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Thanks Dawn and Wendy

Friday, July 25, 2014

I finally have a UFO done !!!

I purchased this kit a year ago. I started it as soon as I received it and put it away as soon as I realized I'd put the fusible webbing on the right side of the fabric instead of the wrong. I was so frustrated that I just set it aside. Well, after a success week of Vacation Bible School crafts, I needed a quick (relatively speaking) project for myself. This has been sitting on the corner of the cutting table just waiting for me and this week was it's time. Not perfect, but I still love it and can move on to something else.

Happy stitching and congratulations to all the finishes this year. These are some gorgeous and amazing finishes !!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Some baby quilts

Gosh it's been a long time since I have shared anything in here. In fact I don't seem to blog much at all these says. This does not mean that I have not been keeping busy.

Babies are on my agenda, with two baby quilt finishes this month. The first one for a workmate having a little boy, she is decorating the nursery in yellow grey and white, but who could resist a pop of aqua.

The second one is for another workmate due in November but she is not sharing her discovery of the baby's sex, so it's unisex. I had fun making this quilt and plan to do a few more, they are great for using left over jelly roll strips, this one is in scrumptious.

Apologies for my shadow on the pic, it's hard to get a good photo on these dreary days.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

First UFO finish for 2014

I knocked so many UFOs out in 2012 with the help of everyone here that there isn't all that much left lol. So here is a finish that I started in 2012: Fireworks, a pattern by Lee from Freshly Pieced (though I pieced and not paper-pieced it).



The fabric is Malka Dubrowski and Kona, batting cotton, and all threads are Aurifil 50wt. On the back I pieced leftover strips (plus a few additions from my stack) in between some off-white material I bought at Ikea in Germany last year. I am especially thankful for the the donation of a matching print for top and bottom from my friend Suz from All the Good Ones are Taken!!! It will go to it's intended recipient in August for a round birthday :) If you would like to know more about the journey of this quilt, come and visit here.

 Happy Sewing!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

DONE.... DONE... DONE!!!!

I did it!

A massive UFO DONE!

I can't even remember when I started my Dresden Plate Quilt, but it was easily 3-4 years ago!

I'm just so THRILLED to get it finished.

I haven't even pulled out the gathering threads yet!  I was just so excited to have actually finished it.  AND I made matching, quilted pillowcases too.
I'm making another pair tonight in a different design.

This project has been like an Albatross around my neck.

Every time I started something new, I would get this guilty feeling about my Dresden Plate quilt.

Now I'm free to finish a few other LITTLE  projects and do some new ones as well.

I'm so happy!

Who else has had some really good finishes lately?  It would appear there isn't too much activity going on here now?

Right... bye for now.

Saturday, July 5, 2014


A few years ago I cut up heaps of batik strips for bag making, and I made lots of lovey bags.
But I had a lot of the strips left over.

I found a use for them!
18 days ago I decided to make a Queen sized quilt for my eldest son, who was returning home to New Zealand,  from Australia.
I knew he would feel the cold.

This is what I made him:

I am calling it The Fern Quilt, because it has a Kiwi inspired fern.

I'm very proud of it.  It was the first time I had done Prairie Points too.  They were a nice touch.  I have stitched them down on the pillowcases.

I hope everyone is busy sewing?


Saturday, May 31, 2014


I have not been on here in months.
I've been really busy with family/life in general.
Keeping up with my own personal blog has taken priority over this one.
I hope to come back and do some reading if nothing else soon.

Until then, I want to share a funny thing I just read on a friend's blog :


To Create a Stash ...
by Carol Coski,
 The Quilted Feather

1. Buy fabrics that you like
2. Buy enough to do anything you might potentially think you want to do with it
3. Buy a little more because you know by the time you use it, what you have won't be enough and you will need more
4. Buy patterns and colors you know your family will simply love
5. Always buy extra
6. Did I mention to buy more than you think you will need?
7. Sit down every so often with your fabric, and assess what colors/patterns/designs you need to compliment and contrast what you already have
8. Buy the contrasting fabrics
9. Buy the coordinating fabrics
10. Buy extra of all of them, because when you sit down to piece you still won't have enough
11. Always buy enough backing fabric to back a California-king-all-the-way-to-the-floor bed quilt
12. Add a little more to that backing estimate
13. Use backing fabrics that can be integrated into other quilt tops
14. Buy a little more to make sure you will have useable pieces
15. If you see a design you think you might like in the future, buy it now before it disappears forever
16. Buy a little more just to be sure you have enough for what you haven't decided to make yet (I think this one is my favorite! Just sums up the whole thing!)17. Repeat above steps until there is no room left in the house for the inhabitants
18. Buy another house and repeat above

I think it's hilarious.  

Have a wonderful Day Girls.