Monday, 27 April 2009

Quick and easy warm quilt

When Mum moved into care late last year I started a sewing group with a few of the ladies. It was a great way to spend a day with Mum once a week - but when she died unexpectedly 7 weeks later I found it hard to continue there. So instead I am going to a facility closer to home...........I decided that "we" could make some warm and cuddly lap quilts for residents. has been hard convincing residents to join in - The response varies from 'I can't see', 'the arthritis' etc.......but one dear lady Betty has done all the cutting of the applique. I used bright polar fleece and appliqued the flowers on 12 1/2" squares. Unfortunately I had to do all the applique myself so had to resort to machining! I am pleased with the end result and I even found a great backing to co-ordinate! They are so warm and cuddly that i think I want one - might even make some for my daughters ......IN MY SPARE TIME!!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Don't you just love weddings?

We have had a complete change in weather - rain (which we needed so badly) and gale force winds! But Kamille from work still looked so composed and so classically beautiful.

Thursday, 23 April 2009


Borders are finally appliqued to the "William Morris Garden" quilt - now for the quilting!

"Red morning.....shepherd's warning"

After 9 months we are finally having some decent rain. We have quite forgotten what that looks or sounds like.....and forgotten how slippery the roads are when it is wet. The sunrise photo was taken at 6.30am this morning over my back fence.
And to all the scquilters who drop by.......thanks for the great weekend - so good to meet you!

Monday, 13 April 2009


What beautiful weather we have had for these four days of Easter. Larry and I spent two of them helping my brother paint his renovations. After 5 weekends there is still so much to go!!
But the Easter bunny did bring me something fat free...............Benjamin Bunny!

Quite timely as I had been spending the last couple of weeks thinking about some new quilt designs especially with children in mind. My eldest daughter is planning to have a baby over the next 18 months so I thought it time I started planning - they will have to live with William Morris though! So how beautiful are these new fabrics from fabric freedom and I think just great for quilts for children:
It took me a while to get used to the pastels as I am such a traditionalist with William Morris colours of nature. But the more I looked at them the more I saw potential. So I have two single bed sized quilts in mind which I will start drawing up over the week we are in Robe at the end of the month!So "William Morris meets Beatrix Potter" - I will probably do silhouettes - need to be careful of copyright with Beatrix Potter designs