Monday, February 23, 2009

My baby has arrived

Look what arrived in the mail last Friday. I sent away to Victoria for a Quilting Frame. Of course I couldn't wait for the mail truck to arrive to see if "My baby had arrived" and she had! Now for some fun...........lets play a game.

All babies need a name and as I am having trouble finding one for her, I would like you all to assist me. So lets have some fun shall we. All you have to do is leave a message on my blog with a name for my baby and why you think your name is the best.

Now most games have a prize and this one has a small prize attached to it. The winner will receive a Fat 1/4. I will draw the winner on the 11th March. So get thinking and leave me a message.

Yes another Journal!

Over the weekend I thought I would make another Journal but this time I would make the cover fancier than the one for my daughter. So I got out the DMC thread, drew up what I wanted onto my fabric and away I went. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I think I will have to keep it out of site of my daughter as she will want it because of the colours!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak of where I am at with my Pinwheel Quilt.

I went to my Quilting Group yesterday and the ladies helped me "sandwich" the quilt. I have never done this before and it was amazing watching and helping them do it. I just love the way quilters help one another. I had a box of 200 safety pins and had to borrow some from another lady. Another box of safety pins is already on the shopping list!

So now it is ready to be quilted and then the binding done. I have so many great ideas from my group that I will not be able to quilt it until I have been to town to buy some special cotton for the project. Stay tuned!


A fortnight ago I went to town to have a great day of sewing with my Quilting Group. One of the members taught us how to make these fantastic fabric bowls.

As you can see I made mine in christmas fabric but you could use anything. These bowls would be wonderful for a number of things.

Josephine's Journal

I have never made a Journal Cover before and I thought here goes. My daughter loves pretty things and is always writing things down so I thought she could be the guinea pig for my first Journal.

She loves the colours, pink, purple and green and loves them even more when they are put together.

I gave her the Journal a few days ago and she was delighted. It took her about 1 minute to decide what she would use it for. To keep all her wedding plans in. I think I can hear wedding bells!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Award

Thank you to Barb from the Craft Forum for this award. I am delighted to have it and feel so special. I don't know if my blog is fabulous but I do know that I am enjoying sharing the things I have made with you all and I hope you enjoy coming in to see what I am doing.

Now I have to tell you all 5 addictions I have.
1. My family. Where would I be without them.
2. My Jack Russel dog, Jody. She is great company.
3. A good cup of tea. It gets you through so much.
4. Sewing. It keeps me sane!
5. Turkish Delight chocolate. They make the blocks to small.

Below are 5 blogs that I would like to give this award to. Drum roll please........

1. Sewsue
2. Sam
3. Fabricaddict
4. Farmnan62
5. Vonimum

Monday, February 2, 2009

Pinwheel Quilt

All 30 blocks are done and now I have to put the quilt top together. While I am looking forward to doing that part, I am nervous about putting the front, batting and back together. The quilt does not have binding but instead is sewn up like you would a pillow case. I think it will look better with binding so I will alter the pattern slightly. Fingers crossed I can manage it!

The quilting for this is simple. Quilt across both diagonals of the blocks, stitch in the ditch down the sides of the vertical strips and the inner edge of the border. Did I say the quilting is simple, I guess we will see!

Paper Bag Swap

I have joined in the "Paper Bag Swap" on the craft forum. This is how it works............I receive a paper bag of goodies from Tozz and I have to make something with those goodies for Trsh-n. While this is going on I have sent a paper bag of goodies to Trsh-n for her to make something for another person. Sounds like fun??? Yes it is.

I have made my gift for Trsh-n but I cannot show you all until she has received it and opening date is March 1st 2009. So all you get to see is the paper bag I got from Tozz.

Visit my blog after the March 1st to see what I made.