Monday, January 31, 2011

Yesterday 5 of us went to Upper Hutt for a class on Diagonal Madness by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Marbly we had a great time the day just flew by. Kaffe and Brandon wondered around the classroom giving suggestions to us all, and tempting us to buy fat quarters from Sharon at Thimbles and Threads who had organised the day for us.

The person who had their cut fabric nice and tidy like this shall remain nameless but I am so envious what a great idea.

My quilt on the wall with Kaffe Fassett at the end of the day when we all looked at all the quilts and he said what he liked about each quilt. He was so positive about all our quilts had something different to say about each one. What a wonderful day.
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Here it is my completed top in blues, with white strips for the rainbow scrap challenge on So Scrabby's blog. I really like it. So now thinking what I will do next month with the colour. Might not go for something so big!!
The ghost behind is josh my 16 year old. He's always willing to hold up a quilt for a photo.
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Rainbow scrap challenge

Posted by PicasaI've just started this months challenge which was using blue scraps from
I layed out a few blocks so I could get an idea what the quilt was going to look like so far I like it and it won't take long to get the entire quilt top finished which will be by the end of the month.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Even though I haven't been blogging I have been quilting i started the quilt above just before xmas and its gone to Auckland for a wedding over the weekend. It's been made using the last of my Kaffe Fassett stash ( yes I know what that means need to buy more) using some blocks my daughter had made for her quilt. It looks good I did wonder whenI was putting it together. On the back is the quil ting pattern Sticky Bun I choose when doing the quilt on my friend Sue's long arm machine. It's my favourite at the moment think I will have to stop using it.

The above quilt is one using almost the last of my Japanese fabrics the pattern is called Vanetien Dream and its out of a Fon's and Porter magazine. I am donating it to the hospice my quilting guild has been making quilts for.
And there is naughty Freddi wanting to bring a gift in the cat door lucky for me I saw her coming and was able to lock the cat door. This is one part of owning a cat I hate. Bird Murdering. This poor little thing was dead when it got here as we had a look and it was too late to do anything
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Well here they are I've finished all my Bronwyn Hayes cat blocks decided a red frame around each block would look good and have no idea what to do now. I would like to make the blocks into a lap or single bed size quilt so either need to make some more blocks (don't really want to do that) or decide on lots of filler blocks.
I've had a count up of all my UFO's and got a shock more than 20 I've signed up for a challenge on one of my groups to do one every 2 months so that's 6 definitely going to be finished.
I'm working on one UFO at the moment and have lost motivation already guess that's why I have so many of them.
Today after walking the dog doing some gardening as our bin gets emptied tomorrow and it's not much point paying for empty bins. Then all the usual housework chores I don't feel like quilting so wasting time on the computer blog surfing. There are some beautiful quilts on blogs.
Now time to think about dinner we are having vegetable lasagna the 2 boys of the house both made faces and asked why I wasn't making the ususal lasagna. Little darlings.
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