Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Blocks Continued

On Monday Kaitlyn was home on a student free day from school having a pyjama day and was a big help numbering my blocks ready for binding. The blocks were all trimmed down to 17" and I have already added a few of the bindings to the middle set of blocks. They are coming together really well I am pleased to say.

Got a bit tired of binding blocks today and was browsing the blogs I like to visit and came across this cute pattern a great tutorial by Rhiannon Vining at for little baby shoes.
They were so easy to make and are reversible.... just so cute....

I finally found a Clover Yo-Yo maker. I am going to attempt Donna's challenge over on her blog Donna's - In the Attic. I have never used one of these gadgets have always made them the old traditional way so this should be a great challenge. Not quite sure what to make but hopfully will have a brainstorm as I am making the yo-yos. Wish me luck.....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


This week I have finally finished 'Stacking and Slashing' my "Marmalade Maze blocks. All 16 blocks are all together and quilted. The quilting seemed to take forever averaging an hour of quilting per block. I am happy with the way they look although there is a bit too much black for my liking. At the next lesson on Wednesday evening we will be cutting the blocks to size then stitching together then the binding. I have never made a quilt as you go before so it a new learning curve for me. These are the 16 blocks all laid out on the floor getting ready for numbering each block for each row.

Bobbin thought this was the best thing, nice comfy quilted blocks to lie around on.

Now it is time to hide under the blocks......

Now that I have made a mess of the layout I can relax.....

Monday, July 07, 2008

Seriously Bad Blogger

I am really slack at this blogging. I take my camera with me most times and forget to take photos. Have not done too much over the last month and can someone please tell me where that month went. Seems like only yesterday it was June and I have even had a birthday in that time.

This is a photo of Kaitlyn all dressed for a fancy dress disco, she went as a ladybird and looked ever so cute. She really does love dressing up.

Ryan is ever so proud of his new shirt. His Uncle Josh has one just the same.

My 2 adorable Grandchildren.

Now you see me.........

Now you don't........
Bobbin's favourite past time is hiding under quilts. I am sure she feels secure in that no one can see her even if it is only her head that is hidden.

For Mothers Day my kids gave me a Jelly Roll and I have recently ordered the matching fabric to make the quilt on the cover of the book. Oh no another ongoing project.

And another quilting project I have recently started. This is a 'quilt as you go' method so I am sure to get this one finished.
I am doing the workshop with Amanda Daley at "Country Pickens" at the Corner at Dural and am really enjoying the workshop. I have already quilted 6 blocks only 10 more to do. Yikes!!

A few weeks ago Greg my DH and I went to an Auction up at Mudgee and I purchased these 2 cute little deer for $5. No one else bid on them and I just knew I could not leave them behind so now one is happy with me and the other is comfy at my sister Caroles' home. Too cute!

My latest creation and actually finished. My dear 85 year old friend Alice gave me this pattern so I had to make it up and show her how it was made . Rather a nice bag I think.