Class Show & Tell! - January 17th, 2017
At a recent sewing day at
The Sewing Bee Cafe, lots of ladies who have been
attending my classes brought along the blocks
they had been working on over the holidays.
(Sorry for the blurry pics)
Beginners Applique class above,
Baltimore Garden class below.
This one waiting for the 3D flowers we will be putting together next month.
I love to see these quilts coming together.
Well done ladies, your blocks are looking great.
Mystery Revealed! - January 16th, 2017
A great sunrise a couple of days ago,
with dark clouds and a red sky.
Reminded me of the old saying
‘Red sky at night Shepard’s delight.
red sky in the morning Shepard’s warning’.
How true it is, half an hour into our walk and it started to rain
and rain and rain and rain.
Quite a relieve after all the hot weather we’ve had.
Mystery quilt has been revealed, with many participants
staying up sewing to complete their quilts.
At the moment all I have time for,
is to lay mine out to see the possibilities.
The first, is the layout per instructions.
As my lighter purples are a little too light,
they tend to run into my neutrals. (light grey)
I turned my purple four patch blocks around to reveal the second pic.
I’m tempted to go with the second choice.
Happy New Year 2017! - December 31st, 2016
As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in a brand New Year of 2017,
I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of my readers, followers,
class participants and stockists all the best for the coming year.
Mystery Sewing! - December 30th, 2016
Week/clue 5 of the Mystery Quilt is now complete,
with much of week/clue 4 also complete.
Yesterday summer storms rolled in after temperatures of 38°c. (100°f)
This was the view from the road as we raced over to the beach for more pics.
Looks impressive and makes our beach look very tropical,
but not a lot of rain for us compared to other places.
Merry Christmas! - December 25th, 2016
A few of my Christmas quilts designs for this year.
Above is Christmas Grandeur and below is
Christmas by Moonlight.
The last one is Christmas Spirit.
Best Wishes to all for a happy & safe Christmas.
Love those Purples! - December 22nd, 2016
Part 4 of the Mystery quilt is not stitched yet, just cut out in preparation.
After working on my purple 4 patch, I realized I needed more fabric.
A check of my stash revealed these beauties just waiting to be used.
Now I can add some more variety to these partly
completed 4 patches.
Still more of the grey 4 patches to be completed as well.
Last class for 2016! - December 19th, 2016
Last class for 2016
was a needleturn applique class
Over the summer break this block will be
made into a larger project.
Mystery Progress! - December 16th, 2016
While tidying up the sewing room, I can across these assorted greys,
left over from other projects throughout the year.
A quick and easy decision was made to change my
neutrals to these.
Time wise it has set me back a little,
some time is left before the next clue comes out.
Loving how these are coming together.
My week 2 blocks are grouped together in colour
not by number, at least these are completed.
And a good start to week 3.
Have a look at everyone’s progress here.
Decisions & Choices! - December 9th, 2016
Before I get left behind too far with the mystery quilt which is already
at the 2nd week, I had to decide on fabrics.
This year I really wanted to use something different from the suggested colours.
Finally I am going with this as my constant
and I should have enough if I want to use this for the binding
depending how big it ends up,
as for the remaining fabric selection they will be chosen as needed.
I’ll spend a few hours this afternoon stitching these units together
and hopefully some of the four patch from week one.
Using my trusty little Husqvarna from the seventies.
New Projects & Fabric Sorting! - December 2nd, 2016
Its that time of year when my sewing rooms needs to be reorganized,
to sort the fabric stash and to play prepare for new projects
in the new year.
These have been pulled from the stash, for something in the not too far future.
Its also that time of the year that many of us start a mystery quilt.
Not sure of my colourway yet, as I’m wanting to use something different
from the suggested colour palate.
Although I did grab these from my neutral fat quarters,
but won’t go with the brights.
Hopefully will have made my mind up before the next clue.