Friday, December 3, 2010

I Spy meets 9-patch

Well, I tried to load a photo of my latest quilt but a message popped up "Server Rejected.  This happened with the previous photo I tried to load.   I thought that was a case of  Patent security as it was a picture from  Beatrix Potter animals.  However my quilt was a twist on one from a book I recently bought,  I made it much bigger, moved the blocks around,  and  put a broad band across the bottom which the original did not have.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Playing with cars when I visit Grandma and Grandpa

I love to play with cars,  but I haven't seen this one before.  Up, down.  Leave me alone, Dad.  I can do this myself.


Okay where did that bright light come from.  I was concentrating on "fixing" Grandpa's  big  Lego car.  He lets me play with them when I come to visit.  He has lots of Lego, and I like to  play with all of it, although some of it disappeared. 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pamper Day (3)

AAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   What Bliss!!!
Today was Pamper day at our Church.  It is held every year at around this time of year.  The auditorium is transformed.  Tables with white cloths on everywhere instead of rows of seats.  There are lots of ways we can be pampered, such as Esther giving me a head, neck and shoulders massage.  I also had my eyebrows tidied up, a facial, my hair done, and a manicure.  I made some Christmas gift cards tutored by one our ladies, and  made a necklace at the jewellery table.  There was a table with jams and relishes  for sale, I haven't seen quince jam around for years and years, so I bought some.   We had soup and rolls for lunch with  bottomless cups of coffee and tea.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pamper Day (2)

This is the jewellery-making table.  There were 8 chairs around and they were oocupied most of the day.  I made a necklace, but I took hours to find exactly the beads I wanted.  There wwere some very artistic and talented people  making beautifuly necklaces and earings.

Pamper day

This is the table Anna put my quilts on, she didn't spread them out, but most of the ladies present  did later.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I had a shoe-box full of batiks and needed another quilt for my Pamper Day stall, so I found this pattern in a recent American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.  This was the alternate colourway.  It fits a single bed and may be big enough to be a topper for a double bed.  It didn't take long to make, about 3 weeks in all.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Caring Hearts

I put this top together from Caring Hearts received over the past few years.  On the Forum we send members a pack of  8 heart-blocks for occasions when members are feeling sad for whatever reason, or when they have something wonderful to celebrate.

Sampler Quilt 2010

Here is the sampler quilt completed during 2010.  The program was run by a co-ordinator in an online Forum. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

At last

Drum Roll please.
At last it is finished.  So simple and it took 2 years of dithering about how to do it. Unfortunately it is a little short for a single bed when  the new owner grows up.  But for now it is big enough for a bed-topper and later he can use it as a throw.   There are tiny footballs sewn in the quilting and scattered over the quilt.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Some years ago I tried making some bags.  This is the only one which survived because I threw the others out.  I found this one in a cupboard I hadn't looked in for months, all I had to do was add the handles.  I had made an autumn wall-hanging for someone on the Forum and these fabrics were leftover. And now I've lost the pattern. 

Saturday, August 7, 2010


This is what Grandma and Grandpa gave me, it plays music.  I knew straight away how to play it.  They also gave me some books for reading on the plane.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to me

Hello, it was my first  birthday party today.  Mum made a cake for me - with strawberries in it and on it.   Mmmmm I love strawberries.  Grandma and Dad took lots of photos of me.  I know that I have to smile when I see the cameras..    

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Garden girls

This is another Garden Girls project, a commission.  I did one a while back at the start of my patchwork journey. I think this one is a little more colourful. 

For Jenny's friend

This did not turn out as I expected.  Oh, Well!  Above is the back of the quilt and to the right is the front.  It is an "I spy quilt".  Jenny asked for it to be bright, I think I got that right.  The borders on both sides have seahorses on them as well.  So that request was fulfilled.  The Mum-tobe asked for seahorses if possible.  No pattern, it just came together.

At Grandma's place again

Oh, that was funny!   We had to be quick that day, he was very active, bouncing this way and that, some of the pictures were very blurry.  That is a biscuit in his hand, he saw Daddy go to his bag, and get out something.  He said "food" in Japanese.  Is this a sign of things to come?

At Grandma's house.

This is Eirto, 11 months old,  carefully studying a new teddy.  He seems to take home a new toy each visit. I'll have to start making a few softies for him, because he's not taking the one I received from one of ladies on the Forum..

Olivia's quilt

Hooray, long sessions of unsuccessful tries, here is Olivia's quilt  The pattern was in Patchwork and Quilting USA. The parents picked aqua and white.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A quilt for a little boy

Well, hello again.  This blogger has been out of action because of technical problems.
This quilt belongs to Seth Connor, born on 19/7/10.  It is yet another "I spy"  I put a green spotted backing on it.  Seth's family goes to my church.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Noah's Ark

This is my latest effort.  The Mum-to-be requested Noah's ark in her favourite colours, and the only pattern I could find at the time was a panel, so I added a border.  The back is green tone-on-tone.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Here is another piccie taken the same day.  Do you think he may be a  good juggler?  He has pulled the toy apart, maybe he'll be clever at putting things together again. That's Dad next to him, he doesn't go any further than arm's lenth from Mum or Dad.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I'm on the move. Look out Mum and Dad

SURPRISE!!  Don't flash that light in my eyes.  Eirto is now 7 months old,  crawling and pulling himself up.  He has grown tall, and  has some very coy expressions.  Casey wanted to play with him but  he plays too rough so he had to go outside till the visitors left             

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Three bears

his is another quilt for a baby who has not arrived yet. The pattern came from Quilters Companion.  Such a lot of applique, peeper borders and  hand sewing.

Single bed quilt for a big sister.

This is  for the big sister of the owner of the pink quilt. It's a lot brighter, and is also and I spy.  The border matches the backing.  I enjoyed putting these two quilts together, and surprise, surprise, I designed it as I went.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Another quilt for another baby.

This quilt was commissioned by a friend, the mother asked that the child's name and birthdae be included.

A sweet quilt for a baby girl

This is another quilt I made for a baby, now born,  at church.  The moather asked for a mauve quilt, so here it is.  I will give it to her this Sunday.The sun coming through the lemon tree is spoiling the picture.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I had some doggie fabric over so I made a bag for a friend who is doggie mad.  It is an easier pattern than others I have tried so I will make more in different colours.  I just love the picture with the blue background!