Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sneak peek...

I have had this quilt in my mind waiting to happen for so long!
It did make it to the started process a while back, but you know how it goes... A few hiccups here and there with it and it just gets pushed to the side.

I did have a funny feeling that I was being watched...

Hopefully it will be finished this week to show everyone, Yay!
I have finished and bound the Verna quilt so if the sun decides to shine today I'll try to take some photos.
Hope everyone has had a great couple of days!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lest We Forget.

I hope all the Australians out there take a moment today to remember our heroes.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Looky what I did today!

My Janome and I spent some quality time together today.

This quilt top has been sitting around for ages waiting for its turn in the spotlight, Today was that day.I still have to bind it so I'll show proper photos when thats done.

I have realised that I am a lazy quilter! My stippling depends on where the pins are and I just squiggle aroung them instead of taking them out. Does anyone else do this? Should I be doing it some other way?

I need some help,I think my hard working sewing machine needs a name. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Found another one!

yep, Thats right,
Another awesome giveaway! I stumbled across this on flikr, These prizes are soooo good!
Jennie is celebrating her 300th blog post! 300! I think is like my 45th?
Head over HERE to join in the fun.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Check this out!

Ryan, A quilter guy has been having a month of giveaways!
This weeks is a Fat Quarter Shop gift voucher!
I know, Awesome huh!?!
Go and check his blog out and leave a comment you might win!

Friday, April 16, 2010

P.S. I've caught up

I took a " Sewing Day" today, I was getting WAY Behind on my Quilt Alongs!
I got all my Blocks up to date for Rachels Quilt along

They still need to be trimmed and ironed but, I think they will all look OK together.

I even got caught up with my Blocks for the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along!

I have my sights set on making a baby quilt for a friend next using Make Life by Sweetwater.
Can't wait, Yay!
What are you guys working on?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Modern Quilt Guild

It has been a very quiet time in the world of Kelli at the moment.
Other than the pinwheels last week, I have hardly sewn anything!
Yes, I'm getting grumpier by the day... grrr
But on the encouragement of a new friend I have joined in the Melbourne chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild!
Yay, Our first meeting is in the city on the 22nd May.
Which just so happens to be.... The bestest day of the year!!!
Yep, Happy 30th birthday to me and I get to spend half the day talking about sewing!
I am hoping to spend the other half eating Mexican food and drinking frozen margaritas.
Yes, I am smiling as I write this! I can't wait!!!
Anyone who wants to join in on either part of the day, The more the merrier!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Little helper

As I have mentioned in my previous posts, this has been a week to get some painting done.
Well, I must've looked like I needed some help.

He was watching what I was doing and asked for a go too. I showed him how to use the airbrush and that was it...
The ONLY way I could get it back from him was to give him his own to use!

After a quick wardrobe change due to green paint on his t-shirt we were back on track.

I'm not really sure that I needed a red and yellow piece of paper but it is now one of my favorite paintings ever : )
Everytime we go outside now, Thats all he wants to do!
At least I know what he's up to while I'm painting huh?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

One more won't hurt....

You know when things get kinda busy, School holidays are on, Painting needs doing, House is begging to be cleaned, You've signed on for a *few* quiltalongs amd sewing projects etc...
Well, why not start another quiltalong?

Better yet, Why not wait until said quiltalong is nearly over before you even begin?

Sure you have plenty of left over fabric. It wouldn't be that hard to catch up and join in, Huh?

Well, it looks like that is just the answer!
More Sewing!!!
These are just the first three blocks.
A friend came over today for a sewing day. Perfect combination I think, Friends and pinwheels. She is using Aviary by Three Sisters and my fabric is Panache by Sanae.
I didn't get any photos of her blocks but I'll try get some Monday night at class.
It has been a great day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Adding another one to the list...

I joining in the fun at Jaybird Quilts.
Julie is doing a quilt along made out of Hexagons! Yay, Fun!!!
I've got some 1974 fabric put away for a special occasion and I think this may be just that occasion!
Check out her blog if you wanna join in the fun and make sure you come back and see the progress

Monday, April 5, 2010


I haven't sewn in nearly TWO weeks!!!
So, I haven't really got any quilts to show and talk about.
A few friends have been telling me off for not putting enough of my paintings up here.Because I do as I'm told, (sometimes)...

These are a few of the Pin Up chicks that I have painted on canvases. The one above that is sliding down the firemans pole lives in our dining room, Which still amazes me. Usually I get so sick of looking at them while I'm painting it that I can't wait to sell them.

These other two are well and truly gone to a new home.
I have painted a few other Pin Ups but I can't seem to find the photos so I'm thinking that I REALLY was sick of looking at those ones : )

These are usually pretty fun, No stress style paintings to do which is always fun.
I have got a swap meet coming up next weekend in Castlemaine so thats why painting is on my mind. I think I'l be doing some this week as I don't have much stocked up.
Keeps your fingers crossed for me that I get it all done!