14 May 2015

Florence is Dressed

A very quick photo update of my latest work: meet Something About Florence,
a beautiful design by Susan Smith

A big Girl - Florence has her final border on & is now completely dressed

A little detail - final flowers done

Angus thought he would interrupt progress

In Australia we celebrated Mothers Day on Sunday.
This is my Mum, a very special lady
Til next time, which will hopefully be soon
Happy Stitching

3 February 2015

A New Year

Hello Friends

Here we are in February - good grief!! Time to make an update before another month goes by.

Last year I had a couple of finishes which now that they've been gifted I can share.

Firstly, French Mosaic a Karen Cunningham design started in 2012 as Summer School was completed & given to my sister for her 60th Birthday in January. I used predominantly French General fabrics and changed the design layout (slightly). The label is a doiley made by my Grandmother on my dad's side who I never knew, but my sister has fond memories of her so thought she'd appreciate its use on her quilt.


The special man in my life has quite a liking to the Confederate Flag. On finding a pattern for making such a thing I ventured into making something completely different. Lots of measuring, cutting, stitching, cutting, stitching & so on. However I was extremely dissapointed & needless to say angry that there was a major error in the pattern which couldn't been rectified as only appeared at end completion.

JA had been talking about making a "Frozen" quilt for her grand-daughter and on a trip away had managed to find a panel & some fabrics. A very good friend's daughter loves Frozen so much I decided to do the same. She was thrilled & wraps herself in it every night, even though in Australia it is Summer!



Now they are out the way I'm currently working on Something About Florence a design by  Susan Smith. JulieAnn is also making this one, we are both very excited to be attending Susan's workshop in March for The Prince. Nothing beats a new project!!

To finish a picture taken at Southwest Rocks on the northern NSW coast while visiting my sister for her birthday. A beautiful little part of our country not yet over commercialised and hopefully stays that way.

And of course Angus has to have an appearance, this being his Christmas shot.

Til next time, happy stitching


10 December 2014

Christmas Wishes

Hello Friends

It's December already!! Can't believe its that time of year again....

Finding the time to blog doesn't seem to happen as much as JulieAnn & I would both like. Life just gets too busy. But when busy means stitching, creating & Finishing projects well thats okay.

We both share alot of our updates on Instagram as its nice & quick so don't forget to follow us:

Linda - lmg065
JulieAnne - julquilts

Between us we have a few projects to call Finish but won't share any pictures today, will leave that for the New Year.

Today we simply would like to wish all our Blogger Friends a safe & Merry Christmas with family & loved ones. See you in 2015

I just had to add this!
Love & Best Wishes
Happy Stitching
Linda & JulieAnn

12 September 2014

Baskets For You

Good Morning Friends

Its the start of Spring in Australia & we are being blessed with beautiful blue skies here in Wagga Wagga and the temperature is beginning to warm slightly. We could do with some decent rain though to settle the dust & keep everything green.

I've been busy stitching away on Baskets for You a Sue Daley design over the last 6 months. 128 needleturned baskets plus a centre block also needleturn. I bought this as a Block of Month over a year ago, I was thoroughly delighted with fabric selections & quantity supplied, No scrimping!!

So some progress photos below leading to the finished top with borders attached just last night. What a feeling it's been, to be actually achieving & getting things done.
In short - its my Therapy.

 Thoughts of never seeing the end!
 All 128 Baskets stitched
At the machine

A growing quilt

Final stitches on the Centre

Centre Complete

All joined - I needed to include a very small border around the centre block which is not in the design as I chose not to trim all blocks back by 1/2 inch.

Borders on & Baskets For You top is complete.
Below is a pic of it on a bed, just to have a better look

Angus is loving the warmer mornings in the sunshine too

He's such a smoocher 

I love seeing what everyone is doing, it provides so much inspiration. Remember to find me on Instagram lmg065 where Angus is the star's.

Til next time, Happy Stitching


8 July 2014

Challenge is No Longer a Challenge!

"Josephine's Love Quilt"

I've got it done finally; 2012's Challenge Quilt stitching is complete. And her name...well I took inspiration from a quilt made by Frederica Josephson from Sydney in Annette Gero's book "The History of Fabric". Both JulieAnn & I attended a seminar in Wagga Wagga a few years ago & were very fortunate to purchase the book & have Annette sign it.

One of the larger pieces of fabric in my bagged selection was  "Love Is". So somehow, there became Josephines Love Quilt. I named it when only had the first few stars completed. I would really loved to have kept on going, but was limited to the fabrics left.

Josephine's Love Quilt
A Quilt by Me!
 Pictures from along the way:
Angus doing his usual "Stop Sewing"

The Final Star

Not a regular baker; this was a huge undertaking.
Black Forest Birthday Cake

Is definitely soup weather; this was a hit!
 On Sunday just gone we took a roadtrip to the snow - about 2 hours drive from home in the Snowy Mountains. 

Just Chilling......

Warm & toasty by the fire

Getting the Look again from my boy Angus
Hoping everyone is safe & well, til next time
Happy Stitching

26 May 2014

The Geese Are Flying

Hello Friends

I'm so pleased with my progress of late I thought I'd share the process of making the flying geese border to go on my 2012 convict challenge quilt.
What I have realised that is if life was "normal" in 2012 I actually would have had it completed on time. Never mind, I've had alot more time to contemplate the design.
As stated in my last blog, I was going with the 4-geese no waste method. It has worked wonderfully. Due to constraints of only working with the fabrics in my package, my geese are not the colours as there wasn't enough to cut required amount of larger squares.

I hope you enjoy following my journey.
All pieces cut, pinning in progress
Stitching underway

First Cut

Pressed ready for next stage

2nd Pinning

On a roll, stitching next lot of squares

Which came to a screaming halt thanks to Angus!
2nd attempt before work; Geese are Growing
A tin of Geese ready to join
A quiet moment at work, sorted ready for more pinning.

 From there, they were all joined & attached.
The Geese are Flying
Now for the next stage......
My Angus, giving me the look again before going to work during the week.
Til next time, Happy Stitching