Sunday, 7 June 2015

FNWF Results

So, I don't know about you but I hate ironing. Yet when it comes to quilting and making sure my fabrics are properly prepped for cutting I will iron for hours.

For FNWF I spent 2.5 hours ironing fabrics for Ashleigh's 18th birthday quilt (which is well overdue!). Then I spent another couple of hours ironing last night as well.

Fabrics for Ashleigh's quilt

I have also managed to cut most of the fabrics over the weekend. The feature fabric in the background had to be fussy cut to get 12 x 10.5" squares which was a bit tricky as it was an asymmetrical border print, not an all-over print. I'm happy with the results though.

Fussy cutting the 10.5" feature squares

I desperately want to cut the final fabric, which will be the middle border, but since tomorrow is a work day it's unlikely I'll get back to it soon.

Speaking of work, I really should get some sleep. If you would like to see what everyone else got up to for FNFW you can visit Cheryll's website here.

Happy stitching!


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Home Again & FNWF

Hi there! I'm back home after our travels.

Actually, we got home several weeks ago but unfortunately my beautiful Nanna had a stroke shortly after we returned and has since passed away. It has been a real rollercoaster ride since getting home again, as you can imagine. We are slowly picking up the pieces though and getting back into a bit of a routine. Here is one of my favourite photos of Nanna and me.

Xmas cooking Nov 2013

I still have lots to share from our trip and hopefully will get time to do that soon. I also visited the Craft and Quilt Fair recently with my Mum, youngest sister, niece, Miss A & Miss M. We caught up with the WA bloggers before hand which was lovely.

Clockwise from front left: Maria, Sandra, Toni with baby S (my sister and niece), Me with Miss M,
Helen (Mum), Ashleigh, Tarnyia, Leonie, Anthea and Lisa. Leonie's husband, Mark, took the photo.

This weekend I'm looking forward to catching up with more of you over at Cheryl's place for Friday Night With Friends (FNWF). If you haven't signed up yet here's the link. Hope to see you there.

Oh oh, Miss M's calling. The poor thing is not well so I must go.