Friday, February 22, 2013


Hi all,

I don’t have a lot to say for myself at the moment….not a lot is happening, I have excuses but you don’t want to hear them do you LOL sick, sore back, blah de blah blah haha

Afternoon delight progress

If you follow my facebook page you probably have seen this picture, but for those of you who haven’t – this is 4 of the 6 blocks that make up Month One of the Afternoon Delight quilt. I am working on block 5 at the moment. You will get sick of hearing about this quilt!

I mentioned, I think, that I am making a Wedding Ring quilt this year. I would say this quilt would be on my ‘quilting bucket list’ if I had one!

Wedding ring fabrics

These are the fabrics I am using for the ring parts….mostly Kate Spain’s Central Park (I think) with a few ring-ins. I have done some cutting at the last sewing night but nothing since and knowing me probably nothing until the next sewing night, but I am not rushing this one!

Honestly, I feel like playing with something even newer…

Fabric love

But I will resist until I have more time and feel better too.

BTW Angela Yosten has featured me, well particularly the Traffic Light quilt on her blog today! How awesome is that? Very exciting! You can go and check it out here.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday again!

Hi all,

I can’t believe it is that time of the week again! So what have I been working on? not much!

Block 2 - Seam Ripper

I made block 2 of the And Sew On BOM, it is called Seam Ripper for obvious reasons! I deliberately put one of the fabrics the wrong side up…that is for the unpicker to work on!

the joys fixed

I mended the block that my little helper did some work on LOL I think once the quilt is together no one will notice my seam in the corner. To me will be a reminder of my little fella!

Bee blocks so far

I have been enjoying getting little parcels every now and then with blocks for me. My turn in the QCA Bee 2 was January and a couple of blocks are still to come but this the ones I have so far.

Linking up to

WIP wednesday

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Little helpers!

Hi all,

A little story.

My 4 year old is sitting on the lounge watching the Lorax, I notice it only has 10 minutes or so left so I think I will let him finish the movie before bed. What should I do, Oh I know, I will do some more work on the next block for the Afternoon delight quilt, I might get the block finished tonight I think hopefully….where is it, oh it as fallen on the floor…I pick it up and gasp in horror.

the joys

Hmmm, I show it to the child, “who did this?” I say with dismay and anger in my voice.
”I did it” he sheepishly admits. I turn off the movie and do the bedtime routine early as punishment.

It is hard to stay angry when he admitted guilt straight away and has said sorry repeatedly while brushing his teeth and going to the toilet. And this is not the first time this has happened, No 1 son did the same thing at the same age to the appliquéd border of my Baltimore quilt – it now has a pieced border.

Moral of the story – don’t leave your sewing in the lounge room were little hands can try to help!

On a brighter note, I finished putting together the top of the American Beauty quilt.

American Beauty top

It is huge - 90” x 110”. I have to admit I forced myself to finish it today…I wanted to start other things but this was in the way. I am glad I finished it because it feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I have that “what will I start now?!” excited feeling!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday!

Hi all,

On Saturday I went to my first sewing day for this year, it was great to sit and sew with friends, new and old. We met at Christine’s, some of us are working on the same pattern but we could also bring whatever hand sewing we wanted to work on.

I picked up my new pattern pack for the Afternoon Delight quilt and quickly got to work!

Afternoon delight the beginning

This is my first block for the quilt and I am half way through my second block. I am using needle turn appliqué, mostly Kaffe fabrics and ‘Breeze’ Bella Solids for my background.

Unfortunately though I haven’t even turned my sewing machine on for nearly a week…really! So my American Beauty top hasn’t gone anywhere yet. I seriously need a motivational kick!

WIP Marti Michell BOM 1

I am linking up to

WIP wednesday

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