Wednesday, October 10, 2012


For those doing the Mystery Quilt.  STOP don't go any further I have missed a simple step.  How stupid of me.  Apologies for those who are stuck and can't get pieces to fit.  Will upload correct instructions later today.
an embarrassed Fran

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Charity Auction Result

My 1600 quilt that I donated to the Sunflower Foundation here in Melbourne was sold for $310 a good result.  I thought it raised $305 but it was $5.00 more.  A lovely night with lots of gorgeous items to try and buy.  I missed out on the 3 I wanted.  Should have bid more for the signed Hawthorn team poster!!!  Ah well can't go back.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Auction Quilt

Finished the quilt I am making for the 
The quilt will be auctioned at the Dinner on June 9th.  Made from Kaffe Fassett Jelly Rolls  Bought 2 as Kaffe's Jelly Rolls only had 28 fabrics and I wanted a reasonable size quilt.  The quilt measure 158 X 170cms.  I machined quilted this one and I am pleased with the result.

Noticed a few stray cottons that I have to remove before delivery.   Now to do a Deb Layt wall hanging, started in a class 20th May nothing went right was too distracted, came home to find sister had experienced heart problems lucky she was in hospital at the time and early intervention saved her from a heart attack.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Baby Floor quilt

On May 5th I finished the top and backing for the expected babies floor quilt.  SMS'd the photos to daughter for her perusal.  She texted back better keep sewing M's baby arrived this morning around 6 am a month early.  So pull all stops out made label, basted, machined quilted, machined the binding pressed and the quilt was finished.  Gave it to daughter on Mothers Day for her to deliver it to M & C's little Emily Rose.  The quilt attracted a lot of ooh's and aah's at the Bistro were we had lunch when daughter showed it to the rest of the group, ladies from other tables were coming over for a look.

Today I am quilting a 1600 quilt in Kaffe Fassett fabrics to be auctioned in June.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Work in Progress

Today I have been stitching blocks together making a floor quilt for my daughter's friend expected baby.  The baby is due sometime in May so not long to go.  The blocks are made from Hungry Carterpillar fabric with the addition of three other fabrics my daughter likedthey all look good together.
Have to piece the front together then check if I need to stitch another border on this piece.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Quilting Again

I can't believe I have not posted to my blog since Dec 5th.  The Christmas period was busy, Allan went to Tasmania to see his youngest daughter graduate with First Class Honours in Sociology. Then we had a 2 week break at the beach in our caravan.
I couldn't settle to quilting until mid February since then I have finshed a 1600 quilt, completed a Gail Pan UFO and tried the Long Quilting stitches on my Janome, made a Japanese quilt for Bay Quilters Challenge, the binding is not finished on that yet.
The Gail Pan Design is one I bought in Nowra in 2007 while we were caravaning around Australia.
It is called In My Garden.   It was fortitious that I finished this wall hanging on Monday as Gail was the guest speaker today (wednesday) at Carrum Downs Scquilters.   Lots of lovely show and tell from Gail and the other ladies at the gathering.

 When I showed this at Carrum Downs someone commented it's not Purple.  I have been challenged to make 3 quilts without any Purple fabric.

If you notice some of the flowers in this block have mauve/purple flowers.

This is the 1600 quilt made from 2 1/2" strips.  I didn't use a Jelly Roll I bought 25cm (10") pieces of fabric and cut 4 strips from each of the 11 fabrics.  It was machine quilted by Laurene Horsnell at Moorabin.  I will be giving this one away.