Sunday, November 23, 2014

Odds and Ends...

My Homespun project has returned home!

And I have plans for another block from my 


to play with my MCM Bee blocks!

There have been stars in the making too....

It has been quite a challenge for me working with 

such a limited colour palette,

but I think this is working....

And I'm appliqueing, with blanket stitch,

 some leaf shapes to be added 

to my Spring Garden quilt top!

What have you been up to this weekend?

Happy sewing!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Martha's Medallion"- a finish!

I am pretty chuffed to have this one finished....

it was over two years in the making!

It is Judy Newman's "Museum Medallion" pattern,

with the main fabrics- the pink and yellow borders,

purchased from Amitie!

The rest of the fabrics came from my stash/scraps,

with some special additions from blogging friends,

around the world!

Apart from the long straight seams, 

it was entirely hand pieced....

And hand quilted with some Finca 

and some Aurifil thread!

The backing is one of those extra wide fabrics, 

because this quilt is a monster at 90" square!

The backing is rather plain but that meant there 


no joined seams to cope with!

So a pretty label was a fun way 

to add a bit of interest...

Why "Martha's Medallion", I hear you ask?

My sister lives at Mt Martha, 

and many happy hours were spent stitching this 

while visiting her!

I would have liked some better outside photos,

but there was a distinct lack of quilt holders 


Looks like it's time to start planning my next hand 

piecing project!

Any suggestions?

Happy sewing!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014


of the fabric kind!

While I enjoyed making these Swedish Blooms,

 they did not prove

the scrapbuster block I was looking for!

I then came across this  

Amsterdam quilt with tulips!

So I turned my hand to these....

And they have been great for cutting down the 


I've enjoyed going through my fabrics,

finding fabrics I had forgotten about 

or remembering who gave them to me!

(Thanks Carla, there are some from you in here!)

All blocks have been made from my scraps!

I'm hoping to have this top together pretty soon!

Linking up with Leanne and Nicky

for Scraptastic Tuesday!

Happy Sewing...


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Running out of steam...

for my Polaroid Calendar Series!

Ideas for November were scarce, especially as

 Halloween or Thanksgiving are not really celebrated 

in the Southern Hemisphere.

So for the last in the series, 

this is the best I could do!

More Spring flowers....

I have written some simple instructions, 

should anyone want to make their own 

Polaroid Calendar;

its now on a separate page at the top of my blog.

To make it up to you

 I couldn't resist a mini quilt show 

of the whole series....

This makes me smile!

Summer & Autumn

Winter & Spring

and the backs....

and them all stacked up!

Happy sewing!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Twinkle Twinkle...

Little star,

How I wonder what you are....

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky,

Twinkle, twinkle

Little star,

How I wonder what you are!

12.5 "Star in a Star" blocks- in the making!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Growing the Garden....

a leaf...

a petal...

a bloom!

I'm loving watching my garden grow!

I might be busy for the next couple of days....

my youngest son is getting married tomorrow!

Happy days!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hey True Blue....

Firstly, I really enjoyed reading all your 'horror' mail 

stories as part of my giveaway!

I don't expect all my readers to know this song.....

but the stars have aligned...

to chose the winner of my "True Blue" giveaway!

Deborah is a true blue Aussie living overseas!

And a very deserving winner of my giveaway!

The fabric will be in the mail early next week, 

when I get your snail mail address Deb.

Happy sewing!

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