Sunday, October 22, 2017


It's hard to imagine, but this is my 700th blog post! 

Who knew, that when I started this blog just over 7 

years ago, I'd still be floating around here?

My latest start!

I'll be honest, I don't know how many more years, or 
months of blogging I have left in me....

Making this for a friend!

The audience seems to have dwindled, comments 

sparse, friends are busy elsewhere.....

I have fabric aplenty....

I picked these up recently at a destash sale,

but I'm just not sure how many quilts I have left in me?

 Maybe I will stop at 100?

If you want to see the 87 I've made so far,
I have a page devoted especially to them.
(I've disabled comments because I know people will try to change my mind!)

Happy sewing,


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Playing Catch Up!

 I was a little behind with my September

Gridster Bee blocks, 

but they are now safely winging their way to the US.

I chose the fabric with a kangaroo on one, 

and Melbourne trams on the other especially!

This was a design made by Simone....

should make an interesting quilt!

Then Leisa sent batik fabrics for October's blocks....

which made for very effective blocks called, 

appropriately, "African Queen"!

And while I had some time I tackled Lisa's blocks for 


bright trees on a black/white background.

And here are the blocks I made for my own 


I really wanted to get those houses standing as 

straight as possible!

 My first attempt at an African Queen was a little washed out,

So I swapped out the dress and sleeve fabric....

I think that's better?

Maybe she needs an embroidered smile!

And my forest of trees!

I also made another star block to go with the two I 

already had.

And the obligatory 'group shot'!

Only one more round of this bee, and its all over!

Happy sewing!


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sew My Stash 2017

I have been consciously not buying fabric

'just because'...

You know, buying just because... its pretty!

And trying to use some of my stash for useful items.

I've made some drawstring bags....

Pattern testing for Ali, @ Very Berry Handmade

a tote bag pattern soon to be released....

And a pillowcase has been on my 'to-do' list for ages!

This one was made following a tutorial from here

Next time I will make it a little smaller,

but it's a great way to use up stash fabric!

Do you have stash busting 'makes', other than quilts 

or cushions?

I'd love some more ideas!

Happy sewing!


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