Sunday, January 29, 2012


Today has been very Hot. I took a photo of our outdoor thermometer 20mins ago and it was on the 100F /+38C. but it turned out too dark to see. Since then the cloud has come over and it has  dropped to 94F/ 34C.  There is a storm due tonight and rain tomorrow. The garden is as dry as a bone.                               

I don't have much to show for a week of stitching. These leaves are taking longer to sew on than I expected.


This is an old Thimbleberries quilt I paper pieced many years ago and I 
got it out and put it over the back of the couch. It is nice and bright and summery.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


I have finished sewing the scallops and the borders have been attached. It is bright and fresh and so very scrappy. I used the English Paper Pieceing method and I can now say been there, done that and I won't be in a hurry to return. For me there are better ways to piece. The pattern was well written with clear instruction on how to make each shape and complete the quilt.

This is the start of something new. I have had the Trailing Vines button on my blog for a while now and I have finally made a start. This will be a long time project as this is just the first strip of eleven and the first two branches of 7 on each strip which is 80" long. You can download the pattern for this quilt from the Quiltsalott blog. Janet is drawing up the pattern for it.

The original quilt was made in lighter green vines and pink and lemon leaves. I
have a reason for making mine in these colour which I will talk about later.
I have found it is the perfect project to have while I watch the Australian Open.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

More Little Quilts

Not long ago I won a bundle of Sarah Fielke's new fabric St Ives and decided I would make the Made in Cherry quilt. You'll find it on her blog on 6/12/11. The quilt is being made as a sew along on Pins and Bobbins blog in either 60" or 90" size. I didn't want a large quilt so I made mine 20" X 20". It has just to be quilted with the batting and backing it's ready to go.

The next little quilt is from Quilts by Cheri blog. Almost as she designed it. I'm still considering whither I will add the label or not, I like it as it is.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Little Quilt

I made the 12 Days of Christmas quilt from the Temecula Quilt Co blog . I copied the instructions each day and finished it yesterday.

There are lots of little quilts on offer from shop and personal blogs just now.
Quilts by Cheri 's blog has one going just now in pink and red and Temecula quilt Co has another on offer as a kit but looks simple enough to make out of one's scraps. These are so nice to make after  working on a big quilt.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Happy New Year to you All.  May 2012 be  Safe, Healthy, Happy and include enough hours for all the sewing you want to do.

I was out celebrating the New Year with friends and fell into bed just before 2am. so a catnap this afternoon didn't go amiss. I did a little bit of preparation for the borders of my Antique Sampler but it was 35C and way too hot to do much. Tomorrow is expected to be 40C. so even less will be accomplished.

Between Christmas and the New Year I got all the blocks in place and sewn together.

The trees in the 4 large blocks are my choice and the design for the middle block I borrowed from another quilt pattern I bought last year and haven't made so far.