Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dear Jane - G4 - Shutter Bug

Went to the monthly Dear Jane class on Saturday and came home with a completed G4 block (aka Shutter Bug). This one was machine foundation pieced and very enjoyable. I feel quite confident now with my newly learned foundation piecing knowledge. I love how foundation piecing is so precise. This block is turning out to be one of my favourites.

Amish Thangles Quilt - Finished!

For the past couple of years I have been taking part in the Thangles program run by Karen at Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop in Monbulk and last year I chose to do the "Amish" theme. Bold coloured blocks contrast with black and then I chose purple to complete the top. All over quilting by Chris Calherios. Quite happy with the finished result and so was my 10 year old son as he has asked if he can have the quilt for his bed!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dear Jane - G8 - Justin's Comet - Machine Pieced

Went to my Dear Jane class yesterday, was a bit of a struggle after a late night previously followed by an early morning - but this is the result. I learnt to do Y seams - not as scary as first thought! Very happy with the end result. Just needs a proper pressing.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fig Tree

Just dropped by Fig Tree blog I love the fresh colours that Joanna uses. They are so so yummy. Anyway Joanna mentions a new club that the Fat quarter shop is running, so i scooted on over there and of course just had to enter their giveway competition. For your chance to win the great prize on offer, get yourself over to here:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dear Jane or should that be Dear Me???

I recently embarked on my very own Dear Jane journey. Attending class once a month at Foothills Fabric and Threads in Tecoma. Here's my first 4 blocks. Not bad if I do say so myself. This is one journey that won't be finished in a hurry.


Table topper completed. Present for Moi! Pattern by Viv Robinson

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mikayla & Danielle

Mikayla and Danielle (my God daughters) have recently embarked on their "patchwork journey". They have traced and stitched several designs and we have "converted" the completed pieces into beautiful cushions. The girls have selected their fabrics and we have spent a couple of days together to complete these beautiful works of art. With 3 sons of my own, it is nice to be able to share my passion with the girls. Yesterday I took them on their first trip to the Melbourne Quilt show at "Jeff's Shed". We had a ball, sitting in on "how to" workshops, some hands on work shops - plenty of shopping and of course admiring all of the beautiful quilts. Both girls are already showing a keen interest to move into making their first quilts and we have already chosen a simple yet effective design. Well done Mikayla and Danielle - "AJ" is very proud of you both.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

This time it's birthday cakes

Cake made for Thomas' 1st birthday.
Cake made for Caitlyn's 3rd birthday.

About time!

Well here I am at last. I have been rather slack with the blog and have been meaning to upload some new shots for a while. No excuse really other than life has just been busy. So here's some photos.

Saltbox houses. A BOM that I bought years ago and finally decided to prep it. I am not sure if I still like it and I have had to find some backing fabric for the missing block as there wasn't enough in that part of the kit. There is a lot of applique followed by a lot of stitching the leaves on the trees. All the houses need to have windows and doors appliqued on too. The jury is out at the moment as to whether I continue with it.

I love this table topper. Very easy pattern, however can be quite wasteful with fabric.

This is a cute design "Poire Sampler" by Cath at Willow Valley Store. A lot of fun to stitch and includes some colouring in! Check out Cath's blog! She has some great designs and writes so well. Always worth a read!

This is another of Cath's great designs.

Another one of Cath's designs. I stitched this one for my friend Jenny's birthday.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cute purses

I whipped up these cute little coin purses over the past week. They are by Marg Low and are featured in the current issue of Homespun Magazine. Marg has some really other great designs. Check out her blog -

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Kim

A few weeks back I was invited to an "0" birthday celebration for a girl I used to work with. Jokes had been had between birthday girl (Kim) and another colleague about making Kim a red and white quilt for her birthday. Well as the quilt had already been made I decided to make a doll for Kim in her fav colours of Red and White.
Pattern for the doll is from Rosie Quinlan's book "The Gift"
and I had a heap of fun making her. Her dress is a red spot and her bloomers were red and white Toile.

Quilt for Dad

Just thought I would post a pic of the quilt I finally made for my dad. It was his birthday yesterday and if the photo doesn't give it away - he loves horses.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm sooooo excited!!

Now that I have a blog, I need to learn how to drive it. There is so much to learn about blogging. Whilst blog surfing the other day I stumbled across Jackie's blog, and guess what?! Jackie is running a Black and White quilt challenge. Now for all of you out there who know me, you know I just love anything Black and White. So after approaching Jackie about the challenge, I was very excited to be asked to join. I just have to now get myself sorted and get some pics and links up onto my blog - I just wish I had more hours in the day.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Here I am!

After surfing in blog land for many months now and yes, becoming quite addicted, i decided to create my own. This blog will be a place for me to post pics of my quilts and other creations.