In the bag

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Goodness me. I’ve actually got some sewing done! I will forgive you if you thought I had disappeared off the face of the earth or thrown my sewing machines out the window. But circumstances have been conspiring to keep me from sewing AND blogging so it was a real effort to pull this one out the bag! More little scrappy … Read More

Scrappy rainbow bags

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After the success of my lime scrappy zipper bag, I decided to raid the scrap box and make a few more pouches to have on hand as gifts.   I was rushing a finish for TGIFF and totally screwed up the zipper on this one – lots of unpicking to do. Grr. But besides that, I really can’t decide which … Read More

Free-motion foxy

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    Last weekend I had breakfast out with three of my quilty friends, who then came over to continue the gossip over tea and bakery treats. Janine (whose husband says she carries a little black hole with her) managed to leave her copy of The Enchanted Forest and take my copy of The Secret Garden. When I saw Mr Foxy (or … Read More


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It’s official. I’m hooked. The weather is colder and there is no heating in my sewing room so it’s a lot easier to sit with a lapdog and do some hooking. 😉  Here’s my progress… Sophie’s Universe CAL It’s quite large. It needs a dog for perspective. Where’s Melody when you need her?  The Stylecraft Lilypad CAL There she is. … Read More

TGIFF: Guest post from Red Quilty Girl

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I don’t have a finish today. I haven’t been doing this, honestly… I did send out TGIFF SOS to my friend Janine. Besides her unique sense of direction and her complete inability to leave a place with the same set of items she arrived with, one of the things I love about Janine is that she comes through in a … Read More

Pouchy and scrappy

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My boss carries around a pouch which she claims to have paid $80 for years ago, but all the images have long since worn off and it is nothing so much as a dirty cream pouch now… She’s not in the least pretentious, but the dirty cream pouch offends my sense of style, so I had to have words with … Read More

Good weather for ducks

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It has been tipping it down. Most unusual for us. I asked the girls if they wanted to get off the couch and go for a W-A-L-K. This was the response. It cleared up for about 20 mins, so I put on the raincoats. There was still a brief consultation along the lines of “Is she cray-cray?”   Melody certainly … Read More

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2015 – Mondrian Madness

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This is the big one! I asked for Mondrian inspired blocks for my turn at being Queen Bee for Quilt Club Australia a couple of years back. It felt like it took forever to go from blocks to this: To this: Quilted on my HandiQuilter Sweet 16, this quilt is massive – King size with overhang. LOADS of detailed free-motion … Read More