Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013...

A little over three hours 'till New Year

So much has happened this year

I have dreams for 2014

We will see how it unfolds

Thank you for reading my blog this year, and prior to that

I hope to continue with a little more regularity in the future

I will leave you with as link to a New Year's Eve classic

Dinner for One

The introduction is in German, the play is in English

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hexagons and Insanity

I enjoy hand piecing, it's portable and sociable

Ever since I saw this magazine, I was hooked on half inch hexies

The award winning cover quilt is titled Insanity by Rhonda Pearce

10,339 half-inch-a-side hexagons

Insanity I started on February 1st 2008 (2009?)  Originally, I cut my own papers and just used scraps of 30's repros.  Decided I really liked the pattern and bought pre-cut hexagon papers.  The background is a not so great no-name homespun.  The accent border is a 30's repro pink from 2000

Rubbish photo, but too big for laying out anywhere in my house

Insanity II started on the 24th July, 2010.  The day that a Kaffe Fassett workshop was announced for 2011.  I wanted some show and tell for the day.  Background Emma Louise 707 and the accent color is a Japanese solid from Amitie Textiles

Insanity III started on the 6th August, 2011.  Jo Morton fabrics and a lovely Judy Rothermel turkey red for accent, background is a natural homespun

I don't think it's odd to love a pattern so much that multiple quilts are made

These quilts have taken on a life of their own, they are mini celebrities.  I often go places and get asked if I've brought one.

Insanity II is within 1500 pieces of being finished and I'd better get cracking.  There's a Kaffe Fasset workshop next year, and I'm GOING!!!!

and if anyone's wondering, I do have several other hexagon quilts on the go.........

showing off my stuffs at Hexie Friday and Design Wall Monday

Saturday, November 2, 2013

It WAS a Friday finish!!

A teacher at the kids school left yesterday on maternity leave.

It was decided that said kids (well, mum) would make her a quilt

Here's Liz's quilt, a couple of days in the making

A bright and cheery I Spy, perfect size for a first quilt, 38.5 x 44.5 inches

the back is the same red as the accent border

Sometimes you just have to have a "quickie" finish to make you feel good

Linking up to AmandaJean and Sarah

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Design Wall Tuesday

I'm a day late, but that's OK.......

On the design wall today..... Left to right Spider Web (Quiltville pattern) Bangles (Sarah Fielke, from a book I won at Jo's Country Junction blog)and Rectangle Wrangle (a Bonnie Hunter pattern from the book "Scraps and Shirttails II") Bottom left corner, the Single Girl Quilt blocks are STILL waiting
 their turn


and this is me and Miss S-L (aged 8) She was bored on the weekend so we made Mr Bear a quilt now the rest of the girls want to spend time with me in the upcoming holidays, miss 12 wants to make a BED!! quilt

 ....linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival....

Amy at Amy's Creative Side hold a virtual Quilt Show twice a year

and this year, I have managed to complete a quilt in time to enter

May I present.......

Denyse Meets Grandma, Grandmother's Flower Garden variation

 52 x 68 inches

Hand pieced hexagons, hand appliqued

Machine pieced and quilted by me

Completed on the 21st May, 2013

Made to use the assorted Denyse Schmidt fabrics I've bought and loved

Entered into the Throw Quilts category

Click the linky to see all of the other great entries

Special thanks to the dearest husband for being the quilt holder

Saturday, January 12, 2013


A long time ago, I was asked to make a quilt for my local Shar Pei Rescue Group

The breed specific fabric is available at  Hot Diggity Dog

Fussy-cut dog heads for the quilt, two pillow cases and a cushion cover (quilt displayed sideways on my eldest son's bed)

Soldi fabrics are "Iron" and Dark Brown Prima Homespun from Spotlight stores

Sorry that I can't remember the pattern source, will add due credit when I find it!!

Linking up with:

Finish it up Friday

Link a Finish Friday #49

Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Getting "it" done...

I'd like to be more organised

NOT a New Year's resolution, it's a fact

To this end, I'm joining the group over at Patchwork Times

Simply list 4 things that you would like to achieve for the month

EASY!!.....harder to pick *only* four


1. Quilt and bind my Hexagon quilt

2. Piece my Granny-along blocks

3. Sort ONE box per week

4. Cut up ONE drawer of my scraps

will check back and let you all know how I go