Friday 13 April 2018


I don't often go to the quilt/craft shows, but as this one last Saturday was at the beautiful old Royal Exhibition Buildings in Carlton and was all patchwork and fabric related I thought I would make an effort to go.  I wish I had taken some photo's of the inside of this amazing building for those of you who don't know it, but alas I was distracted by all the yumminess surrounding me.

I tried to be good - I have enough projects to do for the next 50 years if I don't ever buy another thing lol (which is not likely to be the case - am always buying something new, be it fabric or patterns).

I couldn't resist this beautiful wool project from Hat Creek Quilts (formerly The Quilted Crow) - it came as a kit with background and the yummy wools for just $26 which I thought was very reasonable.  Deirdre had it sitting in an old flan/tart dish, so I will be on the lookout for one of those.  Top right of the picture is four fat quarters in creams and caramels which I'm always on the lookout for  stitching on and couldn't resist the pack of 4 half metre pieces in deep caramels.

I have a weekness for Lisa from FignBerry Creations  Christmas designs, so of course had to pick up block 1 of her new one "Trim the Tree" in lovely wool felts.  It will go on the grey linen, top left.  And Marg Low had lots of lovely new goodies but really loved this little house wall hanging.  Ha ha so I thought I was pretty restrained. 

More birthday spoiling next post. Cheryl

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Birthday Fat Quarters

I joined in with Chooky's new birthday fat quarter swap this year, and lucky me I was first on the list with her birthday.  How exciting to have some lovely fat quarter parcels to open on your birthday -

These two beautiful fat quarters were from Deb of frog cottage blog.  My photo does not do the color justice - it's a lovely dark pumpkin color and the brown has the same color in the flowers.

Such a gorgeous red and the background has a little caramel leaf on it. Not to mention that beautiful handmade card. Thankyou so much Susan from Susan's sewing space blog.

Can you see I may have mentioned reds, backgrounds and reproductions lol. These gorgeous reds came from Julie of Simple stitches1 blog. 

Love these rich reds from my lovely friend Sue at Kiwi kids blog.  Just gorgeous.

These gorgeous French General fabrics are from Maria - so pretty - from  life on the block blog.  My first parcel to arrive and all the way from WA. 

These two beautiful fabrics were from Chooky - love them.  Have been collecting fabrics with a small blue print for another project, but was hoping to use my birthday fat quarters in one project. 

And these two beautiful fabrics are from Judy at news from Jude blog.  Not only that she had made the most gorgeous card and the paper had little patchwork blocks on it. 

This was so much fun and can't thankyou enough Chooky for organising it.  I am going to find a pattern or an idea so I can use all my fat quarters in the one project.  I'll keep you posted.

My lovely friend Karen has a birthday a couple of weeks before me, so thought you might like to see what I made for her birthday -

First up was this little Gail Pan drawstring bag.  Lots of cute little "bee" goodies around at the moment.

And because it's often fun to do something "Easterish" when you have a birthday in March I made her this wool felt table centre which was a Marg Low design.  Off to cut up fat quarters before I go to work. Cheryl