Sunday, 28 November 2010


i have also ordered a copy of Jelly Roll Quilts from Fishpond (they have free shipping at the moment! i have no connection to the company - i am just a happy customer)

a friend had a copy at a recent quilter's gathering and i fell in love with the book!  it has some really nice quilts in it and i cant wait to have my own copy...
P.S. my book is here and i LOVE it... just need to decide which quilt to make first!

Reading, Reading, Reading

the past few weeks i have been in a mood to read, so i dug through my stash of unread books and spent some time with a few of my favorite authors:

and i am half way through

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Disappearing 9-patch (the final post!)

ETA - i dont know why the font size is weird, i have tried to fix it but blogger isnt cooperating at the moment!


in continuation of my series of posts on D9P blocks;  Disappearing 9 Patch - variation on a theme;  Disappearing 9 Patch - layout ideas  here is my final post on D9P blocks 



-  cut a square of fabric the same size as the D9P block (after your 9 patch has been quartered)
-  draw a line from corner to corner on your plain square
-  place your plain square on top of a D9P block (right sides together)
-  using the line as a guide, sew 1/4 inch seam down each side of the line
-  cut apart on the line
-  press your block (seam goes towards the plain square)
- you should have 2 different blocks
play around with the layout!

it's a tough life

There's a new mystery quilt...

Ann is hosting another New Year's Eve mystery quilt at Fabricaholicsanonymous.  i LOVE Ann's mystery quilts, so i am really looking forward to this one (my 3rd NYE mystery with Ann)

i have a personal rule for mystery quilts - if i want to join in, i need to find all of the fabric required in my stash!  so this morning i printed out the NYE mystery quilt requirements list and searched my stash for the perfect group of fabrics:
FOCUS - colored squares
POP - yellow glitter
BACKGROUND - white with little colored dots
MEDIUM - aqua

i also found the courage to finally add the purse feet to my  multi-tasker tote - they were a bit fiddly, but i am really happy that i put them in

Saturday, 20 November 2010

A quilter is...

this was posted at one of my yahoo groups and i just had to share it with you...

A Quilter is:
Someone who assiduously clips coupons and hunts for bargains at the supermarket,  
but buys untold yards of fabric, regardless of price.
Someone who pays to have the ironing done, 
but thinks nothing of standing for hours pressing twenty yards of fabric for a quilt.
Someone who sees life through the eye of a needle, and that is a very special thing.
Someone who is bored silly hearing about other people's dumb hobbies, such as sky-diving, motor cycling or stamp collecting, 
but constantly fascinates everyone she comes in contact with by sharing her quilts and  quilting experiences.
Someone who has not been able to balance her check book since March 1979,  
but can figure the yardage requirements for a Log Cabin Quilt and have just enough left over for a pin cushion.
Someone who enjoys sewing a quilt, 
but hides the mending until the garments are either outgrown or out of style. 

Someone who cannot see cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, dust balls under the bed or a sink full of dirty dishes, 
but can thread a size 10 needle in the dark.


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Almost done

well, here is my almost completed multi-tasker tote - i just have to pluck up the courage to put the bag feet on and i am done!

i ended up making a different flower to decorate the bag (tutorial is here), i decided to make the petals 2 sided (so they wouldn't be too floppy and to help with durability).  i simply cut twice as many petals as directed and fused them together with some light weight fusible webbing.  yet again, my photos don't do it justice - it is cute!!