Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sweet garden

Sweet garden by Kellis Pieces
Sweet garden a photo by Kellis Pieces on Flickr.

Well, The kiddos were kind enough to give me a quiet afternoon so I got some more blocks finished and put together. Yay!
I still have 3 blocks to add to the right hand side to make the overall shape of the quilt more square.
Hopefully they will feel as generous tomorrow!

Sweet garden

Isn't it amazing how much peace and quiet you get when kids are hoping that they get heaps of chocolate the next day?
I had a house full of perfect angels yesterday so I made sure to take full advantage of the situation!
I have managed to get some of my blocks put together in my sweet garden quilt.

Above are blocks 1,2 &3 sewn together.
These blocks are really fun to put together. No two blocks are the same.

I have been treating it kinda like a block of the month, I get out all of the bits for one block at a time. Its way easier!

I had some of the cameos that weren't "full" so I had some fun fussy cutting them.

I hope your kids are being as good for you!
Happy Easter Everyone!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Either way.... I know why she is single!!!

So, Is she a single girl in Love or is she a single girl {made} outta Love?
Yes, I am corny!

(I have used a navy blue solid with some of the fabrics from the Love range by Amy Butler.)

I don't want to put anyone off from making this quilt but....

Have you ever made a quilt that just fought you from the very beginning?
You know the one, You seem to make a mistake every. step. of. the. way.!!!
She was even hard to photograph!!!

I have to admit, I haven't treated her too nicely in return.
I have swore at her, I have put her down,Constantly. Even in front of people.
But you know how I am going to make up for all of that?
I am going to sleep with her!

I am going to put big borders on her. I am in no hurry to make more rings!
Then she is going to enjoy her life laying on my bed every day!
Just gotta decide how to quilt her.
Any suggestions???


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I know that I promised this blog was going to be 100% positive but you guys are going to have to bear with me today.
I am off to a funeral today.
His name is John Katsanis. He was an amazing man.

Photo from here
John was responsible for so much in the Australian Hot Rodding world.
He organised and ran the BEST car shows in Oz.
It was at these car shows that he helped me get my foot in the door with my painting.
It was at one of his shows that I met Paul.
We even had some of our wedding photos at his house.

He was a very quiet and shy man but always had a smile on his face.
The hot rod community will not be the same now.
R.I.P. John. (Chopper).

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A week or so later...

So, I have been back from the best weekend ever! for over a week now and still haven't blogged. Oops!
Started off with an awesome trip up through the mountains with Rach.
Kinda slow going behind a truck.

This was me trying to get a photo of how "fast" we were going and the truck in the same pic.
Didn't work so well.
We got there and put our dibs on what bed we wanted. We made our way to the kitchen and opened the chocolate. That is pretty much where we stayed for the rest of the evening.
Chatting up a storm.
turned out that my big drama of keeping my fabric clean of chips and chocolate wasn't my biggest dilemma of the weekend. Who saw that coming???
It was the killer hangover that shared Saturday with me! Argh!
Its OK but, I was only trying to piece my single girl quilt. yeah you know the one. Its got lots of little pieces and CURVES!
Needless to say. I didn't get it finished. No photos either. we aren't really on speaking terms at the moment.
The other talented ladies that came got some finishes.

Adele bought this awesome diamond ruler and started this. Ace colours yeah?

Rach finished her Sherbet Pips top. Look at all of those tiny pieces!

Linda started and finished this awesome top using some quilted fish fabric. It is so sweet and pretty.

Alison started and finished her Kitchen windows top using Kaffes. the colours of this were amazing.

and because she is a show off, Rach finished another top using mainly plume fabrics.
I didn't get any photos of the actual house but it was so good. we have booked our next one already!
If you are in the area, I highly recommend The Vickery
Thank you to the awesome bunch of ladies that shared it with me, and helped me nurse my hango ver! ;)