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A Quilter's Journey. I have become a piecer of quilts. The part I love the most is choosing a design, the colour/fabric selection, then piecing.

Monday, 24 November 2014

After two years, havenot tired of hexies....but 1/2 inch hexies?????

Dia Duit, I have been itching to start Brigitte Giblins, Crib Quilt, featured in her book, The Feathered Nest. It will be for the bridge chair, we have in the spare room. I have already made the Postage Stamp Quilt and pillow sham. Yippee a new project. Colonial Rose is with Ness.

 What does one do on a cold rainy day????Listen to youtube with your favourite band. I love the Dubliners, especially the song Grace.Glad DH did not want to use the pc yesterday. He would have a battle on his hands....grin.......
 I have had in my stash some two years, now , the Millbook Series repro fabric from 1835. Love this fabric. Pictured above, the corner pieces being cut out. My aim is to prepare, as much of this quilt I can, before the Christmas madness starts.They are 1/2 inch hexies. I thought I would struggle, but going fine with the small size,
The central medallion, block. Mayhap, I can do some more tomorrow afternoon. I had to go to Melbourne, today, for my yearly check.

I was fortunate enough to be picked for the Travelling Treasures which was on my doorstep when I came in this afternoon. For Australian Residents only, if you wish to take part in the Travelling Treasures, lookout for my blogpost on the 9th December, 2014

Sunday, 23 November 2014

A Christmas Wreath for Little Sister....

 Dia Duit, this morning we went to the Camberwell Market with little sister. We all found a few bargains along the way. DH put the pressure on for a jig saw. Little sister found the huge twig wreath and the Christmas bells in the centre of the wreath. On the way home we dropped into the Reject shop for some Christmas bling. I started with a mess on the kitchen bench...pic above.....
The finished result, can you see little sisters slight frame behind......I might add, DH and little sister watched, as I worked on the Wreath.
I thought it came up pretty well, sustained a few hot glue gun burns along the way.
Little sister went home a happy camper.
Sla~n, O'faigh

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Mill Rosie Gathering - Christmas

 Dia Duit, time passes so quickly, yesterday, I travelled to Mill Rose Cottage, for our Christmas Gathering for the Mill Rose Friends.So much laughter, was to be had by all. Our gifts were something to wear, a Christmas decoration and a treat. Shez, was Bad Santa. Boy oh Boy, she had us all confused by the end. A gorgeous lunch and hardly a scrap of sewing done.
A group shot of us all.
Sl~an, O'faigh