Friday, November 19, 2010

That Girl ... Quilt Along: Part 2

My blocks are all pieced together ... and I must say that I'm pretty happy with it!
I love those Prints Charming fabrics!!

I've never done wonky before, but I decided to make it as wonky as I could ... and I really like it!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Crazy Busy

Well the last week has been another very busy week. I've been out of town on business for some of it, so I haven't had a lot of stitching or blogging time, but here are a few sneak peeks of the little bit of sewing I have been doing.

I've been putting together my Red Centre blocks. I can't wait to get this one finished ... I love all the bright colours .... (Kate, I should have trimmed those couple of mm - it would have made piecing so much easier)

I can't show you much of this one either because it is a gift for a dear friend who sometimes visits my blog ....

I'm hoping things will slow down a bit, but realistically as Christmas is quickly approaching I know it will only get busier!

Monday, November 15, 2010

That Girl ... Quilt Along

When I saw Jennifer was doing a quilt-a-long, I knew I wanted to get on board. It took me a little while to get started, but I've finally made up all my blocks. I just need to square/wonk them up and piece them together.

I didn't have a charm pack so I used 8 different Prints Charming fabrics. The cars and the rainbows are my favourites ....

I picked the grey for the outer border because it picked up the colour of the cars, but I'm not sure if I'm loving it ... I'm hoping I'll love the grey once it's trimmed down to size.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Fun: Part 2

 ......... Kate and I didn't get to see each other for our birthdays so on the trip we were finally able to exchange birthday gifts and look what I got ....

Kate was so generous to share some of her Munki Munki stash! I have never owned a single print before so you can imagine how excited I was to receive these. They are so adorable and I must admit that I have spent a little bit of time just staring at the pretty bundle!

If you want to see the the cards and potholder I made for Kate, have a look here .... They were fun to make. I'm so glad that she liked them.

On Saturday I met up with 3 of my sisters that live in Sydney/NSW and their families and we spent the day in Sydney. It was such a beautiful day weatherwise, so we spent some of the time in the Botanic Gardens which is right on the harbour with views of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The kids played and climbed trees and the adults sat and chatted. It was a perfect gelati day.

I then went to my sister Rebecca's home for a few days. While she still lives close to town, she has the most beautiful country home on an acreage and I just found it so relaxing. Every window had such a pretty view. On Sunday I got to catch up with some lovely old friends at Church and hang out with my littlest sister Ellen. We all went to the movies together on Monday to see the Social Network which I really enjoyed.

On my way home I was able to spend a day visiting with my parents, my grandmothers and other siblings.  I love having a big family!

I also got to go the Craft and Quilt Fair for a few hours. Check out my loot ....

I am wanting to make a green and blue quilt, so I think these jelly rolls will be just the ticket.

I picked up a few more Emperor's Garden prints by A Day in the Country (I didn't have these 3) to finish my spiderweb quilt.

I had a wonderful time ... now back to the real world!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Holiday Fun: Part One

I returned on Thursday night from a fabulous holiday visiting with family in Sydney and I must say a big THANK YOU to my dear husband for organising the trip for me and to my wonderful sisters and their families for making the trip so special.

On the first day, Kate picked me up from the airport and we had a lovely day going to 2 of my new favourite places. First stop was Prints Charming ......

(Thanks to Kate for taking these photos.)

Both Kirsten and Cath were so lovely. I asked if they had any of the heart mobile panels left and they said that they didn't but that they could make one for us. In the end Kate and I got a green and a blue panel between us and we decided to go half and half.

They were so generous with their time and talents! 

I just love their bright and cheery fabrics. I am planning to make a little boys quilt out of these very soon.

Next stop, Material Obsession

Unfortunately, I didn't get any photos of the shop because I was too busy looking at their gorgeous fabric and quilts. They had such a great range of fabric and Kathy and her staff were so friendly and helpful too. I picked up a few Kaffe prints to go into my Red Centre quilt and I couldn't pass up these pretty solids .....

Then we headed back to Kate's and we got stuck into some serious quilting and chatted non-stop about fabric, sewing, quilting  .... get the drift. I think our husband's were both very glad to not be there :)

Here is a little of what I was working on .....

Part 2 coming to blog near you soon :)

Monday, November 1, 2010


I'm in Sydney having a great time with my sisters. I've really enjoyed some quality quilting time with Kate and some R&R with some of my other sisters, their husbands and my nieces and nephews.

Anyway, these are some of the fabrics I've been playing with ........

I'm having too much fun to blog regularly ..... but I hope I'll have lots to share when I get back. Catch you soon :)

P.S. To all the robbers that may think my home is an easy target. Check out this post ..... and my husband is home too!