Sunday, June 27, 2021


Thank you for the lovely comments on my last blog post. They really boosted my confidence.

Well, the quilt is finished and while I really like the texture this quilting gives, I still would have liked a scroll pattern.

I used the bamboo and cotton (with polyester scrim) batting which is lovely and soft but does create a wee bit of fluff.

We’ve had no internet at home for the last week and a half - you realise how many things you need it for these days. I’m also learning to drive my new iPad and this post is being created on it. I can’t actually see what I’m typing until I minimise the  keypad on the screen so apologies if it’s jibberish*

Due to an outbreak of the bug we are in lockdown now for the next two weeks.  Not much fun for families as it’s school holiday time here. 

I’m keeping busy preparing the next quilt for quilting. I won’t be using the pool noodle method again. I think it only works if you are spray basting your quilt. 

Back to clamping on the table. I get a good result from this method. 

* apparently I just need to turn the screen around to portrait.  Doh!

Happy Stitching

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!