Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sawtooth Borders

I like the look of a sawtooth surrounding a border, it's just the hassle of making them.
This time I cut all the triangles first and made them, paper-piecing, with freezer paper and this not only made them easier to do but much quicker.
With the blocks in place and the sawtooth attached it's on to the next round.

I'm off for a three day retreat next week so hopefully more to show after it.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Two Days in a Row.

I thought I'd post a photo of the little quilt I sent to my Swap partner. Bright and Cheery and all Reproduction fabrics, some very old ones.

Now to what I'm working on, when I'm not sewing this years Sue Spargo's Wool BOM 2017

This is the centre of 'Mid 19th Century Sampler' quilt by Margaret Mew. Margaret had a book called Quilts from the Colonies released by Quiltmania recently. This quilt pattern of hers was in a 2012 Quiltmania magazine and not in her book.

The next border pieces are being worked on just now but stops when the next months' BOM section arrives, so it's a stop and start project and never much to show.

This is why I haven't kept my Blog posts up but I still follow daily.
I can't show any of the wool BOM just now.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The postman comes early.

I'm lying in bed this morning, it's 1C, freezing, my husband has just left for an early class at the gym when I hear the door opening and in he comes with a parcel for me. 
The postie must have had a very early start to his day.
I have been waiting for this envelope not knowing what day it would arrive. It all adds to the excitement of taking part in Lori's of Humble Quilts, quilt swap.
You only get the name of who to send your quilt to and not who is sending your you.

This year I got my swap quilt from Diane Quale along with some goodies. A small bag for my thread, needles and scissors, a bundle of Jo Morton fabric, a magazine section describing the patchwork shop where Diane had worked and the retreat that is now there. I will sit with a coffee and read it later.
My Swap quilt is a miniature of the full sized one Diane made for herself. It is made with Jo Morton's fabrics which is wonderful as I met Jo and her husband when they were here in Australia a few years ago and I love her fabrics.
I am absolutely thrilled with my quilt and all the goodies.
Thank you Diane, you certainly made my day.
I will add that it has finally risen to 20C and 'tis a beautiful sunny Autumn day.

and hanging up.

Thanks  Lori, for all your hard work,  as usual this has been a wonderful swap.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


  March 2017
  Here's hoping I can blog a bit more often. I've been very slack.
  I am busy sewing Sue Spargo's 2017 BOM which is beautiful again and keeping me very busy. Unfortunately. I can't put photos up on my blog until the BOM is finished.

Here are some older quilts I finally got quilted and bound.
The first one is my Japanese Taupes.

The second quilt is from a magazine pattern. The centre and featured fabric is an old chintz I bought on a trip to Castlemaine.

and here is a close-up of the diamond quilting design.

and lastly my Sweethearts quilt. The pattern is by Sue Ambrose.
I really enjoyed making this one with a help of fabric choices from Sue.

More photos to follow.