Long Time, No Post

Has it really been 4 months?  DD has just gone back to school after being home for 13 weeks!  Only 8 of those real holidays; the rest study leave for IGCSE exams.  After travelling to Australia and UK to see family & friends, we are back to reality.

I’m busily working on my quilt for the Singapore Quilt Challenge, so no peeks yet.  Just waiting for the border fabric before finishing it off.

Whilst I’ll never have the patience for real hand-quilting, I can cope with the large-stitch, perle thread, sashiko version.  This is my ‘99 Treasures quilt’ which feels like it’s been around for about 95 years.


I finally finished off another cushion, the design which came from Oh Fransson! at this sew-along at Sew Mama Sew.

SpiderwebCushion2The Spiderweb block was foundation pieced using odd-sized scraps. The fabrics are  Lantern Bloom by Laura Gunn.

The machine quilting is just random spirals around the spiderwebs with a variegated thread.


Some Quilting At Last

There has been slim pickings around here for a while, as far as quilting goes, so I thought I’d better post a pic of something I’ve been working on….for a very long time.  The Quilt is called 99 Treasures and is a design by Susan Briscoe which I found in a UK magazine (quite) a few years ago now.  I collected all the Japanese fabrics and my quilting buddies in Melbourne very kindly helped out.  The hand applique has travelled all over the world with me on holidays over the past 4 years and I’ve finally pieced it together.  The border will be different as I couldn’t find any fabric like the one in the original.  I’m now doing the sashiko quilting using red and white Perle 8 thread.




New Fabrics

Decided to make a laundry bag for Miss14 to try and keep the clothes off the floor.  They don’t ever make it to the existing laundry bin, so I’m hoping a colourful bag might do the trick.  I found these fabrics at one of our local shops in Chinatown. They are ‘Flower Sugar’ from Lecien fabrics in Japan.  At only A$14 equivalent per metre – I think they are a bargain!