Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Palette Cleanser

 I may call my latest flimsy finish "Palette Cleanser"?

I rarely make a totally solid quilt and this felt like 

cleansing the palette of florals and prints! 

Or maybe I will call it "On Solid Ground",

for fairly obvious reasons.

I posted this photo (above) to Instagram, back at the 

start of June,

thinking I would make a very large quilt with 13 full 

blocks set on point,

with a number of half blocks to fill in the gaps.

Sadly, the making of these blocks was becoming a 


so once I finished up the ninth block on Monday,

I decided it was done!

So all that needs to be decided is the backing and the 


Can you believe I have NO OTHER WIPS to sew!?

I do have my botanical art to keep me busy.....

Maybe you have a favourite pattern that you'd like to 

see 'take' on?

I'd love to know!

Happy days!


Sunday, June 9, 2024

La Finestre- a finish!

I'm not sure I have much left to say about this quilt.

I started it back in August last year,

 about ten months ago.

It is the Dotty Mc Potty pattern by Irene Blanck 

at Focus On Quilts.

I made my own trailing vine-type border rather  

than the one in the pattern.

It was obvious that I was running out of low-volume

 background fabric so a dear blogging friend, 

Karen at Sunburnt Quilts came to my rescue.

I found a vintage sheet in my stash for the backing, 

bought for me, I think, by my sister!

Yesterday my husband and I drove to Daylesford to see 

a quilt show (the less said the better!)

Then onto Taradale to do some family history research 

at the cemetery.

The little town and its park were the perfect backdrop 

for my photos.

I machine-quilted some long stitching around the blocks

and sashing, 

before adding lots and lots of hand quilting.

It's probably one of my favourite quilts! 

It was a joy to make!

Quilt #4 for 2024
Lifetime quilt #156
62" by 70"

Happy sewing,



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