Monday, May 31, 2010

Pot Holder Pass 3.

As some of you might remember I joined in the Pot Holder Pass after seeing what Mary had done in the last one.
I was super lucky enough to have Tiffany as my swap partner and this is the parcel that I received all the way from New York!

My Kitchen is grey and blue so that is what I asked for to match.

I haven't seen this fabric before but I love it! She has done such a great job in making these. She even changed the thread colour for each different part of the quilting!
She also made me a matching lavender filled trivet. Super clever!
I love it all.
Thankyou Tiffany!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Melbourne Modern Quilt Guilds First Meeting!

Saturday May 22nd was AWESOME!
I dropped the boys at my parents house early in the morning and Renae and I headed into the city for the inaugural meeting of the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild.
It was so much fun!
There was a bit of show and tell to begin with.

We were a tad late so we missed the beginning but there were still heaps to see!

On arrival we were handed a name tag, a goody bag and a raffle ticket.The picture below is what was in my goody bag. Everyones fabric and thread were different.

This was a bit hard to photograph clearly but we were given a quarter inch ruler that has the days details on it. Way cool!

I was wrapped when I saw my ticket was number 22. Yep, 22nd May and My birthday. Had to be a good omen yeah?
Yep! There were so many raffles during the day! I won one where I got to choose a bit of material from a stack. I have 2 charm packs and some yardage of Sultry already so this will be perfect for the binding! Yay! Score!

We didn't get to stay all day as Renae and I had to get home, We had a birthday party to go to! (more on that in the next post!)
I did join the committee. Our first meeting is next week.
I'm looking forward to the future of this quilt guild. They were all awesome chicks that are so full of enthusiasm and ideas. If you wanna join in too, Click on the button on the side column.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2010!

Its that time! Yay!
Amy over at Amy's Creative side, Is hosting a Bloggers quilt festival.
Basically, we all write a blog post about a quilt we have made and then send her the link. Pop over to her blog to see the list of people joining in and check out some awesome quilts!

I started this quilt around the start of the year. I was so excited to get my hands on a Verna honeybun!
You know how it goes... Gotta find just the right pattern for the fabric...

Well, I found a pattern in The Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts book that I really liked, Only problem was that it was made for a jelly roll, Not a honeybun!

So, Out came the graph paper and the coloured pencils. It wouldn't be that hard would it? Sure the blocks would be smaller but you could cut more to a length so that should even out the sizes yeah?

I may have been wrong in my logic. The block at the top of the post is only 6 1/2 inches. Yep, 6 inches finished! 36 pieces in a 6 inch block!!!!

All that aside, I Love Love Love this quilt! It was way worth every tiny teeny piece!
Big Thankyou to Amy for organising such an event and everyone who joins in! Can't wait to check some of them out!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Everyone, Meet Rosie.
Rosie, Meet everyone!

She's a Labradoodle. I think she's definitely more Lab and less Poodle.

So cute.

Rosie is my birthday present from my Spunky Fella.
Am I spoilt or what!?!
Such a good puppy!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Missie Krissie

Have you guys seen this Blog?
This chick is Awesome!

Her name is Kris and she has some amazing jewelry that she makes herself!
As I may have mentioned before, I am planning my wedding for later in the year. This is where Kris comes into it...
She is making the jewelry for Me and all of my Bridesmaids!
I am super excited about it all but I can't give away much more about my order til closer to THE day : )
She has an ETSY shop too so go check it all out! You won't be disappointed. Have a look at her jewelry trees while you're there, SO SO SO cute!!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Heaps going on!

This year I am so DEFINITELY gonna join in the Bloggers Quilt Festival! I didn't have a blog last year when they were on but now?
BAM! I'm there! I have no idea which quilt I am gonna enter yet???
Maybe I should go start a new one : )
Notice how I didn't mention finishing one of my 3,497 unfinished quilts?
Click on the button over there in my sidebar and it will take you to it so you can join in the fun too : )

I have also signed up for the Modern Siggy Swap on Jaybirds blog. We make 101 blocks and sign each and every one by hand and send them to her and she will send me back 100 blocks signed by different people from all over the world and then I make a quilt. It should be fun to see where they have all came from!

Last but definitely not least...
Everyone knows how my parents spoil me rotten yeah? Well, They did it again!
The Australian Quilt Convention was on the other weekend and they gave me some pocket money to bring home some souvenirs. Yay!
I forgot to take my camera with me to the show so you're just gonna have to imagine all the awesome quilts that were there.
This is part of my souvenirs.
9 Fat quarters of Sugar by Art Gallery Fabrics and a little over a metre and a half of a pin dot fabric. I have my sights set on THIS quilt by Thimbleblossoms.
I also bought myself a great little folder that has an ironing mat on one side and a cutting mat on the other! Perfect for my Hexies and paper piecing.
Told you I was spoilt : )

By the way, I may have been kinda exagerating about the amount of unfinished quilts I have on the go, Its not quite that many : )


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day.

I want to start this post by wishing all the Mothers out there a wonderful day! I hope you all get spoilt rotten followed by a gazillion kisses and cuddles!!!
These are a couple of quilt tops that I have finished recently.
I had a Verna Honeybun and I wasn't sure what to make after the last Verna Honeybun was such a "project". So big brave me got a charm pack and made this simple layout. I am really happy with how it has turned out. I think I will straight line quilt it to keep the simple look to it. Its a great size and will end up on my Step Daughters bed I think.

This one is for my Local Supermarket Check out Chick. Yep, I stop and talk to EVERYBODY : ) We have become great friends and she got VERY clucky over Nick when he was a baby and decided that she wanted a little boy too. ( Her Youngest is 10) so now, She is preggers and Yes, It's a boy! Yay!

Any excuse to use this fabric is a good excuse I think : ) I got the idea for this quilt from one on Flikr.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Way too long.

Yes, I have very valid reasons for not blogging in the last week or so but I'm going to blame the weather anyway ;)
Everyone knows that you can't get good photos of quilts if its raining.

I have finished and bound my Verna quilt. Yay!!! I love it!
for now, Its just gonna have to live beside the Neptune quilt and wait for someone I know to have a baby girl. C'mon people!

This is the back, I took all my leftover Verna and added heaps of white. Adventurous huh?

I have also managed to quilt my 1974 quilt. This thing is a monster!!! Its huge!!! I am still apologising to my sewing machine for making her do this. On a side note, I have decided to call my machine, Mona. Yes, I did decide the name the day I was quilting this.

The back of this quilt is the same pattern but made from Layer Cakes. so It is a double sided quilt. I just don't know which side I like better? Maybe I'll just have to share the love with both sides.

Hope everyone out there has had a fantastic week!
I have a few more things to show but you'll have to wait for the next post.
Thanks for not noticing how bad my weeds are in the photos! I am not a gardener! Sorry!