03 December 2017

December OMG

My OMG for December is to finish the Hawthorne quilt. I have ordered the backing from the Fat Quarter Shop during their Black Friday sale so hopefully it will arrive soon.

I need to finish four quilts before January 7th when I fly to Perth and I have only completely finished one so I need to get a move on. I have been sidetracked making a Christmas present the last few days.
Linking to Elm Street Quilts OMG.

29 November 2017

Quick post

I bought the spelling bee book by Lori Holt. I have wanted this for a while but was too expensive to order from the U.S and then Australian shops had Black Friday sales. I ordered it for 40% off from Cotton Factory in Ballarat.
 

I am not happy with the house block at the moment so have started another mini for my friend. She loves trees!

15 November 2017

Another Skull

I finished another skull and again I love it!!!

I finished quilting the purple twin quilt so I decided to make another house for my mini and I don't like it. I thought the orange background might pop but I really don't like this block. I am having trouble finding combinations I like so I might make a mini with 6 houses.


11 November 2017

Leaders and enders

I have been sewing triangles cut off from quilts as my leaders and enders project but now I have a heap of them. So I am sewing some them into a Indian Summer quilt. My squares are 2.5 inches instead of 3.5 but I think it will be a good baby quilt. I am using the squares from my nieces quilts to make a quilt for another nieces baby due in January.
Here is the link to the free pattern.
https://suzyquilts.com/indian-summer-free-baby-quilt-pattern/

07 November 2017

October OMG


Edit.  So I was so focused on finishing this that I linked it to the November goal not the October finishing post. I even forgot to make a November goal. Hope to be back on track for December but we will see how that goes!

Made my October goal with 6 hours to spare. I finished piecing the Hawthorne Quilt. It is meant to have another row but at 64 inches square I think it is big enough especially since I have to quilt it myself. I am very happy with it as I think brown and gold are not great colours but look good with the white. I don't think I will find a backing to match the top so I might order some newsprint backing fabric which will work with white thread for quilting.

Now I am going to reward myself with sewing a skull.

30 October 2017

Some fun sewing

I had a break from half square triangles and made some skulls from the Tula Pink pattern. My husband loved the test block so it is going to be quilt for our bed.

29 October 2017

Whales and fabric



I picked the fabric for my skulls. It is a bit scary that I have so much in my stash I didn't need to buy anything except the background fabric.



The whales are migrating south and we have been lucky enough to see them a few times. Yesterday one went under our canoe and surfaced next to us. It was amazing. The other canoe took a photo. It is hard to see it but that choppy water is a whale swimming away.


The whale swam past the other boat for a look too. You can see the white as she rolls over.
It was an amazing experience!