Saturday, May 28, 2011

Quilts and Footy

Not much happening around here lately, the current quilt has stalled a little. I put it all together and decided that the center block and geese looked great,....but the surrounding blocks are perhaps a little too busy. Soooo I've been cutting out more blocks and trying to gat a balance between busy and boring, I think I'm getting somewhere....hopefully!
I've also been looking at my finished items list and noticed that not much has actually got finished for a while so I might have to do some work on that this week too. Of course things like westalee blocks for classes and some, and I stress some, of the civil war blocks have been finished but they are just blocks not a completed item so they don't rate a mention on the "list". I've also been doing some blog hopping and I love this site she has some lovely quilts with an antique feel to them go have a peek.
Well I'm off to watch the footy Gold Coast are scaring the pants off Geelong, could be the upset of the year!



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

There's snow on them there hills

It's snowing and it's freezing here today. I can see snow from the kitchen window so I've been keeping warm with the wood stove on making flocks of geese for the next quilt.
Aren't they pretty. Just four small star blocks left to make and then I can put it all together.
 On a different note here's what I was given for mother's day He's a robot vacuum cleaner (of course he's a boy, don't we all dream of a man who vacuums?) and I love it, I push the button when I leave to drop off the kids and by the time I get back the crumbs are gone and he's back in his dock recharging for next time. The best bit is I can set it in the bedroom and it vacs right under the bed, wonderful! The kids have named him Dustin

.... Dustin Beiber.



Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums out there! Hope you all had a nice day. I had to work so it was very quiet Mother's day, but I have been sewing again. The finger is feeling much better and it was great to get back to it, using the rotary cutter is still a little clumsy but I'm improving.
A sneak peek of a house block but with a small twist which I will show you as soon as I have finished it.
And some pieced blocks to go with it, which blogger has turned on their side, in yummy repro fabrics from Karen at Mrs Martins cheers


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Red and White

Well the Apple Festival was a roaring success and we were lucky enough to have the rain hang off until after we had packed up, which makes it much easier. I don't envy the teachers, tomorrow half the school goes away on camp and most of those kids spent Saturday setting up at the school and Sunday eating fairy floss and running around it could be a bus load of over lollied very tired kids!
On a different note have you seen the red and white quilt show that was on recently in New York (I think)? Such a varied display who would think you could get all that variation from just two colours. There are lots of sites talking about it, here's one I found amazing quilts.