Friday, July 22, 2011

Counting Down .. Christmas in July


Three of the secret projects I have been working on will be revealed soon as part of Christmas in July over at Quilt Fabric Delights.  I've added a bit of a sneak peek of two of the projects.

Sarah is hosting an online Christmas in July event,  and if it's anything like last years,  I can't wait to see what will be revealed.  The creative team,  which I am part of,  will all submit a few projects,  along with designers Janelle Wind, Brenda Ryan, Melissa Grant and Bronwyn Hayes.

The cost of $45 includes at least 10 down loadable patterns, plus competitions and games,  which I consider to be fantastic value.  When you book the event,  Sarah will email you log on details.  Not long to go with Christmas in July commencing on the 25 July!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It happened again ..39


I have to keep practicing saying 39, 39,39.  I can't believe that that's how old I turned today.  I've taken some good advice, and tried to not work too hard and my family have totally spoilt me.   It's been a lovely day.  The kids went back to school today too :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Wallaby ate my sewing?


In June and July I always go a bit MIA.  It's a pressure time at the real job and school holidays take a lot of juggling.  Last weekend Ayden has a messy bike accident too.  He was very lucky and okay,  but still bandaged up.

No sewing to show,  as I have four commissioned tutorials I am currently working on.. a bit of pattern writing is in order for tonight I think. 

Today we took a bit of a break and went off to the local wildlife park for lunch and for the kids to have a run around.  Maya just loves the wallabies, and  so do the boys.  I didn't blog the pic of Kane making bunny's ears behind the wallabies.  I did look pretty funny though.

For those who missed it on Facebook.   Jodie, Jan and I met with Maree from Farmyard Crafts in real life!  Maree has only travelled around 1,200 km to visit us and several more bloggers.  How great is that!  I think I've known Maree online for about 5 years.  So fantastic to actually meet Maree and her family.  I can't wait for the massive blogpost about their travels.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The last two blocks ...



Finally I photographed the last two blocks for Block-a-Palooza and bundled all 16 blocks off ready to post.  I hope these blocks end up as a beautiful charity quilt.  They were a great summer project with some great designs to practice my points and add a to learn a few more methods and skill.

For anyone interested in downloading the patterns for each of these blocks,  they can  be found on Flickr here

Monday, July 4, 2011

Straight Line Quilting..


I'm starting to do more machine quilting on my projects.  Stippling never really worked for me,  and over the weekend I had a go with quilting straight lines on a new project.  I used my walking foot and used the edge of the foot to mark the spacings.  I love the contemporary look it's given the project.  I think I'll try it again!

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