Thursday, January 30, 2020

January Finishes - Baby Quilts & a Pincushion

It seems babies come in groups - well that is what seems to happen for me...My youngest's partner has two female cousins who are expecting babies this month - one has arrived and one will be here on the 28th.

So, of course, I had to make quilts for each.  We have always know the second one was a boy - I saw the ultrasound pic - there is absolutely no doubt about that one - LOL - the other was was an "unknown" - and now we know it is also a boy.  It will be lovely for them to grow up together as the whole family is very close.

I have tried to use some of what I already have - but I did buy the orange in both of these and the borders.

Baby 1:
This largely made from left overs from a quilt that Maureen made for my eldest daughter when she had little Luka.  I was able to buy a few more to add to the collection.

For the backing I chose this fun print.

Baby 2:
The dad is fond of Tonka trucks and I was able to source some fabric with the trucks on it.. And I couldn't resist the other truck fabric

The couple also have 2 dogs, so I thought this backing was great.

I also made Mrs Pinny. (strictly speaking Ms. Pinny Cush by Amy Bradley Designs)

I originally made 3 of these as gifts in 2015 (here) for various people and didn't quite get around to making one for me.

There is a bit more happening here . . . .but I don't think there will be any more January finishes.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sunday Stitchers' Morning Tea - Australia Day theme

At our Sunday Stitchers meetings we have two people bringing food - it is referred to as Morning Tea - but it has become Morning Tea/Lunch/Afternoon tea - I don't think anyone bothers to bring their own lunch anymore.

This month Marilyn and I took on the "challenge" - and it has become that.....we needed a theme and preferably one that hasn't been done before - but it was a bit of short notice for us - so we decided Australia Day - but using yellow & green instead of red white & blue.  Disappointingly I couldn't find any green & yellow least the table cloth is yellow.
I googled and found a few things to do......
some koala biscuits
and a cheese platter in the shape of Australia...the Shapes were the new ones - Meat Pie and Sausage flavour ...and of course cocktail frankfurts - or "Cheerios" as the Qld people call them...(weird)
I added the flag - and you can also see Marilyn's fruit platter - again in the shape of Australia and using different fruit for each state. Some lamingtons and sandwiches.

(what would we do without google????)

That was to think about the theme for the next time we do it...

Saturday, January 18, 2020

FNSI January

Thanks Wendy for hosting us for another year.  Sometimes it’s the motivation I need to sew...instead of blobbing on the lounge!

Tonight....after finishing off some urgent paid work stuff....I buckled down to quilting a baby quilt which will be due for handing over pretty is a bit of it under the needle....hopefully it will be all finished by Sunday night.
I will be adding some quilting in the orange bit too...but I had the grey thread in so did the outside first....

Here is the link to see what the others did!

Happy New Year to all!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Romancing the Road Trip

I was motivated to get back to this project the other day - so I have put 3 more blocks together.

 (Sorry I was pushed for time so haven't cropped my photos.)

I have two more blocks stitched, two more drawn up ...that will be 14...only 4 more to go!

Friday, January 3, 2020

FNWF January 2020

Fireworks, Harbour, Blue, Pink, Night

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!

Putting aside the debate about Fireworks - 
Sydney Harbour is such a beautiful backdrop to a fireworks show.'s hard to believe the year of 2020 is here...though at the rate the bush fires are going in Australia, I do wonder how long we will be here.....😢.
Fortunately I live in "suburbia" and am not affected - there are no nearby fires and our air quality has only been smoky for a few days and is all OK for now.

Never the's sewing time.  I am on a break from work - returning next Monday...and have tried to make the most of my time sewing . . .the list for this year is already full!

Tonight I worked on these:
The photo is actually upside down - 
but I guess it doesn't matter!

Queensland Quilters Night Group have requested those who want to - to make wonky blocks using the teal supplied.  They requested no trimming back to size (8 1/2") they look very odd.  They were relatively quick and easy to do - certainly no nesting seams etc!!!

I am going to try to be more diligent in visiting other cyber friends who promises!!!

But thanks to Cheryll for continuing to motivate us for another year.  Pop over here to visit all the other cyber sewers!!!