Sunday, July 19

Still here,

 A dear quilting friend has missed not seeing me blog.....so this is for her.
Yes, just not doing much sewing. Lost a bit of passion and the enthusiasum (where's spell check when I need it ) I once had....but I'm happy to say........Baby quilts and crochet throws have taken over my life these days .

What could be cuter than Pooh Bear.   Boy or girl I'm sure this cot quilt will be loved.  Still need to add another alphabet print border.....love pinwheels.
This was a book panel, but decided to make it into a quilt.
This  is growing slowly....ver slowly.
I'm going to square it off and then crochet rows of those soft pastel coloures in borders.

The weather is crazy down under right now.....snow on the East coast...really!    We on the west coast had bitterly cold days all last week.

EDIT....
Just noticed my chef son Joe in my sidebar is blogging again after a long break....check out his yummy Leek and Ricotta Filo Pie..

Take care.....hugs Julia....

Wednesday, June 17

Happy News...

I'm making baby quilts.
So happy, just had the wonderful news that I'm going to be a Great Grandma...

Yes, hexagons again...but these are crochet..

Hope you're having a happy day! ��

Hugs Julia 

Sunday, May 31

Pineapple block update..

This is all I managed to get done.......four blocks yesterday and two today...
It's been fun partying with everyone at Chooky's place.  Can't wait to see what everyone created in the last two days...
I'm all pineappled out for now....lots of sewing, pressing and trimming, but it was fun!  
I will get back to them later next week...


Saturday, May 30

Pineapple Party Post...4 blocks..

Slow and steady does it...
Four Pineapple blocks done....
Well this quilt is not going to get done in two days, but at least I've made a start....
Lots of sewing and pressing...and a really great scrap buster!!
 
Back to piece another block...
 

Party time....todays scrappy sewing!

I've been wanting to do a Pineapple Quilt for a long time.
 I thought this party time with Chooky would be the perfect incentive to make a start on one and use up some scraps...
 
OK..started early....
Meals, refreshments taken care of for the weekend.....may even take the phone off the hook!
Scraps cut already to go....I printed out some foundation papers to start with...
Oh my. what a fiddly way to do this....what was I thinking,  all for just an eight inch block....this would take forever to make a quilt...there's got to be a better way!
 
Mr. Google to the rescue....I found one to make without papers...yay!
Crazy Mom Quilts has a tutorial on one without papers....
I tried this colour way first....too much background....so..
 
I reversed the background pieces for the CW fabrics and made this one all without papers...
Love it...perfect 14" block...
 
Now, I'm sure you can guess which one I'm going with.
What a difference in size, and so easy...no fiddly papers to remove....and think about all the scraps that I'll get to use up...
It will take so much less sewing and less blocks to have a beautiful Pineapple Quilt..
 
Hope your enjoying the party... can't wait to see what everyone is doing.....