Sunday, June 29, 2014

Me in a mini part 2

I have been happily involved in the Schnitzwl and Boo mini swap these past few weeks. I have had lots of fun and a bit of stress coming up with a little quilt to send to my partner. The ones on IG gave been so exquisite that I have felt very intimidated. But I have pursevered and I think my parter will like it part of the fun (challenge? Stress?) is including lots of little other things. There is a bit of competition that I have found stressful to see what everyone else is sending. I think I did ok and I will definately be invoked if there is another one. So this one is for you @lalakids

Friday, June 6, 2014

A word on blogging

It would be true to say that since I've taken up Instagram I have pretty much given up blogging. Only one per month this year and March missed out completely it's my worst record since I started blogging in May 2009. But I still love blogging because it gives me an opportunity to look back on my life and my quilting journey to see all the things that I've done since I started this crazy activity five years ago. For example I just look back and see all of the things that I've done on the June long weekend since I started 2009 Ginas's Red disappearing nine patch quilt, 2010 a cushion shaped like a cell, 2011 Susie's Kaffe Fassett quilt, 2012 the quilt for Sarah's wedding present and 2013 a trip to Ballarat to see my friend Rhonda. I do hope I can keep going. PS this blog was done using voice recognition on my iPhone

Heritage Greens

I have recently made a quilt for my friend Nareeda's daughter Meg. Nareeda liked it so much that she asked me to make one for her as well but matching colours of her bedroom which were maroon and green. My inspiration was this quilt from the French General line of Fete de Noel 
I bought fabrics at Tricia's during my Instameet with Cassie, Janine and Lisa and teamed it with the lovely shot cotton from spotlight in sand. 
Today is my day to bast and quilt ready for delivery on Monday.. I love it and hope Nareeda does too