Saturday, July 15, 2017

Rainbow Stepping Stones

is finished!

So many favourite fabrics...

 and long forgotten scraps...

And in all it's rainbow goodness!

finishes at 72" by 68"....

Simple straight line quilting, about 2 inch apart.

Inspiration from here.

 "A Very Hungry Caterpillar" fabric for backing,

and binding.

And on this pleasant winter's day...

a Hellebores- Winter Rose!

Happy days!


Friday, July 14, 2017


Do you ever finish a project, 

 (my Random Stepping Stones quilt is finished)

More photos to come

and not know what to start next?

Too many choices, too many ideas!

I have been collecting solids for a few months now...

But what pattern to choose?

Or what to make from my "Alice in Wonderland" 


What about making something with my black and 

white fabrics?

Any ideas gratefully considered!

In the meantime, I might just make a few more 

bandana bibs for Eli!

Happy days!


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fairhaven blocks...

named for a well known Victorian beach!

There were three of these to make this month.

And I knew before the templates even arrived that I 

was constructing them my way!

Making all those Chuck Nohara blocks taught me a 

lot about block construction.

There was no way I was cutting these weird shapes, 

even with the templates. 

And piecing all those curves!

So I made 3.5" HSTs...

laid out my orange peel shapes.....

joined some sections and used applique to finish 

them off!

So I have nine blocks now, and its time for another 

 group shot!

I believe the next round of blocks, five in all, can be 

machine pieced!


Happy days!


Friday, June 30, 2017

A Friday Finish!

My "Rollercoaster" quilt has been finished for a 

couple of days now....

Quilted with Aurifil #1231

but today the sun came out for me to get some 

pretty photos!

I love everything about this quilt, despite it being 

started during a rather 'down' time of my life....

hence the Rollercoaster name!

I quilted it with a wavy line, 

which you can see quite clearly here...

  It's a little like the track a 

rollercoaster runs on!

I was thrilled to find the backing online,

at a bargain price!

The backing is "Sun-sational" by Maude Asbury

and the label is bordered with a precious scrap from 

special friend!

I bound it with a white spotted black fabric.

The quilt finishes at approximately 54" X 72",

and is now living happily on the back on my sofa!

Happy sewing!


Gridster's Bee- June and July

For June, Mary asked for Confetti Stars...

made from this tutorial.

I have made this pattern before but didn't realise 

that when I'd printed it out, it was a little small!

But the pattern I'd traced was used for my own 

Gridster Sampler quilt blocks....

For July, Carol wanted a block to help her celebrate 

America's special day...

And I made a practice block first....

to become part of my sampler!

The very easy-to-follow tutorial can be found here.

And here are all my blocks together!

Happy sewing!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Night and Day....

In the evenings,  I'm hand quilting this...

And in the day....

when time allows,

I'll be working on this!

Basted on tables for the first time!

Happy sewing!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Delilah-a progress report

There has been little time for sewing in my life 


except for my Delilah blocks!

Even these have been made for a couple of weeks...

I tried to make one scrappier than the other....

in a hope to control the fussy nature of this quilt!

I have heard that there are many 'filler' blocks 


so tonight I got started on some 3.5" pinwheels!

I'm counting the days until our 3 week, mid-year 


when I might just sew, and stitch and share!

Happy days!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Scrappy Stepping Stones

I thought I'd do a follow-up of my latest quilt!

I found a photo of a scrappy quilt on Pinterest that 

sparked my interest, which lead me here.

But as there were no measurements, I worked out 

my own.

Maybe you'd like to make a Scrappy Stepping Stones 

quilt of your own....

I started with 2.5" squares,

making fifty 16-patch blocks...

I cut 49 white pieces from 1.3 metres of white, 

tone-on-tone fabric

and you need another 8 side pieces, of 4 squares 


This will make a quilt that measures 68" by 72"

I may still put a white border around the outside....?

If you have any further questions please don't 

hesitate to add a comment to this blogpost!

Happy sewing!

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