Monday, November 9, 2009

All that Jazz

Long time no post. Life just gets in the way sometomes. We are enjoying a week of balmy weather which is a bit unseasonal for this time of year. Usually it would be one day like this. Today at home it was 27 degrees in the sun.

My photo for this post is of a challenge by Devon Patchworks and Quliters organied in conjuntion with our quilt show in August. It was on the same weekend as the Jazz Festival, so we rode on their coat tails. Their colours for the Festicval are Yellow and black and our theme was "JAzz". These are the ones that we made.

And Paul has finally been able to get a disability pension. He has disappointed with the amount, but I did tell his that even if it had only seen $10.00 per week it was better than nothing.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What have I been doing

Thought it was about time for another post. I have been slowly working on my quilt block for "Tribute to Mrs Williams" Its nearly been 12 months since I started this. Just a hand project to take to work anf to quilt group.

Monday, August 3, 2009


I took this photo yesterday. I haven't decided yet whether I will put a border on it. Will audition fabric at the weekend. I'm going to Smithton at the weekend for their Friendship Day.

This is a section of one of the blocks that I have started after my class with Michele Hill

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Three months later

Doesn't time fly when your having fun. Well Adelaide was most enjoyable. I did a fabulous class with Michele Hill and since coming home have been busy designing blocks for a quilt. I also had a lovely angel called Petra that made me some lovely gifts. She was also a very crafty angel and tricked me good and proper as to who was my angel .

I have also been on a mini retreat about half an hour from here with 4 friends. We hired a house at West Kentish - self catered and have already booked in for next year. We had a great time
once everyone got there after some decided to take the scenic route in the dark!!

I worked on my Adelaide quilt and also sewed a top from my Kaffe Fasset fabric - finally. Will take some photos tomorrow to post.

The owners of the house have built a octagonal room off the house which we used as our sewing room. They views were great.
Cheers Edie

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

These are photos of a Little Quilt of Love that I am making to take to Adelaide. Its part of the challenge for the retreat. This is the same fabric that I have used in my siggie squares as I over estimated the amount of fabric needed. Was thinking of squares not triangles. Duh.

Easter buns that I made on Good Friday. All ready to eat

These are the steps along the way. I made them from scratch - no breadmaker help.

I used a receipe that I found in a newspaper a coupe of years ago. Tried a recipe from my breadmaker receipe book a couple of weeks ago but they turned out like rock cakes.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Table Runner

This is the table runnder that I have made for a retreat challenge that I am going to next month. Ran it up over the weekend. Tried my camera on the macro setting and it looks to have done a reasonable job. I've quilted freehand feathers in the centre blocks and a circular swirl in the smaller blocks. Used King Tut varigated thread.

The theme of the retreat is "Wine and Roses"and its being held in Adelaide. Will be rooming with my friend Carleen from Georgetown and can't wait to get there.

I have also nearly finished another quilt - a small one that I started in a class a couple of years ago.
Apart from that I am continuing to hand piece my pie blocks. I have all the segments done so I'm now sewing them into blocks. Think I have over half done now.
The table runner pattern is from This is my local shop and I am within walking distance. Not sure whether that is a good thing or a bad thing??!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Road Trip

This photo was taken from the Circular Head Lawn cemetery. This is looking west to the Western Inlet.

Thses are some photos of our road trip to Smithton and beyond. This is the West Coast - photo taken next to the Bluff lighthouse.

This is Stanley where we had our lunch on Saturday. It is usually very windy bit we were in luck at had a great spot on Godfreys Beach

This is Green Point Beach at Marrawah on the west coast. In the distance is Mt Cameron. I spent a lot of my younger days sitting on the beaches in this area taking photos of my boyfriend at the time

Friday, February 13, 2009

Camping weekend

Last weekend I went caravaning with my stiching friends. We camped by the river at Deloraine.

Elaine and I stayed Friday and Saturday nights and Jo & Selina joined us on Saturday. I started off on Fri night doing some habd stiching and then on Saturday started quilting my curved quilt that I started in a class and had been basted for a month or so waiting for me. Then when I got bored with that I did a bit more on my New York Beauty. That is foundation pieced and I started it in Oct last year. Its a fill in project at the moment. Jo finally finished her log cabin qulit and it looks great

This is Jo putting in the last couple of stitches

And the finished quilt.

This was our work room in the annex. We had fun and promised to do it again soon.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Hot hot hot

We are in the middle of a heat wave. Most unusual. In the shade yesterday afternoon at home it as 33.4 degrees and in the sun 35.5 degrees. The air con is working overtime to keep us cool inside. Its really hard when you are trying to work. No air con there just open the window and hope for some cross flow ventilation

This is the block that I have been hand piecing this week. Need to make another eleven so I could be a while.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Ohio Stars

These are some of the blocks that I have made lately.Just love the reproductions.

Tomorrow I'm going to UFO Day hosted by a member of my local quilt group. Onlt UFO's are allowed to be worked on. So I found one that I started in a class aa few years ago. Its a quilt as you go log cabin.
So tonight is housework night. I'm washing, cooking a loaf of bread and ironing. The wonders of modern technology!

This week I have also caught up with my healing hearts.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Warm and wnidy

Well tomorrow is Wednesday and from there it's down hill all the way to the weekend.

Todays photo is of Rexi. I was sitting at the computer a couple of nights ago and turned around to find her on the couch, its becoming a bit of a habit.

Tomorrow I need to get some brown vinegar and cook some beetroot. Its growing and they are huge. I can't keep up with them. I have been grating them on my salads raw. They are delicious. Also need to make some more Raspberry jam. Yum yum

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lazy Day

Not a great deal done today. I just pottered. Finished the jacket that I had started last weekend. I had to get more fabric due to my cutting blunder. Made a couple of blocks for a reproduction quilt that I am making and then did a little pot of raspberry jam.

Monday, January 12, 2009


At the weekend I started to make a jacket. I'd made one before and it worked out well. But this time I had directional fabric, so I had to make adjustments to the pattern layout. Great. I got all my fabric pointing in the right direction. Wrong!. When I went to start sewing I had forgotten to flip a pattern piece and ended up with two left fronts and no right front. Duhhh!

So todays photo is of the first jacket that I made.

Cheers Edith

Friday, January 9, 2009

Thank God its Friday

Paul and went to Hobart today. He had an appointment with the neurosurgeon. The outcome of todays appointment is another MRI and then an apointment next month with an ENT specialist to get his view on Pauls tumor. The experts will then confer as to the best way to operate.

We had a good run down and back.

Todays photo is of Paul. Its a fish that he caught late last year at LAke Barrington I think. I think the fish is an Atlantic Salmon

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Windy Wednesday

I better hang my washing out. Might dry before I go to bed. Back in a jiffy. Thats done.

Paul had a call from the hospital today. Needs to be there at 11.00am on Friday. He didn't ask what for so, I don't know if its just to see the surgeon or to be admitted for his op. Will try to get hold of the hospital tomorrow and get a few more details.

Todays photo is of the results of a bag class that I did with Monica Poole in November. This is just some of the bags that were made. Mine is the pink and black spotty one.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Three days in a row

Well I'm being a very good blogger this year. Three posts in three days. A quiet day today. I came home to a nice clean and tidy house. My cleaning lady does a good job!! Paul has just called me from the river to let me know that he has caught a bream. Looks like fish for tea tomorrow.

Todays photo is of a couple of placemats that I made for two of my nieces for Christmas. Both are Amy Butler fabrics, one old from the stash and the other from her current range. I'm in a fabric collectors club at Picture Patchwork. I also made another one but forgot to take a photo of that one.

Cheers Edith

Monday, January 5, 2009

Windy Day

A very windy day here. Didn't realise how windy until I left work. Had an early start today and worked back for 30 mins too. Busy busy busy..

And I'm trying to keep busy at home too. That way I don't keep grazing when I'm not supposed to. Tonight I have cut out some Ohio Star bolcks for the quilt that I am making. Its called Tribute to Mrs Williams and it is a reproduction quilt. I purchased the pattern from Threadbear at Castlemaine.

Todays photo is of another quilt that I made from Mum. This one was for her eightieth birthday. All machine pieced and quilted

Cheers Edith

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bad Blogger and a Happy New Year

Well I shall have to change my ways and get back into posting on a regular basis. So here is my post for the day. I hope everyone survived the silly season, and didn't overindulge but if you did, I hope that you had a great time doing it.

This quilt is one that I made when I first started quilting. The blocks are hand pieced, then assembled by machine and then I hand quilted it. Most of the fabric is from material that Mum gave to me from her stash when I first started. I gave it to her for her birthday.