Saturday, August 1, 2015


The Time Warp Stars for last week were Indigo.


and this week's Stars are Lapis Blue.

Recycled - with many seams.

and my July block, for Under the Cherry Tree. Just finished it in time.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Away to the beach

A wedding at Sunrise Beach.

The beach went on forever.

The Flower girls.

The Swimming Beach

The first visit.

27C and glorious.

Testing out the water.

Dreaming of Summer.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Time Warp Time

I took part in Lori's,  Humble Quilts blog Doll's quilt Swap and have been waiting for my little quilt to arrive which it did this week after quite a trip. My quilt came from Peggy in Texas where the floods were and shortly after she mailed it to me she received it back with the packaging  destroyed by water. After dealing with a burst pipe in her home and a very sick hubbie my little quilt was sent again. Thank you Peggy for making and sending me this adorable swap quilt with all the rest going on in your life just now. 

This first Star is going to be a replacement for one I made earlier for the week with Blotch-Ground Chintzes, as I need it to represent another week's fabric. 

Week 25 asked for Wood Block Prints and although not a Chintz, not even a Repro I think it does well for what is needed.

This the other fabric I used for the Wood Block star.

Week 26 is a Pillar Print and this fabric was given to me.

The second Pillar Print I had in my stash.

This week's star is using a fabric with a Quercitron background.  Now, this was a new one for me. I am enjoying all of the extra information that comes with each week's fabric.

and this is the one from Week 23 that will be my 2nd Star for this week.

Last Saturday and Sunday I attended a workshop at Carol's, Sewn and Quilted with Brigitte Giblin.
At the workshop I made this hexagon bag. I had the hexagons prepared so I managed to get it made in the two days. This is where I met the lady that gave me a piece of her Pillar Print for my Star. A very good weekend.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

and June is nearly gone.

Almost half way through the year. I'm convinced each year gets faster.
This week's Time-Warp Stars are with fabric called Fancy Machine Grounds. In other words it's all about the background and the small design that shows behind the main print. I'm finding out just how much I look, really look - or not, at a fabric when I buy it. I really like the two fabrics I have used this week but they have been in my stash for a while and remain unused although I may have a spot to use the top one.


and also for June, the next block for Under the Cherry Tree.
Wimbledon and the tennis for the next two weeks. I have prepared the next block to sew while I watch and will get on with my Mrs Millar's Journey block.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy with a finish.

I made this quilt last year, a block at a time. I saw the blocks  Here a couple of years ago and Meredithe  kindly draw up the measurements for me. It took me most of the year to make the blocks as there are 95 pieces in each one and I just love it. I got it back from being quilted and put the binding on this week.

This week's Time Warp Stars have used Blotch-Ground chintzes. Where the colour doesn't quite fill the space it's meant to.


The shortest day has passed and we are heading back to Summer and warm sunny days. Hopefully it will arrive early like this Winter did.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


In the last two weeks I have made Time Warp Stars with Neat Stripes and for this week, White Ground Chintzes. The red with the black stripe is a piece of antique fabric I bought a while ago and the 'pink' with the tulips is more of a peach colour. It was a 10" square of fabric that was never quite the right shade, that kept going back in the stash, but has now found a place of it's own.

This weeks two Stars are Chintzes, both polished and cotton. The star on the right has lost most of it's sheen because I washed the fabric.

and a change from the last blog. Three finished. They will surround the big red flowers but the baskets will be on the outside edge. The background fabric has a pattern so I have sewn the applique on to keep it running in the same direction after I sew the blocks together.

The weather has been rather chilly so it is lovely to stay in and stay warm and sew.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Two sewn and two to go.

I tend to spend a day getting the next block prepared in whatever is on the go and then I can just pick them up and sew a bit now and then. This is how the second block for the Mrs Millar's quilt got sewn, along with all the other bit and pieces. Yesterday was prep day so I have No3 ready to go and the next block for Under the Cherry Tree too.  

I can't resist these Stars. As soon as they arrive, in my emails, I'm off scrounging for the right fabric. This week is Eccentric prints. I think I should have made the first Star with the two fabrics around the other way. The background seems to dominate in the photo and I didn't notice that, when I had it in my hand.