Sunday, July 24, 2016


This month  I was sewing alongside all the other FNSI sewists as well as being in a room with 40 other quilters.   I was able to join in again with Eastwood Patchwork Quilters for their annual quilting retreat at Kurri Kurri and had a fabulous time as always with the group.     It is lovely to be able to just sit and sew then get up from whatever I was working on to wander to the dining room and enjoy all the lovely meals that had been prepared for us.   After each meal it was then back to the sewing room and pick up where I left off.     No table to clear or  kitchen to clean up afterwards - bliss.

The workroom all set up with our machines

My "space" for 3 days


So what did I do?     Firstly I sewed around some more of my "daily circles" which can be seen in front of my machine.     Then onto making an origami table mat which I had been wanting to make for sometime.     Almost ready to join up the last seam and sew on the buttons.      This is my project to finish off this week.

I then made a start on a quilt using a variation of the rail fence pattern.   Firstly joining up the squares

Then adding  the rails

And last photo shows the blocks that I managed  to construct all sewn together.

I am very pleased with the effect of the white "rails" and will continue using up my coloured squares and white rectangles until I have a decent size "snuggle quilt".

Thank you Wendy for giving us the opportunity to sit and create then be able to share our work with others.  

Back soon and in the meantime
Happy sewing all

Friday, July 8, 2016

Done and dusted

I put  the last stitch in the blue and white bedrunner late yesterday afternoon and was able to run about between showers of heavy rain and get a quick photo of it hanging on the clothesline.

I am very pleased with the result and it will be my "show and tell" at quilt group tomorrow.    Some of these blocks were made by other members of my quilting group so they will be able to see how their blocks ended up.

I also had time to sew my hot pink 9 patch blocks together as can be seen below

I had to  have a little look at all of my pretty rainbow blocks before storing these ones away.

It never ceases to amaze me at how good all those little bits of scrap fabric look  when sewn together.

It is time to get myself organised for a quilting retreat that I am going on in two weeks time.     I have been giving it some thought  to what I would like to do and my mind keeps wandering back to black, white, grey and pink.    Being another wet day it is a good excuse to go and have a play with my stash and see what I can come up with along those lines.

Linking with Oh Scrap and Red Letter Quilts - OMG for July.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Half Way Point

It is now the end of June and I have arrived at the half way point of the year and have 6 months of circles for 365 Quilty to show for it.   The circles below are for June  and as you can see I have a few to finish off but have found the appropriate fabric to suit the day.  

I think that it is time to get all my circles out and have a play with them to see just how they are going to end up but before that I need to sew up my 9 patch  blocks that I am making for the Rainbow Scrap challenge.     This month the colour is hot pink and it seems that I do not have a shortage of pink in my stash.  

I have finally finished pulling all those threads through, burying and tying them off on the bedrunner. Should I confess that it took 4 1/2 hours to do so!!!!!  

On with the blue and white binding that matches the border and another finish.    Hopefully I will be back before the end of the week with a photo and in the meantime

Happy sewing all

Saturday, July 2, 2016


As the cold wind blew and has been doing so for the past 2 weeks it was time to make an early start in my sewing room to keep warm and cosy.     I was making good progress with my bedrunner but did stop off to make the big girl quilt for Miss M so back to the bedrunner.     All pinned and marked out for quilting

In the machine and ready to go

I decided to quilt diamonds and triangles using my walking foot and now I have the boring task of pulling through the threads, tying off and burying them.  

Thanks Cheryll for hosting another FMwF.

Now that I am so close to getting this one finished I have decided to make it my OMG for July.

Back soon with some photos of the completed bedrunner and in the meantime

Happy sewing all