Sunday, November 11, 2012

Things happen for a reason.....

I have finally finished the Tailfeathers Quilt I have been Custom Quilting! This is my Mothers Quilt which she has done an amazing job on! 
I had to get this one 'right' as Kelli my SIL had her Tailfeathers Quilted by the Amazing Angela Walters! 

No Pressure at

Mum didn’t want her stitchery’s quilted on as she wants to hand quilt around them to give them a softer look.
 I free motioned the rest of the quilt,
 those 1” squares were fabulous
 to quilt by the way, found muscles
in my shoulders I didn’t know I had...ha-ha

Best of all she loves what I have done!
I have seemed to lose my Quilt mojo for the last few weeks that was until this morning when I commented on a post on Instagram to @anthrpienthesky about doing a quilt along using this pattern.

I knew if I made a comment that I would make the quilt, one in my growing list of to-do's
So Tiffany and I have set off on a small adventure together!
 If you want to make the quilt then you can join in as well, Instamessage me and join the fun!

I decided to cut up my “Sugar” by Art Gallery that I have been coveting for about 4 years, and I already love my Decision!
Yay! I love the Excitement of a new Quilt!

Next weekend I have signed up for a Blogger's 
get-together in Ballan,Info here.
Excited already!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hexagon zippered pouch....

As promised here is my project with the Ticklish mini charm squares...

I made a zippered pouch, sort of like a large pencil case and I’m totally in Love with it.
 It’s big enough to put all my sewing essentials when on the move and they are secure! 
I have been using a pouch with a button enclosure and am always worried that my gorgeous little travel scissors will fall out...

This is a piece I’m working on at the moment and I’m so enjoying it. I have a few different stitcheries on the go but love this one due to the fact that there is only one colour.

It’s part of Rosalie Quinlan’s Scandinavian Rose BOM. I fell in love with this one block and decided to do a cushion instead!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ticklish Moda Candy.....

Moda have named these Moda Candy

I have just listed these adorable Mini Charm packs in my ETSY Store.
They are ticklish by Me and My Sister. Each pack contains 42 x 2.5" Squares. 
Playing with a pack today, will share the project when finished...


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Daylesford 3rd year running and still loving it...


Last Saturday I went to Daylesford Craft Experience at Pepper's Resort in Hepburn Springs.

Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches and Jodie Carlton of Ric Rac were the Designers for the weekend.

 Jodie did gorgeous little robots for the day

Natalie did some stitchery’s to make into a tote bag, needle case and canvas for the wall.

Natalie brought along her BOM Quilt Tail feathers for us to look at, its’ so nice to see the original!

 Mum has made one and it is sitting waiting to be quilted at the moment; aah must get time to do that!


This is my first finish from the weekend. The baby yellow robot, His is a little “special” in places but I’m using him as a pincushion so you won’t know when he is covered in

I have been having periods of A.D.D lately and cannot settle with one project so I’m managing to do a little to a lot of UFO’s , if you follow me on Instagram this will totally make sense!

One finish I have done is my Vintage Modern Piece of Cake 3 quilt top; it’s ready to quilt...
Really happy with this one...


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Quilting Retreat...

Last weekend, I and six friends went to Alexandra for a Quilt extravaganza!
OK not quite an extravaganza but we sure had fun!

The Vickery is a house set up especially for Quilting Retreats (girls fun).
My sweet Garden Quilt kept me toasty (plus a Doona and another Quilt of mine) on the freezing cold nights,I even made my own matching pillowcase out of Ruby...I know it's sad!

We all bought a jellyroll along and made a 1600 Quilt, One quilt pattern I will go back too when I need a Quilt in a hurry. Apparently someone pieced this quilt in 36 minutes, they must have had a rocket up there bum coz we took probably closer to 90 minutes.

All quilts turned out magnificently but alas we all packed up in such a hurry we never got to the photo of them all together. Here are 3 of them...
Simply Color by V & Co.

Reunion by Sweetwater 

Juggling Summer by Zen Chic

I Came home totally knackered that why it’s taken me a week to tell you all about it!

Can you spot our mascot, his name is Vincent.

This is Claire's Birds and the Bees Quilt, Love!

Thanks Girls for a Fabulous Weekend of sewing, chatting, and most important laughing!!!

Best thing is we will do it all again in a couple of months!!!!!


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Missing in Action...

Sorry I have been missing in action for the last few weeks, I have been working on a lot of different things and achieving nothing.

Do you ever have weeks like that?
I have delivered two more Quilts to the local quilt store for sale so that has taken up a bit of time and have been working on a third for them.
Here are the three quilts.
Post and Rail made from Simply Colour by V & Co
Fabric is Sweet Divinity by Quilted Fish
Fabric is Butterfly Fling by Me and My Sister
I have finished quilting my mother’s Sweet Garden that she has made out of Terrain and it is so pretty, now I just have to quilt mine made out of Vintage modern. I am going to a retreat at the end of the month and would like to use it then on my bed because it is a great size and should keep me toasty whilst having something for show and tell!
If you would like to see more of my day to day quilting and things then come and join me on Instagram! If you’re like me you will be hooked!
This is my little girl getting cuddles during the Olympic telecast last night, nothing better than snuggling in a quilt!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I have a Crush...

I finally have my hands on some Tula Pink The Birds and the Bees Fabric.
 Tula is definitely one of my favourite designers.
Love that her ranges have lots of 'critters' in them...
Some are hidden amongst other objects...
 As you can see I have a ‘little’ stash of Tula but now that I have a nice selection I think I might use all three ranges in the one Quilt. I adore the Dream Weaver Quilt in Tula’s book if you are unsure of the quilt here it is courtesy of Emma at Ballarat Patchwork
 (Best Patchwork shop in Australia IMHO)
I have finished another Quilt, binding on just the hand sewing to go....
I will be spending the rest of the day on the couch with a needle in hand.

Life is good!


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