Sunday, November 15, 2015

Just in case you missed these...

I'm still blown away by these shirt quilts.
Some very creative ladies out there for sure.
This one below is Raewyns
Click on the link below to check our how she put this together.
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Sheilas wonderful quilt, i love the colours in this one
This is Sunnys
So many different styles.... It makes me want to go and raid all of the OP shops
for their shirts
And not forgetting Fionas from 
Thanks for joining in everyone
Now if anyone is up to more challenges, My lovely friend Donna has just announced 2
Check it out in the above link.
All are welcome

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

But wait there's more......

There is certainly a few pics to show you.....
Nothing like stretching the talent out.
This one here has been made by Sue from Kiwikidspage.
Sue has very cleverly used the pockets from the shirts.
Can you believe that this quilt is being donated to the Melbourne Zoo for the female Orang-utans to use. The keepers hide treats in the pockets for the Orang-utans to find them

Robyn is in the middle of working on her shirt challenge all of those squares are only 1 1/2 inches in size. Can't wait to see the finished product it is going to look amazing.
Now this piece is another quilt made by Gisborne Marina....Yep quilt number 3. When this woman gets on a roll there is certainly no stopping her.
This flimsy has been made by Marina @ Maisie and the Boys and I absolutely love it.
Marina had already made one of these using Batiks.
The border on this is also made with shirt fabric and I do believe she has a few of her dads shirts in there too....It just makes it even more special.
I can se Marina all wrapped up in this and feeling the love.
Stay Tuned
More to come

Monday, November 2, 2015

More Shirt Challenge Quilts & Kaffe Fasset Challenge Quilts

As promised more photos
 of some very creative creations 
All made from recycled mens shirts.
It is truly amazing as to how much fabric you can get out of shirts and some of the ways that these ladies have used them is just outstanding.
This masculine quilt has been made by Anette it also seems to be a design from Kaffe Fasset book Simple Shapes Spectacular quilts
 Helens cleverly made quilt...beautiful
Now remember the rule was that you could only add one other fabric.
The ladies have managed this very well.
This gorgeous wonder is Margs quilt. How effective does this look, using a light back ground she has made those shirt fabrics pop.
 This is the beginning of Tanias Kaffe Fasset Challenge it is called 
Floral Snowballs
This is also a Kaffe Fasset starter for Tania
Indigo Points
How lovely is this!
Tanias Shirt Challenge wall hanging quilt.
I'm loving those blues.
More to come......
We hope to see you tomorrow

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Shirt Challenge Reveal

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I guess that you have all been holding your breath in anticipation for the 
reveal of the shirt quilt challenge.
I personally, can not believe how quick that time has gone and how quickly the reveal date has arrived.
Saturday was the day, we had organised a few of us (12 in total) to get together at Margs place and make a day of it.
Chatting, Laughter, and plenty of food is always provided at these classy events.
It is always time well spent when catching up with such fabulous friends.
We decided to combine 2 Challenges 
the Kaffe Fassett Challenge & the Shirt challenge
with a touch of Halloween

We started off with a bit of show & tell....
This is Margs Message in a Bottle quilt
an Irene Blanck design
And here is Sues wonderful creation using beautiful Batiks
The lovely Witchy Pooh Anette popped up from Ballarat
Over the next few days I'll show more pics we don't want to totally photo bomb you guys.
This is sues Kaffe Fassett Challenge Quilt 
 Bordered Diamonds
 The very talented Gisborne Marina decided to use her Shirt Fabrics to make her Kaffe Fassett Quilt-Nothing beats killing 2 birds with one stone.
This design is called Earthy Mitred Boxes 
The gorgeous city girls Marina, Robyn and Joe
Another Gisborne Marina Kaffe Fassett quilt - Yellow Potpourri
and this is the same quilt but with larger blocks made by Anette for the Kaffe Fassett Challenge
 Donnas hand pieced Kaffe Fassett 

 Gorgeous backing fabric
Circle of Stars
I will pot some more pics tomorrow.......In the mean time if you wish to share your pics add your details below so that we can all pop on over for a sticky....

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hibernating Bear

Feeling a bit like a Bear in Hibernation....
along with the massive back log......of not what the bears need to get rid of.
But of all the things that need to be blogged about.
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1st- off - Robin....I would of loved to of gotten back to you about the shirt challenge but unfortunately you are a no reply blogger, there for I was unable to contact you for all of your details were hidden.
All of the information about this is under a tab on my main page.
2nd- After a numerous amount of requests the unveiling for the shirt challenge has been moved
to the 31st of OCTOBER
I do hope that this hasn't upset anybody, but then again it does leave a little more time for those who have not yet completed.

Now, what have I been up to?
I have resigned from work and I will now be working with my husband in our own business.
Our partner is retiring so this has left a void that I will happily be full filling.
My dear girl Isis was put to rest on the 10th of July
Even though all of the issues with her leg were finally on the upside she then ended up with Lymphoma
She will be forever in my heart xx 

I went to the Irene Blanck book signing with my gorgeous friends.
Yes I also purchased the book which was a bargain with 13 gorgeous patterns in it.

and yes I'm a sucker for taking on more than I can handle. I have also signed up for Irenes block of the month through the lovely Mary down at PatchnQuilt in Gisborne.
Fun fun fun.
For all of you that live kinda local Pick up stitches in Kyneton Vic is having a huge sale with 50% off all fabrics until the end of August
I made a heartfelt table runner for Margs birthday.
and I went to Puffing Billy and travelled 1st class with a lovely meal
to celebrate my bosses 50th Birthday.

Big hugs to all - Tracee xx
Until the next time that I decide to climb out of hibernation and stretch the blogging fingers.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Catch up Time

Yes a huge catch up indeed....oh well 
So here goes
February I attending the Millrose blog meet we always have such a blast at these get togethers.
We have all bonded as great friends and it is always so nice to see everyones smiling faces
This is O'faighs quilt, just amazing, the patience that this woman has is just mind blowing.
Go on I dare you to count the hexies...
March...The fun of attending a Gail Pan and Romana Herman workshop.
Gail is just one of the most down to earth and genuinely lovely people in life.
It was so great to meet her and listen to her talk of how she got started in the crazy sewing industry.
and she gave us goody can't beat a fab goodie bag.
I also got to spend time with this great bunch of ladies.
Even though we nearly ended up at a horsey event instead of a sew in....
I guess either would of been fun as long as it was spent with this lot.
I work in Macedon and this is probably the best place to work in Autumn
when the trees are at their glorious best
I get to drive through here twice a day to and from work four times on a Wednesday when I'm out delivering lunches
Just breath taking.
Now working in a cafe definitely has it's advantages you get to meet some very awesome and interesting people.
This is how I found out about the lady on the grave. After some gents asked me what I new about this lady. Of course I didn't know anything I didn't even know that she existed until they showed me some snaps. But I dug and delved and it's amazing what you find out.
She is on the grave in Memory of Laurence Matheson of Duneira, only one of the most amazingly beautiful open gardens in Mt Macedon
She represents the Spirit of Nature Sleeping Ready to Wake Again
and was sculpted by Peter Schipperhyn
I have also finished a commission quilt top for a lady.
I do love the over all affect of this pattern and it is made in Bali Batiks 
Held up by my gorgeous boy Darcee...isn't he handsome....seriously can't you tell just by his fingers and shoes.
I have to giggle about his shyness considering he spends most of his time flexing in front of a window or mirror.
 LOL teenage boys. are the Shirt quilts going...I can't wait to see the posting of pics.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Eclectic Element Blog Hop

First of all I would like to thank Nicola over at
for hosting the Eclectic Element Blog Hop.
As most of you know I just love the Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric range so this was definitely my first choice for this Hop
I rummaged through all of the patterns that I had and found one that I thought would look great in these fabrics
This is the front panel, I had appliquéd some of the moths on to the front pocket. 
I then added some rusty rings to attach the handles then embellished them with a plaited cord and a rusty moth.
On the other side I added some more sweetness, just for effect.
along with some leather heart magnetic clasps
and a key holder to match, which will now be much easier to find than digging through the contents of my bag.
Mmmmm, now I feel that I need to make a purse to match, or a glasses case.
I wonder what everyone else created?
Do you want to see.....are you not slightly curious....oh go on pop on over to see what everyone else has made
I know that I will be.