Wednesday, 29 January 2014


I have a very good friend who tolerated my passion by waiting in the car while I dashed into the quilt shop.

One day I managed to sit her in front of my beloved Bernina and she fell in love.

A couple of months on she has her own beautiful Bernina and a growing stash.  A couple of quilts finished, another on the go and plenty more projects planned.

Don't you just love a convert.

To show my support,  I attended a raggy quilt class with her. I'd always wanted to make one and had a pile of fabric I was saving for something.

This turned out to be the perfect something.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

1 down, 19 - give or take, to go

Here is my first achievement for the year.

This quilt was a block of the month project with my Monday night "not your Nanas sewing group" friends.   We each have a turn of choosing a block we get the other 
 members to sew.
I just had to bind it.  Which I finished today.
Just in time, as tomorrow it's my turn again. 

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Dressed up cushion

I saw a cushion similar to this in a home decor shop for $100.
This one cost me a zip, the dresses are from my scrap bin and I had the background and backing fabrics hanging about.
It's the 2nd one I've made, this one went to another good friend for Christmas.
Christine has the other one.
I do plan to make one for myself.
One day.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

What Next?

Well, now that project is finished - by the way, she said it was the best present she has ever been given.

On to the next.

Which is to finish off some of 20 odd projects that I've popped aside over the years.

As I work on those I will show you some of my recently finished quilts.

Like this one I made for my son's very good friends who are about to become young parents.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Finished ! ! ! ! !

Hard to find a vessel big enough to fit them all.

What fun to get this.

And here they are all laid out.

Guess what my next project is going to be.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

The Last Few

Somewhere along the way I miscounted, because when I laid them out there is 365.



Tomorrow see them all together.