Sunday, May 30, 2010

Making Progress on the RR

A quick trip to Amitie yesterday morning for a more suitable sashing for the Round Robin quilt top and a couple of hours sewing and here it is!  Much much better.


I had a fantasy moment on Friday that I could finish 3 quilts this weekend (moderated later on to 1 quilt and 2 quilt tops). So on Friday night I sat down at the machine for a couple of hours and made two wetbags and a skirt for B. Erm… no, not the way to go to finish quilts. Anyway, Saturday saw this top finished and the flannel squares laid out on the floor in my sewing room, first row sewn together, only another 25 rows to go. I hope to make more progress on that this afternoon after a trip to Mathilda’s market.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Round Robin Quilt – Work in Progress

I’ve put a skinny cream border on my Round Robin blocks, and am ready to put the sashing on, but not happy with the dusky pink I chose. I think it needs a stronger colour. Off to the shops again for me, what a shame…_DSC4399


Half Square Triangle Quilt - Work in Progress

Heaps of yummy Anna Maria Horner Folksy Flannels, matched with a white Robert Kaufman flannel…

From this…

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Auditioning layouts

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Number 4 is the favourite tonight. Hoping to have time to start piecing tomorrow.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

MMQG, 1st Meeting of...

Today was the first meeting of the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild. I'm not feeling words right now so you'll have to make do with some pictures.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Telling Stories

Here are some of the completed pages from the Tell your Story Art Journal Class, in random order…

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monkey Cakes

We made monkey cup cakes for Beth’s birthday this year. Very cute!


except she insisted that they were tigers… and then bears…

Two years old

I can hardly believe that our gorgeous girl is two years old already.

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She loves to cook, to sing and dance, to run (fast), to bounce, to cuddle, she enjoys drawing and painting, swimming, going to the zoo, school (daycare), playing with her sister, she’s not too keen on eating or sleeping, they just seem to get in the way of having fun. Stay happy and healthy my big girl.