Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quilting Quickly...online quilt course!

This is a great online quilt class Quilting Quickly with Jenny Doan...
it starts with the basics and then goes on to make some 
interesting projects with precuts!
The link below offers the course at a starting price of 50% off $19

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I have been watching the first couple of lectures...and 
found them informative and interesting...now I have to move onto
the projects...and what I had a sneak preview at look great...
bags and quilts using precuts...I'm looking forward to seeing 
what I will make!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

hexagon swap...

Jane sent me this hexagon block...
this is exactly what I had in mind for the colours...I love it!!


...then I started making a few in the same style french reds!


....it will be fun receiving and sending hexagons!


...flowers from my mock orange bush!
This shrub started as a small cutting I bought home from where the 
quilt group met many years ago...then another small cutting moved house with us!


...it's just beautiful! 

Friday, November 26, 2010

silver...colourful Friday!!

“Clouds may come, but clouds must go, and they all have a silver lining. 

For behind each cloud you know, the sun, or moon, is shining.”


...nothing but silver/grey clouds!


...silver in my garden! 




...this silver star is a little rusty!


...little frog came all the way from Kalbarri in WA!
Wonderful place...so beautiful!


...and silver inside!





...love silver stars!!




...silver thimble collection!!



...and of course the thimble that's never far away!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

what I won!!

...the giveaway I won at I just love that fabric arrived in the mail!


...these four beautiful bird tree indigo fat quarters!
 now what can I make with them...
 thanks Susie I love them


I've been stitching this and that...added to the number of these blocks...
used the last piece of a favourite fabric...this fabric I have used in different
projects over the years and now it is all gone...


...see the selvedge edge I even love it!!!



I did Friday night sew in...I just haven't taken pictures as yet!
I stitched on the secret garden Dresden stars border...


I also joined the grundle swap...should be fun!
See what I create...

I need to make a pincushion for the quilt group Christmas swap
...you wouldn't think something so simple could be so stressful!
I made one pincushion on the weekend...but still not the one to swap!
Can't decide whether to make it pretty or modern...just too many choices.
Which one will be just right...I've only got this week to work it out!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

brown...the colour today!!

Brown for this week...what did I have that's brown...
at first couldn't think of anything...no brown quilts!!
I do have brown around me after all...and lots of it...


...my favourite brown ted!
He's called Shreddie...and he has this story on his label!
Shreddie is a bear you'll all adore
from the start, around his neck hangs a red heart.
He wears it with joy for all to see, he's the love bear-naturally.


...and I have brown glasses.
Very important to stitch with...so never far away!


...and brown wreaths


outside wreaths...
on chippy brown screen door


...brown puzzle wreath


 ....inside little star wreath!


...brown twig balls in amongst the blue ones!


...bird feeder and key...just to have!!


...and some little ginger bread men all in a row!!


...this years Christmas wrap has a touch of brown!!


...and some brown fabric and thread!!

But no brown quilts!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

quilting gallery weekly contest-houses and buildings


...I entered my house quilt in the quilting gallery weekly theme contest!
This week it is houses and buildings...

The blocks were made as friendship blocks by my quilt group friends a
while back...I then put the quilt together and hand quilted it.

DH birthday...so we had tempura prawns lunch at the cafe
by the river...


...then this very cream birthday cake...yum!!


...white buddlia!
I have trying to find some time to garden each day...get the weeds
under control...with all the rain and now warmer temps
 they sure are growing fast...

Monday, November 15, 2010

my weekend...

...what I did on the weekend!!
Enjoyed some cake...went for a walk to the little local market...
bought 'Under the Tuscan Sun'...have been looking for that book
for a while now...never got to read it when it was popular!


I had been sorting my sewing room and these blocks were on top of the...
 to do from long ago pile!!
So when I got home...had some inspiration and found some fabric
in my cupboard to put the blocks together!


Now together...


I did go to town today and buy the thin green stripe for he border...
wasn't happy with my first choice (out of the Cupboard)...which was a cream!
Got up this morning and unpicked the border and now replaced it with the green stripe...
...much happier  :)


...this is a moda free design by Robyn Pandolph called Secret Garden.
Not sure if it is still available...because I started making it quiet a few years ago.
I still love it...the borders have vines with star flowers and leaves.

Friday, November 12, 2010

mauve Friday...

I went for a walk around my neighbourhood to see what was mauve!!


...the jacaranda trees are flowering and they are defiantly mauve!


...tibouchinas in flower...pretty mauve!



...mauve trim on this house...didn't notice it before!


...pretty mauve flower tucked away!!


more mauve or is this purple!!


...argapanathus or are they blue!!


...statice!!  I love statice in all colours...


...and of course lavender is mauve!!


beautiful hydrangea...but not mine!!


wisteria...that grows on my back fence!!


...and as always quilts!!


my mauve JR quilt...colours inspired by
the hydrangea picture!!