16 January 2017

New Projects instead of WIPs

 I have wanted to do the sliced coin quilt at Don't Call Me Betsy for a while now and have decided to make one using this fabric. It is strips of fabric about 8 inches wide so have to modify the coins. I have been reading a lot about finishing WIPs and printed off a page designed for listing them. I filled it with new projects I want to make instead. It was fun and this quilt is top of the list.

08 January 2017

Top done

Now I need to work out how to quilt it.

06 January 2017

One Monthly Goal

I have decided to join Elm Street Quilts one monthly goal. My plan is to make 5 of these courthouse step blocks and make a runner. I want to finish it including binding. The pattern I used is Neutral Courthouse Steps, a freebie at the Robert Kaufman site.

04 January 2017

Christmas and New Year

 This was our first Christmas in our new house. The dog has the run of the house here so most presents were put up high out of reach. We had Christmas day here with family and friends on Christmas Eve and got up at 2.30 am Christmas day to drive to Sydney and fly to Perth. Perth is 3 hours behind so we arrived in Perth at 10 am and had Christmas day with family in Perth. It was exhausting but fantastic. We had a great week with lots of time spent with family and friends.

We arrived back on New Years eve and watched fireworks in the bay from our house.
I am going to sew more this year and started with a WIP. I have a lot of WIPs but cant bring myself to list them. I have listed all the new projects I want to do and then started this courthouse steps block which is not on the list and I don't know where it came from. I love it. I think I will make a runner for the buffet but really want to make a quilt one day.

22 December 2016

More photos

I think these photos are a little better!

20 December 2016


I finally finished a quilt. This was made using a horizon layer cake and the pattern is from the across the sea quiltalong. I will try and get a better photo before I give it to my friend. My daughter has my tablet that I use to take photos. It is another 50th birthday quilt.
I used a batik I found in spotlight for the back. It is a batik with a right and wrong side and I liked the wrong side more so I used that. It has the colours from the front and works well.

02 December 2016


Finally I am sewing. Need to quilt this before Christmas.