt top..


This is a Stack and Slash Method of cutting and piecing.
I so Love this Quilt, Only the Quilting to go.
Not sure What I want do do yet. Any Ideas?


This also turned up on my Doorstep this week.
Just like her Blog Oh Fransson!
Very Informative and Beautiful, Beautiful Quilts
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Owls In Weekend Slashing!!!

This is the Owl Panel I have been coveting for a while.
So I have made the First Cuts (ouch!!!!!)
 I am using a Pattern by Kate Conklin, with a stack and slash technique
This is the co-ordinating fabric I am putting with it...
Watch this Space!
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2010

Welcome to the Fall Edition of the Festival!
The Quilt I want to share with you is one of my Favorites. I made this with a Disappearing Nine Patch Block in Amy Butler Fabrics.
This Quilt was Born after being so inspired by looking at white sashed Quilts on Flicker!

 
 I have Quilted it with an Edge to Edge Paisley Design.
A big Thank You has to go out to Amy for Hosting the Quilt Festival, it's always a great way of everyone sharing their work
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ready for a Night on the Town!

My Bag is Finished! This is the bag that matches the phone pouch I showed you last time.
Janelle writes fantastic Patterns, this is the most fiddly-looking bag I have attemped for a while.  Normally I find something doesn't quite fit with bags but I am pleased to say all components matches perfectly!

Here's a few Fab Fabrics that arrived this week
Dreaming in French by Patricia Bravo


 Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt
 High Society by Khristian A Howell
 Not my fault blame the Aussie Dollar!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

See what happens when the Aussie Dollar hit an all time high!


I have wanted a Kindle since they were introduced for the Australian market, so with the dollar so good I thought there's no time like now!
She arrived this week,ain't she grand...

Baby needs some protection...

 Enter :Pieces of Me...... by Janelle Wind.
 I bought this book about a month ago and have been coveting the Hangbag and the phone pouch ever since.......
I started with the phone pouch, just to see how difficult her patterns are........Answer : Super Easy!
Once finished the phone pouch I worked out the dimensions needed for baby's new home and this is what I came up with...........
I was even so inspired I have cut out the handbag pattern pieces and have started that also........ 


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