Friday, July 25, 2014

Quilt Tops and Queensland

I finally got the Fresh quilt top assembled last night; it's only taken a few months. No full photo yet as it's too windy outside to lay it on the front lawn.

Off to Queensland for the weekend, I'm definitely looking forward to thawing out for a few days. This week has certainly been chilly!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sick-Day Sewing

The upside to being sent home from work: sewing time. Finally getting these blocks together and I'm really happy with how they're looking.

10 down, six to go. And yes, the dogs are locked up to prevent any additional muddy paw prints...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Keeping On

I am still here, and I am still sewing. This quilt is massive! And taking a bit longer than I anticipated. I think I only have four blocks to go...

I've removed some yellow and replaced it with pink and greens, I'm much happier with it now. Though of course there's plenty of yellow in the photo above...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Horizon by Kate Spain for Moda

Horizon by Kate Spain is due for release in September but I've managed to get my hands on a few pre-cuts; we currently have Charm Packs, Jelly Rolls and Fat 1/8 bundles. Layer Cakes are on backorder.

Once sold out, these items cannot be restocked until their official release.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Raspberry Ice Cream

It might be winter, but there is always a place for ice cream in my life. I had some raspberries in the freezer that I picked at the Kinglake farm back in January that was just begging to be used.

I used this recipe, though there are many around. Just make sure not to cook it too quickly or your eggs curdle.


And I've got this cute container especially made for home made ice cream.

So yum!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fresh Progress

Just a little progress update, to prove I am spending time at my sewing machine. I've finished 24 of the 64 'units' for this quilt and it's already massive! Quilting it will be a little daunting...

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Keeping Fresh

After a month away from the sewing machine, it's good to be able to get back into the swing of things. Blocks for Fresh are coming along nicely as I work on four sub-units at a time. 

This is going to be one epic quilt when it's done. So much so that I'll have to specially order batting that's big enough!