Wednesday, 29 June 2011

from my garden

some winter color in my garden, a Hardenbergia (aka. Happy Wanderer) that is growing on my disused chimney....


Thursday, 23 June 2011

some paper piecing fun

Paper Panache are hosting a fun Fairy Quilt Godmother sew along.  just go to this page, enter your email address, answer a few questions and you will be sent a link to your own personalised fairy godmother.

my fairy quilt godmother is called... Pillobella.  i have no idea what she looks like yet!  i have saved the pattern (but not looked at it), hopefully i will find some motivation on Saturday and start sewing her.

if i get her finished before the middle of August i can enter her into the Fairy Quilt Godmother pageant

edited to add - OMG there are some tiny shreds of fabric in this design, so i don't think i will be sewing it any time soon, it is just too scary!! 

Saturday, 18 June 2011

quilt labels

i love this new idea (posted over at "Seams to be you and me") for making your quilt identifiable...

Owl quilt

the owl quilt was finished earlier in the week, and it is pretty cute (even if i do say so myself!!).

the photos were taken in a bit of a rush (and while it was hanging sideways!) so please excuse any wonky-ness


Monday, 13 June 2011

I've been sewing

this weekend is a long weekend here in Australia, so i have 3 days off in a row, yippee!  Saturday was spent doing a few errands (including replacing my house phone that was broken), Sunday was gardening day (finally bought and planted a couple more fruit trees and did some weed control!) and i have decided that i need a sewing day today.

my mojo is still missing but i am making the effort to sew in the hope that i may reignite my passion for patchwork.

i scrounged around in the cupboard and found some swap blocks from a couple of years ago, and after a little bit of sewing those stray blocks have now become a couple of cute little wall-hangings all ready for quilting - i cant decide if i want to add a border to the Halloween quilt, so i will let it "mature" for a while ...

 on the agenda for  this afternoon/evening is some hand-quilting so that i can finish off a cute owl wall hanging.


Friday, 10 June 2011

has anyone seen my mojo??

my quilting mojo seems to have gone into hiding - temporarily i hope!

i have been working on a few little project but nothing seems to really be getting me excited at the moment... oh, well, i am sure that my mojo will reappear soon!