Saturday, August 22, 2015

FNSI | I met Pam Holland!

Well, my FNSI was a doozy ................... I met Pam Holland ...... and what a lovely inspirational lady she  is too!

My LQS, A Quilter's Odyssey, organised her for a guest speaker role, which was held at the Jubilee Community Centre, Wynn Vale.

Pam with her work

Noah's Ark quilt

Noah's Ark quilt - close-up

admiring Pam's work

admiring Pam's work

admiring Pam's work

3D Flowers on quilt
I was really taken with this method of embellishing a quilt :)

The Photographers
this was my personal fave - the lines are all stitched :)

Giraffe
this one drew lots of ooohs and aahhhs!

Pam Holland
The lady herself!

My photos don't do Pam's work any justice at all ..... her work is amazing, and if you get an opportunity to see it up close and personal; go for it!

If you would like to read more about Pam, and her wonderful varied talents, see her website HERE


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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Farmers Wife | Installment #5


it's been a while since I worked on my Farmers Wife blocks

Block 15: Buzzards Roost

Block 29: Economy

just two for now - 23 down .......... 88 to go!


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, August 15, 2015

Christmas blocks - June and July swaps

Time for some more piccies of my latest Christmas Block Swaps

This is what I sent to Natasha for June
June block to Natasha

here is what I received from Natasha

here is what I sent to HelenW for July
July block to HelenW

here is what I received from HelenW

Helen sent two blocks as she was unhappy with one of them - I can't see anything wrong at all!  I love them both!

Here is what I sent to Wendy/Bob
July block to WendyBob
Here is what I received from Wendy/Bob (I pinched Wendy's photo from FB)


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, August 11, 2015

A UFO Finish!

I finally finished the quilt for my friend Dianne :)  I am reasonably pleased with how it turned out - it has been so long since I quilted anything of any size on the Brother BM-2600 ..... I had forgotten just how small the throat is :(

Anyway, all done now - here are some pics of my Lifetime Quilt #13 - Rainbow Coin Stacks  :)

here is the shot I took in 2011 when I first finished the flimsy
Block Lotto Winnings

I shortened it, and added another white strip on each end, then sandwiched and quilted.  The backing is a red and white gingham type pattern, but is stronger than gingham - I think it is actually sheet material.

Rainbow Coin Stacks - front
all finished, quilted and bound

Rainbow Coin Stacks - detail
diagonal quilting

Rainbow Coin Stacks - folded
obligatory rolled/folded photo

Rainbow Coin Stacks - cushion
matching quilted cushion

One of the benefits of the quilt is that Dianne's gorgeous grand-daughter will be able to play "I Spy" on this quilt.  Hopefully, Dianne will be able to use the cushion in the club rooms when she returns - the club rooms have plastic chairs and they get so cold in the winter :)


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, August 9, 2015

FNwF - show and tell

FNwF came around quickly, once again, but this time I was prepared :)

The combination of a sick Mr Fixit (yes again :(, he hasn't had a very good run this year) which left me to my own devices, and my desire to make a quilt for a friend who has been diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia saw me able to spend time in my sewing room.

I won these coin stacks blocks whilst participating in Block Lotto in 2011 and whilst the flimsy has been completed for some time, I had lost the motivation to actually finish the quilt.  Dianne loves colours, and it has just kind of happened that everyone has been posting rainbows on her facebook page, by way of inspiration; so I thought it was perfect that Dianne be the recipient of this quilt.

FNwF - ready to quilt
marked up ready for quilting with painter's tape

FNwF - 7th August - quilted
Diagonal quilting finished

FNwF - 7th August - ready for binding
binding rolled over and clipped

FNwF - 7th August - messy room
my messy sewing room - LOL - time for clean-up when this UFO is finished!

This will be Lifetime Quilt #13

I also made Dianne a journal cover.
Reversible Journal Cover - closed

Reversible Journal Cover - open

This is completely reversible: so that when Dianne's treatment is finished, she will be able to turn it around and have the cameras showing on the outside, and use it for her photography :)

Dianne is such an amazing woman, I truly believe she will beat this terrible disease.



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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