Sunday, 30 September 2012


3 blocks down! Only 6 more to go! We have a long weekend in Australia at the moment - gorgeous weather in Sydney (though a little windy) so far my weekend has involved a bike ride, a domestic in the paint aisle of Bunnings :) , lovely walk with the dogs, a bit of baking, a picnic and playing in the water park with Miss E and a lovely friend, enhancing my vitamin D the natural way, Visiting the garden centre and SEWING! and I still have a day to go! Though that will involve painting a chest of drawers for new bub that hubby has been "altering". Anyway 3 spinning stars are complete! I love the craziness!!
Block 2
Block 2
Block 3
Block 3

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Sleep is certainly overrated

I couldn't help it - I just needed to sew the first block of the spinning stars quilt! I had just finished the late shift at work and was a little hyped up, also realising I probably would't get a chance to sew for a while as we had a super busy weekend. I decided sleep could wait (said the 24 week pregnant lass who had to work the next day) and sewed to well past midnight - which is late for me and I got a giggle out of the coffee girl the next day when I pleaded for a large coffee! I love it - it's crazy, it wild - it makes me want to do a little dance... Can't wait to get more done. And dang it - my weekend was so busy I am buggered and can't do any sewing tonight =sad face First block done - crazy heh?

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Spinning Stars QAL

Hey - I thought I would give this a go! Spinning stars fabric I just happened to have a birthday recently and I put through a totally selfish Hawthorne Threads order. I got some awesome fabric to make Miss E a quilt for her "big girl" bed when bubba boy comes along and requires a cot. And just so he won't feel left out I got some fabric to make him one as well! And the rest of the order - mine, all mine!! which conviently was 10 x 1/2 yards - wow and this QAL requires 10 x 1/2 yards = FATE. And I know I can't count because there are 11 in the pic - I could not bear to cut up the Babushka fabric - afraid i would lose too much of the large scale print so I found another in my stash that went perfectly. Don't worry bab will certainly make an appearance on the back. All cut - ready to go! All cut up but no time to sew :(

grown-up boy quilts...

Batch of brownies
I am beginning to love a challenge. Apart from baby boy quilts, I have never really embarked on the "man quilt". I will say never really as I may have promised hubby one, and have collected fabric but have had no inspiration for it. My good friend Mr G, godfather to my cute little bug (actually he is quite happy to let people think he is the father!) has eyed off various quilts I have made for friends - even his lovely lady , asked me to make a few baby quilts for his friends and then proceeds to hug them for a while. So why not? Colours were easy - greys, purples and a bit of yellow for fun. He is a bit of a car fan, likes to dress as a pirate on the odd occasion and used to be quite a goth boy! He is also a psychologist so I started my fabric collecting with Laurie Wisbruns Tuffed Tweets and those couches - which I am positive he would want in his office. I used the Batch of Brownies pattern from Elizabeth Hartman's first book (so another one ticked off) I actually had it finished for quite a while but was puzzled and un-inspired on how to quilt it. Hubby suggested a random square spiral - I did not think I had the patience to make one big one, so i opted for little ones in each of the brownies.
Batch of brownies closeup front
The back is those wonderful couches and the ghastlies!!! they were his favourite part.
Batch of brownies back Batch of brownies back close up
Now the only problem is, I may have overhead Mr G and his lovely lass discussing whose quilt goes where on the couch. Ahh Happy Days! oh and I better get used to making boy quilts ... one is on its way!!!