Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Raining

Still Raining
                  Raining Again
                                        Wet shoes wet clothes and wet garage floor. What to do?

Well quilt of course what else

I've been practicing on one of the tops I stitched up last year.  Something to do in between sweeping out the garage. No No nothing too terrible just a Sydney summer of rain instead of sun, sand and surf.  The garden is loving it. DH's grass is so green. He loves it.

We've also had a visit: sleepover from the grand children and 3 Birthday's in the DD#1 house this week.  Lots of love and giggles.

Have a good weekend whatever your weather.  Terry

Thursday, January 19, 2012

What's Black and White and...


My quilt for 15 min play. If you've been stopping by this year you'll know I've been sewing little bits of scraps together then cutting them up again and sewing again and cutting again da da da .

Here is the result

I have learned so much from this project:
All colors work together
How to make flying geese the no waste way
Looking at blocks in a different setting  on point
Balancing a strong graphic print against a strong color  cheddar (reminds me of Monteray Jack Cheese)
To use the net for help  sizes for setting triangles.

But wait there's more LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS!!!!

15 min play is the brain child of Victoria of Bumble Beans. Thank you !!

Lots more variations to see at 15 min play and voting. Go visiting and vote for your favorite leave a comment you know how we all just love to have people stop by to say Hi.

I'm off to continue quilting before the heat.  Terry

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Quilt a Day

Gets a great big smile from grand daughter Awen.

Snuggled under a quillow made for her Great Grandmother in 1991. The pattern is broken dishes. Awen found the label (embroidered with names and dates).  Why we should label our quilts. Not for us but to keep the history.

The day progressed with a sewing lesson on the machine. We made a pre-printed softie no-pics.
Lunch and a trip to the driving range with Grampa. no-pics,  WELL you can't spend all the time behind the camera.

Evening activity.  Fishing with grampa in the Nepean river.

2 Mullet and 3 Bream were the catch. all under size but lots of fun.

The same big smile at the end of the day.

Grandparents delight. We all got to share things we enjoy with another generation.  Woo Hoo.  Terry

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Windy Day in ?

The Sand

Not just any sand but sculpture.

Is that a paddle wheeler?

Grampa maybe it's a steam engine.

Everyone got a chance to try sand sculpting.  Messy

Detailing the turtle.

A stop for ice cream and then heading home.

A great day out with DD Heather and grand children Awen and Cadel. 

Hope your all having fun in the sun   Terry

Monday, January 9, 2012

Potato Chip Quilt

Potato Chip quilt uses a jelly roll or for those of us attempting stash reduction 40 strips.

I cut these strips from the stash and sorted them into light medium and dark. I was trying to cut from stash to reduce the number of scraps and discovered I don't have purples. What color don,t you have?

An even mix of and dark.

Used this arrangement to make sure all the colors of one value weren't too close to each other. Time will tell

Dagwood sandwich anyone? All the strips piled high suggest a variety of scrumptious food. Tomorrow is Hawksbury Hands quilting so I should have some more pictures of my Chip Quilt (can't make just one) and maybe some others for additional eye candy. Party anyone?

It is HOT here and I can hear the children over the back fence splashing in the pool. Definitely piecing weather with the AC on.   Have a good week  Terry

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

End and Begining

New Years Eve in Sydney

The Harbour Bridge ready for 2012.

The original settelement area of Australia "The Rocks"

The big end of town has lots of Bling at The Queen Victoria Bld.

How much Bling is too much Bling?

You meet the nicest quilts waiting for the fireworks.

Across the Harbour*****

 May you all have a wonderful 1202!!   oops  2012!!