2 New Quilts

2 New Quilts

Sometimes it's nice to whip up a fun quick quilt. I grabbed some fat quarters of Girl's World Vibe by Sis Boom  and made a Twister Quilt.  I had leftover fabric...  so I added some little elephants. and made another top. My wonderful long arm quilter Tanya Croft donated the quilting so together we've made these quilts for Inspirational Quilts , an organisation that gives quilts to children with Cystic Fibrosis or the children of families staying in at Ronald McDonald House during major illness and/or treatment. Don't you think one of the best things about making quilts is giving them away?

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Friendly Friday- Jan of Sew Surprising

Friendly Friday- Jan of Sew Surprising

It's Friendly Friday again! Today I'm featuring Jan of Sew Surprising . Jan chose not to do an interview but they say a picture is worth a thousand words so lets enjoy a few thousand words.  Jan made the most awesome house block , I love that it's so modern.. very Frank Lloyd Wright! Such a perfect choice of fabrics. That bricked chimney is wonderful and I would love to have a door that exact shade of red in real life.  Jan also recently surprised me with this amazing bag too.  It's a wonderful patchwork of so many fun fabrics, lots with a sewing theme.  and just look at what it says... SEW! You can't quite tell from the photos that this bag is BIG. I put a folded queen size quilt in there to make the bag look full, and there was still room for more things! This is going to be my sewing class bag. I'll be able to retire the very unglamourous plastic bag I've been using. I always take a lots of bits and pieces, half my sewin

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A parcel of goody goodness!

A parcel of goody goodness!

A little while ago I was sitting in my house when there was a knock on the door...  It was the postie bringing me a parcel. I wonder what it could bee?  I opened it up and found a Starry pile of fabrics, all the way from New York!! It looked so pretty I just had to do a happy dance!!  My friend Barb sure knows me well. Look at these beautiful dreamy florals and spots too.  This piece reminds me so much of my florist days! You can almost smell the scent of the roses and lillies.    Thank you Barb!!!  This parcel of goody goodness was such a lovely surprise!!

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There's still time... To enter my Blog Hop Giveaway for 15 Minutes of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  Leave a comment on the  Blog Hop Post .   I'll be picking my winners at 9pm tonight ( Sydney, Australia time).  Good Luck! You can still enter at these blogs too- Nov: 26: "Victoria Findlay Wolfe",  http://www.15minutesplay.com/ Nov 27: "Bonnie K Hunter",  http://quiltville.blogspot. com/ Nov 28: "Alissa Haight Carlton,  http://www.handmadebyalissa. com/ Nov 29:  "Pat Sloan",  http://patsloan.typepad.com/ Nov 30: " Kimberly,"   http://fatquartershop. blogspot.com/  Dec 1st: "Karen Griska", http://selvageblog. blogspot.com/ Dec 2nd: "Angela Walters",  http://www. quiltingismytherapy.com/ Dec 3rd:  Generation Q,  http://generationqmagazine. com/ Dec 4th: "Tonya Ricucci",  http://www.lazygalquilting. blogspot.com/ Dec 5th: "Michele Foster", http:// quiltinggallery.com/blog- posts/ De

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15 Minutes Of Play Book Blog Hop

15 Minutes Of Play Book Blog Hop

It's my turn on the blog hop of the hottest book in town- 15 Minutes of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Here's 15 reasons why I think this is a "must have" book: . 1)  Victoria Findlay Wolfe totally rocks!!! An awesome quilt maker, She's really strong in the blogging and quilting community with her websites, BumbleBeans Inc and 15 Minutes Play . Victoria is tireless with Bumble Beans BASICS organising quilts for homeless people. It's great she's now sharing her quilt making tips and techniques in a book.  2)  Eye Candy - Oh my golly!! Talk about lots of  fabulous quilts!!! The pages are choc a block full of seriously fabulous quilts using Made-Fabric and Improvisational styles.  3) Very Inspiring!! just flipping through the pages makes me want to run off to my sewing room to start Playing!! If you read this book at bedtime I guarantee you'll dream of quilts!! 4)   Different techniques for creating Made-Fabric-  not just

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Giveaway Day!!!

Giveaway Day!!!

Hi - This GiveAway is now closed. thanks for stopping by though.  WooHoo!! It's Sew Mama Sew GiveAway Day !!! It's nearly Christmas so I'm going with a Christmas theme with 2 fun Giveaways.  The first Giveaway is this awesome panel of Sheri Berry's 12 Joys of Christmas range with 17 coordinating fat quarters. It would make a great advent calendar quilt or wall hanging. These pretty baubles are along the bottom of the panel, just waiting to be sewn and hung on a Christmas tree. 17 yummy fat quarters from the same range. Giveaway 2  This is a fabulous Christmas ornament kit designed and made by Alicia Paulson of Cosy with Posy. So cute it makes your fingers itch to stitch. It comes with all the felt, floss, wool, trimmings and bits and pieces to create the 3 very cute designs. To enter leave a comment, Tell me what the weather is like outside your window right now. If you're a super duper follower of Blue

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One of my treasures

One of my treasures

After reading Sujata's mention of Jaisalmer on her blog I was inspired to share one of my favourite possessions. A Rajastani mirrorwork bedspread that I bought in Jaisalmer in India about 12 years ago. My mother had a yellow mirrorwork shoulder bag that fascinated me when I was a little Rachaeldaisy in the 70's so when I was travelling through India I was on the lookout for something similar. I ended up with a bedspread of 80 x 90 inches. With all the mirrors, dense embroidery and thick backing fabric it was very heavy to carry on my journey but it was worth it. Fast forward to the future and a time of living in an apartment with no room to be hung, it had to be packed away. In the meantime I became a quilter so when I got it out again in our home I saw it afresh with quilters eyes. All that patchwork of fabulous shapes hand stitching, crazy shapes, fabulous colours, ideas for applique.  It comprises of lots of  pieces all stitched together onto a backing with thi

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