Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A wonderful time

There were lots and lots of wonderful quilts at the North of the Yarra Quilt Show.  Here's just a few of my favourites.
If you would like to see more please pop over to the NOTYQ blog and you can see a slideshow featuring all of the quilts.

I did buy a few goodies from the Community Quilts Stall including this adorable little dog made by Rosalie Harris...I just love him...

...and this sweet little Christmas angel also made by Rosalie.  She is such a super stitcher.  

I just can't resist anything cute.
Here's a great pattern for people who love scrappy quilts.
You can find it HERE along with a great tutorial at A Little Bit Biased, Ambers brilliant blog.  Many many thanks to Amanda.
Have a wonderful day

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Winning Quilts

This magnificent quilt won the viewers choice award at the NOTYQ Quilt Exhibition, which was on the weekend.
And this delightful piece won the viewers choice small quilt section.
There were so many gorgeous quilts - I'll share some more in the next few days.  Thank you so much to everyone who came along and made the two days so much fun.

Here is a very clever project which is both practical and pretty.
You can find a fabulous tutorial HERE  at Amanda's wonderful blog, A Crafty Fox.  Enormous thanks to Amanda for sharing it with us.

I'm pretty tired after the quilt show so I'm having a lay day, lying around and reading
Hope you have a relaxing day too

Friday, October 2, 2015

At the NOTYQ Quilt Show.

I'll be at the NOTYQ Quilt Show all weekend.  Hope to see you there...please find me and say hello.
I'll be back to tell you all about it Monday
Have a wonderful weekend

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A couple of things

I've just signed up for Friday Night with Friends over at Cheryll's lovely blog, Gone Stitching.  It would be wonderful if you signed up too, so we can spend the evening stitching together, just pop over HERE.
I'll also be linking up with fabulous Kaye at Kitten Stitching, for The Friday Frolics.

The other event I can actually play along with this month is OPAM

with lovely Peg and sweet Kris.  I've not had any finishes over the last couple of months but in September I finished

two of Keryn's little nodders.

Such a lovely mini.
If you like it too please visit Ramona at The Stitching Scientist.  Just follow this LINK for the instructions and a fabulous tutorial.  Enormous thanks to Remona for sharing it with us.

I'm off to help set up for NOTYQ's Quilt Exhibition this weekend
Hope you have a fun day

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Farmers Wife 1930's Stitch Along

I've started yet another project...naughty me...so I've now got three long term projects on the go.  I just couldn't miss this one.
It is organised by Angie at Gnome Angel, so you can read more HERE.  A lot of it is happening on Facebook so you can also read about it HERE.  I don't know if Angie expected it to get this big, there are over 3,600 from all over the world playing along + I bet there are many more who don't 'do' Facebook.
These are my versions of Block 12 Becky

I'm planning on two versions of this quilt.  One will be in Tilda fabrics and hopefully will be queen size.  The other will be smaller, scrappy...using only fabrics from my stash and incorporating the blocks I made from the Farmers Wife 1920's book - there might be a bit of a strawberry theme as I have quite a few fabrics with strawberries

I'm planning on foundation piecing all the blocks.  I've only made one foundation pieced mini so I'm hoping my foundation piecing skills will improve.  
My other two long term projects are my Di Ford quilt...all hand pieced and Rosie Dekker's Flowerville...stitcheries and machine pieced dresden plates.

So a pretty good balance of projects especially when combined with the gifts I'm making for friends and for swaps. All this stitching makes me really happy.

This is a fabulous project
Pop on over HERE to Rae Gun Ramblings.  Many many thanks to Marrisa for sharing her fabulous creativity with us.

Hope your day is filled with fun 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A very naughty dog

Yesterday was a lovely warm Spring day in Melbourne so I thought I'd take the opportunity to give the dogs a bath. I bathed them and dried them off inside then thought a little lie in the sunshine would be nice to warm them up. Everyone was very good except Max.  
This was a clean blue cushion that little Bella likes to lie on and look down the steps to the road.  Not after Max had finished
Such a naughty boy.  He thought he was very clever to find a dirt patch to roll in, all it meant was bath number two for Maxie.
I think a set of these would make fabulous Christmas presents.
You can find the instructions and a great tutorial HERE at fabulous Fort Worth Fabric Studio.  Huge thanks to everyone involved.
Have a great day

Monday, September 28, 2015

A wedding at Scquilters

I've been an on-line Scquilter for over 10 years but only recently joined the Carrum Downs Scquilters Group.  They are fabulous and I plan to try to attend every get together.
Here's what I stitched for one of the members, Deidre who recently married.
Everyone is stitching a six inch block.  I chose these sweet little loving budgies as there were a few other blocks with birds.  Here are some of the others' blocks
I'm off for the day with Christine, to do some shopping for this weekend's NOTYQ Quilt Exhibition. Hope, if you are in Melbourne or its surrounds, you will join us, at the show..should be enormous fun.
How cute is this little Cross Stitch Toadstool Cushion?

I think it is so cute it has gone on my Make It for Christmas List.  If you would like to make one too please pop over to visit Crafts Beautiful and find this PAGE.  Many thanks to everyone involved.
Have a wonderful day

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