Sunday, 29 April 2007

This is a quilitng pattern that I have been using a
bit called Celtic Scroll by Australian Keryn
Keryn hads both paper and digital quilting patterns available.

This is another pattern that has been coming in handy as well from another Australian designer, Hermoine Agee of Lorien Quilting, called Flutterbies . Hermoine also has a digital quilting design site at

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Balingup Small Farm Field Day

Every year, around the end of April, we head down to Balingup for a day of interesting things and boys passing their personal bests on the Scout's climbing wall.

The journey down, ~200k, was interesting with us listenng to the last couple of discs of Clive Cussler's Black Wind. Saw a couple of Mopokes at close range and heaps of spiders on the road. How do we know that they are spiders? Because we know these things. Spiders' eyes reflect light and we find what appears to be the same spider in the same position, night after night.

We camped the night at the Kirup (where they make THE most delicious pies, as well as the infamous Kirup Syrup). At 9.45pm I was playing I Spy with my two sons, in the tent, in the dark trying to get them to sleep. Consequently I was not up and at them really well that morning, being in a tent with an octopus all night was exhausting. Octupus = 2 boys.

There was a quilt show as well, however you lucked out as I left my camera in the car, and I wasn't @#$%^ walking all the way back for it.

On the way home we stopped(ha!) and it was right by the Bibbulmun(Bloody Long) Track so I took a photo, to remind of the times when I used to walk the track, when I didn't have so many attachments.

This is my attempt to use up those pieces of fabric that have been annoying the heck out of me for such a long time. You know those ones that are either in 2m pieces and are as ugly as sin, or those 2x6" strips that just might come in useful. My friend Kathy is on the task as well, so at leaast I have company along the road.

Thursday, 19 April 2007

Just For Pat

This should show the quilting - Lorien Quilting's pattern continuous Baptist Fans.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

This is a quilt that I finished in January after 7 years. I started quilting it in 2000 on my first quilting machine, which was a DAQ Shortarm, and finished on my APQS Ultimate 1 retrofitted with Compuquilter. Some of the patterns are different to what I started with, however we slept under it all summer and that was all that mattered

Nearly Finished

Well after nearly four months of work (not all the time), the front of our new Christmas Wreath is nearly finished. The three younger members of our family all had a hand in taking the papers out. I bought this kit from Lizard of Oz and have had a great time chosing fabric and lugging it around to all the places that I can to do just one more hexagon.

Monday, 16 April 2007

It Rained in Paradise

We are sooo excited here as there was 31 mm in the rain gauge this morning - the earth is softer and the wet vegetation is just wonderful. The boys were extremely muddy and wet with all the dancing, digging and riding that they did throughout the day. Their extremely old raincoats need replacing as they let in all the rain. Hmmm we had a LandRover like that when I was growing up, we had to wear our raincoats inside if it was raining - that was so much fun.