Saturday, April 30, 2011

Helen's block has arrived ;-)

Here is a sneek peak of the April block for QBSA for Helen.

Helen asked for any stars in blue, shades and tones of blue
This star Block is called Deweys Victory

April Block & FQs arrived ;-)

I got this lovely block in the mail yesterday.

From Helen for QBSA
Thank You Helen, I love the rich reds & golds ;-)

These pretty folded FQs were from Vanessa for the April FQ Swap
thank you Vanessa, they are perfect ;-)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mindless Sewing :-)

I was in the mood to sew over the Easter Weekend

so I used up some strips that were lying around and made this

I now have a cushion for my sewing chair ;-)
I have submitted it to Pillow Party

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Happy Easter to you all ....

.... well, those that celebrate Easter, anyway ;-)

I received the last of the D4P blocks from Block Lotto during the week and have finally been able to take a photo of the design wall.

There is a lovely 'light & dark' pattern emerging and I think I will have a play with layout before stitching.

I also received this lovely block from Sharon, for the Christmas Block Swap.

I love the fabrics you have chosen, Sharon, they are so me  ;-)

lovely golden goodness

I have also made up some more purses for my ETSY store - specially with Mother's Day in mind.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

More BlockLotto D4P Blocks

more D4Ps have been arriving, but I haven't taken photos of the design wall, as it has been a bit dark and gloomy here.  It is actually raining at the moment - hopefully, it will clear up and be sunny again tomorrow ready for our 5 day Easter Weekend/Anzac Day Break.

This arrived the other day from, Laurina.  I was so impressed with the way they were presented, I just had to take a photo ;-)

Thanks to Balinda, Julie, June, Laurina, Pokey & Sophie for the blocks received during this last week.  By my calculations, that's everyone's block received.

There is not one duplicated RED - given the vast range of people and places these blocks came from, I think that is amazing ;-)

I am hoping for some nice weather this weekend so that I can get a good photo of the design wall - it looks absolutely wonderful!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wedding Free Zone - 29 April 2011

At the risk of alienating some of my followers, I am declaring our household a wedding free zone on Friday, 29 April 2011

I blame the constant media for this. 
I enjoyed watching Charles & Diana's wedding - I even stayed home with Mum and made a night of it ;-) and I was looking forward to William & Kate's wedding ............ until I was bombarded with it almost every time I turned on the TV or radio.

Channel 9 (in Australia) I knew you had lost the plot when you started messing with our regular shows - moving them without notice, playing episodes out of order, taking them off mid-season, bringing them back without notification, but you have really done it now!

Dame Edna Everage - providing commentary - SERIOUSLY??!!!! 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

FNSI - 15 April 2011

It was FNSI again - I am so glad these happen on a regular basis - it gives me opportunity to catch up on my swaps.

A successful FNSI needs a bit of preparation and some essential supplies.
Choccies and wine (Lindt & Banrock Station, White Shiraz)

First I completed my April block for Michelle for Block Swap Adventure

here is a snippet

Michelle, your block will be in the mail on Monday.

then I worked on my April block for Sharon (no blog) for the Christmas Block Swap group
here is a snippet

Sharon, your block will be in the mail on Monday.

Then I made up some Clover blocks for Block Lotto

I got up early this morning to finish off what I started last night

here is a pic to prove that I did not eat ALL of the choccies

I hope you all had a great FNSI - I know I did.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

More D4P and additions to my stash

Here is a more recent photo of my design wall with the D4P blocks from Block Lotto.

thanks to Deana and Balinda for the most recent blocks received

next is a recent purchase from eBay

more fat quarters for my stash

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Block Swaps & More D4P - It's like Christmas again ;-)

I have not been able to spend as much time sewing as I would have liked this last few weeks - I have returned to the workforce by doing some typing from home ;-)

My husband was home sick Monday and Tuesday and he went outside to get some fresh air and bring in the mail and found all these in the letterbox ;-)

Here is my design wall, so far.

Huge thanks to Barbara B, Becca, Karen, Kathy B, Liz, Maree, Rho, Wendy

I also received this lovely block from Shauna during the week

for the February Christmas Block Swap thank you Shauna, I love the fabrics you have chosen.

Here is the block I sent to Shauna

Shauna requested anything ;-)  so I made one of my favourite blocks

Here is a sneek peak of the April block for QBSA for Helen.

Now off to do some preparation for the next FNSI on Friday

Sunday, April 10, 2011

2 more D4P

I have received 2 more Block Lotto D4P blocks from Liz

thank you Liz, they are lovely

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Postie has been ;-)

I like my postie today ;-)
he delivered some wonderful goodies

Block Lotto D4P blocks from Karen, a fellow Aussie ;-)

2 FQs from Narelle, for the Fat Quarter Swap

Narelle picked the most perfect fabrics with some ric rac thrown in as well.  Thank you so much Narelle  ;-)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's Finished!!

The Black & White & Red quilt for our bedroom is finished.

I used my new quilting foot and quilted around the dark 'crosses' yesterday, and this morning (with my extra hour) I put the binding on. 

I went back to my first choice of black binding.

love doing the corners ;-)

the finished product ;-)