Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Miscellaneous....

... that's what I  categorise a bunch of things I can't think of a name for.....

I rather liked this moon I saw on my way home yesterday afternoon.....  brought a cold morning with a light frost.... we have had a mild winter really ....


... We are starting to join some of the blocks now in the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-a-long ....


Michele has got sponsors for this quiltalong and I was lucky enough to win one of the random draws

It is a June Tailor ruler and helps with trimming down the half square and quarter squares... 


... really great they send all the way over to us in Australia... postage is pretty horrific...


I have found another use for the ruler.... 

... trimming up my little squares for this months Stitch-a-long project....


I've been doing some more of this secret project ... never thought I would be doing more hexie flowers....





... and a little bit of hand quilting ... on yet another secret giftie....


... and some machine quilting....


I am very pleased that I have been asked to do some quilting for others now.... and getting paid for it.... a dream coming true.   I am thrilled that I can start paying for my addiction by doing my addiction!!! 

Righto, Gotto Go...

... I am nearly at the end of the applique on my Boys Story Blocks... there is stitching to add to the blocks before I can start trimming them down....


28 comments:

  1. The moon photo is beautiful, love the lighting. And all your blocks look gorgeous and the sneaky peeks! How wonderful you can quilt for others!! Hugs Wendy

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  2. Well done you on getting paid for your quilting! Our winter hadn't been too bad either, until this morning.....minus 5.6. It was rather chilly......

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  3. Such intriguing glances of secret work! They look wonderful, as is your quilting. Shame you weren't closer, you could do some of mine

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  4. Boy story block is very cute, cannot wait to see the whole quilt. Good luck with the paid quilting gig, sounds like you are made for this job!

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  5. lots to see today!
    love the sneak peaks.....hexies' hey?
    well done.
    congratulations on your quilting to subsidise your addiction, don't we all wish we could do that!
    love your boys story block, gorgeous bright fabrics...

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  6. Pretty moon Fiona. Love your sneaky peeks and good for you on quilting for others.

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  7. Congrats on quilting for others, that is just fabulous....love your moon shot, it s great

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  8. Oh congratulations on the quilting business. Yes, being paid for a job you love is what life is meant to be.

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  9. oh wow....look at that machine quilting...glad they are paying you :)

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  10. I am in awe with all that you achieve! Your new ruler is a great addition to your toolbox. Am also loving those accuracy blocks, gorgeous!

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  11. boy you have been doing lots of beautiful projects Fiona,well done and your FMQ is wonderful.xx

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  12. Pretty secret stitching and how lovely to get paid for what you enjoy doing. Are you finding the aiming for accuracy course useful? I want to recommend it to a friend who is learning.

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  13. someone mentioned today that the Darling Downs is where this @#$$%^ COLD weather is coming from! it is so cold here in Brisbane again! go figure! high Summer last week :-)

    Don't you just LOVE that ruler? I used it to trim the 4 patch blocks on Unit 8 too! so handy and so very accurate!!

    Love the look of everything you are sewing, and I really love that quilting.

    Keep warm up there!

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  14. Was cold here this morning too Fiona. A frost, not had too many this winter. Congrats on your win. I am still playing catch up but am really loving making the blocks. Love all your secret stuff. hugs......

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  15. Wow! fantastic news for your hobby turned professional. we had a huge moon tonight and a chilly morning. a lot of hush hush stuff....looking forward to the reveal.

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  16. Always such a busy beaver. Well done on getting some quilting work - lovely things underway too.
    Hugs xx

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  17. Loved the moon photo , interesting . Congrats on quilting for others , your work is great so I know you will get lots of customers . I like the sneaky peaks and look forward to the reveals ;-) hugs Sheila

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  18. Love the moon piccy. Can't wait to see all the secret sewing revealed. Well done with the quilting.

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  19. Isn't quilting for $$ great?? Oh, it has it's "down-side" but, as you said, to get paid for doing what we love!!!! You bet!!!! Love your hexies and that last little 'castle' is total sweetness! Great post!!!! Hugs......

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  20. Busy lady! The rulers look great. I am looking forward to starting boy story one day.

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  21. Busy lady! The rulers look great. I am looking forward to starting boy story one day.

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  22. I like the look of those rulers Fiona! Good on you for being able to feed your addiction LOL!

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  23. Lots of lovely projects, great news you can do the quilting professionally, we are the opposite to you at the moment temps in early 30'sC, won't be long though before it cools

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  24. Love the moon photo! So jealous of the ruler, that looks really good and I bet very useful. Hugs xx

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  25. Great to see so many projects on the go. Congrats on the quilting work. That's wonderful!

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  26. Great post Fiona! You've been a busy bee! xxx

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  27. Nice moon! I missed it here, it was cloudy. Your AFA blocks look so wonderful, and congrats on your win! Love your sneaky peeks, and that is so awesome that you're getting paid to quilt - you do such a beautiful job, wish you lived closer!!!

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