Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A new quilt to share

Christmas has been and gone, and the New Year is almost here.  We have had a lovely time getting together as family and celebrating this special time of the year.  Miss 8 and Master 6 were particularly happy to see that Santa arrived and left some gifts under the tree.  I decided rather than doing the standard pavlova that I normally do, to make a Raspberry and Marcapone Trifle as a change.  It was divine.  Not sweet, yet deliciously smooth, creamy and with a lovely bite from the lemon rind, limoncello liquor and rasberry's.  Will definately make this again.

Monday, 19 December 2011


So I can finally show off my EB Dolls Quilt which I made for Andrea.

The brief was to make a Dolls Quilt.  Andrea answered some questions about what she did and didn't like, colours and embellishments, then the rest was left up to me.  Being a secret swap, I stalked to get some ideas!!  I had already made a baby quilt with a Little Apples charm pack and really love this fabric.  What a bonus that the colours fitted and with the cute turtles, apples, trees and children playing ring-around-a-rosie, I knew I was on to a winner.  I drew up a couple of sketches then just set to work.  It came together really well and the circular freemotion quilting in the center, in teal ... really sets the whole quilt off. 

I am so glad it has been so well recieved.

Another project

Is it too late to begin gifts to give at Christmas?

If it is, somebody should have told me!

I will work a bit more on it tomorrow, and will hopefully have the tops X 2, done, backed and basted. 

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Blocks done

I have worked in the humid evening, listening to the storm, rain and thunder, while piecing the last of my lantern blocks. Not set on an arrangement for the blocks as yet, but working on it.  Then to do the sashing and border.  But for now, it's off to bed. 

Work tomorrow!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Just in time ...

TGIFF (Thank God It's Finished Friday) and totally appropriate to share a pretty little baby quilt I have made for a very close friend.  This baby's arrival has caused quite a bit of excitement and, while I have had this quilt mostly finished for a while now ... it was time to get my skates on. 

It is in Kate Spain's Terrain fabric, using a charm pack and some white sashing.  I am very pleased with the result.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

The newest plan!

My idea for a quilt for myself has grown.  It started as a quilt for the lounge room, however I have really fallen in love with the fabrics and my plan will not suit a quilt thrown over the lounge in that direction.  So hence the plan to make this a large queen size, which will hang over the sides of the bed to the bottom of the mattress.

Here is a peek at the first 7 blocks, of a planned 30.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Summer is Here!

So it is December already!!  Summer is here, and in true Melbourne fashion, the heater was on.  It has been a muggy, stormy couple of weeks, and it looks like we are in for more of the same.

I have had a couple of days off and this has allowed me to catch up of lots of things around home.  Orientation for Master 6, at his new school and just a little bit of Christmas shopping for good measure.