Saturday, September 29, 2012

Zig-Zag Blocks!

This has been quite a productive week - well, for me anyway. Big footy finals here this weekend - I'm not a big fan, though I do like NRL, only because of the Broncos, stirs up lovely memories of my home  state, Queensland. So, I am spending time on my quilting!

This is falling into place beautifully - great fun pulling out all the pretty fabrics from my stash. I'm sure I won't have to buy more fabrics for this project, though you know I would if I had to, tee hee! The block are 9" finished, so perhaps finished quilt will be 54" x 63", we'll see! I don't do really big quilts because of body limitations and they taker too long to do anyhow!

Elina has come into my life - a little cheapie, but she is very nice, shame she's missing built-in scissors. She does pack a wee bit of weight, but not too bad - my Big Girl, Janome Memorycraft 6600 is just gorgeous, but too heavy to transport. If I didn't have the Janome, I think I could live with just Elina.

I am now going to have a glass of wine and pop on my iPad to say hello to you Lovelies who commented on my last Post. Happy weekend and may your footy team win, lol!

Lost my signature again - big hugs, Lurline♥

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A New Project!

'Another!' I can hear you say - not too many finishes, but life doesn't get boring, lol! I think a lot of us are the same. This time I feel pretty certain I have plenty of the right kind of fabrics in my stash and the weather is warming up so definitely stitching time.

I am using the new interface, so far so good! I don't think I have this laid out correctly, will think about it tomorrow. Inspiration has come from The Root Connection, Painted Zig-Zag Tutorial. Thank goodness I have a few days ahead without commitments - I just might have the time to make sure I am on the right track!

Hope you have had a lovely weekend!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Low Volume Swap Squares!

Things are very slow on the stitching game - here's my 5" squares all cut and ready to be posted!It is a very beautiful day here today - so nice to have warm, sunshiney weather. Maybe, just maybe it will spur me on to get onto my stitching. I do have a new project in mind, and oh, goodness all those WIP's! Hope you are all enjoying your days, too!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Swaps - Triangle and Low Volume!

Back again with a little less frustration with Blogger! All Australian today, thank goodness.

Here's my 30+ Blue Triangles - I posted about the Swap a little while ago. My Girlfriends! and I are doing it on a monthly basis in the following colours: Blue, Green, Gold, Red and Purple. A nice idea!Here are the two fabric I have chosen for the Low Volume Swap. I certainly hope they meet the criteria - now they have to be cut into 5" squares and posted to the US. Just now I am going to put the badge on my sidebar - it is so long since I have done one, let's see if I can work it out.
I did have a little fiddle to get things back to normal on my blog - I had to right some wrongs and toss out some gremlins, I'm not looking forward to the new interface.

There is a lovely sewing retreat on this weekend coming, so it is off to do a bit of shopping for goodies. Lots of fabrics are waiting to be packed - how much will get stitched is the thing - I do tend to chatter a bit when with the girls - so much of my life is given to my family, that it is a bit of a thrill to be frivolous. I must take some bubbles, too - there are some things we just can't do without, lol!

Enjoy your weekend too!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


I really don't know where I am at or what I am doing! Blogger converted me to Chinese, of which I have no knowledge - and then I think he's converted me to the new interface too - I have my fingers and toes crossed that I will be able to post this message. Oopsy! I just lost my pic then and also my signature - looks like I have a bit of studying to do.

I am not sure of the fate of this pretty quilt. As I said, DD loves it, so we'll see. I'm rather happy with the way it has turned out - yes, the neutral blocks have counteracted the brights beautifully.

This is hard-going not knowing what I am doing, so maybe I should spend a bit of time at the sewing machine, then do a bit of research, maybe I can find the old interface, now wouldn't that be lovely. This is not looking so good being automatically centred, and I'm so sorry it is so long since I have posted and there's a few replies I haven't made  ...  so it's ciao for now - hugs, Lurline.