Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm back!!


It's been a huge 6 months since I stopped blogging, I had a rest from all things crafty to concentrate on other areas of life, I am so glad to be back and if you're reading this, I'm glad you found me!

I have found after a bit of time off, I have come back to my quilting with a vengence.... I have completed 2 UFOs in 2 days. Not huge jobs, but things I had put off (you know how it gets, quilt tops just seem to build up!!). I have also whipped up a few quilt tops and drafted a couple of patterns for the first time. What's happening to me? Actually, it has something to do with leaving a job that was sucking the life out of me.... sad huh? Happily Mumma (me) got her life back and everything is falling back into place and chugging along as it should - Yay for me!

The first quilt I completed was this little windmill quilt for friends who had a baby last week. I started it when we got the news she was expecting and I only just finished it.
The second quilt is for my amazingly beautiful nephew, Jake. He's 18 months old and I started this when he was born. I used a Michael Miller cowboy print which is so so so cute! Sadly didn't take a pic of this one.... :(

With those little pieces done I have moved onto a Bento Box using this fantastic tutorial by Ashley from Film in the Fridge (great blog, awesome tutorials, brilliant inspiration, very pretty - that's what makes a blog a good read!!). I am doing this Bento Box using the 'Deep Sea Blue' palette of Neptune by Tula Pink - yummo, it's gorgeous. This one is for my beautiful husband, he is the only one I've neglected to make a quilt for and truthfully, he deserves one over anyone else, he is my love. He came into my sewing room, saw it and said it was beautiful, (thank god! - He doesn't know its for his birthday.) I will post photos as I work through it, but here's the start....
so much more piecing to go, I'll get there!

Another quilt top I finished off over the last week was a foundation paper pieced Stringy Quilt using another tutorial from Film in the Fridge (I'm telling you, she's awesome!!). I love how this worked out. I used scraps from all my past creations, loads of vintage Amy Butler mixed with all my new favourites. Now I just have to baste and quilt it....

Thanks for reading my blog. I will try to post every few days when I have something worthwhile to share or show.


PS: I have got a bundle of Empress Woo in Yellow. Some has been fussy cut. I no longer want these pieces and I am happy to give away. If you want them and will use them (not sell them), let me know!


  1. Welcome back! I am LOVING your Neptune quilt. Can't wait to see it finished!

  2. Welcome back - your quilts look great!

  3. Hey,
    I'm realizing that I never returned your question about the quilt..but I see that you found it. AND I LOVE your quilt. It looks amazing. Wasn't it fun? Sorry for slacking.

    All your quilts are amazing. Can't wait to see more.