Sunday, July 20, 2014

Log Cabin

Very pleased with myself, for today after getting all of the washing and ironing done, I also managed to whip up the Log Cabin block for the
Under Ground Rail Road quilt.
Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

FNSI Results

How was your Friday night?
Mine was actually quite productive....
I managed to do some knitting on a beanie that I have been working on.
and finish off a block for our Under Ground Rail Road quilt.
So overall very productive.
Don't forget our shirt challenge....If your interested pop on over to the link for the details

also the KAFFE FASSETT book Challenge

We would love to have you join in.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Astronomical Quilt Star Block Challenge.

Now now don't stress....this is not another challenge that I'm begging you to join, but this is one that I and a couple of friends had done.
Quite a while back someone was calling for 9" star blocks to be sent to Texas so that they could be joined up with Astronaut Karen Nybergs block and made into a quilt.
So we thought why not.
Here is our results.
This is my block, I thought that the Stars and sky would suit this theme just perfectly
Here we have Anettes block on the left, Margs block in the middle and mine on the right.
Hopefully these will join up with many others and the quilt will be on display at the 40th Anniversary Quilt Festival Show in Fall in Houston 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014


I spent a lovely night with Sue from
We had a very productive night together working busily on our underground Rail Road Quilts.
I'm about 3 blocks behind but I'm sure that I'll catch up soon.
Yes this is me slaving over the iron........
I thought that this looked quite good until I sewed it all together.
 Yep....busy unpicking...maybe I was talking too much instead of concentrating.
Sue was very happy with her layout
 Looking good, just trimming up
Yay! One finished Bears Paw...I'm very happy with the end result.
Marg popped in for a cuppa and showed us her completed block.
The three blocks all together.
I hope that you all had a productive night.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Another Challenge!

Hello everyone, I do hope that you are all having a wonderful week.
I'm sorry to tempt you all with another challenge.....but here I go anyway.....
maybe you could combine this with the Shirt challenge that I have listed here...The Great Shirt Challenge
 My dear friend Tania from Ollie&T is running this fab idea.
We choose a quilt out of the above book that we want to make,
but it must be kept secret…..

The quilt is to be made over a period of 12 months, with the ‘big unveiling’ in June next year – perhaps a tentative date for the unveiling could be
Saturday 20 June 2015?

I thought this was a good book to use, as they are actually pretty much basic quilts made with basic shapes, and for most of them there is no great level of difficulty for those that don’t have so much experience with piecing.

I also think the quilts in the book lend themselves to being made in any style of fabric, and can be made to a size that suits you.

The idea for this came from a blog I was recently reading by Kim, a lovely and fun lady who writes the Threadheads Unite blog (  

And of course, if you want to invite someone else to join in who you think would enjoy our quilt-along, by all means, the more the merrier! Perhaps Kim would like to join us too?  Don’t hesitate to invite any online friends….. we could also have a ‘cyber unveiling’ on the same date!

So, what do you think?

Are you in?

So if your interested just send Tania an email
Or for the shirt challenge you can contact me here


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


The Gisborne Girls thought that you may like to join us in a bit of a challenge with a touch of fun.
The Gisborne Quilters
Great Shirt Challenge
Idea lovingly stolen from the
Sunbury Stitchers and Quilters Group
(With permission of course)
To be in this challenge you will need GUTSSTAMINADETERMINATIONfollowed by a touch of IMAGINATION
And not forgetting 6 X 100% Cotton Shirts. These shirts will be cut up into 6 pieces and then distributed amongst the willing participants.
  1.        Use as much shirt fabric as you can for the front of the quilt.
  2.        If you wish you may add ONE other fabric of your choice to help tie the shirt fabrics together – the amounts can be as much or as little as you want.
  3.        There is to be no dyeing of fabrics...although you may reverse the shirt fabric if you prefer the other side.
  4.        Backing will be a fabric of your choice.
  5.        Binding will be a fabric of your choice.
  6.        Under no circumstances are men to be harmed in any way when sourcing your shirt fabric. (Remember ladies you can look, bribe or barter  but don’t touch)
  7.        You will have 12 months to complete this task Starting on the 25th of August 2014
The end date to show your creation will be the 29th of August for The Mill Rosie Friends 
and the 30th of August 2015 for our Cyber friends.
I    I will put up a link closer to the end date so that we can check out your creations.

 So if you would like to join in the fun please have your shirts with you at the August Mill Rosie Meet where we will cut them up and then randomly disperse them amongst the players. Or if playing through the cyber world you have the joy of using your own shirts.

Any questions please contact either Tracee or Marg

Friday, June 20, 2014

Weekend Catchup

The Sunbury Stitchers and Quilters Quilt Show
What a fantastic day was had.......there was Frivolity, Belly laughs, Food, amazing company...for we met up with the city girls who are always so much fun and yes did I mention food and maybe a bit of man chasing, along with imaginative shirt ripping.
Even a bit of spin the bottle over lunch and Marg was more than happy to oblige.
No alcohol needed at our meet ups.
 Some very creative bags at the show.
 Along with some very clever displays
 of old times passed
 Well done Sunbury it all looks great.
 You always find talent and beautiful quilts at these places.

 Oh and the odd peeping tom
 Works of art from people who have way too much patience.
 I just loved this.
 So much work in this my camera did not do it justice

Just lovely
Even the white glove lady wearing the cashmere scarf got involved with our laughs
Yes the food was great, the company was terrific and they are definitely water bottles on the table not wine bottles.
Thanks for a great day ladies.
Grab the Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) button
and tonight I'll be here.....will you join us.