Wednesday 25 May 2016

alphabuddies two

What do you do when you have too many blocks left over from one quilt? 

You make another!


I didn’t have enough blocks to make a whole ‘nother quilt like the one in the last post, and to be honest, who wants to make the same quilt twice?  But I did need to use these random panel blocks up and I knew once they went into the cupboard, they would most likely sit there for another ten years before I did anything with them.

So while I had the mess all out, I struck while the iron was hot (literally!  Hah!) and made another one.

I’m even less invested in this quilt than the last one, and I am quite prepared to actually finish this one and donate it way.  It should be giving someone small some pleasure, rather than sitting in a cupboard for years and years, don’t you agree?

In country news, it’s RAINING.  I literally cannot remember the last time it rained.  Needless to say, it is sorely needed and it’s been softly raining ALL DAY which is just blissful.  And it’s cool and crisp and wet, and perfect, perfect weather!  I won’t complain about the washing I forgot to take in.  It’s worth redoing a bunch of washing if we get some rain!

Thursday 12 May 2016

A flimsy for you

I showed you yesterday (or was it the day before?) the start of my latest project.  It was a simple quilt panel, I had downloaded the pattern years ago and it was sitting there, taking up time, waiting for me to just get on with it.


It was easy enough to finish, and the results are lovely, I think.





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I’m not sure if I’ll finish this one yet or just leave it as a flimsy.  I have a few almost done quilts (what’s new?) that only need half an afternoon or so and they will be done, so perhaps I will do them. 

It’s been lovely May weather here.  We have those crisp autumn mornings that turn into the lovely, sunny days, and the leaves are slowly changing colour.  Though for some reason it’s not as colourful as previous years – perhaps the leaves have forgotten what time of year it is? 

I hope you’ve had a sunny, sewing day. 

Sunday 8 May 2016

More Brights

I think I am detecting a theme.
Many years ago, when I was in the shop, we had a kit for sale.  I left the shop eight years ago, the kit is older than that.  It’s been staring me in the face for many years, taking up so much space in my cupboard because I did something unusual for me – I cut the fabric I needed for the kit and put it away for my quiet times.  Hah.
Consequently I have masses of fabric taking up all sorts of space.  So I did something rash – I took it out of its plastic bag and I cut the kit out.

I am unsure why that photo is blurry.  It wasn’t blurry when I took it.  It was a panel, you needed to stitch around it and it was one of those quilt in a day things.  It’s taken me not much more time than that and I can tell you it’s nearly done!

Another blurry photo.  It’s coming along swimmingly.  I’m not sure how much more I will get done tonight but I am confident I can get it finished tomorrow – the top at least.  And you know the beauty of that?  I get to move a whole bag of fabric from the ‘ufo’ pile to the ‘stash fabric’ pile. 
It’s really just a case of me moving fabric from one side of the room to another but it feels like an achievement.  And I’m also doing something secret squirrel in brights so the more I have the better.

And so lovely readers, thank you again for popping in.  With luck I will have the finished top for you to see very soon.

Happy Quilting!

Monday 2 May 2016


We are just finishing with the last days of the school holidays.  It’s been a term of speed, that’s for sure.  I seem to be getting old – all the clich├ęs of time moving too fast, blink and you’ll miss it – they all seem to be coming out of my mouth now.  

We’ve just had a lovely week on a houseboat here on our wonderful Murray River.  I took many photos that I shall upload soon but for now I will leave you with just one – the view from my bedroom window for a week.


Horrid, isn’t it?