Saturday, March 17, 2018

Worldwide Quilting Day

As well as being St Patrick's Day it is also Worldwide Quilting Day so what better way than to spend the day than quilting. 

It is quite hot here at present and not very conducive to sewing but I have managed to get these  4 patch blocks and QST blocks of the mystery quilt that I am working on. 

Sewn into these blocks

And even progressed to getting as far as putting the sashing between some of the blocks.

There is a total of 12 blocks so the layout will be 3 across and 4 down with a couple of borders - depending on how big I want the finished quilt to be.

Back soon with hopefully a finished top to show and in the meantime

Happy sewing all

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Cosy bowl holders

Last year I made a few cosy bowl holders and had some fabric leftover which was put aside with the thought that I would make more of them one day.   The ideal time to do so arrived when I saw that the colour for March was lime and yellow greens.   The inside of the bowl holders all have soft greens in there somewhere.

There was enough of the yellow green fabric to use as the outside for 4 bowls only.  On the remaining two I used a beige leftover piece.   I am pleased to say that all of those left fabric pieces that were put aside have now been converted into bowl holders.   

Linking with  Oh Scrap and So Scrappy.

Back soon and in the meantime.

Happy sewing all

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

If I sew faster........

Will I get to the end of the seam before the thread runs out?     And the answer to the question is no! I was so busy keeping my eye on the bobbin and forgot about the top thread.

And of course it ran out just before the finish line.

The bobbin just made it to the end with 2 centimetres to spare.   

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all

Saturday, March 3, 2018


Time to do step number two in the square dance mystery table topper.   This involved making eight 9 patch blocks using the dark, medium dark and lightish fabrics.    I have been working on these during the week and took the opportunity last night during  FNWF to do the trimming and give them a good press.

Now they are sitting to one side waiting for the next step which will be in 2 weeks time. 

If you would like to see what else happened last night pop over here.

Linking with Oh  Scrap.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all

Thursday, March 1, 2018

OMG for March

The first day of  the month means goal setting for OMG and during March I am going to work on getting my QSTs and 4 patch blocks sewn into a flimsy.    So far they are sewn together as a QST block with a 4 patch block sewn on either side.    It takes 4 QST blocks and five 4 patch blocks to make up a 12 1/2" square. 

Back soon with progress photos and in the meantime

Happy sewing all

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

OPAM for February

Over the years I have seen on many blogs the letters "OPAM" with lots of lovely finishes being shown and this year I decided that it was time to  find out a bit more about this great idea.   An email was sent to Kris at Tag Along Teddies and now I am all signed up and ready to  join in the fun.

This month I was able to finish four projects which can be seen below.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all

Friday, February 23, 2018

Proceed with caution!!!!!!!

Hubs and I were confronted by this sign when going for our morning swim today.

One look over the edge and sure enough the beach was littered with blue bottles - some of the biggest that we have seen.

Not everyone on the beach was upset

As you can see this water bird is having a feast.

I am pleased to say that we managed to get our swim in before the next high tide brought the blue bottles back on shore.

As a P.S. to my original post.    When typing the above it never occurred to me that so many had not heard of blue bottles.   They are the curse of every beachgoer each summer here in Australia.  I have put a link here to check out more about them if you are interested.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all