Monday, February 8, 2016

2015 in review

My poor blog has been very neglected I find even though I work only 3 days a week I am not making as many quilts as I used too. But I am not complaining.
Here are my finishes for 2015 not many but maybe I didn't photograph them all.


Monday, June 1, 2015

June already

I have just come back from being in Hastings for the long weekend. We went up to celebrate my parents 60th wedding anniversary.
Here they are sitting in the sun we were lucky it was a lovely day.
Mum thought I might like to make the cake so with a bit of help I managed.

I am supposed to be on jury service today but I don't need to go till tomorrow so this has been a bonus day off I am catching up on chores and playing a bit.
Part 3 is completed of the homespun magazine block of the month.
And a baby quilt finished for one of the husbands clients.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Another UFO bites the dust

This quilt has taken quite a few years of slowly English paper piecing the stars I got a move on with it when I realised my only Aunty who lives in New Zealand was 90 this month. The blocks were quick and easy so putting it together didn't take long. All ready to be delivered for the birthday bash on Saturday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


I would like to say I will update my blog more often as I can see its a record of what's been happening in my life. Last year I really only made the one quilt which I was lucky enough to have accepted in the Manawatu Symposium in January.

By the time I got organised and decided what I would like to do each row it was my usual leave to the last minute to finish it.
I am now working away at my Rosings quilt which was a class I did with Katrina Hadjimichael at Symposium I am loving this quilt too.  My fabrics are French General and lovely to work with.
As I don't have room for a design wall it's a bit crumpled on my bed.
I have also almost finished bags for 2 friends who are having an overseas trip including Anzac Day in Gallipolli.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekend retreat

I had a great weekend retreating with my "Crackpot" friends there was only 6 of us there this time  one of our group was enjoying the sun in Fiji and the other recovering from an operation.
I managed to get a few things finished made 2 quilts exactly the same one was for my new great nephew who lives in Korea  to remind him of his NZ heritage. The other is a shop sample showing what you can make from the ABC panel.
This weekend was also when our yearly challenge was due most of us were finishing them over the weekend of course there was someone who had made hers just after the challenge had been set earlier in the year,
My Row
Everyone's rows side on a design wall. We think we would like to give this quilt to Ronald McDonald house.
My name was drawn out of the hat to set our next years challenge so now I have my thinking cap on.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Back Again

It is about time I kept my blog up to date. The last few months I have been working on an entry for the New Zealand Quilting symposium. This year they did not want the exhibition entries to be shown on blogs or any social media. As usual I under estimated the time it would take me to complete the quilt. But I made the deadline and my entry form has been posted off.

There has been a little progress on my Love Entwined top

I also managed to complete an entry for my local quilt guild the challenge this year was a portrait as the exhibition was held in the Wellington Portrait Gallery. I started this in a class with Jocelyn Leith.
I was fortunate to win a Merit Prize. I got a voucher to spend at the quilt shop where I work which I thought was funny,
I have given into the Lucy Boston craze this is my first completed block I have a few others on the go as well. Hopefully I can make this quilt from my stash as I have a lot of reproduction fabrics just not a lot suitable for fussy cutting.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Love Entwined

While not much sewing quilts has been happening here I have been able to work on the beautiful Love Entwined Block of the Month in the evenings. The centre is almost finished I changed a couple of pieces of appliqué as I didn't do it in monthly order ( a lesson learnt) and pieces didn't fit in the space.

I am loving this quilt Esther has done amazing work drafting a pattern from a photo of the original quilt.