Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Cate at the beach trying out her Halloween costume. She forgot her broom.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stash Sunday

Christmas fat quarter bundles, $20 each at Spotlight, I love them all!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Another Purple Patch - gifted!

For Mrs Stubenrauch, Oliver's year 4 teacher. She won't be teaching term 4, she's off to have her first baby (secretly were all hoping for a girl!)Love how this quilt turned out, perfect lap size for mum and baby to curl up on the couch with.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Summer Strip Quilt

This quilt was so easy, I have no idea why was a WIP for nearly 3 years!! Made using a Jelly Roll, all I have done is sewn the strips together and then quilted simple lines with my walking foot. I had to hang it sideways on the clothesline as it was too long! Matching backing and binding, very pretty, this bed topper could easily be completed in a weekend. Fabric is Sanctuary by 3 Sisters, so pretty and perfect as a summer throw quilt for Cate's bed, I think were going to keep this one.I machine sewed down the binding, huge no no in quilt world, but OMG it was done in like 5 minutes and looks fine! Plus I envision this quilt will be washed heaps so the extra security from being machine sewn suits us. Cate's been sick as for the past 2 weeks so its had plenty of use, and now that it's finished, I have room for some new fabric purchases, yay!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stash Sunday

Spotlight sent me as $10 gift voucher, no conditions, just spend me! So of course, spend I did. I originally went looking for some scrapbooking papers for Cate, she is making a dance album, so cute. Anyway, I love a cood clearance, and I do love spots, so when I saw some of my fave spots (to me they just scream Christmas!!) reduced to $3 a metre, I bought all they had left; 19 metres, yay!! I also bought 1.5 metres of each of these Vintage Pastels, I was thinking cushions but I always think cushions and do we have any? No. $5 a metre. Going to check out another Spotlight tomorrow, got to love a good clearance, did I already say that?

Black, White, Teal and...

Tabby!! Kipper checking out my quilting, I think she aproves. I have quilted using King Tut variegated black and white, I love it, the colour varies aprox every 2 inches, would look great used in a close stipple. I have quilted in rows around the green centres, nearly finished. Handing it over to get it's binding hand sewn down (thanks mum!) and a photo label made and attached and then I can put away until Christmas. And, many thanks to Helen and Esther, they kindly sent me their green fat flats so I had enough to make the binding and a few little pieces were left over for the backing! Thanks again girls.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Flea Market Fancy

Love love LOVE this fabric! There is a new blog that is dedicated to petitioning to bring Flea Market Fancy back, how cool is that! I bought this quilt at Ballarat Patchwork last November, Bob said I could bring back a souvenir from our trip, so I made sure I got something great! Labeled Flea Market Jumble #2 Bento Box pattern machine pieced by Emma Jansen and Machine quilted by Vanessa Dukovic in 2006. I have some FQ tucked away to make matching cusions or pillow covers with. The quilt has a hanging sleeve but no wall to hang it on so it's on our bed for now. There are several ways to show your support and help get this fabric range back on our shelves. 1/. Go sign the petition 2/. Add button to your blog 3/. Upload your photos of projects and stash to the blog 4/. Subscribe to the blog for updates. Spread the word!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fathers Day 2009

Fathers Day today, we took a day trip to Fremantle and had lunch with the family at Cicerello's (never mind there's one less than 7km from our house!)My dad got some nice pressies (Bunnings voucher, kids school photos in frame, cherry ripes, a plastic bag cutter - the gift that keeps returning) and I got my much needed Fat Flat from Helen, yay!! The kids had there first Cold Rock, Oliver had chocolate mixed with Crunchy Bar and Stuart had Lemon Sorbet with Gummy Bears, mmmm, yum, not! And we checked out the boats in the marina on the way home, Bob suggested we have a mini holiday and spend a weekend exploring the sights, must look into that. Back to work tomorrow, ugh!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Top completed

Finished my black, white and teal green quilt top at exactly 11.59pm last night! I should of been in bed catching zzzzzzz but Emma convinced me to stay up and sew, there's a 1.5 hour time difference (between WA and SA) and she informs me that she stayed up sewing till 3.15am! This quilt came togther really quick, I cut all the fabric's out last weekend and just sewed them into blocks when I could, usually after work between 7.30 and 9pm. I joined all the rows last night, I was going to sew in a pattern but random tones looked better. 9 rows of 9 so 81 blocks in total, quilt measures 54" square (or 138cm), perfect lap size. Cold, wet and windy here with very little sun so the pics are not great. I had to double peg and lay on the ground to get a pic! I never managed to track down the green dots, trying to find a matching homespun green to use for the binding, nothing even remotley similar colourwide. Will sandwich and start quilting on Monday night.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Black, White and ...

teal green!Alternating black and white squares with teal green centres, love it! Based on this quilt here, this one is for Cate's Year 1 teacher for Christmas, I hope he likes it.I am desperatly seeking some more of the teal green centre. I bought it as a "Fat Flat" from Spotlight about 9 months ago, I used 2 flats for the centres and would love another 2 or 4 for the binding. One flat has a small selvage reading "Polly Ann Blythe for Camelot Cottons", I have tried google but nothing :-( If anyone see's, please let me know, I'll be your best friend...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sports Day

First day of Spring for the sports carnival, the weather was perfect with just one shower of rain coming in at 2.20pm. I took a flex day from work to attend, the boys paired up and entered the 3 legged race, it was sooooo funny. The boys came 3rd. Cate was her team's captain, here she is starting off the leaderball, she's so competitive (read bossy!).