Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Max & Louise Tessellate Blocks

Working on two more blocks for Max & Louise Tessellate Pattern

Happy stitching.........

Catching up with Friends

I spent a lovely day catching up with my lovely friends from Phillip Island Patchwork group on Tuesday.
Thank you Liz for hosting and  inviting us to join in with your group at Selandra. 

Happy stitching.........

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Table Runner

I found these UFO blocks while trying to tidy up my sewing space. So I decided to make a table runner with them while on my destashing bug.

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

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Stitching with Friends

Stitching with my lovely ladies this after and the start of our new project. Dawn, Sue,Anna and myself have started Winter Village. Christine and Kaye worked on their projects...Margaret hadn't arrived when I took these photos.

My first three blocks of Winter Village.

Dawns gorgeous quilt top dancing chickens and flying pigs.

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

La Passacaglia

Update on my Passacaglia. I have sewn the black stars around one of the large rosettes. I only work on this project occasionally enjoying the journey. Slowly it is growing :)

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

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Dutch Treat

The other day I went to my sewing room to start to declutter and finish some UFOs.
I decided to make a small runner with the few blocks I had made out of the Dutch Treat book which I started a long time ago but never went any further with them. So I started joining the 4 1/2" blocks together with a quarter inch sashing strip between the blocks. 3 across by 6 down making a total of 18 blocks. BUT when I saw them joined up in the strips I fell in love with them again and have now decided to make another 18 and see how I feel about them, keep going or stop.

Happy stitching.......

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sit and Stitch and New Project 2018

Winter Village by Laundry Basket Quilts.

We had our first sit and stitch for 2018 on Thursday. Dawn, Anna ,Sue and myself  were so excited as we are starting a new project. We spent the day sorting our fabric packs and marking which fabric was for which house,roof,window etc. That took us most of the day then we sat back enjoyed fresh fruit platter and chattered about the project and various other subjects. 
The story so far..

Sue popped by with a lovely surprise for me Natalie Bird's book  "Cottage -Style Charm".
Thank you so much Sue I love the book.

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

Friday, December 29, 2017


First block finished Max & Louise Tessellate Pattern.

Quiet time stitching after Christmas. Hope everyone is relaxing and enjoying whatever they love doing.

Happy stitching......

Friday, December 22, 2017

Garden Party

Garden Party finished just in time for a Christmas delivery to a special little girl.

Happy stitching......

Monday, December 4, 2017

Garden Party

A light project just for fun..Garden Party by Don't Look Now.
Raw edge Applique using a straight stitch on the sewing machine ....something different.


Cut and fused the pieces to the background fabric.

The top is ready for the next step- securing the edges of the applique pieces. That will be for another day.

Happy stitching......

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Round the Garden

Woohoo ........ finished .....Round the Garden started....,,,, 22 May 2016 ....finished 29 November 2017.
Thank you Wendy Williams for the Gorgeous pattern.

Now to decide wether I will quilt or send it to the quilters....hhhhmmmm....

Happy stitching......

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fabric Origami Candle Mat

A relaxing day with some light stitching projects. I have wanted to make a fabric origami candle mat for some time. I found Babs free lessons ,found some modern fabric and ended up with this candle mat and a table topper. All that is missing is some tinsel for the candle. A couple of presents for under the Christmas tree.

For the free pattern and easy to follow instructions.

Happy Stitching.......

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Stitching with Friends Clyde North

I had such a lovely day yesterday catching up with friends, amongst the chatting we did manage to get some stitching done,thankyou Liz for a great day of stitching and lovely lunch.

Priscilla's hand stitched house block.

Diane's zip pouch.

Debbie's Mrs Billings.

Carin's beautiful embroidery

Diane's basket.

Lyn hand stitching tessellate blocks

Shelly hand quilting Dutch Treat blocks.

My Round the Garden.

Happy stitching.........

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Round the Garden

This week found me working on Round the Garden whenever I had a chance to stitch. I have now finished all the houses and felt trees in the final outer circle so I started working on the embroidered trees Friday afternoon then continued Saturday. I can now safely say I am on the home stretch...whew.....almost there.

The last couple of photos turned out darker not sure why :(

Happy stitching.......