Monday, October 31, 2011


I have avoided hexagons as a rule, they have never grabbed me as something I wanted to do...until now when I saw this and now it's got me thinking that maybe they are not so scrappy and disjointed as I always thought and also being able to break them into single flowers to complete, it could almost be achievable.......maybe lap size? But for now I have enough to complete so I'll just keep pondering the idea, for now.


Saturday, October 29, 2011


The irises are out, I am so lucky to have such a large variety of these beautiful flowers, there is about 20 different varieties. One day while having a BBQ at a friends house we watched the neighbour a few houses down ripping out a whole garden of irises, when he started throwing them on the bonfire we jumped the fence and rescued them! Turns out he didn't like them and the couple that had owned the house had collected them for years. Well they have a good home here, and every year I'm reminded of Mr and Mrs T who had to leave their irises behind when they moved onto a nursing home.
Blue ixias, the colour of these is a wonerful duck egg blue, it hasn't shown up that well in the photo but the colour is so unusual for a flower. This is only the second year they have flowered, before I finished the garden edging Phill always thought they were stray grass and whipper snipped them just before they flowered each year! After 9 years in the garden they are now doing great.
Hope you are enjoying  your garden too.


Saturday, October 8, 2011


Wow what a day! The NOTY quilt show was great, hundreds of quilting, sewing, chatting ladies all excited about quilts. I've talked, laughed and chatted all day it was great! So if you have a chance tomorrow, jump on in and catch up the the lovely NOTY ladies and their wonderful show.
Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NOTY Quilt Show

On Saturday and Sunday this weekend I will be helping Karen from Mrs M's at the NOTY quilt show in Eltham. Here's some of the samples I've been making up for the weekend.
These are a pair of cushion covers, I made one for a sample and had to make a second for the couch. I think they look a bit funky with the linen and repro fabrics.
There is also a table runner in yummy pinks and brown repros, using the house stashbuster from westalee,
and a hexagon cushion too.

So hop on over and have a look at the show .