Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quilting on a Rainy Day!

Whoohoo! I'm about halfway there on The Raffle Quilt - really enjoying it but it is quite time consuming. I basted it all by myself, so much to my pleasure - I think you know my left arm doesn't work - so a sense of achievement!I have ruled up half of PollyAnna and will hand quilt her with Perle thread - it will be lovely to do on cold winter evenings. I used a Frixion pen - not for the faint-hearted, but a clear, neat and easy way to go!
Very briefly - Nurse Lurline has three patients at the moment, 93 year old Mum, DH had a seizure last Sunday night, so no driving for three months, and DS broke his thumb while working on a rig out in the Indian Ocean. He had surgery Friday evening and all is going well. I am letting all this happen around me and moving along in little steps with my quilting, a great diversion. I hope you are all having fun!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday's News & Pics!

Yes, wonderful news to share with you all!I have been madly stitching - I want to make a quilt to raffle as a fund-raiser for Bailey to go to Sydney - yep, representing our state, Western Australia, in Australian Rules Football. Here he is with twin sister Ayesha last January, yes he is very tall, which of course gives him a distinct advantage to any team who selects him. Oh, I must admit he is a very talented player too!
Pray God all goes well this year - he was selected for the team last year to go to Canberra, but injury prevented him from doing so.

So I have been into the stash and selected fabrics to make a zig-zag quilt, again inspired by
Red Pepper Quilts and Fresh Lemons Quilts. I so enjoy the inspiration that comes from both Rita and Malka.

Time is running away - hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I've made a start - all from the stash. These days I have yardage of white on hand, so it was make do! I think this will be fun! If you can see, I have chosen quite a few non coordinated prints and somehow they just seem to work.
I'm off to WAQA, our State Guild today, so hopefully a finish to a flimsy tomorrow, then once it is basted some more Perle hand-quilting.
I love these little greens scarves and there are red ones scattered about too!
Another lovely book - looks good at a glance!

Happy Day!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Tortoise Speed!

That's how my blogging is going - nice to be back for a little chat! It is a beautiful day here and it has been a lovely week. I had fifteen of us for Easter Lunch on Saturday - lots of help so that was nice. Then Tuesday I had Girlfriends! for lunch and that was lovely - LPG yesterday, then taking Mum to doctor for checkup this arv.
I have made a start on my Zakka Bag - lovely linen background and now I am big-stitch quilting the front - it is quite nice to work on the linen. I have used an iron-on pellon as backing and Frixion pen to mark - this will press out with a warm iron.
I cut out my squares, lined them up accurately, gave them each with a little squirt of spray starch and then cut four at a time diagonally, a nice little time saver!
Hoping to make a start on a Stepping Stones Quilt over the weekend having gleaned inspiration from Rita of Red Pepper Quilts and Malka of Fresh Lemons Quilts. See, I have drawn up a trial block including my anticipated quilting lines, so I'm ready to go!

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Zakka Begins!

Aaaargh! Oh Blogger - please be nice! I have accidentally gone to a new version and I either have to get rid of it or stay in kindergarten for some time. I have wagged it from my LPG today, so much to do and seems like a houseful of people with more to come.

Happy Easter to everyone - wishing you happy and safe times! Now let's talk about patchwork - see my sidebar for the Zakka button - my fingers are itching to start, but maybe a quick tidy-up of my Studio needs to happen first. I'm flying on a wing and a prayer here and will just have to continue the way I am going. Above, my chosen fabric for my bag and the pink toile below is 'just because I like it'- cute! I told Cathy of Cabbage Quilts I would show her when it arrived.

If anyone can tell me how to revert to old style of Blogger, please do. Meanwhile enjoy the weekend!