Saturday, August 29, 2009

How I love the Internet

Not much quilting has been happening this week. Mon & Tues I threw together a costume for Book Week Parade for Miss R and since then I've had the a bit of a cold....not enough to keep me home from work, but enough to have my head hitting the pillow by 8.30 each night. I seem to be having it in stages - last week was the constant headache, this week the sore throat and cough, so I guess next week will be the congestion and constant nose blowing!

So it was nice to check the PO Box on Wednesday and find a heap of parcels. Some Heather Ross I bought on Etsy and eBay and some gorgeous Alexander Henry, Kokka and Heather Ross from The Fabric Shack. I love that I can buy such lovely things from the comfort of my own home. Now I just have to transform these gorgeous fabrics into equally gorgeous quilts.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I have pinned and unpinned my pirate quilt 4 times. I couldn't quite get the edges lined up to my satisfaction; I've foolishly pieced the back with 2.5" squares and I want it all to 'line up' and not be I'm realising it was probably a little beyond my capabilities as a beginner. But I have persevered and the centre squares have now all been quilted on the diagonal - still deciding what to do with the spotty border. Initially I thought I would stipple it, but I need lots more practice before I attempt that, so will ponder that one a little longer.

So far, I'm very pleased with how it has turned out; just hope the recipients mother likes it too.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yes, it's an addiction.......

and my latest obsession? Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazines.

My last 2 trips to the local library have resulted in my borrowing about 10 magazines. Then I went to another library in the next council area and borrowed some more. And then I went to yet another library in yet another council area and borrowed some more! And since then I have been reading and bookmarking and photocopying.....

Oh well, guess it makes a change from building my stash. :-)