Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's Raining, it's Pouring....

Phew, can't believe how much rain we've had since yesterday morning! My poor daughter of 16 is at a church camp too!

Good thing is that this weather is excellent for getting some sewing done!

First off I did my block swap for the month.  Teena (my partner for this month) requested an Ohio Star in green and blues. It will be in the mail tomorrow. Here is just a sneak peak.

Next I finished quilting and binding my Jelly Roll quilt from the previous posting. Just did some freemotion quilting all over and used the same fabric for the backing and binding, a beautiful Marcus fabric called Civil War Tribute Collection.

Then at 9.30pm last night (!) I started a little baby blanket for someone at church. It is a little cotton and  flannel blanket, using the self binding mitred corner method. It came out ok for a first go. Sure the baby won't mind the little imperfections.

Hmmm..... let's see, I must just get something else done this afternoon.... maybe i should think about feeding my family too!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jelly Roll Fun

I saw a picture once of a Jelly Roll made by sewing ALL the strips together and then by means of a clever and easy method eventually end up with a very random quilt! Looked like a fun thing to do. I have all but forgotten about it until I saw a video last week about it. I decided then and there to do it! So Friday at my quilting group I did it! I got a few strange looks when starting out!  It took me longer to sew the strips together with a mitred seam than finishing the rest. It took me about 5 hours (not 35 minutes as the one lady in video) but I wonder if they perhaps attached the strips and then started timing them? Anyhow,  have a look at the video !!!

I made mine using Charity by Moda.... and this was my result. Was really fun to do !

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Marvelous Melbourne

Beautiful Giveaway !

Vignette Stitchers is currently offering this lovely bundle of 15 Fat Quarters/ Hop over to read about it and enter to win!


I just returned from a marvelous weekend away in Melbourne. Other than visiting 3 sets of friends I also had some 'me-time' exploring this vibrant, friendly city! I visited Tessuti fabric store (WONDERFUL), went to the QV Markets and ended up in Brunswick Street, doing some serious vintage window-shopping, well ok, some real shopping too!  Such a visitor friendly city, getting on and of the trams, so easy! Great coffee shops in little arcades scattered through the city centre. 

Thanks Melbourne, will see you again someday!