Saturday, January 30, 2010
We have 2 parties coming up for little boys turning 4.
Inspired by a cushion in
I made these:
Mostly using bits from the scrap box.
It's nice to find some time for 'personal' stitching.
Have a stitching weekend.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I need your advice please!!!
Late last year, I showed some of my work to the local Jewish Museum Shop.
They are interested in having some of my Challah Covers in the shop but were concerned that the fabrics were too garish.
They requested some more conservative looking pieces.
I agreed to make them 6 covers and here's what I came up with.
(Left side is the front. Right side, the back)
Click on the image to see it larger.
They are each about 20" x 16".
I know, not all of them are so conservative looking, but I just had to be true to myself (and my fabric stash).
especially those of you from Jewish backgrounds
Which would you buy for your homes?
Which would you buy for your mothers?
Which would your mothers buy for themselves?
Would you buy one for a wedding gift? A Bat-Mitzvah?
Any assistance greatly appreciated.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Modern Quilt Guild - Melbourne
I'd seen lots of these
Modern Quilt Guild
s popping up around North America and wondered if anyone was doing one in Melbourne and lo and behold, I found this:
Are you in Melbourne and interested in checking it out?
and have a look.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
... that I have finally tackled
block that was due in December. (Sorry I'm late Jo).
I was rather daunted by tackling a new technique (foundation piecing) but I think it turned out OK.
Although I have a funny feeling the circle of geese should be 'travelling' the other way.
Oh well, what's done is done. Hope you like it Jo.
Also, I'm rather pleased to have received the first of my 3
Pay It Forward (PIF)
gifts that I have signed up for.
A sweet little mini quilt from
With a lovely label too.
Thankyou so much Michele.
Now I really need to get on with my 9 PIF gifts.
Have a stitching weekend.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
So many wonderful crafters in flickr land.
I can (and often do) get lost in there for hours.
Here are a few of my favourites.
Lap Quilt from Amy Butler's In Stitches
little folks playground patchwork quilt
echino patchwork quilt #3
Grandmothers Garden Quilt, 1930's
Tokyo International Quilt Show - Geometric brights
modern baby quilt, front
lap scrap quilt
YIP 365.150 :: windmill quilt
cabins in the city
Fruit Basket Upset
doop quilt voor Iris
munki in the middle
sunny squares quilt
9 patch extravaganza-finished
katie jumps rope
flock of triangles quilt 1
Seeing Red Quilt
Square in Square Baby Boy Quilt
Twinkle: The Whole Enchilada
Art Pad Re-Opening
red+aqua quilt top
Birds in the Air quilt
darcy's quilt-detail, front
Kaleidoscope - a colorful string quilt
Stashbuster Quilt blocks
Where do you find your inspiration?
Monday, January 18, 2010
My little boy is 6
In fact, he turned 6 a couple of weeks ago but we've been so busy with summer holidays that I haven't had a chance to post until now.
We had the birthday party over a month ago so that it could be held before school broke up (and all his friends disappeared on their family holidays).
Lots of little boys full of energy and MASSES of testosterone. (What is it with little boys and rough play???)
A house full of balloons
A MASSIVE cake
A magician and a witch
Lots of love and laughter
Happy birthday Jake.
We are so proud of the person you are becoming.
Kind, sensitive, intelligent and very loving.
With much love,
kids birthday parties