Friday, 24 February 2012

Later on Tonight - 10 days later - Part 2 !!

OK so I haven't been a good blogger... with promises of coming back later in the night   it's only 10 days late.  Here is my post.

This little beauty has come to live with me since we last spoke... I have called her Matilda.. My Blythe Babe that I found on ebay.  Here she is with a little Aussie Cutie.
Speaking of all things Aussie.  I have completed another scrappy quilt top for the Aussie Hero Quilt's site.  Jan-Maree and the girls have been working hard as well and hopefully by the time we get to post out date there will be lots of quilts and laundry bags ready to go.  If you would like to help please go and visit the blog and join in the fun Aussie Hero Quilts.  I am planning another trip to Jan-Maree's next Friday for some more sewing. Here is my version of a scrappy log cabin.
I plan to do a red version for a girly quilt.  Stay tuned.

On Monday I went to a class at my local Hobbysew. It was a class on how to make the most of your Bernina 440. I had a good time and we had to make a cushion using an invisible zipper and then the front was done using different stitches on your machine, triple needling, couching.. etc etc. Well in the end I made mine into a lovely bag. Here are some shots. I made the zipper into a pocket at the back. I love it ... my first bag.

Close Up

On Thursday I went to our weekly gathering with the ladies at Penrith.  So I picked up my World Traveller Quilt from Carolynne again.  It went back for some additional quilting.  Now I need to get onto the binding.  We have been told that we should entering it into a quilt show when it is complete !!! Watch this blog!! I will keep you posted. 

I worked on my next star for the  "Oh My Stars Quilt-a-long" and it is nearly finished... not quite ready for a picture yet. 

I have also started on a pattern that I bought at last year's quilt show.. It is called "Love Birds" by Kellie from "Dont Look Know".  Here are lots and lots of my applique pieces... still more to cut out !!

At our Thursday class we will be making a quilt for the Cystic Fybrosis children.  Veronica has chosen a Monster Truck quilt, and she has asked us all to to a block with a blue background.  This is my effort all ready to go !!  Bart Simpson in the drivers seat.

This post has taken me so long to do tonight... Internet is running so slowwwww.... uploading slowwww everything... 

So I still have one thing to post about and that is the fact that the lovely Jan-Maree Cherry Red Quilter has nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award.  What a lovely compliment.
Now I have to pick five lovely blogs to pass the award to.  Please take the time to check them all out they are all full of lovely things to look at.

Sharon - Liliabelle Lane

Kathleen - Rose Prairie Quilts

Kathy - Tamarack Shack

Rosie - Rosie's Farm

Kristen - Meadowbrook

I follow all these lovely ladies and love to read their lovely blogs.

Till next time

Liebster Conventions:

*Thank your award presenter on your blog

*Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award

*Copy and paste the award to your blog

*Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that have fewer than 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized

*Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Busy Busy Sewing Sewing - Part 1

Here's what I've been up to...

My Oh my stars Quilt-a-long I have completed 3 more sets of stars 56 completed now ... Just about half way now. I think 120 ish in the final quilt
Diamond Hearted Star
9 Patch Star
Nested Star

They are coming along nicely and can't wait to start putting them together when I get the next 8 lots completed...  Whilst blog hopping I found that Emily from "Crazy Old Ladies" is having a Block Contest and giving away some fabrics.  So this is the block I am going to enter.
This is my Frosted Tip Star
Here is the link if you want to try your luck also.CRAZY OLD LADIES - BLOCK CONTEST

On my last blog post I showed the five quilt tops I finished for Aussie Hero Quilts.  I have since gone on a visit to Jan-Maree's place to help with quilting 14 quilts that the group had pinned ready to go.  See me in action here Caz helping Out .  It's still not too late to join in.  Here is a picture of one of the soldiers holding his quilt and if you click the link under him you will be directed to the blog.

So I have lots of things on the go... This is a picture of the centre of some blocks I am going to do for a couple more AHQ's... Stay tuned.

This post will be part 1 because I just realised what the time is and I have to head off to work.  Will be back with a catch up on my other quilts later tonight