I was not going to do it…start another project. NO NO NO.  DON’T DO IT.  I have been good.  Really I have.  Really.

I belong to a First Saturday of the month quilting group. We get together at a quilting shop about one hour from where I live. The owner of the shop is part of our group.

Two of the ladies are working on Dear Jane.  I did buy the book in 2004.  My husband and I are going to start traveling around Australia. I really did not want to be bored.  He insists on driving.  This is my justification to start something new.

Yup. I did it.  This is the material I own, ( I have two of the fat quarter bags full).


I really don’t like to keep to much as my tastes change often.  I used to buy material than a year later I would look at it and think to myself…What was I thinking? The material would end up in a charity bin.   DSC_0002

The ladies in the group pulled fabric for the first 10 blocks.  This is the fabric for the first block.  G-7 DSC_0004My idea is to copy the block onto 140 gram paper. I like to English Paper Piece with this weight.     1)   Place the background fabric on the paper, draw the block with pencil, add seam allowance and cut out. DSC_0001   2)   Cut the circle of the paper and glue fabric to the circle.     DSC_00021

3)    Center the circle on the background fabric and spot glue together.   4)  Copy the rectangles onto thin paper and cut out the rectangles. DSC_00044  5) Paper piece. When paper pieceing small pieces, after sewing a seam,  glue the fabric to the paper.  Every time I sew a seam, it is ironed, even if it is three stitches.  If I don’t I’m not happy with it. DSC_0005  6)   Press the seam allowances DSC_0006 7) glue to the block and sew.   DSC_0008   I think I am going to use no show thread and stitch on the machine using the blanket stitch.


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Trying to Sew Fast

My beautiful daughter Madeline had a baby nine days ago.


Tiffany Ann is being welcomed by her sister Katie Marie.  Madeline’s wonderful husband is going back to work on Monday.  That will be my time to help with the baby and 2 year old.  I can not wait, I love helping and playing with the grandbabies.

Saying this, now is the time for me to sew. The Tree of Life quilt designed by Anita Goodesign has been half made since Madeline needed help during her pregnancy with Katie.  The last couple of days the colourful border was sewn.


Now comes putting the rows together along with the 10 blocks of the tree to sew.  Wonder how much will be completed before Monday.




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Lismore Camping and Caravan Show

I sewed in the car along the way to Lismore. I am embroidering Sunbonnet Sue to be put into a small quilt for my granddaughters. Once I figure out how to insert a picture from my tablet to my blog, there will be a picture.

July 3, 4, 5 2014

stayed: Cassino Big 4 Caravan Park

Purchased: Stoney Creek Camper Trailer, FC-FF6


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Jan 26 Aim Finished

Color is not my strength.  I love color but not when it comes to putting blocks together,  I struggle. Today I sewed the 5 blocks I scheduled in my daily challenge.  It took me all day.  20 blocks sewn, only 40 more to go.  Time to put my feet up.


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Stitch 5 Maidenhair Stitch + Lazy Daisy + Rose Montees

I don’t own montees so I substituted using three seed beads. I also felt the lazy daisy needed a little cheering up so I added a seed bead to them.  The thread is Frosty Rays by RG. IT seems to be a tube mesh with glittery thread inside the mesh tube.


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Stitch 4 Triple Feather Stitch, Silk Lazy Daisy, Beads

I love using a lot of extra things to embellish stitches.  This design uses lots of extras. ??????????

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Stitch 3 Feather Stitch, French Knot, Lazy Daisy

I really enjoyed sewing stitch 3.   Stitch three included using silk thread. I choose to sew three French Knots instead of the one French Knot shown in the diagram. ??????????

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