Saturday, January 30, 2016

My oldest UFO

Back in 1988, I went to the first NSW Quilt Guild's Quilt Symposium held in Armidale NSW. It was the first of its kind and a group of us spent four days(??) doing various classes from a wide range of tutors.
One of the classes I did was machine quilting - using a walking foot - we had to pre-prepare a panel and in the class we quilted.  This was all before fabric markers that vanished, so it seems we marked in pencil.  I finished the panel at the time and it has been sitting / hiding ever since.(One interstate move and one house move)

In 2011 I joined up with Sew Its Finished and Marti's Challenge of 12 projects in a year and it was to be one of the projects that I completed that year.  When the time came I couldn't find that dratted piece anywhere...(must have had a "tidy up" binge!!)...So I found another project.

Finally, it's a cushion

Saturday, January 23, 2016

FNSI - January

Reporting in for FNSI  - I did some tracing and some cutting...not much to show - but here is some of it.

And I played around with the bits I cut - but keeping it under wraps for now.

I hope everyone else had a fun time - and got lots done.
Thanks to Wendy for hosting !!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

FNWF - January

Friday Night Sewing with Friends - 
Not just Friday Night - Saturday and Sunday as well.....two of my groups met this weekend - what a way to finish off my Annual Leave!
Friday Night saw me preparing for Saturday sewing.
So I traced onto vliesofix and ironed so I could cut on is part of it

and then I decided to start some hexies for the same project:

By Sunday Night I had sewn all but one of the hexies together.

(If you recognise what this is for - don't panic - I am not nearly as far ahead as it looks!!!)

It's wonderful to be back to FNWF - thanks Cheryll for continuing this for another year!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Mrs Beasley's Sampler

I've finished Block #3

So, OK Leanne (Beasley...) it would be OK to publish Block 4 anytime soon. . . thanks!!!

One more off the Holiday To Do List.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Welcome to the North Pole

It's a Top!!!

One other thing on my holiday "To Do" list is to get this into a top so I can quilt it and have it finished for Christmas 2016...there will be a lot of "decorating" once its quilted . . .
Thanks to Fiona (
BubzRugz) for the idea of using braids etc for the roofs.

Visit here for close ups of the houses.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Final Finishes for December

Mug Rug

This was finished in November but I couldn't post it - Secret Stuff!!

This year in my "Loose Threads" sewing group - for birthday presents we each made one other person a Mug Rug and bought a mug to go with it.

I don't have a photo of the mug rug and mug together - but here is the mug rug.  My person wanted red - and she doesn't drink coffee - but I was able to find a red mug with a tea infuser and made the mug rug to match.

(Sorry - you will have to look sideways...
why does this happen when the picture is displayed 
the right way in Photo Gallery???*&(&^*%$$))

And here is mine - I asked for black & white and it goes really well with my black & white sewing stuff - and look at the gorgeous mug - it's a William Morris one!

Sashiko Christmas Tree

I started this earlier in the year - Sashiko is such an easy project - no preparation is needed - just pick it up and go!!  It wasn't finished in time for Christmas Day, but at least I can hang it next year.


When I was making the hexagons for the GDITC 2015 table topper it seems I made two extra - so I've appliqued them to some felt to use as coasters. 
The blue is really a lot less bright. 

Back to my Holiday To-Do List!  

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas

Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Image result for Australian Christmas images

I wanted an Australian Christmas image - this one works for me!!

To those who have lost loved ones, or had a bad year otherwise, I wish you peace and comfort in the good memories.