Thursday, May 31, 2012


I too found this topic very challenging!
Never mind I still enjoyed making this small quilt.
Took me back a long, long way!
So here we are about to do the lucky last project......... and the topic is 'Red'
Can someone ...maybe Pam..... put my topic on the list please. I'm not smart enough to do it.
For those of you going to Sydney, have a great time.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


TOYS, I found so hard. Then came up with the idea of big peoples toys. Therefore these big peoples balloons was what came to mind. Once the idea took shape I enjoyed making this little quilt for you Ngaire.
Certainly hope in the future we will get to meet you too. Maybe in NZ next time around, as Margie suggested!
Cheers and enjoy the postie visits over the next few weeks. Will put mine in the mail box tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Deb - Bag of Marbles

This was a fun topic Ngaire.
I Googled toys to look for some ideas and found an image of a bag of marbles that I really liked. Turns out to be an Australian woman in Sydney designing her own fabric. So I purchased two colour ways of the marble fabric and asked Susie's permission to use her image. (You can visit her blog here.)  I also had fun finding all the 'marble' fabrics and cut out far more that I actually needed!
I can't ever remember actually playing the game of marbles (not even sure how it's played!) but I do remember enjoying looking at all the lovely colours, the feel and sound of the marbles in their bag, and just the fact of owning them! 
My daughter uses marbles as a reward system for her children. When they have a certain number of marbles (for being good or doing jobs or not fighting) they can have a coveted object. There is often talk in their house about 'losing all your marbles'!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Home by Jane MacDonald

Home is where I hang my hat and at the moment this is very apt.
Last apolgies. I was inspired by the hat and coat rack in our hall.
It was fun to make for you Margie.
I seem to do the same quilting each time. Twelve ties .....the 12 of us.