Sunday, 25 December 2011

Seasons Greetings

well, it's christmas morning here in Australia and i am enjoying the peace and quiet (our family celebrations dont start till lunch time)

i hope everyone has a safe, happy and enjoyable festive season...

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Sunday, 18 December 2011

it's mystery time again

yippee, it's mystery quilt time again!

Dorothy at apocketfullofmysteries is hosting a Christmas mystery -  i have chosen my fabrics but i probably wont have time to start cutting till boxing day

Ann at fabricaholicsanonymous is hosting her annual New Years Eve mystery - again i have my fabric chosen but wont be able to start cutting till after Christmas

Edited... i changed my mind on a couple of colors so i have updated the photos

 

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Next...

another binding/label on and another quilt is finished...


this quilt has been to Alaska USA (x2), Cambridge UK, Norway, California USA and of course Australia.

it was made as part of an international round robin that i was lucky enough to be a part of in 2008/2009.  thanks to Amber, Chrissie, Gunn, Julie and Karrie for helping to make such a gorgeous quilt for me!

thanks to Dawn for doing the quilting
 

Done!

binding and label are on and this quilt is FINISHED....


quilted by Dawn 

 

Sunday, 6 November 2011

kaleidoscope goodness...

yesterday i had the pleasure of attending a patchwork class taught by Pam Jansen at Ballarat Patchwork where i started to turn this...

into these...

sewing has started....

next step...
 they will eventually become a wall quilt for my bedroom

ETA.... i have been using Marti Mitchell's kaleido-ruler  - it has been easy to use and as made this quilt a pleasure to cut out!
 

Thursday, 3 November 2011

my stash...

hi, I'm Viki and i have a generous fabric stash!
my stash goes from the palest to the darkest shades,

i have spots, stripes, florals, novelties and tone-on-tones... but what i dont have is PLAIN fabric!  the only plain fabric that i own is calico (a cheap, plain, slightly nobbly, neutral colored fabric - i know that in other parts of the world "calico" is an entirely different sort of fabric!) which i use to make dolls

i have a few fat-quarters, but these days i tend to buy a minimum of 50cm. 

i dont do a lot with scraps but i do keep some for applique, and i have a small drawer (at the top of the dresser) that has strips/strings sorted by color

i also have a drawer of non-cotton fabrics (tulle, lace, corduroy, polar fleece etc)

what do you have in your stash? is there anything that avoid? what is your fabric weakness?

Friday, 7 October 2011

naming

Dawn over at "as sweet as cinammon" is asking the question, how did your blog name come to be?

it took me quite a while to decide what to call my blog, i didn't want it to be an obvious name but it needed to suit me and how i quilt/sew

after much internal debating i settled on the name "sunday's quilts" because i am a sunday quilter.

what's a sunday quilter you ask?  i work 6 days a week, and often come home exhausted.  sunday is my only guaranteed day off, so any crafting/quilting that i want to do is (mostly) done on a sunday

had to add a photo of my crazy cat!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

my F.R.I.E.N.D.S swap parcel is here!

my wonderful swap partner Karen send me the BEST swap parcel... i was like a kid at Christmas unwrapping all of the beautiful gifts...


F is for Feathered Friends


R is for Relocatable, Removable, Re-positionable.


I is for Interruption and Inspiration Markers


E is for Ever Wise

N is for Naughty but Nice

 
D is for Delightful Drinkables


S is for Sensational Variegation.


and a little extra gift



i am feeling very spoilt!


F.R.I.E.N.D.S. swap has arrived at Karen's place!!

Karen has received my parcel and i am happy to report that she loves it!!

This is what was in the parcel that i sent...

F is for - Found on Etsy (the cutest little steam punk robot! from SleepyRobot @ Etsy)

R is for - Relax


I is for - Inspiration (the bathing beauty is a magnetic bookmark)
 
E is for - Exotic animal… made by me!! (pattern is from DIY Fluffies @ Etsy)



N is for - Notebook and pen (yes, that is a pen disguised as a pencil!)


 D is for - Disco Bots pattern and fabric

S is for - Scrumptious snacks (in a bag made by me)


Thursday, 29 September 2011

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. swap

this box will be off to the post office first thing tomorrow morning...
and a little sneak peek at the contents...


sub-contracting

i have a stash of quilt tops in my cupboard (they are listed on the side of my blog) and i have been procrastinating with quilting them so when Khristina at Sew Prim Khris posted this, i was excited!  i rushed over to Dawn's blog and contacted her asap

Dawn has been lovely (and very patient!), my tops were quilted beautifully at a very reasonable price and were back in my hands quickly... have i said yet how much i LOVE the fact that i didn't have to do the quilting???


now i just need to label and bind them.

thank-you Dawn for doing such a great job!