Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wannabe Nipper

I meant to add these photos to my post yesterday, and these photos are also for Laura.

Lily turns five in the middle of the year and will be able to begin Junior life guarding (Nippers) next season which begins in December (our summer).
Here she is with her Uncle (in black - my brother) out in the IRB (Inflatable rescue boat) having a ride.

But I think she enjoyed her icecream more..........

Happy Stitching

Monday, March 25, 2013


So I started this month's stitchery for our Stitch-a-long not really thinking how much more difficult it will be to 'trace' the stitchery on to darker fabric. I have ended up just drawing it on and hoping for the best. I like the darker fabric though.

Working on another bubba quilt for a sweet little girl who is getting on in age, best I finish this in the next day or two! This will be a little label appliqued onto the back.

Basting the quilt which I have decided to just back with some sweet flannette. I wanted something light even though we are going in to winter, it will be nice over the top of her pram or even in the car. 

really sweet flannelette

There has also been a little of this going on! We have now finished the season and little Lily will be five soon and will be able to start nippers with her big sister. 

Happy Stitching all

Monday, March 4, 2013

The books and patterns I am working on

I have recently been asked by a couple of Instagram friends (followers? colleagues?) what patterns I am working on. So I have decided to post some further details of these books and patterns.

During 2012 I worked on the Some Kind of Wonderful quilt by Anni Downs here and here amongst completing blocks throughout the year. 

This quilt was my first attempt at needle-turn applique and it certainly took me a while to get used to.

Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched is an extremely talented designer with numerous books and now a fabric line behind her.  I'm looking forward to beginning the feature quilt in one of her old books A Boy's story.

One of the other projects I am currently working on with everyone in the Stitch-a-long (SAL) are various projects from this book by Natalie Bird.

Another talented Australian designer Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly gave a wonderful review of Natalie's book here.

I also have one of Browyn's patterns on my to do list from the recent Australian magazine of Homespun.

This quilt is going to be so much fun to make. Made with beautiful French General fabrics - my favourites.

And lastly, for the record, I really want to make this quilt one day

Some close up pics here.

Perhaps they may be completed within the next 20 years?

Happy Stitching everyone