Monday, October 3, 2016

Storm at sea

I finished this quilt some time ago it is 60" square.. i'm amazed that I managed to finish it and how good it looks

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Craft Show

There is another craft show in a few weeks time.  I'm looking forward to it.  I  need a small rotary cutter  (28 mm) and some fabric glue. and will be closely looking at the fabric.
I am currently doing a stock take of my stash, interesting.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Love Song

This is my latest effort, found in a previous USA  Patchwork and quilting magazine, (2007). The panels behind the hearts are patterns of written music.  The hearts were appliqued  by machine, a technique I haven't tackled for years.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Storm at Sea

This is the "Storm at Sea" quilt, 60" X 60".  It took me years to finish.   I gave it to my sister for her birthday nearly 2 years ago.   I visited with her today in their new apartment in Docklands.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Craft Show

Yesterday, I went to the Craft Fair. I intended to stay until 4 pm but my feet were screaming for mercy. I left at about 2:30, because I had forgotten to watch a third demonstration.  There were some stalls I couldn't get near the tables because of the crowds so I went back later and bought what I was looking for.  I also wandered among the quilts on display. All gorgeous and all w-a-a-a-a-y beyond my ability.

I bought 2 x 1/3 meter of pretty fabric from Logan's, and 2 Fat quarters from Gail B. I had a look through Can Do's books but nothing grabbed my attention, I think I have enough books anyway.

I bought an Accuquilt Go Baby. The family is eagerly waiting to  see how it works.

Saturday, July 23, 2016


I seem to be making lots of quilts with pictures, sashes and a border.  These are the quickest designs and  I can have the tops completed in a matter of days (if the sewing room is not too cold to work in).
My sewing space is in our old garage, the door is always open and the wind blows through from back to front because one wall of the attached workshop is missing. Roll on, springtime!

I have started on a  bow-tie/snowball quilt, queen size,  but this one is slow moving because I often run out of tone-on-tone reds.  There is another with music prints and red hearts I am itching to get started on. I also have the fabric for a green wavy quilt.  There is a photo of a blue one done last year.