Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Scandinavian Rose quilt update

Started working on block 7 of Scandinavian Rose after I pieced all 6 blocks that I had already embroidered.

Begining Block 7

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

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Location:Sevenoaks Road,Burwood East...

Monday, July 29, 2013

Walk on the Beach

It was a glorious day for a walk on the beach. Seven (my cavalier x) thoroughly enjoyed the walk even though we couldn't bring his mate Jack who is not up to a long walk on the beach.

Happy stitching .......

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Craft & Quilt Fair

I had a great time at the Melbourne craft & quilt fair. On the way in I met a lovely lady from Tasmania, as we walked to the building we chattered about what else.. patchwork.

With my list in hand I first went in search of more Japanese fabrics for my Floral Bouquet quilt and another one that I hope to start. It didn't take me long to find my stall with the fabrics I needed. I can't say wanted as I would have wanted them all. After making my selection and ordering the border fabric I then continued on to browse the other stalls.

 I did purchase a few items, again that I needed, and a couple I just wanted.On the whole I think I was very good. I didn't sign up for any B.O.M or buy any more patterns,and I only bought the fabrics I needed. I then went to look at all the lovely quilts on display, unfortunately I only took a couple of photos.

                                                              Happy stitching .......

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Christmas Through The Year

My first item to join in Christmas through the year.
I thought I was organised but it actually came around quicker than I realised. I still need to add a button and bow:-))

If you would like to join in just go to Anthea's blog Hibiscus Stitches
And join in the fun.
           Happy stitching............

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

I am posting early this week as I am leaving early in the morning to go the Craft and Quilt Show in Melbourne. If you are there and see me please say Hello........

Three small flowers this week to add to my garden. More flowers to be seen at Karen's Journey of a Quilter for One Flower Wednesday.Thanks Karen for Hosting.

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

Grandmother's Flower Garden Update

Updating Grandmother's Flower Garden. I have managed to make a few more flower blocks to add to my garden.
                       Happy stitching...........

Monday, July 22, 2013

QMC campagne francaaise

Hello and welcome to my new followers. This is block 4 chat/cat from campagne francaaise. It is very cold and has been raining here all weekend , great time for sitting and stitching.
                        Happy stitching.........

Saturday, July 20, 2013

FNSI Quilted Pocket Board

I need a pocket board to put on the wall above our phone for letters and notes . So this is my creation that I put together last night. I had already appliquéd the houses and embroidery early on. Once I started it came together quite quickly. Although  I didn't have a pattern and only a picture in my head from a similar one I saw on the net, I am quite pleased with it.

Wendy from Sugar Lane Quilts will be running FNSI for the next few months…
You can go over HERE NOW to sign on for FNSI or to see what everybody else was working on.
Thanks Wendy for hosting

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

Quilted Pocket Board

Thursday, July 18, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

Here we are again joining in another OFW hosted by Karen. If you want to see more hexie flowers please pop over and visit Karen at Journey of a Quilter for One Flower Wednesday.

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

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Quilt Me Club 2013

Here is my L'Atelier Perdu Quilt Me Club 2013 Campagne Francaise Block 3 Panier/ Basket.
I am using a mixture of Bunny Hill fabrics (left over from raining cats and dogs) also from my French General fabrics and a little from my general stash.
Happy stitching...........

Monday, July 15, 2013

Friday Night Sew-In

Wendy from Sugar Lane Quilts will be helping Heidi and Bobbi running FNSI for the next few months…
You can go over HERE NOW to sign on for FNSI this Friday July 19th………..


Thanks Wendy for hosting FNSIs.

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

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Scandinavian Rose Quilt Update

It has been raining most of the weekend,so it was a good excuse to stay inside and stitch. I decided to add the 1"square strips around my finished blocks. I had a previously added the strips to blocks 1& 2. I joined Blocks 1 & 2 then I joined blocks 3 & 4.

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

Scandinavian Rose Blocks 3 & 4

Scandinavian Rose  Blocks 1,2,3,& 4.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

On Flower Wednesday

On flower Wednesday is here again, it is actually my favourite day of the week. I really enjoy making these flowers, knowing one day I will have my flower garden quilt to enjoy.
Also I would like to welcome my new followers.

If you want to see more hexie flowers please pop over and visit Karen at Journey of a Quilter for One Flower Wednesday.

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

One Flower Wednesday Hexagons

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Chateau Hexagon Update

I have now completed Lynette Anderson's Chateau Hexagon Month 2 Sampler Block. They are so cute it is hard to put them down once you start working on them. I cant wait for the next block to be released.....

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

Block 2 Chateau Hexagon

Blocks 1 & 2

Monday, July 8, 2013

Quilt Me Club 2013 update

Another block to add to  my Quilt Me Club 2013 blocks.  This is block 5, I still need to make blocks 3 & 4.
We lost our Internet connection last week so I am trying to catch up with all the lovely projects everyone has been posting.
                  Happy stitching..........

Block 5 QMC 2013

Quilt Me Club 2013 blocks 1,2,5.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

My flowers for this week. A couple more french general browns and red to add to my garden.If you would like to join in on the fun go to my side bar and click on the One Flower Wednesday button which will take you to Karen's site where you can  see all the other lovely flowers by very creative stitchers. Or join in and start your garden growing.

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mrs Beasley's Sampler update

Mrs Beasley's block one finished.
                                     Happy stitching...................

Monday, July 1, 2013

Grandmother's Flower Garden

My Journey purchasing fabric.

I  started this project in April but just wasn't happy with the fabrics. I needed to make 3 different flower Hexies with the same centres the main theme for this quilt.

I went to my beautiful patchwork shop that does have gorgeous fabric and helpful staff with my pattern. Karen asked me to pick the first fabric and then she built on that, which she blended beautifully. I ended up with about 7 fat quarters no background and border fabric.

When I got home I started making my first flower then struggled with the next and came to a brick wall with the third I then decided to pick just 4 fabrics and put the other fabrics away. I managed to make the second and third flower. But still was not happy with the designs on the fabrics. By this time I lost my enthusiasm for this project and stopped.

Finally I went on a mission armed with my pattern. I went to Patchwork With Gail B in Bayswater.
They currently have more than 12,000 different bolts of fabric on their shelf's. That sounds great BUT it can be overwhelming and the staff are to busy to really help. Which can be a good thing because it made me select my fabric with out any assistance,I took my time and keep focusing on what I had in my mind for this quilt.

Finally after what felt like an eternity I came back home with my new 3 fabric selections for the flowers plus the background and border fabric which I hadn't bought previously thank goodness.

This is what I ended up with as my first flower. A new centre fabric, new 2nd row fabric,new 3rd row the tone on tone cream background  fabric and the fourth row which is also the border fabric.

We have all different preferences and styles for our fabrics this is one of mine.

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

My First Flower for Grandmother's Flower Garden