Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Have you been down the Rabbit Hole?

Down the Rabbit Hole

So......this is my current project, it is called down the rabbit hole. It is a block of the month hosted by Sarah Fielke...I signed up to this way back in 2016 and yes it has been very slow going only working on it here and there due to my life being turned upside down and inside out.
But, for now I seem to be back, emotionally, mentally and I'm giving it another crack.
Sarah BOM's are great with plenty of instructions + a video of the process that you can tune into at any time with a back up goup of awesome supporters on a dedicated facebook page and if that is not enough you also get free little projects as a bonus.
Yes....another project where I can slip in my ever growing pile of Timmy Holtz fabric.

Tracee xx

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Kookaburra Workshop

Sophie Standing Workshop

Not that long ago I did a 4 day workshop with the very talented Sophie Standing.
If you ever get a chance to do one of her workshops I would highly recommend it.
Sophie was so generous and forthcoming with her knowledge and skill sharing.
The class was extremely organised and run like clock work. (Always a bonus)

This is a pic of my Day one Kookaburra on the left and the day 4 Kookaburra on the right
There was a lot of home work prior to class, but well worth it. 

I have now actually completed this project, by finishing off the branch, flowers and leaves at home.

I even got to quilt this on my Elephant (Bernina Q24)
Excuse the poor lighting, but it is actually winter here, quite overcast and chilly.

I had the best time doing this, it was a great experience and I learnt an absolute crap load.
Yes they are skulls under his fluffy I'm not goth...I just love using different fabrics and I personally think they work just perfectly.
And of course I have to put my Timmy Holtz fabric in. 
A very big thank you to Tracy and Team @ Heights Sewing Centre in Werribee Vic for hosting such an awesome teacher.

Tracee xx

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Just a Little Frosty

Woke this morning to a very chilli start, it was a beautiful -2 
I absolutely adore the cold weather, I always feel so invigorated, full of drive and energy.
I thought that I would give the Macro a little bit of a work out too.
It picked up the frosty particles just beautifuly
I hope that your day is full of warmth and love x

Sunday, February 12, 2017

As promised Mrs Palmer

Well lookie has certainly been a while since I've made some type of appearance on my blog.
I'm not even going to mention how long...for that will make me feel even worse.
With all excuses aside, and moving I seem to be forever hearing lately,
I have a blog post...requested by a very dear friend Mrs Palmer
Now I'm sure that a lot of you would know Mrs Palmer mostly by the name of Sue over at

So here is to you Mrs Palmer a blog post by me......Mrs Perry
I found this cute panel of critters and thought that I would sew them up in to softies
I  have filled their bellies with lavender, they smell divine and I am now extremely calm.
 I have finished a quilt top of snowball blocks, made with Tim Holtz fabrics and shot cotton
 Now I also made a Hussif....To be honest I had no idea what a Hussif was...but after researching they are very's just that I have never heard them being called that before.
This was a free pattern from the block of the month that I had joined...called Down the Rabbit Hole. By Sarah Fielke
 So I decided to embroider on my machine a collection from Alice in Wonderland
to suit the theme.
 My bunny has little watch pieces stitched to him, along with painted eyes &felt eye lids
 The of course from the Tim Holtz range
 The clock faces suit the Rabbit for always being late & the Mad Hatter just in time for tea
Yes.....I know what your all thinking...what! another block of the month...I know! I have about a million of unfinished projects...but hey I don't drink, smoke or hang with naughty this is my vice.
Last but not least my block for a charity very first foundation pieced block, I actually quite enjoyed that process.
So there you go Mrs Palmer, I hope that I didn't disappoint. 

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.
Inline image 1
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