Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Here in Australia the year isn't the only thing that 

finishes in December... 

The school year does too.

So I have been busy with all that entails....

But I do have some small finishes to share.

my "Pretty Potent" hand quilted cushion.

my new blouse,

and this baby quilt,

which deserves a post of its own,

when I get some better photos soon.

Because I don't have as much sewing time as I 

would like...

these blocks have been calling me!

It probably takes longer to find the pretty fabric 


than it does to cut and sew one together!

And I am closing in on a finish of my hexie garden,

with only two more to applique.

 Then I can think 

about an arrangement for them all.

What has been keeping you busy?

Happy days!


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Better busy, than bored!

Don't you think?

I have been a busy girl...

making a pin cushion from this 'new-to-me' book.

I started my blouse over the weekend....

At night I hand quilt...

this is going to be a cushion cover.

I have also put together the backing for my 

Christmas table runner...

just need to buy some batting!

And finally more 'square in a square' blocks...

starting with a 6.5" block and adding 2" borders.

This is my favourite one so far!

Never any chance of ME being bored!

Happy sewing!


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Equinox Star!

I saw this picture on IG...

and followed the trail to the Moda Love Quilt,

(more details here!)

The original quilt was just one big block made with a 

layer cake.

But I wanted to make an 18" block for the 

X-Factor Pillow Swap on Flick'r.

My fabric selections...
A bit of Tula, a bit of Denyse Schmidt, some Lecien 

and Jenni Baker thrown in for good measure.

So I did some of my own calculations, cutting the 

squares at 2.5", making HSTs of 2.5" and 

adding a 1" border.

I call it "Equinox Star" as I finished it around the time 

of the Equinox.

I quilted it in a simple cross hatch.

I added a navy and white striped piping, which is 

attached just like the binding on a quilt.

It is now on its way to its new owner!

The most fun is waiting to see which one I will 


Happy days!


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ooops! I forgot...

to add this quilt to my recent 'to-do' list!

But I'm pleased to say its finished now!

I used a free pattern found here...

at Cloud 9 Fabrics if you'd like to make one of your 


I don't like many traditional Christmas fabrics, 

(We don't get much snow in Australia at Christmas, 

you know!)

so I'm happy with the understated look of these.

I hand quilted with a green Anchor perle thread I 

picked up @ Lazy Daisy recently!

And bound it with a matching green fabric I found in 

my stash!

The backing is, of course, from my stash too.

Finished size 22.5" X 28" 

I'll pop this "Christmas Present" quilt away for a 

couple of months, and then 

hang it on my wall for Christmas!

Happy sewing!


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