Sunday, November 24, 2019

Good Victory...

is the name of my latest quilt finish,

my 14th quilt for 2019!

This is the second time I have made a scrappy quilt 

with this 'pattern'....

I really like how the navy blue works with the white 

and all my scraps!

As usual, I've kept the quilting simple...

with just some straight lines through all the white 


Why is it called "Good Victory", I hear you ask?

My friend's name is Eunice, 

and it means Good Victory!

Dimensions: 54" X 68"
Quilt finish # 14 for 2019
#118 all-time quilt
Scrappy sandwiches quilt

Happy sewing!


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Time Flies....

when you are having fun!

Well, it certainly goes quickly when you are busy!

And I have been very busy with my day job, 

so there's not a lot of time left for sewing!

But I am making Barbie a new wardrobe....

First up, a summer frock...

then a pair of smart trousers. 

I searched out some free knitwear pattern on 

YouTube and used a skein 

of sock yarn that was languishing in my stash!

And before I knew it she had a matching skirt!

Now that I have a recipient chosen for this quilt, it's 

being basted soon!

 I picked up an awesome fabric for backing at Darn 

Cheap for $9 a metre!

I'm proud of the (almost) invisible join!

And finally, I quilted up that mini for a sewing 

machine cover.

I hope to be back soon with another quilt finish!

Happy sewing!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Catching up!

 My Quatro Colour blocks are multiplying......

 This group of nine makes 34 in total!

These blocks are labour intensive....

Lots of trimming and pressing!

The scraps from each corner have been pieced into 

this mini....

which I am intending to make into a cover for my 


A friend gave me this beautiful fabric ....

so I am making a matching top with these lovely 


And here is my grandson Aston....

just because!

Happy days!


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Slowing down...

After a flurry of quilt finishes,

I decided I needed a 'slow sewing' project.

For me, English Paper Piecing is ideal!

 While it will take some time to make enough blocks 

for a good-sized quilt,

this project is portable and fun to make!

My first set is all fussy cut...

from my 'kerchief girls' and Heather Ross stash!

This is the Quatro Colour quilt by Sue Daley....

there are plenty of beautiful quilts on Instagram for 


Happy sewing!


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gertie Marlane!

I was pleased to have finished up my Outback Wife 
the day before we headed off for our next little

My husband and I enjoyed taking these photos...

Old railways stations and water tanks were perfect 


There is a real vintage vibe happening, don't you 


I backed this with a vintage bedsheet, which gives it 

a soft and buttery feel! 

It is hand quilted with a variety of perle thread... 

mainly in hot pink!

I'm pleased to say MrPnP loves this quilt, so it's a 


Dimensions- 64" square
Quilt finish #13 for 2019
#117 all-time quilts
My own design

Happy sewing!


PS- We stayed in this beautiful B&B....

Should anyone be down Birregurra way, check out Harvest!

You won't be disappointed!

Friday, September 27, 2019

An Even Dozen!

I've finished my 12th quilt for 2019!

 I started quilting with a diagonal straightline....

forming a grid, which you can see a little of in the 


 The further I went, the surer I became that I was 

going to run out of thread!

 So then I only sewed part of the way across and 

turned back in the other direction to form a triangle (?)

 It was only when I was taking these photos that I

 noticed how the quilting matched the backing!

(see last photo)

I really like the simplicity of this quilt!

It will go in the gift cupboard until I find a 

'special' recipient!

It seems my quilts fall into three categories:

1. Must keeps
2. 'Special' giveaways to special people
3. 'Just because' giveaways!

Do you categorise your quilts that way too?

Dimensions: 41.5" square
Quilt finish #12 for 2019
#116 all-time quilts

Designed by Kirsty @ BonjourQuilts

Happy days!


Monday, September 23, 2019

Some 'down time'!

The end of term couldn't have come quickly enough!

So Mr PnP took ourselves off for a short break.

We intended to go further but a combination of 

factors saw us return today.

But sometimes two nights is enough to revive 

flagging spirits.

 I found this information very interesting!

It references this garment...

I can relate to this: "if the client's figure changed!"

The craftsmanship was incredible- this in the inside of the garment!

We discovered a new theatre.... 

Kris Kristofferson at 83!
a new winery, 

Killiecrankie Wines

and a new cafe...... 

Percy & Percy cafe

and tulips!

I did a little hand quilting....

and hope to have this finished soon!

We are now planning another getaway for next 


A door in the old gaol- now the Ulumbarra Theatre

with more music and food in the mix!

Happy sewing!


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