Sunday, 17 February 2013


My goodness gracious

I won a $50 prize from the Fat Quarter Shop on Friday, in the 2012 Fmq and then today, won some Aurifil thread from Always Quilting!  I haven't won anything since I was a teenager and got a really cheap &
nasty can opener at the Ekka!

What lovely surprises.  I'm grinning from ear to ear.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

More progress

The week didn't start off very well, with my bad Billie dog pulling me off my push bike and slamming me into a wooden bollard.  I suspect I might have a small fracture in my ribs, although they didn't find anything in the x-rays at the hospital.  I've also got skin missing all down my left arm.  Bad Billie.

Today I finally finished quilting the blocks in the body of the double nine patch quilt for my sister.  Hooray!  I've started on the feather border, using high tech tools to mark the curves for the feather spine.

 I've sewn one spine so far and one side of the feathers.  I'm still undecided on what to do with the corners and whether or not I should complete the other side of the feathers.  I quite like it this way.  Maybe piano keys on the inner side of the borders or maybe nothing.  I'd love to hear your suggestions.

 I've also quilted some more of the GMFG blocks.  The real colour is somewhere between these two photos.  I think my favourite quilting block so far is the green one, which I quilted using a chrysanthemum quilting design by Angela Walters.