YOU HAVE ENOUGH QUILTS WHEN YOUR SOUL IS FILLED,
YOUR CREATIVITY SATISFIED
AND YOUR FINGERS JUST WON'T WORK ANYMORE



Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Wild Child and rain, rain, rain

Well we got the remnants of Cyclone Debbie here today.  Thank goodness we didn't get as much rain as predicted.  But our dam is overflowng, tanks full and the yard full of water.  Still flood bound but no doubt all  will be clear in the morning.  Poor people up north will just be beginning their hard road back to recovery.

Did a little sewing today so now have 6 blocks completed.  Still looking wild.  Haven't trimmed any of them yet, but would probably look better if I did.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

My Wild Child progress

Just doing some sewing on My Wild child today.  Lost of rain around from Cyclone Debbie and more to come.  Our yard is full of water and not getting away too fast.  Have had heavy showers, they stop for a while and then start again.  But in a better place that the people in Central Queensland.

So at home and doing some sewing (and having canipions as my computer has had a sputter and all photos and documents have disappeared!!!!!!!!!!!!)  Hop my computer man can find them.  So sewing and trying to stay calm.

Just auditioning to seek what I like......look so different in a photo, may change some of them.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Wild Child aka Picklled Fish

Went away to a quilt retreat on the weekend.  Oh just lovely - 2 days of sewing....just heaven.  Got one top together but haven't put the borders on yet.  Also finished off some Delectable Mountain blocks but forgot to take the sashing so had to do something else - My Pickled Fish by Chris Jurd.  and it is wild.  Easy blocks to put together.  Got 2 blocks done and cut out lots of pieces.  Very excited about this - so completely out of my usual zone.  Had to buy all new fabrics as I just don't have these colours in my stash.  Just love it.

So this is MY WILD CHILD


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Flower paper piecing

I started this a few years ago....not my design.  Decided to use 30's fabrics and whte.  So finally got the top together today.  Now have to design some borders.  Am thinking of In and Out triangles white and colours but will have to have a play.  Looks pretty.



Have had a few days on the couch this weekend and watched a couple of quilting videos.....and the usual result is I want to make the quilts.  So have printed out the patterns for Chris Jurd's Pickled Fish.  Have the pattern coming for one of Michelle Marvig's and now just need to get hold of one by Edyta Sitar.....so they will keep me busy for a while.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Another year older....

Another year older....as the song goes.  Didn't get too much sewing over the Christmas break.  Had a house (and yard) full  of people and had the loveliest Christmas.  Have made a decision to forget about the bazillion things I want to do  and learn and just sew this year.  So unsubscribed from many newsletters and still  need to clean up my blog following.  So many wonderful blogs out there but just can't keep up.  Working full time really puts a dent in all that so this year I'm just going to concentrate on sewing.  I remember when I started quilting over 20 years ago I marked several books with quilts I wanted to make.  Never got around to doing too many of them as new books came along and I always found something else to sew or do.  So just going to sew as I fancy this year and maybe finish off some of that stuff.  So started a Delectable Mountain this week.  That was on my list all those years ago.


So decided to do it in Reproductions.  Some good choices and some bad. 


Some cut wrong so they will go in the bin.  think I may sash it as I'm not sure I want to match all those seams!!!







I have been doing a little before I go to work and a little when I get home.  Set the alarm 15 minutes earlier last week and will increase that by 5 minutes each week and I should have more time before work to sew and get things done.

Have been playing in EQ to decide on borders.