Friday, December 28, 2012

Next ride

The boys are in line for the green lantern. Can't here anything except for screams

Thursday, December 27, 2012

LA traffic

Boxing Day traffic

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas

This is how we spent Christmas day.

I hope everyone had the Christmas they wished for.

May New Years be happy and dreams coming true

Love Fiona

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

BOM Rehab


I have got the last block done for Merry Merry Christmas.  Gosh it feels good.

I have started and finished all the blocks IN THE ONE YEAR.

now to do the borders and the top is complete

I will not get it quilted this year but that's okay, we are not going to be home much this christmas anyway.

I am linking with Sinta at Pink Pincushion this week for my BOM finish

I Failed

This weeks Easy Street Mystery installment that is.

I have only completed 9 units of the many needed this week, again I am not making it all now, but 9 is pretty dismal effort.

I do have all my white triangles cut, some of the  red squares and some of the aqua triangles.  I do want to collect more variety with these colours

I will get some more pieced this week as my leader and ender sewing.

I am linking with Bonnie's blog , so look at all the other work and colours and thoughts on the finished quilt

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Teacher gifts

Done. All 3 teachers and candy canes with a card for all 28 kids in the class. One week left of school then no lunches to be made for 6 weeks. Not sure about this last one, if its good or bad

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Summer in Australia. This is in my sewing room. I think the air con is going on NOW

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Easy Street Part 2

So Part 2 has been published, printed out and partly stitched.

This Part is very cute flying geese using my red fabric, Bonnies Purple.

I think 128 geese  had to be made, I have got 60 completed....  I am not stressing about getting them all done right now.  This is a very busy time for me, making class samples for next year, quilting for customers and all the end of school year activities the kids have...  so i am doing some each week and when the new year rolls in and i have a little bit of time (lol), my plan is to just sit and enjoy making the rest of the quilt.  I really do not make small quilts, as hard as I try.

I am linking again to Quiltville Mystery Link up, go check out all the work done, and all of the people who have made all the required units, not like me

Keep Stitching along

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Taking a break from class samples to piece the next step in the Mystery quilt. Flying geese units small but cute.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

26 Sleeps

Till the fat man comes. Are you being good.

I'm on to my second of three Xmas quilts and an listening to carols. They will get turned off when the quilts are done.

And these mini puddings are yummmmm

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A very late post

I am very very very late posting these pictures from my Chocolate Layer Cake class from last month.  I taught this class at The Patchwork Angel.

  I am sorry girls for the delay

These are Robyn's and Wendy's

Paula and Janey's

Vicki's and Lynley



Another picture of Vicki's, her background is actually a dark purple

This was a great group of girls and we had a wonderful time in class.  I excited to see these finished.

Right now I am busy working on samples for next years classes so sign up at The Patchwork Angel class list  to see when my classes are

(For Beth, hugs)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Easy Street Part 1

Well, I started the Mystery quilt with Bonnie Hunter, like I needed to start another project.  My convincing argument is that while I am busy sewing samples for next years classes (so excited about them), I needed something different to sew and that did not need me to do maths or any other hard thinking.  Plus I do use now Bonnie's Leader and Enders process and am in that rhythm and needed something for these.  So this Mystery quilt is my Leader/ Ender project

My colours choices are similar to Bonnie's, but mine has a Christmas twist.  I have kept the aqua and green but have changed the purple to red.  I am using grey but not as a single fabric, I have collected a few different prints and love the variety.  My background is just solid white, Bonnie's is a variety of white with black print fabrics.

I have started Part 1 but not all that is required.  I am supposed to make about 180-190 4 patches with only 2 colours.  Well over the weekend in between all other stuff, I managed to get 63 made.  I do have about the same number cut ready to be sewn into 4 patches, but I feel i need more variety with my grey fabrics.

My plan is to get some of each part done, not all of it unless of course possible.  I do want to make the whole quilt, because it is a big quilt and I can't seem to make smaller ones.  I do need to collect some more fabrics for each colourway to get a good scrappy (controlled) feel, and hopefully done by Xmas (not stating which year though)

I am linking with Bonnie's blog, so go over and check out all the other work being done and the different takes on colour choices, I am at number 153 omg... love it

Monday, November 26, 2012

Today's Quilt

A Beautiful scrappy quilt.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

In the Bag

My bag is packed ready to go to my Stitching group tonight. Just waiting for hubby to get home to look after the kids. Then I'm out of here for a couple of hours. Probably wont get much stitched, but I'm ready for whatever happens

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Halloween

Just before Halloween my baby turned 10. Geez double digits already. I want that decade back, now. Anyway, one of her gifts was a cushion I made for her with a Halloween theme. Felicity loves both. The cushion is on the bed on the couch in the car, everywhere. I am happy with how it finished. I am making a Halloween quilt as a class sample for next year, I hope Felicity will let me use the quilt when needed. Enjoy

Edited to add: The cushion pattern is by Sue Ross. Sue teaches at Precious Times quilt store, she comes with her instructions and templates for many wonderful quilts.

The quilt I am teaching next year is not this block.  My quilt is Halloween themed but a different pattern altogether.   Sorry if this confused anyone.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Snapshot. Sherida's

This is today's quilt. Lovely colours. It is a mix of pieced blocks and prints from a panel.

Monday, October 1, 2012

BOM Rehab

 Block 8 is now complete of Merry Merry Snowmen. One more block then borders to go

 Now it is getting interesting as I sew the blocks together and make bigger units

 that then get sewn to other blocks

That then make the quilt top.  I love this quilt :)
As you can see one left to sew

go and look at all the other blocks completed this week in Rehab

See you soon

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Snapshot Stitching

Tonight's hand stitching. Getting ready for Cubs cp this weekend. My daughter has just officially joined the pack, so mum now has to sew on the badges. But I have someone looking over my shoulder checking my work

Back in Rehab

I have been busy doing "I don't know what", and do not have much to show for all this time away.  My students have stitching to show for this time.  I taught 2 classes over 2 weekends and really enjoyed it.  I am very proud of the work this girls did and really want to see how they finish up.  I taught my Clamshell quilt and
Flurry quilt.

I have finished another block of Merry Merry Snowman BOM, block 7. Still up to date as of today, yeah...

I can now start putting together more blocks to complete the top.

Sinta at Pink Pincushion is hosting the link to other Stitchers faithfully working on their collections of BOM

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Flurry class

We had a great time last Saturday in class. I suggested we play Xmas carols during class, but that was a little scary. Only 110 days to Christmas.

So I had Sandra, Robyn, Bev, Vicki, and Sue. All of these will be lovely quilts.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pretty Clamshells Class


The class was great on the weekend at The Patchwork Angel. The girls did a great job getting started on their quilts.

This is Lesley's, working with solids and tone on tones

 These lovely blues and tans belongs to Robyn  We did change the ones in the wrong place in the second row.
 Eileen  is using Collection for a Cause layer cakes, beautiful
 Gal is using a large variety of florals and tone on tones and also used a smaller size block.  She is working very hard this year to finish UFO's and shop her stash.
Judy plans to give this one to her grandson.  So a collection of red,white and blue fabrics will be just perfect.  A couple of prints have london buses on them, so cool...

Sorry you have to turn your head or screen to see a couple of them, can't get them to stay turned today.

This saturday I am teaching Flurry, a christmas quilt at The Patchwork Angel, still some spots left if you would like to come.