Wednesday, December 23, 2009

...Christmas!!



  



...best wishes at Christmas.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas touches...




...a few Christmas touches!!




...love twinkle lights and stars!!





Monday, December 14, 2009

at Christmas...




Love these lang calendars...





...love their simple messages.


joy and glad tidings to all!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

summer colours...



...it's summer when the frangipani are out in flower!




The colours are of my hearts and flowers quilt....





Wednesday, December 9, 2009

too hot!



...It's far too hot 40C in the shade!





This lovely rose is called afternoon delight.





Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hearts and Flowers....what I'm working on!





This is what I have been working on...
Hearts and Flowers quilt pattern by Kim Maclean from 
the Quilt Romance book.





This is the first time I have used Kaffe Fassett fabrics and I am loving them.
The one piece of fabric can be cut in so many different
ways...





My Kaffe Fasset fabric collection is only small so I have added
other fabrics...

Christmas Fun...





...the quilt group christmas party on Sunday
The table was set with red, black and silver...
The gift exchange this year was a covered coathanger...I made my gift from
the Marg Low Designs Dressy Hangers pattern.



The poinciana trees around the area are really beautiful this year...





...with all that red they look very like Christmas!






...also the Australian Flame tree adds to the festive colours.



...with their red flowers!


And most of all it's so hot telling us summer is here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

lighting to sew by...




....what is everyones favourite lighting!



Candlelight is always beautiful and relaxing.



I love this light that is like a million stars.




...practical soft lounge room light



...but my favourite to hand sew by is this
style halogen floor lamp!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Finished at last...



Finally finished...I finally finished the binding.
This quilt is for my son2 to lie under watching TV.
I showed it to him when he was home, said he liked it,
so next week he will be the owner.






I machine quilted it...only in straight rows...
I'm fairly new to any sort of machine quilting
...so straight rows it is!


I'm happy with how it turned out.
The quilt group ladies said it looked masculine,
 wasn't my usual colours.
...But I don't think I really have usual colours- I like all colours.
Whether they make a bright quilt or a pastel, pretty quilt, 
the modern bright, clear colours I love- I like them all.


I recently have been playing with Kaffe Fassett fabrics
...now I know why they are so liked!
I love how one fabric when cut into small pieces can look so different.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

...giveaway at pink pincushion

Sinta at Pink Pincushion blog is having this fun giveaway to celebrate...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

today...by the sea

This is where we went today...for DH to attend a medical appointment.
So we lingered for a while...had lunch and walked by the ocean.
Lots of people enjoying the sun, sand and surf.


...and added this lovely white shell to my bowl of shells!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jacob's Coat -quilt along...

...seeing pink around here!
bright pink and some lime green
adding brightness to my day

I have glued down my first block for the Jacobs coat quilt along...
I was waiting for the stitch and wash to arrive...which did on Friday,
so have been busy cutting and gluing all weekend.

I'm sure the points will get better with practice...as practice makes perfect.

I was a little unsure about my colour choices...whether to make one circle pink and the next green. Then I decided to mix them up.

I think I'm happy with the first block.

It's so hot here...for the last few days. Too hot to do anything!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Helen's giveaway...

This is Hugs from Helen- Life is Beautiful new BOM.


Helen is having a giveaway to celebrate her new BOM.

To enter you need to post about her new BOM and a verse
about life is beautiful...

This is a quote I read somewhere and liked...

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the best of everything that comes along their way.
-Unknown

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Block Party...

I made this friendship star block from the tutorial at block party.
It's a very easy block ...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

jacobs coat quilt-a-long

Patten made for the jacobs coat quilt a long...

template made...

fabrics chosen...I was thinking hot pink and lime green.
Maybe alternating the colours of the circles.
Do you think that would work?

...and background - for a scrappy look-
using different print white/pale cream.

***
I still have to buy the stitch and wash to begin.
It is not available here - so cannot begin stitching
until I send for some.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

another fun giveaway...

also lovely blog about all things quilty

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

today's mail...


Look what I got in the mail today...not a quilting book, but fun anyway!
Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey.
This book is my first online purchase.



Also, the first flower on the magnolia...beautiful!
This magnolia has been planted for 2 years... it's only about 50cms high.
Has 3 other buds waiting to open.
...rainy today and very welcome.