Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blast from the past!

Hi all,

I have been busy, I just haven’t got much to show for it! I will show you soon!

So I thought I would resurrect some of my older quilts!


This is my beginner quilt. In the typical sampler block style. It is single bed size and was made at Patchaholics, Burpengary in 2003. The shop doesn’t exist anymore!
I finished quilting it in 2006, I wanted to do it myself and all that cross-hatching took forever! I still love the pansy fabric!

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TP’s first “big bed” quilt. Which I seem to have forgotten to label, it was finished around June/July 2008. This is the top before quilting, it was quilted in an all over pattern by Robyn from Sunshine Quilting and bound in red.

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This is a baby quilt I made from a panel in August 2008 for a friend who had her baby boy premie. I think I still have more of the duck fabric somewhere.

That will do for now, I will do another instalment soon!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stash building!

Hi all,

I have been stash building this week! My mum and I went to The Quilters’ and Embroiderers’ Store on Friday. We took my youngest son who is 2 1/2, that is another story – my boys do not like shopping!

What a gorgeous shop! Next time I will not be taking children! The middle white and light grey fabrics are from the Sunkissed range, they are the only two fabrics they have at the moment, sad for me – happy for hubby….I would have gotten more! The pretty green print is from the Recipe For Friendship range by Mary Engelbreit, I am planning to make placemats with this and the matching fat 1/4!


They stock the Cosmo threads that I absolutely adore. So I stocked up ready to get started on the Vignette BOM. I matched the threads to the Make Life fabric, so I will have to adjust the numbers in the books. And I threw in a few extras – who wouldn’t!
I also got some hanky linen, I was going to use a solid white for the stitchery's background but the linen has such a beautiful texture I just couldn’t say no!

And I seem to be a winner again at the moment!

I won this fat 1/4 pack from Perri on the Vignette blog.  I love this fabric, it is so sweet and pretty! I bought an extra 1 1/2 metres of the white dandelions. I am thinking of doing a grandmothers garden quilt the Marti Michell way with this fabric. What do you think?

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Ps. If I take a few days to reply to your comment it is because we are going away this weekend. Yay!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sharing the love!

Hi all,

Samelia’s Mum is having a fantastic giveaway!

If you don’t check it out that is your loss….hopefully I can win if that is the case! LOL

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday….

Hi all,

I have exciting news today!


The Charm Bracelet Quilt is finished – yay! Unless you count the label, I just can’t decide what to write on it.


The front! I really turned out great, I was a bit dubious about the colours because they are not normally what I go for but they look fantastic with the Origins fabric.

The back! I love the look of a pieced back.

Waiting to be photographed….I spy a little dog LOL

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Kate Conklin Designs – Charm Bracelet Quilt Pattern
Size – 50” x 61”
Fabric – Origins charm pack, Kona cotton Artichoke, Spice and Snow. Backing is Anna Griffin Elsie’s Kitchen. Binding is Hydrangea Blossom in green.
Batting – 100% cotton.  

I have also started another project. It is a table runner -

It is Oopsy Daisy Table Runner, the pattern is designed by Jenny. She is having a sale at the moment so check out the Elefantz blog to get the discount code!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Flowers and new arrivals!

Hi all,

Did the post title pique your interest? LOL

I have been working on hexie flowers for my garden and someone else’s! That is a surprise (maybe)!

One for me and two for ……..?

This is my flower garden, it is growing slowly. I think I will try to make myself at least one flower when I make my swap partners flowers each month. That way it will grow quicker!

I won this charm pack over at Samelia’s Mum’s blog.  It is really pretty, kind of muted tones.

I won this Scrap Pack from Hawthorne Threads over at  Angela’s blog, Cut To Pieces! Hawthorne Threads have gorgeous fabric, if you go and have look at the website check out Spring Street, I love it! Might have to get some!

As soon as I opened the package I saw some Urban Circus, so Tufted Tweets, some great boys fabric and don’t you just love those apples on the bottom piece of fabric!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Great Giveaway!

Hi all,

If you like hand-dyed fabrics and screen printed yummies you need to check this out!

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My SIL Debbie is having a giveaway on her blog – Jump Creations!

You might remember this quilt -

The cars are Debbie’s printing and the border fabric is also one of Debbie’s hand-dyes!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

WIP Wednesday and Janet’s quilt!

Hi all,

I think a new month calls for a new list!

Last months list really kept me in line! This month I feel like I need some play time LOL! That is fabric play time!

The pure quilt did not get touched last month, so it is still lording it over my design wall.

I have made some progress on the Handmade stitchery….

I am painfully slow at stitching but I do enjoy doing a bit after the littles have gone to bed.

I have also made a bit of progress on the Bracelets quilt…..

I am not loving the quilting pattern I am attempting to do. But it would take a lifetime to unpick it so I am persevering! I am about halfway through the quilting.

Now here is something I have been sitting on for a couple of weeks! Not literally, I wouldn’t dream of sitting on this quilt!

This is the quilt I made for Janet in exchange for the gorgeous work of art she made for me….You can check out a great picture of it on Janet’s blog, it shows all Janet’s glorious quilting in detail!


And I threw in a cute little pincushion too….

It is from the book “Pretty Little Pincushions” which I have borrowed from Christine.  Isn’t blogger-land great!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Another Great Giveaway!

Hi all,

You really need to get over to the Vignette blog and checkout this giveaway!

Or maybe not….then I might have a tiny chance of winning!

I can tell you this range is gorgeous! I have some already, but would love some more!

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