Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New project & Rainbow

Here is the progress

so far on a quilt I am making at the moment, I am trying to finish off a lot of projects but I keep being distracted by all the other things I want to make - a problem a lot of us share I think!

This evening there was a really lovely rainbow, sadly the photo doesn't do it any justice:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jelly Roll Squares:

I have made good progress today sewing together my jelly roll squares.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Meet Moriah!!

OK, I know I may be too old and/or too fat to ride a bike but I decided that I would take the plunge and get myself a bicycle. So here she is! Her name is Moriah and I have safely ridden her home from the bike shop (through the back streets!) I am hoping to ride her to work (not too far - 3 kms) and to try to avoid the tram tracks!!!

Isn't she a beauty!

On the sewing front I have almost finished the Joseph's coat with buttons. Pictures will be supplied in a day or two, and I have been working on this fun thing with a jelly roll. Not too bad for half a day's work!!  These are just laid out at the moment, I have another 32 blocks to finish and then I will make the final placement adjustments as required. A lot of fun. The idea came from watching the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorials on You Tube.

Monday, June 24, 2013

More and More buttons......

Here they are folks - just a few of the buttons for Joseph's coat......all that has to happen now is for them to be pressed and sewn on.....

Did you see the Super moon last night? I was very excited but my photos were a bit disappointing. I really need to learn how to use Lightroom properly!!

The top one is with the cloud cover the second without. I had hoped to get more clarity.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Joseph's coat with buttons......

Well, Joseph's coat is coming along but the buttons are driving me made. I thought I had made enough but I was way out (of course if I read the instructions I would have known that!) Who reads instructions I hear you ask? Here is some of the quilt ready to be joined together. The fabrics have been fun to work with. I have  added some photos taken in country in Victoria recently - just for interest
More buttons to be added!!
Sunset near Guildford

Reflections off the dam - now it is full of water, thank heavens!

Some of the interesting sand stone rock formations around the place,

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Some of my recent efforts:

I have decided I need to actually finish something. My friend has challenged me to complete the Morrell Quilt, which I have from a BOM in 2009. So this is where I am up to......a long way to go!!!

I am also having fun with Joseph's Coat with Buttons, a Chris Serong quilt. You can see the contrast in the colour selection in the two quilts as they progress:

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Moon

I am fascinated by the moon, so I am working on my photography skills, I am getting better, I have added some of my better efforts to date. Tomorrow I will add some photos of my progress with my Morrell Quilt