Sunday, 27 March 2016

FNSI update

I sewed all day Friday woohoo, I needed to catch up on The Splendid Sampler, after Nundle. Im all caught up, except for the embroidery on Block 10. I used some of my French General stash to do block 12. I like it better than the checkerboard one. I will make a checkerboard block but will use my version in the centre of my quilt.

While watching the Harry Potter pop up channel on Foxtel, I started to sew my Old Time Kaleidoscope BOM from Shiralee Stitches. A few of the bloggers signed up for this BOM whilst in Nundle...cant wait for block 2 to arrive!! I also started some of my star blocks for Sarah Fielke's BOM, Im hand piecing these thou...

I think I had a productive day and night!!!
Don't forget to take advantage of my free Elfin Around pattern. Link to Download here
Thanks Wendy for hosting FNSI. If you would like to see how everyone else spent their Friday night, just click HERE


Friday, 25 March 2016

FNSI March

Im joining Wendy and all the girls for another Friday Night Sew In...why not join us???
Ive been a bit slack, will post my Nundle pics sometime over the weekend ....
Happy Stitching!

Monday, 21 March 2016

A sneek peek Elfin pattern

At the Girls Day in the Country everyone was asking if I have finished my Elfin Around quilt... all the stitcheries have been completed, so I will make an effort to finish it and release the pattern in a few months.
Soo for all my bloggy friends that have been waiting so patiently heres a download of two of the stitcheries that are in the quilt.

Click here for download Elfin Around


Tuesday, 15 March 2016

3 more sleeps....

Only 3 more sleeps till Nundle, can't wait! I've finished my two swap items. Might try and baste Natures Journey to quilt whilst away.
I sewed the last borders on a few days ago and have decided to hand quilt in perle cotton.  Any recommendations????

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Friday, 11 March 2016

BOM Updates

I have been working on keeping up with my two BOMs The Splendid Sampler and Sarah Fielkes 2016. Reading everyone's blogs I noticed I missed printing block 6 of my sampler. I downloaded it but didn't print it off... need to cut out 6 and 8 today!
I have loved everyone's take on block 7 by Amy from Nanacompany... I think I will make a scrap needleturn quilt for my block.
I finished my second block for Sarahs BOM but am a bit naughty I still haven't sewn the four pieces together to make the block, Ive done that with  the splendid sampler too, hmmm gotta work on that lol...
I have all my stars from Jan cut out just not sewn together, today I might play with the borders blocks for Feb but hmmm there is a swap item that needs to be finished by Monday...

Im using my French General stash for Sarahs the third quilt Ive made from this stash....I just need French General to re release Rural Jardin ...fingers crossed!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

PYT March

Thank you to the lovely Andrea for hosting this twice monthly event...Tis nice to be accountable for ALL our (my) EPP projects....

I'm about to sew the frame to my hexi purse and attempt the zipper for my hexi zippy purse....I'm being strong as not not starting another EPP project, maybe once these two items are ticked off lol
Why not link your EPP projects with Andrea, click HERE 

Monday, 7 March 2016


I'm a bit late for my FNWF post...we had lots going on with grandkids and wedding prep. I was working on some secret stitching for Nundle on Friday night....I needed some retail therapy after a big week sigh....
I bought some more reproduction fabric for The Splendid Sampler and Susan Smiths new BOM The Rowdy Library...

All the BOMs I'm doing this year are scrappy for this will help ...won't it??? Lol

I'd love to show you a pic of the gorgeous breakfast my daughter held for her bridesmaids, but I'm not allowed...sigh ...the pic would reveal her "theme" for her Bridal Shower in May...let me just say we had a lovely breakfast (that's was my job) in a gorgeous setting.....
this week I need to see, sew, sew...gotta get ready for Nundle and finish my Natures Journey quilt!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Splendid Sampler

I had a few hours spare between sick kids and Drs I finished block 2 and 5 of The   Splendid Sampler..... will hopefully finish no 3 and prepare no 4 tonight.... Block 6 is being released today...haven't even looked yet.... I'm loving this BOM, a chance to play with reproduction fabrics and two blocks a week are achievable ....ummmm yes achievable lol