Tuesday, January 31, 2012

my own version

These are my own version of the popular RED quilt
both of which have benn exhibited at the Tokyo Quilt Show
in past years.
But what I am so excited about
is that I have downloaded the phone app
for the exhibition "Infinite Variety...."

It is fantastic!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australia Day.

I didn't think I would have anything to post today
but I looked up from my quilting to see the sun streaming in the window
 (not that hot today so the blinds are open)

and there is was....
the 'green and gold'.
The colours of our "plucky" country.
Plucky: that's what Geoffrey Rush,
Australian of the Year,
called US in his acceptance speech


Sunday, January 22, 2012



do you


 with them?

Make a quilt?

And then you have more scraps!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

That's it!

I can't wait until  "finish it Friday"
and I went to Annie's today
and so it was hardly a "wordless Wednesday"
but this is on the wall

It could hang a bit straighter
but it already looks

So now I am tidying up the 

Making some blocks with 
the left overs

stay tuned.

Friday, January 13, 2012

quilting is finished

The quilting is done!

Now for the binding
In the meantime my friend Annie visited.
These selvedge blocks are hers.

What are these daisies called Annie?

I enjoy this sewing too!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

nearly there

 I love the holiday season.
I have been quietly getting on with this quilt

Even had to start a second reel of thread.
Nearly done.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Any one started this project with me?

After joining all the strips
I cropped the edges

 and the corners


and here is my finished quilt!

 Now for the quilting ......

Monday, January 2, 2012


 Did I say no triangles?

 Do yours measure 4 1/2"?

because we have cut at an angle 
you may need to off set the pieces a bit to account for the angle.

lay out the rows.
This is done "on point"

 First row

then a second
and a third row.....

and then they are joined in diagonal strips.
I am making 2 halves and then deciding how BIG to go.

This size has 73 x 4 1/2" blocks
so that means.....
cut 5 x 4 1/2 strips from each fabric and then
cut  4 1/2" x 5" pieces (37 from each fabric)

I am going BIGGER!
Back to the calculator.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year every One.
I have decided that this year that I am going to have a go at some tutorials
So here is the first.
I have seen  a lot of zig zags in the decorating pages recently so I decided to adapt a quilt I have already made to be a bit crooked zig zag quilt.

 I have started with 2 metres of 2 different fabrics.
Cut strips selvedge to selvedge 4 1/2" wide.
Your first decision:
How many?
Do a few and see if you like it before getting overcommitted

Place 2 strips together both right sides up.
  Cut the strips into 5" pieces
and then cut these cross wise but a bit crooked.
Be sure your are cutting the correct way!!

 Now swap top piece for the one underneath.

 Sew them together.
I flag sew!

Press to the darker fabric.
You should have a 4 1/2" square.
Lots of them!
I'll be back when I have counted them.