Sunday, October 18, 2020



Number 16 . . . last, last lucky last

Sewing stalled when some Spring cleaning started around here. You never really appreciate how much house there is until you have to give it a good deep clean.

First world problems.

We've had no appreciable rain for weeks so the dust bunnies were getting out of hand. 

Carpet has been purchased for the sewing room. (I know, right? That's not finished yet, you exclaim!? I hear ya). Yep, work stalled while I dithered about what kind of flooring to use. In the end $150 worth of carpet and underlay beat $625 worth of laminate timber flooring.

Just need to order the new storage cupboard - timber this time and I can start putting the room back together. Decisions on a new sewing table are pending. I'd like that to be timber as well.

Anyhoo . . . I finally managed to get some sewing done. All 16 blocks are pieced and next up is quilting them. I'm sort of making a Quilt As You Go and will join them with sashing after they have been quilted.  Just need to decide how - Stitch in the ditch? An all over pattern? Something a little more detailed?

Urrgghh!! Decisions, decisions. I may need some thinking chocolate.

Hope you been able to make a dent in your projects.

Saturday, September 26, 2020



So I'm halfway through the number of blocks I plan to make. Trying to be as random as I can be.

These blocks make me smile.

Sunday, September 20, 2020



Quilting and gardening have quit a few things in common. One of them is trimming. Which I seem to be doing a lot of.

Inside and outside.

At least we had a little rain over the weekend . The garden was thirsty. This azalea flowers like crazy every year. I originally planted five but only one survived. She sure makes up for it.

Sunday, September 13, 2020


The sky yesterday was ludicrously blue. The temps a delightful 23 degC. A perfect day in my book, especially as I managed to finish this.

It measures 42 inches square and is all cotton, including the batting. I just did a loopy meander in the outside border and Katie May inspired the dotty, spotty binding.

I've given this quilt a name - Dandelion Kisses. There is a stylised dandelion print on the border fabric and the crosses are often read as a kiss. 

I particularly like the backing and it managed to hide any wobbly quilting.

So that's another finish from me. I'll be back working on Garden Path soon but I keep leaning towards VTQuilter's Endless Diamonds. Deb has even drafted a pattern for us.

Sunday, September 6, 2020



We've just had a beautiful spring weekend. The warm sunshine was simply too good to waste so some outdoor time was to be had.

I still managed to spend some time at the machine working on this.

Hopefully you found time to do something enjoyable over the weekend.