Monday, December 28, 2020

As promised..

 A finish...

I began this back in October.

The fabric had been in my stash for way too long!

I initially thought to just make it a simple patchwork

These squares are cut at 3 and a half inches

but then came across this method for 

making pinwheel 


by making a four patch first...

sewing around the outside edge of two 

blocks facing 

right side together and cutting them in 

four on the diagonal....

Then playing around with their 


Each block finishes at 5 and a half inches

I hand quilted it, with black Perle thread, 

while I was away in Bright...

So that was the name I've given it.

The batting is Vilene Cottonlite,  

a soft woven fabric similar to a loosely woven flannel 

fabric, perfect for summer quilts.

 And given how well it fits in with this filing cabinet...

It's certainly bright!

Lifetime quilt #128

Quilt #9 for 2020

Finished size 50" by 45"

Happy sewing!


Sunday, December 20, 2020

Catching Up

Time for a little catch-up!

These cute puppies have been in my stash for too long!

I saw what a friend had done with hers and just 

                        had to copy it!

It's not a big one, but I am sure it will make someone                                       smile!

And some stash enhancement!

I'm thinking of making a boxy top with the bottom 

one- an 'out-of-print' Kaffe Fassett.

One of the leftover panels has become a weebraw bag!

I decided to brush up on my embroidery skills, with 


Christmas decoration.

And I have nearly finished the hand quilting my voile 

AMH Summer quilt....

 I'll need to get something to bind it with and then 

some photos....stay tuned!

Happy days!


Friday, December 4, 2020

Where have I been?

 Now that we are out of lockdown and with that 

dreaded illness 

virtually eliminated from my beautiful country,

Taken on a recent walk, just 10km from the city of Melbourne!

life is back to covid-normal (masks inside, social 

distancing etc) and my days are full!

Finishing up a 42-year teaching career may have had 

something to do with it.

Some of the beautiful cards etc I received on my semi-retirement

And spending lots of time with my gorgeous grandsons 

is definitely another!

But I have been knitting,


a dress for my sister-

the very versatile Eme dress from Stylearc!

Pretty fabric from Spotlight

And a starry quilt top (flimsy) for a friend....

And some planning for these beauties!

I'm thinking something with big and bold blocks!

Just maybe not all of them in the one quilt!

Any suggestions on a pattern???

I'll certainly have more time for all the fun things of life!

Happy days!


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