Saturday, November 19, 2016

I miss swapping :(

At the end of last year I ceased being the Co-Ordinator for Fat Quarter Swap (Australia) - my choice, I just needed to step away from the Co-ordinator 'stuff' for a while.

I stopped swapping Fat Quarters


I also stopped swapping quilt blocks



I am not a fan of conducting swaps via Facebook,  I much prefer the blogging world  LOL

.............. I miss those swaps and the interaction of the blogs  :(

Would any of my Aussie quilting blogging friends like to do an impromptu Fat Quarter Swap or Quilt Block Swap for Christmas?


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day - any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, October 21, 2016

My first Elephant Parade

In my last post, I mentioned that I had started the Elephant Parade by Sew Fresh Quilts for the newest member of our family - great-nephew Archie :)

Elephant Parade - front

Elephant Parade - back

Elephant Parade - binding roll

Elephant Parade - binding

Elephant Parade - 3 small elephants

Elephant Parade - bird

Elephant Parade

Elephant Parade - turtle

Elephant Parade - large elephant

Lifetime quilt #14 :)

You can see the card I made on my cardmaking blog  HERE



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day - any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Christmas Block Swap - September

Jan was my partner for September in the Christmas Quilting Block Swap.

Jan sent me this beautiful Starburst Cross


I sent her this pinwheel block - Jan's request was for bright colours, I hope this is bright enough!




Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day - any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

the highs and lows of life :)

I was quite sad and despondent after the death of my friend Dianne.  As Secretary of the camera club, I took on the task of producing a memorial book, so that all the members of the club who could not attend the funeral were able to at least pass on their condolences to the family.

I knew I had the PERFECT fabric for this project - butterflies and green :) but it took a little while to find it - the sewing room looked like a bomb had hit it when I was finished LOL

I also found the perfect fabric for the inside cover :)

PACC Memorial Booklet

PACC Memorial Booklet - inside cover

PACC Memorial Booklet - opening page

PACC Memorial Booklet - Di's pics

PACC Memorial Booklet - Tribute
(the beautiful bicycle image is created by Eva Katerina, puchased from Design Cuts)

The Service was most beautiful and it was most certainly the largest funeral I have been to in recent times - there was easily 300 people there!

I took this photo just as we were leaving the service - can you see the baby?

Can you see the Baby?


My next sewing task is to finish a quilt for my niece who went into labour early and gave birth to a lovely baby boy - Archie, a brother for Lucas.   I made a quilt for Lucas HERE and HERE this time, I thought I would try something a little different for the new baby.

Back in 2015, I was most taken with Elephant Parade by Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts, and downloaded the instructions with the intention of following along, but life got in the way and I didn't seem to have time.  The new baby was all the impetus I needed to pull out my fabrics and start cutting.

This is what I have done so far :)

Large Elephants

Isn't making something new just the best thing for lifting your spirits?



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day - any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Christmas Block Swap - August

Hi everyone,  hope you are all well :)

I recently rejoined the Christmas Quilting Block Swap and have been enjoying going through my Christmas fabrics again.

My August partner, Kimberly, requested the Christmas Star block in any Christmas fabrics.

well, I think this block was a bit cursed - I messed up cutting the fabrics, which meant I had to re-think my colour choices, then I put a row together in the wrong order and had some un-sewing to do :(, then I put some things on top of the half finished block and promptly forgot about it!

It is so true .............. out of sight, out of mind!

Anyway, I finally got it finished, but sadly it was not posted in time for my partner to receive it before the end of the month - which is my goal in all of my swaps :)

Now that I know it has arrived safely, here is the block I made for Kimberly.

Christmas Star Quilt Block


and here is the block Kimberly sent me



I have been collecting these blocks for a little while now, so I thought I would put together a collage of what I have so far :)

Happy sewing everyone - I am off to the sewing room, anyone care to join me?


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day - any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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