30 October 2017

Some fun sewing

I had a break from half square triangles and made some skulls from the Tula Pink pattern. My husband loved the test block so it is going to be quilt for our bed.

29 October 2017

Whales and fabric

I picked the fabric for my skulls. It is a bit scary that I have so much in my stash I didn't need to buy anything except the background fabric.

The whales are migrating south and we have been lucky enough to see them a few times. Yesterday one went under our canoe and surfaced next to us. It was amazing. The other canoe took a photo. It is hard to see it but that choppy water is a whale swimming away.

The whale swam past the other boat for a look too. You can see the white as she rolls over.
It was an amazing experience!

27 October 2017

Half way

I am getting pretty sick of half square triangles but I love how this looks. I am only going to do four rows and make a square quilt. I think it will be the biggest quilt I have quilted myself. Even though it is quicker to work in order I find I need to alternate between the cutting, making half square triangle, sewing blocks and sewing rows, and I still need to alternate between projects. Talk about a short attention span.

22 October 2017

One quilted and ready to bind

I had to show the back of this quilt as it is gorgeous. I am so happy with this fabric.

19 October 2017


I needed backing fabric for the twin quilts and had to buy Tula Pinks latest fabric. I decided to buy from Craftsy as it is one of the cheapest options in Australia and the butterfly fabric was perfect. This is the second time I have bought from Craftsy and I am very impressed. Shipping is reasonable for Australia and their range of fabric is gorgeous AND you get a free charm pack.

My first purchase was during a big sale and I haven't made anything with any of it it yet! The lily and loom range is gorgeous, my first Alison Glass and Ombre fabrics. I love Tula Pink and variegated thread so I couldn't resist that thread pack. I gave my free charm pack to a friend before I took the photo. We are hoping to make baby quilts together soon!

09 October 2017

Baby quilt

My niece is having a baby and likes colours I don't have a lot of so I ordered a scrap pack of pink and pastels from Cotton Factory. Most of the fabric is perfect for a baby quilt. Now I need to decide what to do with it. The fabric makes me think Red Pepper Quilts so I might try a small postage stamp quilt or something similar with the fabrics on the right and maybe some solids. I am pretty sick of brown and yellow so will be good to try and figure out something with this fabric.

07 October 2017

Q4 of the 2017 FAL

I have several projects I want to take to Perth next time I go. Hopefully this will be this year so I decided to join the last finish along for the year.

1. Twin quilts

2. Peters quilt

3.Quilt for my nieces baby
No photo as I am waiting for the fabric to arrive.

O.K that is enough but I am going to add
4. Skull quilt cos I love it and really want to finish it.

5. Mini house quilt for a friend who lives here for Christmas.

6. Emu cross stitch
I have taken this off the big frame as it was to hard to handle. I have been doing a little of this the last couple of nights although once I have binding to sew I will do that at night.

Linking to Quarter 4 Finish-A-Long

03 October 2017

1st block done

I made my first skull block from the Quilt book by Tula and Angela.
Love it. Need to make a quilt with this block. I am thinking 4x4 blocks to go on our bed.

02 October 2017

October Goal

One of my brothers is a huge Hawthorne supporter so I decided to make him a quilt in their colours which unfortunately are brown and yellow.

I planned to make an Irish Chain quilt because I have been wanting to make one in two colours for a while. But there was a good chance it would be an ugly quilt with those two colours!!!

Then I saw his team playing an away game in white jerseys with a little brown and yellow and the jerseys looked nice. So I thought why not make a mainly white quilt. Then I remembered this pattern in Love Patchwork and Quilting. This is the only magazine I always buy. I love it and I think one day I should make one quilt from each issue.

Here is a test block and I think it will look great. I will need to take this quilt to Perth next time I go so I am going to make it my October Goal.
Liking to  OMG at Elm Street Quilts.