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!


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Another Sandwich?

"Scrappy Sandwich" quilt that is!

It has been over five years since I made my first 

The original "Scrappy Sandwich" quilt

and it remains one of my most 'pinned' quilts on 


If you 'google' it, my quilt is the one you see!

3.5" scraps

And only yesterday it came up on my Facebook feed, 

where it was shared, yet again,

From the original quilt

I still have a little mat I made from the cutoff 


And I have a tutorial on how to make the basic block on 

my Tutorials page,

which I will be updating as I make this one.

I've been cutting 3/5" wide scraps for a while now,

and started piecing yesterday.

As I strip-piece I check their length on the ruler on 

the front of my sewing table.

And when they are more than the required 10.5" 

I put them aside for pressing and trimming.

Sometimes the pieces are just too wide so I trim 

them as I go.

I've decided I need 80 scrappy strips to make a quilt 

in a similar size as last time.

I will then decide what colour the background solid 

should be.

What do you think...

should I go subtle like the original sand colour,

or maybe dark like navy,

or bold like aqua?

Suggestions gratefully accepted!

Happy sewing!


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Hip to be Square....

is the name of my new quilt!

My friend Kirsty was looking for some other versions 

of her latest pattern before it is released soon.

It was only when I was making Block #2 that I 

spotted a couple of errors in Block #1 (above)

Block # 3 is quite similar to #1 but that's ok....

#4 is similar to #2

Each block measures 17", so at the moment it 

is approximately 35" square.

If I can buy some more cream solid fabric, I'll add 

 outer borders

Happy sewing!

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