Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cushion swap

Just received a terrific cushion cover from one of the ladies on the forum that I am a member of. I posted a photo of the cushion that I had made for her and this is a photo of what I received, it's lovely! It has given me new heights to reach for when deciding on what to do as a swap!

Still finished

In November last year, when I went on holidays, I thought I would take some quilting with me to do at times, I decided to make a quilt for my grand daughter who was 21 in March, so looked for a pattern that had small squares that I could pull out without too much trouble.
I found the pattern, and started cutting it out! 288 squares later I had enough and with the hellp of my friend Sue, we laid it out on the floor whilst moving around on our knees, ugh!
March came and went and because I had increased my work hours, had hardly touched the quilt certainly not in time for her birthday. Anyway, it eventually got done, and after some great quilting from DewDrop Inn at Hervey Bay, I put the last touches to the binding this morning !! Hurrahh! Here's what it looks like !


Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Where's my list of followers gone to? I usually use that list to check into their sites to see what they are up to !!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Marg has been helping me long distance with doing a stack & whack, she has made one with the same yellow material as I have used, but check out her blog to see the difference! I ended up putting it together totally different from both her's and the blook instructions so can't work out why it looks passable, certainly need to practice on a few more, I think!! Don't forget to check out the House of Margarita, it's one of the many good ones.

Home again and trying to relax

Spent a lovely week in Brisbane last week, hit the shops for end of financial year sales and bought a bit. The main reason for being there was to go to the Simon & Garfunkel concert. Having never been in the situation to attend concerts in my younger life, I now attend a few when I desire. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were absolutely magical, all their songs together and then both artists sang some of their own hits, while the backing band were very talented, they could have gone home at any time and left the duo singing on their own, which they did occasionally. Came down to earth on my return home when I decided to rearrange my craft room and hurt my back in the process, not too bad, I'm fine when I'm up and fine when I'm down but it is the getting to either that hurts.
Have attempted my first Stack & Whack block today, it appears to look ok, but I lost myself in the instructions and went out on my own, it seemed that I would need to cut a lot of material to follow the instructions and I just wanted to make one or two blocks to see how it all went before committing myself to a large amount of material. Will post a view of what it looks like shortly.
Till the next time, cheers

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday night and I feel like I have been put through a mangle! Went off to my favourite masseur this morning as my neck has been very stiff and sore for a few weeks, needless to say that most of the pain is caused because I sit and sew for too long!
Slowly getting a handle on this blogging, but have now found out that there is a 'set of manners' that go with it - will have to find out what the rules are!!

And this one is my second month swap - its called Card Trick, and I have been wanting to try it for ages, glad it turned out ok!

My first mystery block of the month that I have done for a swap, I am trying to make one for myself at the same time as I do one for my partner. The back one went to Willoger.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday, 8.30pm.
I think I am getting the hang of blogging, although I would still like to change the dates to my time! Here's hoping that this is the start of a lot of fun things to happen.!

This is the one that I ended up with, it still has a bit to add on. I had forgotten that I hadn't really finished the cushion when I took the photo!
This is a cushion cover that I 'mucked up' for a swap on a forum with a terrific bunch of quilters and craft people that I am a member of. I forgot to reread the instructions and made a little 12" cushion when it should have been bigger! I still like it, so kept it for myself!
This one was a sort of 'challenge quilt', a few of us at work all started quilting around the same time and we chose this pattern to make in our individual colours. I gave this one to one of my sisters, because they are colours that I would never choose for myself, yet I agree, it looks great!

This beautifyl quilting was done at the DewDropInn Patchwork Shop at Hervey Bay. I have had a few special quilting jobs done by them now, fantastic service!

Maddy's quilt

Hopefully this will show Maddy's quilt! Slowly getting there!


Still struggling to put this blog to air, and the huuge book from the library on blogging doesn't seem to help!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

One of the many baby quilts I made last year, my four stepsons and their wives all had babies in the year, so I improved my P&Q by huge steps!

Still playing, looking, working out things

Whew, that's a bit big!