Sunday, February 21, 2016

O Canada

Here is a moving song for today.
There is more about  Missy here

Sunday, February 14, 2016

In one piece

Have you seen me on Instagram?

If so you would have seen that the house quilt is in one piece.

It's quite big so hard to get a good photo.

Maybe an uncropped one is better.

Look at that ironing board:

only just ironed the quilt.


I thought these colours might suit this post...

I went for a walk in the bush the other day in preparation for next BIG walk.

Who thought I would see an echidna just on the path!

And the bush is own kind of dramatic.


Friday, February 12, 2016


Borders....isn't that the topic of the decade?

I have been working on mine.

They are pieced in 2 1/2" squares. A good way to use the small pieces.


I have shaded from dark to light and pieced them along with the blocks.

Nearly done.



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A word on the roof

The instructions for this pattern read:
cut and piece 59 houses.
I guess back then we made templates.

At first I thought the roof and sky would be "flying geese".
But it turned out to be a bit more complicated.
You could just make photocopies and foundation piece
play with the maths as I have done 

 I have added a bit of extra and cut out 2 rectangles (4 1/2" x 5 1/2")
Placed wrong sides together and cut diagonally.
That way I ended up a piece and its reverse for either side.
And then I trimmed to the pattern measurements.

If you are as keen as me to have some of these old books here is a good source
and keep in touch if you have decided to make one of these.