Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Catching Up....


Like Julie I like to make up my own Miracle Spray for use in the house.... I do a whole lot at once and it usually lasts the year.

This is great for surfaces, there is Eucalyptus in it which is a natural disinfectant (and smells nice).  Not full of a whole lot of chemicals and actually cleans well.

I don't use it where there is varnish (can make it tacky) or glass (leaves a residue).




Civil War Bride blocks so far..... there is another row of 5 to add then a border so still a way to go....


I added the binding on to these little mini quilts... not sure what I will do with them - can't remember what I was thinking when I first made them....  any thoughts?  Between 18 - 24"



I had a machine sewing day with friends last week and worked on my baby Giraffe's.....

This quilt top is 58" square so a good size. 


Now to find time to quilt and bind then get it into the post....


We had a cool spell and it was nice to sit and work on my crochet blanket....


Needs a wash and block the edges then can be packed away for hand delivery later this year...


Meanwhile I am trying to get some progress on my Field Journal blocks (which are way behind)



This one was beautifully done in Bullion Knots for the pattern - my bullions are more like road kill so I did chain stitch... not nearly as nice as the pattern but it will do....


Waratah is lovely...


and how sweet are these ... 


Righto, Gotto Go, I want to get a bunch of these ready to sew next to my chair.  Some take a few evenings, occasionally I can finish one in one evening.... kindof depends what we have on the TV and how my concentration is going...

Have a lovely rest of the week.... still damp and humid here 



Saturday, May 14, 2022

A quilt finish ......


Hubz and I met up with some of the UK family in Bali in 2015 - it was a lovely time together.  I did get an afternoon at a fabric shopping area and luckily had taken a list of quilts that I wanted Bali Batik for (there is just so much it would have been totally overwhelming for me)

At a retreat in 2016 I made the top using a pattern using the Quick Curve Ruler.

During the Christmas break I quilted it and now it is bound ..

80" square so quite big....


The wiggly stuff in the big areas gives lovely texture...

I played a bit in the pieced areas...


gives a bit of a different texture....


I found the perfect wideback someone was destashing.... 


Good to have another out of the Quilting Queue....

Righto, Gotto Go.... I have the Black and White fabric out to cut and sew and cut again for 4 patch blocks....




Thursday, May 12, 2022

Club Show and Tell....


This week at club was a fundraising day for Prostrate Cancer.  We were encouraged to wear blue and bring blue quilts to hang....

There was a wonderful display...

Panoramic view and the busy table where I sit....




I won't comment on all these.... scroll away... hopefully the papers will explain anything ...












samples for an upcoming workshop ...























This was the blue quilt I took in....


One of my very early FMQ learning ones done on a tiny machine - 


9 blocks all different done separately then joined as QAYG.  Trapunto extra wadding included...



The day included pizza, fruit and icecreams!  


There was a destash table with contributions going to the charity....  I made a reasonable donation and came home with these!!!


.. and I was lucky enough to win a lucky door prize of these two fat quarters....  not sure what I will do with them...


Around $750 was raised on the day.

Of course some stitching was done too.  I worked on this little Field Journal stitchery and finished the last bits in the evening...


Righto, Gotto Go.....sewing and quilting today ....

Have a great rest of the week ....... xx


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