27 July 2016

zen chic batik

I am trying to finish some WIPs even though I don't have a plan for them. In this quilt I used the Play a Card pattern by Zen Chic. I made it a little smaller. The background is silver which does not show in the photo. I need to get a better picture showing the colours.

19 July 2016

Repeat quiltalong

I actually made a quilt, although a very mini one, from  one of the quilt a longs I wanted to do. I still have to hand sew the binding but I wanted to take a photo outside while I could. This is the small option of the repeat quilt a long at elm street quilts. I finally used some batiks for a project. I still love batiks but don't seem to use them much at the moment. This is such a cute quilt and very easy. Hopefully I will get a chance to make the larger version.

14 July 2016

Sydney Quilt Show

I had a fantastic time at the quilt show in Sydney. It has been a while but I thought I would still post about it. I don't live near a quilt shop so I tend to buy a few things. These are my big buys. I didn't realise until I looked at my stash that my big buys were Australian.

The first is a bundle of old Saffron Craig fabric that I didn't buy a while ago and regretted it. I am so lucky to have found this.

 The next is a bundle called Melba by Emma Jean Jansen . My husband loves magpies and we both love Melbourne so this is perfect.

Lastly a restock of Australian fabric as I love to have these ready to use for any project.

03 July 2016


There are so many quilt a longs I want to do at the moment. Unfortunately it is not summer here and I am the busiest I have ever been at work and we are trying to do things at home so quilting time will be limited. I am going to try and do the mini versions of at least two starting with Elm Street Quilts repeat the quilt a long.

Elm Street Quilts

The other one is The summer solstice quilt a long at Happy Quilting. I am aiming to make the single block mini.

02 July 2016


I love purple and couldn't resist this gorgeous mini by Jess at Quilty habit. The pattern is Deconstructed Churn Dash and is found in the free Modern by the yard magazine. I love Churn Dash blocks. I used shot cotton from Spotlight and it is awesome. The photo does not do the fabric justice.

I cant read patterns correctly and cut extra strips so I made a little place mat or big mug rug.