Monday, June 14, 2021




Cafes did very nicely out of selling cups of froth to frazzled mums. Still, sprinkles. . . 

Another work colleague has become a new grandma (it's raining babies around here) so a quilt is called for. I've had the top finished and sitting in the cupboard waiting for the right occasion.

It used fabric leftover over from this quilt.

I've made a table mat, pincushions, little zippered bags and there is still fabric leftover. Hope I have enough for the binding, otherwise I'll use the backing fabric.

Decided to give the pool noodle basting another try but still not happy with the result.

If wishes were fishes, I would like to have quilted a flourishing scroll to echo the pattern on the backing fabric and on the blue/chocolate print fabric.

We shall make do with zig zags. I'm sure baby won't mind a bit.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 30, 2021



A work colleague has become a first-time grandma and this simple quilt is for the new baby.

I found the pattern on Joey Blog - Simple Stripe Baby Quilt. Mine measures 36 x 42 inches. 

Lots of quilting so that it survives any amount of soaking and washing because it's a quilt that's meant to be used.

The "walking-foot" sewing machine needs a service which gives me a little time to decide which quilt top is next to be finished and how it will be quilted.

Monday, May 17, 2021



Working on a wee quilt for a new baby (not mine!). Simple row design and quilting. 

I basted this quilt using the pool noodle method but I'm not very impressed with it. The backing fabric wasn't staying smooth enough.  Perhaps I wasn't doing it right.

Thought I'd share my camellia blooms with you. They have been smothered in blooms this year.

Happy stitching . . . and gardening!

Sunday, May 2, 2021




72 x 64 inches

Pattern is Crackled by Aneela Hooey

Fabric - a fat random quarter bundle from Spotlight plus extras

Batting is 80% cotton/20% polyester

Quilted using Westalee 6in spiral ruler (blocks) 

and the 12in arc (border)

Started: January 2012

Finished: May 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021



It's been a lot of fun to quilt this project. The quilting is a little wayward in parts but that's okay.

I found this border pattern on the internet and I think it works for this quilt.

On the home stretch. . . .