Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Ready Rainbow.

I have finished this scrappy rainbow quilt top. I found out today that the baby it is intended for is a girl. I'm peicing together a rainbow backing and hopefully can get quilting it on the weekend.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Nearly at the Finish Line!

Well after some sewing bursts I have finally, finally, finally finished this quilt top! In my last post I thought it would be okay with just one more row, but no, of course that would have been to close to the finish line. It needed another row on the other side. So 20 more daizie blocks later.....

Its huge. It measures 78 by 88 inches. It has been trimmed. It has been ironed. It is currently all folded ready for me to mail off to the LAQ tomorrow! I know I am not at the finish line yet, not till the binding is sewn down. Hopefully that won't take an another 6 years to accomplish like this has. How embarrasing to write that. Is that the longest WIP ever? 2007 till now?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Return of the Daizy Quilt.

Those who have been reading this blog for awhile may remember this quilt. Its been nearly two years since it has made an appearance on this blog and I am embarrassed to admit it, but I did hope to have this quilt finished by the end of 2010! Hahahahahaha! But this afternoon I did recieve an email that inspired me to pull it out of the WIP stash and actally finish it. Kathy from Kool Kat Quilting has an end of financial year special on edge to edge quilting.... I threw the quilt top over our bed to realize that it needs just another row length ways for it to fit nicely.

I took out the green draw from the stash, it is looking vey empty since the green squares quilt and the green windows quilt. (My Kona's are kept elsewhere, if the green's were included in here it would be buldging!) But I think I'll have enough to make the extra ten blocks needed.

Block number one unironed.....

And block number two. It took me an hour to do these too. A lot of measuring and remeasuring and ironing after each seam before slashing and resewing. If I had then all cut I think I could get three or four sewn an hour? The clock is ticking.....

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WIP Wednesday - A Rainbow of Scraps.

I have been working on these rows of scraps for this baby quilt. I cut the rows of colour down to 3 inches wide and have sashed it with 1.5 inches of Kona Ash. It needs another two or three rows, I'm getting there!

Thanks to my new iron the back looks almost as good as the front!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Last weekend at Purnululu.

Last weekend was a long weekend, it was a Public Holiday in WA because...... ummmm.... because..... well just because it was! Friends were planning a camping trip to the Bungle Bungles or Purnululu, take your pick and although we have been before, it is such an awesome place we said yes we'll come too! Above was my favourite shot of the weekend. There is still a bit of water lying around, and although it looks pretty it was smelly and green.

Which way Daz?

Grace and her friend walked in front of us, Grace pretending she didn't have a dorky Dad?

Inside Cathedral Gorge is always spectacular. Do you think the girls could rustle up some sisterly affection? Not likely!

 Look, we got a photo without any of the 11 kids in our camping party hanging around the background! The sand in Catherdral Gorge is so white and soft.

 And This is my favourite part of Purnululu, Piccaninny Creek. I love this place, this to me is Purnululu.

The sun was setting and so we didn't venture down that far. Just far enough to open a bottle of wine and absorb the atmosphere. Till next time Bungle Bungles!

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Blue Squares Tablerunner Finished!

Well the above photo isn't going to win any "Best Photography" awards is it? How many times can I photograph a table runner on the actual table?! This one I finished in early April and forgot to take any photos of it before gifting it to my friend. I still like this design, so far have made it in orange, purple and red. Simple, easy and effective. My friend had got a stain on it and she was too scared to wash it (??!!!) so I took it home and washed it for her. Managed to take these photos while I had it at our place.

It measured about 14 inches wide and 40 inches long. Crinkly quilting here as it's been washed.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Happy Birthday To Me!

It was my birthday at the end of May. Not a significant birthday but a birthday never the less. I recieved two scrap bundles of Kona solids from Pink Chalk, purchased by me! And a new book from Piece of Cake, purchased by me. And a new fancy iron, with auto switch off and all! I asked my Mother In Law to buy me the iron and she did. Now some time to use all the above would be nice......