Tuesday, 20 September 2011


I have joined the EB DQS 5 this year, and I am super excited.  Although I am fairly new to quilting, I am sure that I can make something that my partner will love!  I have had a busy couple of weeks at work and have not been able to spend as much time as I would like on this, although I have managed to put together a mosiac of the things that I like to help my secret swap partner.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Pins & Lines

This weekend I have achieved heaps!! 

Firstly I basted Master 6's Quilt, by sticking the backing to the floor and then laying the batting and top over, smoothing and pinning as I went.  Miss 7, had fun working out with her maths how many pins I used ... 9 x 9?!!  Lots of pins, what ever you worked out.

Then Sunday was spent quilting lines, up and down, and up and down, and up and down, again!!  The veragated thread looks lovely, with a grey in the bobbin, to match the smokey black backing.

Now to square it up and bind with some left over fabric from the sudoko squares.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

SHHHHHHHHHHH ..... Stash Building!

This week has seen me back into the swing of full time shifts now that Master 6 is feeling miles better. As a result, the quilting has taken a back seat.  Still that is no reason not to pick up gorgeous fabric when you see it ... Right?

I managed to find some bits and pieces at my local fabric store which was too hard to resist.  Off the bolt and for an absolute bargin.  So I got 30cm pieces of each. 

I also got some pieces of felt, as I had read a tip of practicing FMQ with two pieces of felt, instead of wasting fabric and batting to make quilt sandwiches.  At 89cents a piece, good value I think.  Now to just sit and give it a good go.

This morning has been spent, preparing for Father's Day on Sunday.  I managed to find what I needed quickly and popped into an A&R store which is clearing out.  I found a fabulous quilting book, which I also snapped up. 

Imagine my exciement when I arrived home to an express post package!   I managed to find Terrain Charm Packs online for a steal ... so got three.

I have a half plan in mind, so will work on that over the weekend.