quilt day…

Quilt group was at my place on the weekend,  I loved having lots of laughter and chatter in my house.

There was the usual stitching and eating and some showing of quilts.


This lovely hexagon quilt was made by Mary.


Love how she used lots of fabrics…


Another 1930’s quilt by Mary.


Snowball quilt made by Janet…it had a wonderful colour combination


There is a couple of my quilts on the pile underneath….


Janet is working on a Lucy Boston quilt.


It was a very nice day…and our new dining table that extends to 2.1 metres worked wonderfully for everyone to sit around.


Happy new year..

Happy New Year, all my friends! We once again went to our little towns fireworks on New Year’s Eve…which finishes by 10 pm…as it’s a family new year eve event, with rides and fun for kids. My fireworks pics didn’t go as planned so I will show a pic of one of the rides instead.


And today we had a quiet day at home…our son was home for a week over Christmas, and he went back to Cairns on Tuesday. So now it’s time to put away the Christmas decorations….

Yesterday, I started the quilt kit I got for Xmas. It will go together quickly as it’s mainly borders. I am making it for my lounge room quilt, to snuggle under in winter! I would like to finish it by the time the quilt group meets in a few weeks so I have something to show!


The centre of the quilt…

Border added…

I love french general fabric…while I was away on our trip to Canberra in early December, all the fabric I bought was French General!

roses and sewing

I’m looking forward to the days being warmer.  I went to the sewing room for a while, but was just too cold, so I’m back inside where it’s warmer.  I have been making double wedding ring arcs, I pulled out all the blue scraps I have.  It makes such a mess playing with scraps, anyway I can shut the door and tidy it later.

These pretty roses were $5 at Woolworth’s…



They aren’t perfect, but so pretty!


And this is another quilt I have been working on. The Di Ford mystery quilt from Quiltmania magazine.   This is round 3, I have already made round 4, I just need to finish this applique border before the next magazine arrives.


One of the things I like about the mystery BOM is that I get to work with fabrics I might not choose.