Thursday, December 21, 2006

Bibs for Hugo

Christmas present for my nephew Hugo, now seven months old.

Five bibs from IKEA for $3 + assorted Sublime Stitching patterns = perfect present for drooly baby.

Monkey bib Bib for Hugo

Bib for Hugo He's the perfect Queensland baby

Bib for Hugo

a quickr pickr post

In print!

A few months ago I sent my stitchery BOM quilt to Down Under Quilts for an article on embroidered quilts. I got the early copy of the magazine yesterday, and there it is!

Chuffed, chuffed, chuffed. Yes.
Down Under Quilts yearbook

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Mystery BOM - the third one

I've been taking more mystery block of the month classes - this time a seven month medallion mystery. Here are the results so far. There are some smaller pieced blocks - stilll to be made - and next month we put the whole thing together into a queen sized quilt top.

a quickr pickr post

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Hugo's quilt

My little nephew Hugo Dominic was born on 15 May 2006, and I made him this little quilt to hang on his nursery wall. I will be meeting little Hugo for the first time tomorrow, as he lives in Brisbane far away from his Aunty Michelle.

Once I spied these redwork patterns from, I knew they would be ideal. The sashing fabrics are a variety of vintage repro 1930s fabrics in blue, cream and red. All up, the quilt took me two weeks to make.

Nursery Rhymes for Hugo

Hugo's quilt -detail
Label for Hugo's quilt

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty
Originally uploaded by quiltingmick.
Block 3 ...getting closer!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Mary Mary

Mary Mary
Originally uploaded by quiltingmick.
This is block 2 for the quilt I'm making to hang on a nursery wall.

My baby brother and his partner had their first child on Monday night - a little boy called Hugo Dominic. I'm trying to get the quilt finished by the 25th when I head up to meet Hugo for the first time.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Sashiko pincushions

Sashiko pincushions
Originally uploaded by quiltingmick.
Made in a little over 3 hours for a mini-raffle at the SCQuilters pre-retreat dinner. The patterns are by Sharyn Hall.

Little Boy Blue - redwork

Little Boy Blue - redwork
Originally uploaded by quiltingmick.
This is the first block for the little wall quilt I'm making for my nephew-to-be. The other blocks are a surprise ;-)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Progress on 2010 Canberra Quilt Show entry

Here's the latest photo of the twisted hexagon quilt. I actually got this far in December last year, but hadn't taken a photo until today.

2010 Quilt Show entry - as at December 2005

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The top - it's done!

Today I finished the top for my mystery block of the month which Cathy Stevenson designed and taught. The first stage, which I finished yesterday morning, turned out really well - I would have been happy if we had stopped there....

First border

But lucky I didn't! Here's the whole shebang, put together last night and today, and I'm so happy with how it all came together! All those border applique pieces that sent me nearly insane were worth it.

All borders added

I'll be machine quilting this somehow ( it's bigger than I imagined!). Photos to follow...

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Angel loot

I am in the SCQuilters Retreat angel swap, and this month my angel got me this fabric and thread which is just so stunning it takes my breath away.

Angel loot

Why can't I ever find stuff like this when I'm out looking for myself?

Another MBOM update

Tomorrow night is the last class in my Mystery Block of the Month. So the past week has been spent getting busy catching up on the blocks I hadn't done yet.

Here's the December installment...
Mystery Block of the Month Mystery Block of the Month Mystery Block of the Month Mystery Block of the Month Mystery Block of the Month Mystery Block of the Month Mystery Block of the Month

And here's this month's.

Month 8 Month 9 Month 10

I'll update again when all the blocks are together.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Dolly sewing

I've been busy making doll clothes, to sell to friends in the Blythe online communities.

Apples and Oranges Here Fishy Fishy Stained Glass Flapper Circus Circus Spot this! Flapper Cherry Pickin' Party

There are more of these - like 15 of them, with another six cut out and sitting on my sewing table ready for sewing.

Sunday, January 22, 2006


I'm back from Melbourne and my week long tennis odyssey. It was a wonderful week, and at the end of it all I managed to scurry off to a patchwork shop or two.

This loot is from my shopping spree at 'Patchwork on Central Park'. This will all go into making Blythe (doll) stuff for sale.