Sunday, May 28, 2023

Zooming .....

 .... along with the Chook Shed Stitchers to celebrate Chookyblue's Chookshed 11th birthday. It was a lovely day chatting & stitching along with ladies from all over the world.

My project was to stitch the tumblers together. A little quilt popped up on Instagram on Friday & i asked the lady how many tumblers she used. 224 for hers so i'm 4 short. She said hers was 16 tumblers in 14 rows. Perfect for what i was hoping to make.

I managed 4 rows whilst chatting

I had already made a row & started on a 6th when i signed off Zoom for the night.

It shouldn't take me to long to make the other 8 up. :)

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, May 23, 2023


 Recently i've been seeing tumbler quilts made from small tumblers. A few years back in order to finish my coffin quilt with a straight edge in case i add borders i ordered a bag of tumblers. Little did i realise until they arrived that they were the wrong size. :(

I've been throwing my scraps of reproduction fabrics in a little plastic box for future use. Fast forward to last night & this is what i got up to. :)

There is 220 1 inch tumblers. I'll cover them all & then decide what to make. Most likely a doll quilt.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, May 20, 2023


 As yesterday was a sew in day hosted by Wendy it seemed a good time to finally put the binding on 2 quilts i'd recently sent to Fiona to work her quilting magic on.

1st quilt was Hannah & Harrington. It was a free pattern from Michelle of The Raspberry Rabbits many years back. I'm so happy i's finally a finish. Watching Godzilla in the afternoon saw the binding hand stitched down.

I gave it a wash this morning because when i was rinsing my tracing pen out of a couple of the blocks the red felt ran. The colour catchers did catch some colours but some of the red is there to stay in the fabric. Oh well i'll live with it. :)

Next quilt was a bom several years back. The pattern was Round We Go by Sue Daley. All EPP then appliqued onto background squares. I'd initially been going to get it in the usual types of fabrics until i saw a store offering it in Halloween fabrics.
I can't remember what i watched after Godzilla but i started hand sewing the binding down then took a break about 7 pm for shower & dinner, watched BH&G followed by Moving to the Country but at 10 pm i called it quits with about a 1/4 left to sew as i had a raging headache which i didn't want to turn into migraine.

Yay 2 more finishes off my UFO pile. Umteen dozen to go. :) :) lol. and trying hard not to add any as i reduce the pile.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, May 6, 2023

FNwF May

 Yesterday was FNwF but i just faffed around & didn't get a lot done. :)

I prepared bindings for 2 recently quilted quilts.

and my new binding holder arrived just in time. :)

Then in the evening i started on this stitchery

Another Christmas design from Fig n Berry Creations.

Pop over here to see who joined in. Thankyou to Cheryll for hosting us.

Happy Stitching

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Rainbow Scrap Challenge May

 Oh is for orange & apparently i have very little orange fabric. I was really scraping the bottom of the barrel to find enough for 12 blocks. 2 blocks are actually leftover scraps from my Halloween quilt. There was just enough in one piece for a bow tie block & enough in the other for a churn dash with a small scrap over. :). I forgot i still had some of the African print stashed away so that was a lucky find to add into the Churn Dash blocks.

Last night i finished this embroidery. The pattern was just the stitchery no finishing instructions.
It will be a wallhanging. I just need to work out what i want to do with the borders.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Anzac Day 2023

 "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them."

Saturday, April 22, 2023

FNSI April

 I started fairly early for FNSI  to get 2 projects quilted & bound.

First up the Halloween mat. I had hoped to do a meander stitch all over the mat but my machine just doesn't like to do it. :( Straight line stitch it is then, 2 rows down each blade. Ready for Halloween this year.

If i ever make another i think i'll applique it to a background. :)

The advent calendar/tree was quilted next. I had hoped to meander quilt it too. I just ditch stitched along all the rows.

It took ages to tie in all the thread ends around the little stitcheries. lol. But it's done now & can go into the Christmas crates.

Pop over here to see who joined in. Thanks for hosting us again Wendy.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, April 20, 2023

The Taming Of The Ufo's ......

 .......continues. :)

I've appliqued the stitcheries onto the tree so it's now ready to quilt. Not sure how i want to do that yet.

These blocks were next in the pile. One just needed borders, another a background to be pieced & as i went to iron it down to applique i realised it needed a flower & leaf added. I vaguely remember having to remove them when i did the stitching. lol. The others borders for hexies to be appliqued & the other applique & embroidery.

As i only bought 5 blocks from this quilt project i will need to figure a setting for them once i've finished the applique & embroidery. I have heaps of B & C fabrics/scraps so at least i'll have matching fabrics. I'm thinking a 9 patch setting using churn dash blocks or something simple.

Yesterday i took out these remaining 4 blocks from a set of 20 i had. I looked back through photo's & found i'd made 2 runners from them back in 2020. Oh dear. Those blocks had been hanging around longer than that though. :) I went with a simple 9 patch to join them.
I'm hoping the dye that ran will wash out with a colour catcher when i wash the runner.

The other project from yesterday is a recent ufo. I was making this for Halloween last year but no matter which way i tried sewing it together the blades looked twisted. I had 3 goes before i chucked it aside. I thought if it didn't work this time i was chucking it in the bin. Just the quilting & binding to do on it now.

My small ufo projects basket is slowly emptying (wish i could say the same for the large projects) & it's a lovely sight to see but this morning i was looking in another basket to see what was in there. Hmm a stitchery ready to stitch( placed in wrong basket) & a half finished project. Sigh. Oh well at least it was only 1 ufo. Well unless you count my Mum's apple core ufo. :) then it's 2. lol.

Happy Stitching

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Another day another ufo

 The next wip/ufo was from 2019. Helen Stubbings from Hugs and Kisses offered a free Christmas sew along. The little stitcheries were all completed but that was it.

Yesterday i cut all the strips need to make the background tree & made the hanging up.

Next decision is to either make the stitcheries up like Helen did to hang from the tree of applique the circles to some backround fabric & then applique them to the tree.

I decided to cut out a background piece & applique one together to see how it looked on the background only to discover the stitchery circles are to big. Oh well i'll rectify that today. :)

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, April 15, 2023

FNwF April

 FNwF saw me putting together anther wip/ufo. I joined in with this BOM from Gail Pan back in 2021. I stitched a few of the blocks left it got it out again last year & stitched a few more. I think i was up to May by this time. A few weeks back i got it out again & was determined to get the stitcheries done. Wednesday saw me adding the green squares to each corner & trimming them back. All the blue strips & the corner squares were also cut & trimmed ready to go.

I tried to start fairly early but a phone call with my sister put paid to that. :)

Bring Me Flowers is now officially a flimsy. I'm so glad that it is no longer in the pile. Now to get on with the next wip/ufo.

The evening saw me start this stitchery Christmas Candles by Fig n Berry.
I should have been stitcheries from Owl & Hare Hollow so i don't get behind with that bom. :)

Pop over here to visit our lovely hostess Cheryll to see who joined in.

Happy Stitching,

Zooming .....

 .... along with the Chook Shed Stitchers to celebrate Chookyblue's  Chookshed 11th birthday. It was a lovely day chatting & stitchi...