My Quilts

My Quilts
My Quilts 2014

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Grandmother's Flower Garden by Jaynette Huff

April 2013 I began making my flower garden using 1/2 " paper hexagons. The original pattern used 1/4 " hexagons and finished at 19 3/4" x 21 3/4" I doubled all the measurements as I wanted mine to be larger than the original.

This is my finished result, after Lilly Pilly I found it a lot easier to machine quilt, I did change the quilting design for this quilt I think it suits the flower arrangement much better.




Happy stitching.........

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lilly Pilly

Ok so this is Lilly Pilly finished. I decided to try my hand at raw edge applique and free motion quilting. I have never been happy with my free motion quilting and usually only use the stipple stitch which I can manage. So I decided rather than play with small test pieces I would bite the bullet and work on the actual project. Well..... I had so much fun with this one and in the end was very pleased with myself. I could actually relax and enjoy free motion quilting using something other than stipple stitch.


Happy stitching.....

Lilly Pilly

Lilly  Pilly- Don't Look Now - Kellie Wulfsohn 
Cutting Cloth 282 Wingrove St, Fairfield Vic.
Love this pattern. I have finally prepared it, now to decide on the finishing stitches and possibly some embellishing with felt. After enjoying a wonderful catch up with Dawn of  sew much to quilt I am eager to try free motion quilting but hmmmm ...not sure if I might be better off with blanket stitch.

Happy stitching .....

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Thank you Wendy of Sugarlane Designs for hosting another fun filled night with friends. If you would like to see what others worked on go here

Heartfelt by Margaret McDonald

I took advantage last week of some good sewing days to work on Heartfelt. I only wanted a smaller version of the original size and here it is. Sandwiched and ready for machine quilting when I get a chance.


I'm not sure what happened to the colour of the second photo :(

Happy stitching.......

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Relax and Stitch Day Out

     Saturday I spent with lovely Sue (non blogger friend nurse I met in hospital) Melody and Annie. We had such a fun day of chatting and stitching at Relax and Stitch .


My first day out since the last hospital stay. Soooo much fun :)

                                                                                  Lots of smiling faces.

Happy stitching .......

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Catching up...managed to stitch some more of these little heart blocks.

This morning I am finally going to catch up with Melody and friends for a fun day of chatting and stitching at Relax and Stitch 

Happy stitching....

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Floral Bouquet

Friday I spent time working on my Floral Boquet borders. In the evening I joined in with all my wonderful friends for "Friday Night with Friends" hosted by lovely Cheryll, you can go there and see what everyone else got up to by going to

Floral Bouquet Top Border finished, working on the other three borders, although they will not be as ornate as the top border.

Happy stitching.......

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


My first Flowerville block by Rosalie Dekker" Rosie's Cottage" using Cottage Garden Thread. I did change the shape of the Dresden's.

Also my apologies for not keeping up with all the beautiful blogs and leaving a comment.I had another flare up of diverticulitis which required a 5 day stay in hospital last week. ( those little terrors partying again) I am trying to catch up slowly in the next couple of days. Thank you to all my lovely followers and a big welcome to my new followers:)

Happy stitching.......

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Jolly Holly Gathering

I'm linking up with Anthea for CTTY, if you would like to see what others made go Here
Thanks Anthea for hosting.

My finished Christmas table topper, the  stitcheries are from  Michelle Ridgway's book "A Jolly Holly Gathering".

Happy stitching.........

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Daisy Meadows

My new project waiting to start in the next couple of weeks "Daisy Meadows" by Leanne Knell of Petals & Patches.

Happy stitching.....

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Floral Bouquet - Top

I have been slowly piecing the Floral Bouquet top over the last couple of months. Yay top done !!!

 Happy stitching....

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Floral Bouquet - 11

Yoko Saito - Floral Bouquet
Block 11- final block.  Finished
Thank you Cheryll for another great night joining in all the fun. If you would like to see what everyone else got up to go here

Happy stitching....

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Surprise in the Mail

Look what I found in the mail, a gorgeous parcel from Barb at barbs creation Inside  I found a Rosalie Quinlan stitchery, threads,needle and a beautiful tin to put my threads etc into and a lovely get well card. Thank you Barb you have brightened up my day, so very kind and thoughtful. I love them. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Stonefields - FNSI

Thanks Wendy for hosting another great FNSI . I always look forward to stitching with all the lovely friends out in cyber sewing  land. To see what everyone else was working on go to  Wendy's .

I managed to finish some Stonefields blocks I had been working on.

Happy stitching...........