Saturday, December 31, 2011

End of a crafty year

2011 has been a challenge on many levels for me and my family. That's why I can't wait to ring in 2012!!

I hope the coming year brings love, happiness, good health and great creativity for all of us.

Andi xxx

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Test pattern quilt

And now, here is my final contribution to The Beehive.
A finished quilt made by me and 11 fabulous women.


Specifically: Sheridan, Amy, Karlyn, Belinda, Kat, Megan, Julie, Jo, Annabel, Tanya and Megs.


To appease my husband (who says "its too busy and bright to have in a bedroom ... or any other room for that matter") I have made the back of the quilt much simpler with just a strip of busy patchwork through the centre.


The incredible quilting has been done by Karen Terrens. She is a genius with a long-arm quilting machine!! (And she comes from such a creative family. Her mother is an incredible craftswoman and you just may have heard of her sister).


So, now all that's left is to snuggle up with her and enjoy my memories of this wonderful quilting bee.

Thanks girls! I'll miss you!!
Andi xxx

PS Why "The Test Pattern Quilt"?  

That's why!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bye bye Beehive

After 2 lovely years together, the members of the Beehive have decided not to continue with the Bee next year.

Although it has been a lovely bunch of stitchers, making such beautiful quilts together, many of us have new priorities to contend with in 2012 and the Beehive has simply had to take a back seat  :(

These are my last blocks for the Beehive.

Andi's blocks for Megs 

They are for Megs who is making a very pretty quilt for her daughter.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this lovely quilt come together!

In fact, there are a number of Beehive quilts that are not yet completed so some beautiful surprises will still be coming via the Beehive in the coming year as quilts are completed and shared.

And my 2011 Beehive quilt is now complete. I will be posting pics very soon!!

Andi xx

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Quilt - finished and given

For Jake's teacher who had a birthday last week.


All quilted, finished and bound.

You can see more info about this quilt in this earlier post.

Hope you are having a stitchin' weekend.

Andi xx

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I am lucky on so many levels!!
Today, I am lucky to have in-laws whose holiday house is now built and ready for us to HOLIDAY in!!!
We have been madly purchasing furniture so that the house is ready for a Christmas-time visit.

And I was incredibly lucky to find a couple of fabulous chairs being discarded by the roadside a few months back. I knew EXACTLY how I wanted to recover them and where they will live in the new house.

I have only managed to transform one of the chairs so far but here is a shot to give you an idea of 'Before' and 'After' ...


And the backs ....


From this ...


To this ...


From "No thank you. I'd rather stand" ...


To "Yes please. I'd love to sit and stay for a cup of tea" ...

The fabric I have used is Night Tree in Cilantro by Amy Butler.

I'm looking forward to showing you the chairs in situ at the new house. In fact, I'm looking forward to seeing it myself!!

Hope you've had a lucky day.

Andi xx