21 August 2010


Win a go over at Jackies blog, Canton Village Quilt Works. It is a great blog and a great prize.

20 August 2010

Quilt along

Yep I am doing another quilt along. I joined the flickr group in anticipation. This one is over at Traceyjay quilts. She is doing a king size. I am not that crazy/ambitious.
I made a small version of crazy moms quilts zig zag without piecing triangles. The tutorial can be found here. It is a great quilt to make and I really want to make a bigger version now. I will just add it to the list! This one is about 20 inches square and will make a nice little table topper.

I decided to make a quick market bag. I used this tutorial over at Nancy's Blog. It is very quick and easy-no lining and my first ever french seams. B is going to use it as a sleepover bag.

Here is a close up of the fabric. It is a little heavier than the usual cotton. I got in from the bargain bin at Joannes last year.

I am going to make a quilt with my friend Debbie when we both have the same day off-so far not much success. We are using completely different fabrics for the same pattern. I cant wait to see how they turn out.

12 August 2010

Blocks Done

Yay I have finished all my blocks for the jelly roll quilt along. I really enjoyed doing this and like all the completed blocks.I don't know how I am going to finish it. I have enough background and left over jelly rolls for the sashing and cornerstones but I don't have anything for the borders.

Thanks Moose on the Porch Quilts for a great quilt along.

11 August 2010

A new rug

Even though the winters here are very mild, our house with all the tiles was a little chilly. I decided we needed a new rug in family room. I love this rug and can think of a million quilts to make with the colours. I think one of the City Quilts from Cherri at Cherry house quilts is calling my name!I started playing with a log cabin quilt a while ago and decided it was the perfect choice for a cushion in the family room. However now we have Rhani and she is allowed in all the areas of the house with tiles I am having second thoughts about where to put it.
I forgot to post a photo of the pyjamas I made B. They are very cute with dog fabric-perfect.

04 August 2010


Life just got more complicated. We picked up this gorgeous girl on Monday night from Dog Rescue Newcastle. She is 4-5 months old and we are not quite sure what breeds. The kids love her and she has settled in very quickly. She is snoring on her bed as I write this.