Friday, August 26, 2011


Martin and I just got back from the most glorious holiday in Cairns (without the kids)
We went for a whole week!
Must send a big thank you to everyone who helped look after our kids xoxoxo
Here are a couple of pics of my fabulous underwater photography

Ok so now I have made you slightly envious should probably show some sewing pics.
Remember the quilt top I made Anthony well I did actually finish it :)
Lovely sunny day here :)

When I went to put the quilt together I decided it needed to be longer so I added strips at the top and bottom

The quilting was just inside the red blocks blocks in black thread

I changed the pattern for the back too, as money was tight at the time so I had to use fabric I already had.
Anthony loves it and it's really well used.

I have also been working on a quilt for me (finally)
I am working slowly with this quilt along (link)
Will post some pics when I take some lol

Monday, August 8, 2011

Long Time Coming

Last April not long after I started quilting my friend Kate from Kate Conklin Designs posted this tutorial 
I loved it! I thought it looked simple enough and went off and bought 24 fat quarters.
It was really fun to make the quilt top. I added sashing around each square - cause I like it

I was happy with how the top turned out but was really scared of going any further as it was quite large.
Another friend of mine (also a Kate) really liked it and I promised it to her.
Well this last week I finally got the courage (and the cash) to finish it.

I worked quite hard on my binding and I am so happy :D with my corners

The quilting is just in the ditch but being such a large quilt it was a lot of work (very heavy)

I went with a plain back as opposed to piecing one as a thought the front had quite enough going on.

I really love the red binding it works well with both sides :)
As for Kate she has put it on her King size bed!!!!
I guess the lesson here is don't ask me for something you need quick it could take me over a year lol