October FNWF

Hi All,
          I have been working on a tissue holder, I did not put the fabrics the right way around.  Does not matter though, just wanted to make one to see how I would go.
       I am going to make a Bionic or Sew all bag.  I have the fabrics, batting, lining and interfacing cut out ready to go.  I cut the fabrics out, I need to work out the sizes as the zippers were not the correct size as the pattern has stated.  I will see how it turns out.

Small bags

Hi all,
         There are 3 bags that I have made.  The 1st one is Summer Breeze fabric, the other 2 is fabric from Lin Tarrant, she sent me some Fat Quarters for my Birthday.  So I decided to make some small bags, that I will use for my sewing gear.  The bags are quick and easy to make.  There is a pattern on YouTube on how to make them.
Have a great Friday and weekend everyone.  I have been busy getting my Halloween items ready today.  I have not taken photos yet, but will do other blog post over the weekend to show what I have been up to.

Walgett Quilters Quilt Show June 2018

Hi All,
          I am very late posting this to my blog.  In June there was a Quilt Show at Walgett. There were over 100 Quilts on display at the RSL Hall.  The first photo is of Facebook swap blocks.
2nd photo is of a Jelly Roll Race that I did.  The 3rd photo is of a Mariners Compass which was foundation pieced. The forth photo was from a quilt pattern that I received from the International Friendship
 Quilters Group.
The fifth photo is my Walgett Quilters Friendship Quilt.  A group of 23 ladies decided to choose their own block pattern from a website, then we made blocks for each other.  A year later the quilts were all put together.  I am still in the process of quilting mine.
The sixth photo is a close up of the Jelly Roll Race Quilt label.
The seventh photo is of another Facebook swap block quilt top.
The last photo is of a red work hand embroidery quilt top that I put together.
        It was in April, May and June that I put the swap block quilt tops, Mariners Compass green back ground ironed on and getting The Walgett Quilters Friendship Quilt together.
   All those have kept me busy.
I have more things to show, I need to take some more photos of the items I have made.
I have quilt blocks that I have put together, made some items for a friend who lives in Queensland, also have made some small bags.  I am hoping to do another blog post soon.
     Our Neighbour has invited us to a Halloween party which we are going to this Saturday.   They have been away so that is why we are going to have it on the weekend.
    Have a great Thursday everyone.


Hi all,
         It has been a while since I have posted here. The year is going fast.  I have been working on some blocks.  The order of the photos have been jumbled up.  I have also been working some Sashiko. I have been working on basting hexies there are enough for around 13 hexies.  I cannot find the photos, so will post later.  I have also finished a Paper Pieced Mariner’s Compass.  I have taken a photo and cannot find that either so will keep looking.
            Going back last year I joined a Post Card group and have been making Post Cards and sending those to the ladies in the group.  I will do a separate blog post for those though.
       In March I received an Apple IPad from Telstra, there was a deal going and I decided to go with it. So I am typing this blog post up on it. Usually I type the blog posts up on Brandon’s School Computer as it is faster and has a bigger screen, but cannot do that now as the Modem has died.  Much easier than doing it on my phone.  Going back around 3 years ago I started a Firefighter Quilt for Brett , I have also been working on the appliqué on the blocks.  I have not taken photos of those yet.  When I do I will post them here.

FNSI For January

Hi All,
          It has been a while since I have typed up what I have been up to.
I joined a Facebook group called Patchwork Of The Crosses.  I was to do a test Patchwork Of The Crosses Block.  I have almost finished it.
As you can see I have a few edges to complete. The other sewing items I have been working on are Hexagons.

I was hoping the photos would be the other way around.  As you can see I am still going with the Hexagons.
I hope to be able to post more items in my next blog post.
See you all later.  


Hi All,
          I have finished my Christmas swaps.  I made 2 small bags, Hexagon Coasters and 2 mug rugs. I have also made a few other things but cannot show you those just yet.
           Doing this on my iPhone, as I am away from home at Dubbo, NSW.  Brandon our Son is having a Presentation Ceremony at his Distance Education School tomorrow morning.  Brandon and I will arrive back home tomorrow night on the bus.  It is great to know that I can do blog posts on my phone. I needed to download an app to download photos onto here.  The label the you see on the Hexagon Coaster was a gift from Lin Tarrant.  They are great, easy to sew on with the sewing machine too.  Thank you very much Lin.
        Sorry I am late posting this blog, I have been busy getting the Christmas Swaps done.  Also busy  doing Friendship blocks for a Friendship Quilt I will make when I receive my blocks which will hopefully be this Sunday.
             Gun club is on this Sunday and a friend from Walgett will bring my Friendship blocks and my Christmas present that I received from the Walgett Quilters Christmas party.  I received a beautiful Table Runner,  I will post a photo when I do a Friendship Quilt Blocks blog post.
             Brett and I were going to go over to Walgett for the Walgett Quilters Christmas party, but as we had rain we had to stay put.

           Last Friday and Saturday we had 44 and a half ml of rain.  The rain was great to see and hear on the roof.  I have photos, I will do that in another blog post though.

Christmas Swaps and Beading

Hi All,
          Sorry I am late doing this blog post. I am still working on my Hexagon bag from a few weeks ago..  I have the hexagons done, I just need to put the bag together.

Christmas Swaps
                           I have 3 Christmas swaps to do.  I have made Hexagons to applique onto some pink fabric. I have one almost appliqued all the way around on the fabric.  I will make these into small Mug Rugs. Also  I have Machine Embroidered some Humming Birds so I can add those to some Hexagon Coasters and have Christmas Fabric for the backing on the Coasters.

A Hexagon appliqued onto the pink fabric.

          Machine Embroidered Humming Birds.  I still need to cut the Threads.  When I was doing the Machine Embroidery I took one of the wrong threads so that is why they look different.


             One of the Facebook Groups I am in has a competition our Group Members can enter.  Videos were posted within the group and you watch the videos to find a technique to try.
Here is what I have done so far.
I still need to finish the red one at the top and add around 5 lots of green beads.  My first go at adding beads to fabric.  I found them fiddly and hard to do at first.  It is easier to do now.

That is it for now.

October FNWF

Hi All,           I have been working on a tissue holder, I did not put the fabrics the right way around.  Does not matter though, just wan...