Sunday, 26 March 2017

Cute buys...

I didn't purchase very much this year at Nundle...I do have a lot of wool etc from my Sue Spargo stash....but I did buy these three gorgeous patterns by Bonnie Sullivan. Two are kits and one is just the printed background. I totally love snowmen and always have primitive snowman around the house at Christmas.


I haven't touched our project from Nundle, I have been busy with a new design for frog cottage that I've been working on for a few months...  I am working on the last 36 blocks and then I will sew the top together... 


I've been a good girl and have finished 3 quilt tops this year already ...yay me.. I took these quilts to Nundle for show and tell...


 

It's a west overcast day today...that means sewing for me yay !!!














Monday, 20 March 2017

Nundle 2017

What can I say!!! The 10th annual and yet final Girls Day in the country!! The tutor was Bonnie Sullivan and we had a gorgeous project to work on....what makes this annual weekend special is the friendships, laughter, and memories created through a love of needle and thread.....
Cant wait to see what our next adventure is ladies....love you all to bits!!!! Quilters Rock!!!!!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Countdown to Nundle

It's only two more weeks and I'll be heading to my annual Nundle retreat. So that means busy times, I need to make two swap items, one for the day and one for "our bloggers". Won't tell you which one I'm working on today...but It's something I've really wanted to make for myself, and this is the third time I've made it for a swap...cest la vie 


Last week every spare moment, I worked on "fresh" a quilt designed by Camille Roskelley...this quilt is going to be HUGE...


I will have one very happy daughter when this is finished!!!


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Focus and breathe

I've pulled out this quilt to finally finish it. Those that know me, know my love for handwork...I rarely sit in front of the machine...


The blocks in this quilt are 24.5".... And consist of 36 blocks...a slow process for me... I decided on 3 rows of 3, but after laying it on the floor for a final layout, I thought it needed to be bigger, so I've madly cut enough blocks for another 7 squares to make a 4x4 layout. This also means a new backing will have to be purchased as the current one will be too small. The things we do.... 



Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Then there were two....

Ive been working hard this past week....


Back to Sarah Fielke 2016 BOM ... Top almost complete, just need to sew six more block then cut and sew borders ( already appliqu├ęs and pieced)..


Just waiting on my Sarah Fielkes 2017 BOM templates so I can start my new quilt.. I'm sure the universe is making sure I'll finish the 2016 first lol....


Sunday, 12 February 2017

Orange peel overload

This week has been busy with a new visitor and kid activities. In between I have been sewing away on my villie fleurie quilt....nothing like orange peels everywhere. I still have a huge pile to go but at least I have sewn big piles too...too scared to count to see how many are left.....


The weather hit 48c yesterday and today it's only 41c with really strong winds...stay safe people :) 

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Tis the year for UFOs

This year I'm trying to be good and finish a lot of my UFOs. I started late last year on my pies and tarts, which is waiting for its border lol. In January I was busy with Gossip in the Garden and this month I'll be working on frog cottage designs, an EPP inspired project that I also played with last year.

 


Our little 4 year old has moved on and my days are now my own again ( most days) ... This might be the year I have a few finishes yay!
I have completed all the blocks for the Sarah Fielke 2016 bom.... Just need to sew the quilt top together.....


Enjoy your week ❣