Monday 29 February 2016

OPAM Feb 2016

Just slipped in ...pays to open your diary lol
This month I have been working on everything and completing ......not much lol.
I did finish a sunglass case for a swap...yep Anni Downs...

I'm one of those quilters that will have a hundred finishes at once as I'm working on a hundred projects lol

Monday 22 February 2016

A lovely surprise

I headed to the letterbox this morning with huge excitement. Some yummy goodies should have been delivered.  

Some French General and Primitive Gathering precuts for the never ending stash ...hehehhe...
I also had a letter, hmmmm I knew the sender, but didn't know why I was receiving mail....
My good friend Cheryll from Gone Stitchin' had sent me a random winner prize for 'Friday Night with Friends'...a pattern by Sue Daley....
Thank you Cheryll it made me day!!!! 

Saturday 20 February 2016

FNSI update

I didnt get much sewing done. ..but i did sew. ..i was working on a stitchery for our Nundle Anni Downs  swap...
We are up the coast this weekend so I took this pic whilst fishing lol I caught three bream yay..

Thursday 18 February 2016

This months BOM updates...

I finished my block keeper yesterday, and I must say,  I'm really happy with it. Might have to make a few more for the all the BOMs this year.  The pattern was a bonus gift from Sarah Fielkes BOM. Sarah's BOM is only $60. I love that there is a  youtube tutorial for each block and a downloadable pattern each month. Im using all my beloved French General fabrics for this BOM.

I also completed the first block in The Splendid Sampler being run by Jane Davidson and Pat Sloan. This is a free BOM, you can follow on Facebook or Instagram. I will be using my reproduction stash for this quilt. Must make a block keeper for this one, as I still haven't hung my design wall...sigh....wonder which one would be quicker lol
Im eagerly awaiting Fancy Forest BOM and the new Susan Smith ( Stonefields ) quilt.... I see many finished quilts in 2016 lol ohh and finish the many many unfinished projects for Frog Cottage designs day at a

Monday 15 February 2016

Playing with paper

We have been busy busy busy here with doctors appointments, swimming carnivals, swap meets..

I would like to make a block keeper and have seen many on Sarah Fielkes BOM page and Instagram. Most of the pics have a pieced bolck as the front cover....soooo....I pulled out my foundation paper and started paper piecing. I haven't done this method for a long time.

If you take care measuring and cutting your material shouldn't have a lot of waste. My pile here is small but when I finished I had heaps lol

I've finished all the pieces, tomorrow I will sew them together and start my block keeper...Paper piecing is addictive lol

Sunday 7 February 2016

FNWF update ...

Was supposed to post this yesterday but was a tad excited about signing up for the new BOM lol Friday I joined ladies from across the globe for Friday Night's with Friends. i worked on my hexis and was about to quilt them then decided maybe to chain stitch around them

Have decide to ditch that idea as it looks, as a friend said 'a little weird' I decided to cut out the first month of Sarah Fielkes BOM. I'm not into bright fabric so I pulled out my trusty French general fabrics for this one...continued again last night as it was a boys free night here, so the little girls and I watched 'into the woods" for the hundredth time lol
I decided to hand stitch Sarah's quilt lol lets see how I go at keeping up!

Saturday 6 February 2016

Fancy Forest BOM

Ive signed up with Jess from A Patchwork quilt all details are on her website.

Thursday 4 February 2016

Gossip in the garden

I pulled out my Gossip inthe garden for the first sewing day of 2016 with girlfriends. Not too much sewing was done, lots of chatting and chatting lol 
We all started this quilt together so only seems right for it to be my project to finish this year on our group days. Everyone is at various stages of this quilt, so it helps to keep the motivation going.

I made a few hexis too for one of the blocks, gotta love em they are in every quilt I make lately!

Monday 1 February 2016

Time to get serious

Ok,maybe not lol....I do need to complete my Natures Journey now that I've found my missing borders (attached to the centre block...

But, these little hexagons keep calling me, so I've been distracted today trying to complete a few small hexagon projects...


I'm determined to get lots finished this year, yep determined....Ohhh stop laughing!  lol