Sunday, 16 July 2017

Sewing box

I have finished my sewing box after doing a workshop with Michelle Hill. I will use it to store sewing things in.

This is also another finish. It is a Sylvia Pippen design of Australian Native flowers.
All hand appliqued and Sashiko stitching, machine quilted.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Michele Hill Trunk show

During the week the club held a trunk show by Michele Hill. She shared her quilting journey and displayed her quilts. They were magnificent to see and appreciate the fine detail she includes in her work.

The next day we had a workshop conducted by Michele. It was her last workshop and is retiring from teaching. It was a mystery workshop so when the mystery was revealed it was a fabric covered box with machine embroidery design on the top and front. I am eager to complete it as it will be useful to store some sewing things in. I will post a photo of the box when I complete it, not much to show yet.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Travels to Victoria

My sewing seems to have been put away for awhile as other things keep coming along, last month we travelled to Victoria and spent time in the Snowy Mountains . It is a lovely place to visit and explore. We also went to the Man From Snowy River festival our main reason for going south. It was a fantastic week. We are home again now so might get back to doing some sewing again.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Next project

This has been on the waiting list for sometime now, it is a paper pieced pattern which I have decided to tackle. After reading the instructions a few times and making a start on it, the piecing is coming along nicely. Not as difficult as I thought.
 Some of the FMQ that I experimented with on the Fantastic fusion quilt.
 Paper pieced blocks.

The pattern has all the papers with it, just had to cut them out and prepare them for the piecing.

Friday, 27 January 2017


This week I have finished putting together this quilt top which I started in a workshop with Lisa Walton last year. The workshop was her Fantastic Fusion class. It will need lots of quilting to hold the pieces together as there are no seams, it is all fused together. It will be a good opportunity to practise some free motion quilting.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Welcome 2017

A big hello to all the bloggers. I have told myself I am going to blog more often, as I find it very inspirational seeing  some of the things everyone makes. They are really lovely.
These are a few of the things that I have made or completed over the last few months. Once I start on something I like to continue albeit on and off till it is finished.
 I made another hat for the latest grandson for Christmas.

This was a mystery quilt which I made and machine quilted, all from fabric stored in the cupboard!

This is a wallet  made for Cody in his favourite spiderman fabric.

 And Hayley also got one with Frozen fabric. They were very happy to have  them.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Into Journalling

Hello fellow bloggers, it has been awhile but sometimes other things get in the way. I have been creating some pages for the club's swap/challenge and have also received some pages in return. These are the pages that I created.
 Julie asked for a tree growing in this area so I stitched a Bunya Pine tree.
Kim wanted some bright flowers for her journal.

 Lesley asked for fruit so bananas it was for me.

 June asked for something to remind her of her garden with birds and trees and shrubs.
Gail called her page to be The Colours of Broome and had a photo to use as a guide.

Gayle wanted anything that you could call Blue, so nothing better then an Aussie Flag for me.
These are the pages that I received. My theme was Native flora or Fauna.

I think they are so lovely and will be a wonderful keepsake with lots of memories. I have put them together into a journal and created a front cover for the journal. I also hand dyed the fabric for the background.