Stash wash…

February 28, 2011 § 6 Comments


It seems I may be allergic to unwashed fabric {sigh}. You know what that means. This is loads three and four. How many more to go? Well your guess is as good as mine. On the up side I have only been collecting for 2 years but that’s still a lot of fabric! Wish me luck!

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Wonky stars and madness

February 27, 2011 § 8 Comments

Wonky stars! Who would have thought they were so hard? I kept getting them the wrong way round and with no points and etc., etc., etc.

My first attempt ended with a mutant wonky star which you can see below. My second attempt was more presentable but I felt bad about all those failed attempts and wasted pieces of fabric. So I pieced all the failed bits together plus some of my own scraps and made my swap partner a crazy block which I’m calling “This way madness lies”!

I hope she likes it.

Now I can show you my last swap block

February 26, 2011 § 3 Comments

The block I made for my swap partner, Linda,  in the Block Swap Adventure has finally (after 3 weeks!) arrived at her house so I can show you how it turned out. Here it is. It was hand-pieced and I made it using freezer paper templates.

 

Mr Tiggy takes matters into his own paws

February 25, 2011 § 1 Comment

Mr Tiggy decided it was high time he penned his own blog post and tried to mucscle in on the keyboard as you can see.

Unfortunately his spelling left a lot to be desired and so he was banished pretty swiftly. In the meantime his outdoor “brother” Mr Roscoe was pretending to be a sleeping tiger blending into the soft bed of Mondo Grass in the dappled sunlight streaming through the leaves of the Crab Apple tree. What a life!

Block Swap Fabric arrives…

February 24, 2011 § 2 Comments

The other day I received this pack of fabrics to make a wonky star block for Jessica. Such interesting fabrics. I’m having a hard time deciding how to use them. This will be the first time I’ve made a wonky star block  I’d better go and look out my Gwen Marston Liberated Quiltmaking II book and get cracking!

A must see video for all women – a tool that finds 3x more breast tumours, and why it's not available to you

February 23, 2011 § 3 Comments

I usually try to keep to quilting and handwork related subjects on my blog but I think the importance of this video cannot be understated. If you live in Australia I would urge you to write to the Minister for Health, The Honourable Nicola Roxon MP at nicola@nicolaroxonmp.com and ask her to ask her department to investigate bringing this technology to Australia.

The video is only 22 minutes long but really well worth watching. I’m sure you’ll learn something – I know I did.

A must see video for all women – a tool that finds 3x more breast tumours, and why it’s not available to you

February 23, 2011 § 3 Comments

I usually try to keep to quilting and handwork related subjects on my blog but I think the importance of this video cannot be understated. If you live in Australia I would urge you to write to the Minister for Health, The Honourable Nicola Roxon MP at nicola@nicolaroxonmp.com and ask her to ask her department to investigate bringing this technology to Australia.

The video is only 22 minutes long but really well worth watching. I’m sure you’ll learn something – I know I did.

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