28 February 2010

Cindy from Hyacinth Blog has a pattern over at Moda Bakeshop. It is a great Tumbling Spools Friendship Quilt. Her quilt designs are great.

This is one of her patterns I made which is still waiting to be quilted.
There are many quilt alongs I want to join at the moment. One is a Jelly Roll Quilt Along at Moose on the Porch. I also want to do Rachael's pinwheel sampler quilt along and the pinwheel party at Twiddletails. My last pinwheel centres were actually quite good for me, especially since the first one I ever did looked nothing like a pinwheel. I was not happy with the blocks when I added the borders. Anyway the best way to improve is to practice so I am still considering doing these quilt alongs. Notice the commitment lol.

26 February 2010


I love Pinwheels and although I am not the most accurate sewer I like to occasionally make something with triangles. I decided to make a pinwheel table runner based on this one from Jodi at Pleasant Home. Well, when I put the first border on I was very unhappy with my points or lack of and am now rethinking the whole pinwheel thing. This is a shame because I also wanted to do Rachael's pinwheel sampler quilt along and the pinwheel party at Twiddletails. I am not sure what I will do.

Anyway while I decide what to do about the whole pinwheel thing I am going to do a schnibble. There is not a quilt shop near here and I am not organised enough to be doing the February schnibble from the Year of Schnibbles. Here is a link to the January Parade at Pink Pincushion and A quilting Life.

So I am doing the next best thing. My own schnibble and charm packs from my stash. I think Eva and Xrated will work well.

Debbie came over on Tuesday afternoon and worked on a kit she bought at a Sydney show before I left for the US. It is going to be gorgeous.

19 February 2010

Tuesdays with Debbie

Tuesday was the first afternoon I met with Debbie to do some sewing. Debbie is the person responsible for introducing me to quilting. I had to ditch Nancy and Miss Nancy as it is too far to travel to their houses. They have moved on without me anyway. Check out their blogs to see the civil war blocks they are working on.

I forgot to take my camera so I cant show you what Debbie did but I worked on my second and sadly last kit from Fern Hill.

I love love love this fabric.

10 February 2010

No Borders

I thought I better post some sewing stuff as it has been a while so I decided to show the things I am working on now without their borders because who knows when I will actually get them on.This one will not get borders until we get our sea freight as I do not have any fabric that will go at the moment. The pattern is from moda bakeshop. It is the Dreaming of South Caroline Table Runner although I did not like some of the charms I had so mine is a little smaller.

This is a kit I bought in Paducah. It came with all the fabric for borders too so no excuses for not getting it done. The kit is from Fern Hill. I love all the their kits and could have bought every kit at the booth.