Halloween Fun!!

Halloween Fun!!

I had a plan for a cute Halloween post but when I happened to read this one I made a few years ago it made me laugh so much. I thought I'd dust off the cobwebs and zombie slime and share it again. Hopefully it'll make you laugh too.  How to have some Halloween fun with a pair of scissors, some simple leaves...  ...and a pumpkin.  No, I'm not making a carriage for Cinderella. I'm making ... scary, creepy, spooky and very kooky JACK- O-  LEAF YS!!  There's no need for carving tools, and there's no pumpkin guts mess to clean up..  Just grab some leaves, trim them with scissors and stick them onto the pumpkin with glue, or do as I did and use BluTak. Its so easy to stick on and peel off to make changes. I love how simple shapes can create features and bring new characters to life. Here's Mr Big Mouth with his glowing eyes. Have you ever noticed there are more Jack O's but never any Jills ? I thought

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More houses!!!

More houses!!!

If you haven't seen the previous blog post you might want to jump back and read it. It gives the background as to why I'm sharing all of these fun and fabulous house blocks.  For those who know let's continue our walk around Daisytown, the neighbourhood of colourful houses from around the world.  Rachaeldaisy Today we're starting with this wonderful foundation pieced block made by Chris Jurd.  One of the fun things about my invite to make houses was that there were no restrictions on the size or style of the blocks. Chris thought outside of the square and turned her square on an angle.  Chris Jurd of Patchwork Fundamentals For the quilt I did some landscaping and added a butterfly garden in the bottom garden and planted daisies in the top garden. A corner of teapots because Chris always greets you with an offer of tea. I made sure the house teapot was there, it is a quilt of houses after all.  Chris Jurd of Patchwork Fundamentals Chris ba

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Houses, houses, and more houses.

Houses, houses, and more houses.

Rachaeldaisy I recently finished a quilt that wasn't made by just me. I've been slow to show photos of it because I haven't been quite sure how to fit in all the photos and story into one post. Yes, I know my posts are getting longer and longer but that would be crazy. Many wonderful people contributed to the quilt and each block deserves to be highlighted so I've decided to spread them out over a few posts. The quilt began way back in 2012 when LeeAnn of Nifty Quilts asked her blog friends to do a vintage fabric swap. I was happy to share some fabric and in return instead of sending me fabric I asked her to make me a house block. Here's the blog post about the first block-  Nifty House . It arrived and I loved it but it looked as though it needed friends so I asked if anyone else would like to make a house block to add to the neighbourhood. They soon started to arrive from all around the world. There were no rules, no size, fabric, style or colour re

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A drop of golden sun

A drop of golden sun

Each year Quilt NSW has a Suitcase Challenge were members create quilts 40cm x 40 cm to a set theme.  This year's theme was - Repurposed, Recycled, Reloved When I saw the prefix RE of the challenge words I immediately thought of the song Do Re Mi from the musical The Sound Of Music.  It's one of those fun songs I remember singing at school and I did love the movie.  For those who aren't familiar with the song here are some of the lyrics:  Doe, a deer, a female deer Ray, a drop of golden sun Me, a name, I call myself Far, a long, long way to run Sew, a needle pulling thread La, a note to follow So Tea, a drink with jam and bread That will lead us back to Do, oh, oh, oh As you can see Re or Ray is described as "a drop of golden sun". So I set about making a golden sun using various materials, an old shirt, hessian coffee bag, woolen blanket, 60's brocade, a bit of silk sari all on a base of old bl

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