The Dinosaurs depart

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You might remember that I enlisted the help of an 8 (sorry, almost 9) year old to draw some dinosaurs for an appliqué project. Well Miss Neeve and her brother Kai’s dinosaur cushions have been appliquéd and FMQ’d within an inch of their lives and have been delivered. Here are both cushions with their guard dog. And just to show … Read More

WIP Wednesday – Dinosaurs

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Despite a considerable amount of ‘help’ from Scarlett and Melody… I have made some progress on the Dinosaur project, including this lovely freehand tree… Half the tree will be cut off due to the cushion size, but it was fun doing it! Linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday!  

Hickory dickory nursery versery

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It’s going to be a two-post day. Have you seen the competition Rachel has going over at Stitched In Color? There’s a whole bundle of the new Heather Ross Nursery Versery line to be won. As Heather Ross is one of my favourite designers and I’d just got a few of the Nursery Versery prints, my ears pricked up. Then … Read More

TGIFF somewhere in the world…

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Somewhere in the world it’s Friday… Well, that’s not strictly true, but this week, TGIFF is in Canada with M-R at QuiltMatters. In my part of the world, I have a little finish. It’s been hanging around for a while. It’s a soft book that goes with my World Map Quilt. I don’t know why this took so long. I … Read More

There’s a hole in my fabric dear Liza

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 Do you remember this quilt and the hole I had that I was agonsing over?People suggested that I must have mice, moths, or silverfish in my fabric drawers. I haven’t seen any of those.I tried adding decorative stitching, but even with Nina the Bernina and her 9mm wide stitch capability, it wasn’t quite cutting it. Then I found THIS in … Read More

Sew Modern Monday

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He was shortish and oldish and brownish and mossy. And he spoke in a voice that was sharpish and bossy. It’s modern – it’s just come out – and it’s not… It’s been around for 41 years. But Robert Kaufmann has just released it as fabric, so I think it counts for Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations. The … Read More

Gong Xi Fa Cai

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Happy Chinese New Year!  It’s Year of the Dragon – my year! We dragons are described thus if you’re into the zodaic thing: Known as a born leader, the Dragon is the perfect child and adult.  Extremely gifted with luck and strength, this person is usually well respected.  Known as being a perfectionist and idealist, the person under the Dragon … Read More

Year of the Dragon

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Officially, it’s not Chinese New Year until 23 January, when the Chinese lunar year moves from Year of the Rabbbit to Year of the Dragon. As my Year of the Rabbit quilt was so lucky for me, and I’m actually a Dragon (now you can work out how old I am this year), I thought I’d do a Year of … Read More

The Ark Revisited

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The good people over at the Quilting Gallery are having a ‘baby quilt’ competition.  This is the quilt that got me back into quilting and I love it.  Voting starts Friday. Pop on over and cast me a vote! (please!)