August 18, 2017

And now it's time to say ...

Hello there
Welcome to the Family
I am your Great (Awesome) Aunt


Looking forward to meeting you in person and having lots of cuddles.

Great Nephew #3 
arrived safely 10:00 am




August 11, 2017

And The Lord gave us a beautiful day , , ,


Time to say - "See you later Dad".

It was not a time for sadness, It was a time to celebrate his life
He would have been so chuffed
He loved a party 
especially when he was the centre of attention.

Matthew 25:21



August 1, 2017

Goodnight Dad - Sleep Well



Sunday night I said Good night to my Dad for the last time.


29th April 1923 - 30th July 2017




July 28, 2017

MY Istanbul

Last November I posted "Just a Peek" of my Istanbul Quilt
I wanted to keep the finished quilt 'under wraps' as it was to be entered in a Quilt Show.


The centre Medallion was a design by Tamsin Harvey from her book Constantinople Quilts - which was exactly what my DS#1 requested for his Wedding Quilt
- BUT it was only a Wall hanging!

I needed the quilt to be Queen size - so after talking to a lot of very knowledgeable people,
I set the Medallion on point and proceeded to design my own corner elements for the setting triangles



Today it was awarded the Convenors Award
at the Victorian Quilt Showcase 2017



I didn't know Ribbons came in Pink -
But they do!


As well as a Certificate and Rosette

I received a sponsorship Prize of a Moda Layer Cake and 3 Charm packs in Civil War Fabrics from PK Fabrics

and a 12 month subscription to Australian Patchwork and quilting Magazine.

Looks like my next project may be taken care of!

* * * * *

The Victorian Quilt Showcase is at the 
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
 (affectionately known as 'Jeff's Shed') 
1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf Melbourne - Opposite Crown Casino
and runs until Sunday 30th July




July 26, 2017

SCQuilters Mystery BOM - 2016

UFO # 3
Finished!

My post from last week was left with a dilemma - I had a pile of fabric squares and no instructions.

I spent a LOT of time playing in EQ7 with these 9 patches

Should I make them up like this?

Or like this?

I thought this looked better.
Is it what the designer had in mind?

No idea!
But after 'wasting' so much valuable sewing time I settled on this design




And so now I can happily place this UFO into the "Quilt when you have the time - or when it is needed" pile.

Maybe I will use it to showcase (practice) using my Westalee Rulers - then it can be a true sample Quilt!



July 19, 2017

Shooting Down UFO's

- almost...

I pulled this one out from last year.

It was a Mystery BOTW

Block of the Week?
or maybe it was a Block of the Whenever

Anyway it was a mystery


It was started and put aside
and started again

And then I got a set of Block Loc rulers and it came out to play again...

(BTW -
They are awesome and worth their place in my "Tool for a job" box.)

And then I got to Block 9

Um - looks like I will be 'winging it' from here as I do not have any more instructions.

Oh well - It remains a Mystery right to the very end!







July 13, 2017

PIGS can fly . . .

Twelve Moons by Robert Kaufman

I can remember
where I bought this panel...
and I can remember
who I bought it from...
I just can't remember
WHEN I bought it!




Needless to say it has been sitting in my cupboard for a while
and now it is finished!

(Well, it will be once it is quilted - but I usually leave that part until the quilt is actually needed.)

Now to find another PIG to set free ;)