Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wandering Free!

Perhaps it was the arrival of the school holidays,

The pattern is from "Beyond Neutral"

Or the beautiful Autumn weather,

but a burst of energy has seen me achieve 

Preparing for basting

a quilt finish!

And today was the perfect day for a photo shoot!

I have called this "Wandering Free" 

for a couple of reasons....

The recipients have lived and travelled in many parts 

of Australia...

and the fabric was called "Nomad", which I received 

for 'free' from P & B Textiles last year.

This quilt was made almost entirely for free, 

as I was able to use a vintage sheet for the backing!

Even the binding seems to 'wander' all about the 

edge, front to back!

I quilted it in a simple and subtle grid pattern,

using cotton batting.

The 17th green at Ballan Golf Club!

Happy sewing!


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Star Jump Pattern winner....

If I thought I was going slow before,

It seems I have come to a complete stand still! 

Although I am consoling myself with this pile of lovelies.....

At least I have been knitting!

And this is going to be ready for our Winter!

I owe you a winner to Jess' "Star Jump" pattern...

#21 was Karen S!

I have contacted Karen 

and Jess will have the pattern to you soon!

Happy sewing, I hope!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sew slow.....

This is the way my sewing has been going recently...

Echidnas don't move too fast!

I made a triangle pouch from a tutorial found at

"A Spoonful of Sugar" blog

I need to tidy up my zipper ends 

for the next one!

I also made a couple of 'gender neutral' bibs,

for my sister to gift.

And finally I am making some pretty yo-yos ...

for my next Four-In-Art mini!

There is still time to enter the giveaway for a copy of 

Jess' Star Jump pattern, over here.

Like that echidna, I'll have my head down this week, 

getting my school work finished before our next 

term break!

Then maybe I will "sew fast!"

Happy days!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Star Jump 4, and a giveaway!

I had the great pleasure to recently test a new 

pattern for Jess @ Elven Garden!

I'm trying to sew from my stash this year, 

so I chose to use solids and spots,

in co-ordinating colours.

I had some Ikea "Numbers" for the backing.

I kept the quilting to a minimum....

utilitarian is what I call it!

I intend it to be used and loved!

I have gifted this to a friend who is having her 

4th baby!

Jess calls this pattern "Star Jump"!

And as I was #4 of 4 children, 

I named my quilt "Star Jump 4"!

Jess has kindly offered one of these "Star Jump" 

patterns to a lucky reader of my blog!

So, you know the routine....

leave a comment and I'll randomly draw a winner 

next week!

In the meantime, if you'd like to buy a copy, it's 

available here @ payhip!

Happy sewing!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Pacific Lime...

Version one....

Too much green?

Ah, that's better!

Those pesky points are much better 

disguised amongst the pretty DS prints!

An advantage of a design floor!

 A matching (grubby) ironing board cover!

"Pacific Lime" is now waiting to be quilted....

Happy sewing!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WIPs Wednesday!

I cannot remember the last time I wrote a WIPS 

Wednesday post!

So here's what I have been up to...

I have finished piecing the backing for 

my Modern Amish,

with the arrival of Elizabeth's siggy block.

I now just need the inclination to baste it all 


I have been slowly piecing my Triangle Quilt,

which is proving to be a challenge,

matching up all those points!

Stepping around it on my 'design floor' is also 

a challenge!

Finally I have made a bunting from some 

sweet novelty prints!

What have you been up to?


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My week....

I visited my sister at the weekend, 

and she had a little surprise for me!

Children's sewing machines!

The Singer is from the sixties 

and made in France;

The green one, a Japanese model!

I was thrilled to find they both work 

when battery powered!

The Singer even came with it's instruction booklet 

and spare needles!

The mailman delivered a much anticipated parcel 

this week too...

I forgot to include the lovely piece of fabric in the parcel.

from my sweet friend Mary 

Mary's equally talented daughter Molly,

made the embroidered hoop with my initial!

Isn't it beautiful?

I had a couple of hours in my sewing room 

this afternoon....

and decided my oft-used threads 

would look great in the sewing carrier!

I also did some sewing

(yes, that's a novel idea!)

Can you guess what that will become?

I hope to have a finished quilt ready to share 

with you soon too!

Happy days!


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