Sunday, August 17, 2014

Daydream Quilting

I've been dreading this for a while; I've never quilted such a large quilt, and it's a big job for a domestic machine. Getting backing and batting big enough were also a challenge.

Backing is a print from Ikea. Frogs ans birds rather than the usual number print. I added a strip to the batting to get it wide enough.

It's now in the machine; one block down, 15 to go!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Barossa Valley Weekend

My partner and I met on a flight interstate, so it's no surprise that we like to travel a bit. We've squeezed in quite a few little trips over the last few weeks, with last weekend being the Barossa Valley. 

The view from our hotel of the Adelaide Hills was pretty nice, and we enjoyed a lovely dinner with a few friends in town.

What a divine place to visit! So many wineries to visit, too many to cover in just one weekend. We joined a group of 23 others to chug around on a big bus and visit just a couple. First stop was Peter Lehmann and a tasting of several of their wines, from whites to reds to moscato. Their reds really hit the spot.

For lunch we had antipasto platters, and my partner and I snapped up a bottle of red to go with it. The perfect combination.

Back on the bus after lunch and down the road to Penfolds, where we had a private tasting of some of their premium wines. We even got to try the Grange, but to be honest I quite liked some one their "lower" end wines better.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mini Blossom

All the blocks are done, and all the white fabric used was scraps from my last two projects. 

Just can't decide whether to wait for Horizon yardage to finish it off or not...

Thursday, July 31, 2014


We had a great weekend in Brisbane, warm weather, a great hotel where we were treated like royalty, and time spent with family.

 A bit of a shock to return to the colder temperatures of Melbourne.

I'm filling in time before I can quilt my Daydream quilt, so I cracked open the Horizon charm pack that Kate Spain gave me. A little mini project to keep me going, Mini Blossom by Fig Tree Quilts.

Coloured squares are cut, just need to get my background sorted and I'll be off and running.

There are a few new fabrics in the shop. Click here to view.

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...