Sunday, 23 June 2013

Change from Google Reader to Bloglovin'

Google Reader will cease to exist on July 1st as part of Google’s “Spring Cleaning” initiative. 
Yes, there are other RSS readers out there but I have moved to Bloglovin'.
How to Import Your RSS subscriptions  from Google Reader to Bloglovin’
First, click here:
Then it will bring you to this page:Screen shot 2013-03-14 at 6.40.13 PM
Click that blue button that says “Import from Google Reader”
You’ll have to re-categorize your blogs to how you like them, it just imports all the feeds.

What’s it like reading a load of blogs on Bloglovin’

You get to see a photo, the post title and a snippet of text. 

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Annual Connected Quilters Retreat

We had a great time at Alexandra in country Victoria at Vickery Quilt and Craft Retreat over the long weekend.

I basted my Tilda quilt ready for hand quilting and carefully cut and then pieced many, many kaleidoscope hexagons for a "one block wonder" quilt from a gorgeous Kaffe Fassett print.

There were many oohs an ahhs at the enormous range of patterns produced in the hexagons.

Doing the layout will be a nightmare! The hexagons are not sewn across the centres, just pinned, so when it is laid out the top can be sewn in strips.

Change to Bloglovin

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

More Knitted Hats

Another eight knitted kid-size hats to go to charity.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Quilt Top Finished

Another finish for 2013! A completed top in 'French General Rouenneries' fabrics for my Mum for Mother's Day. I made one for Dad for his 80th also using the "Broken Bricks" pattern in greys and taupes. I pieced a backing from the same range of fabrics (still working through a FQ pack I bought from the US when the dollar first hit 1:1 ). The quilt top is off to a machine quilter on Sunday.

Sunday, 20 January 2013


Our sunflower continues to change and grow:

It's popular with the bees.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Tea Cozy

We had a belated Christmas lunch for my quilting group, Connected Quilters, and I made (another) tea cozy as my Kris Kringle gift. The pattern is called "Afternoon Tea Party" by Nancy Green of Pink Sand Beach Designs. The only tricky part with the pattern is sewing the circular base to the two rectangular sides, the rest is very straightforward.

As luck would have it, my Tea Cozy was drawn by by the most teapot owning member! Enjoy, Lisa.

One of these days I will get my own cozy made ...

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

First finish for 2013

My first finish for 2013, thanks to Day 1 of the Australian Open tennis. A hand painted, sun printed and now hand quilted piece of fabric made in the Lisa Walton 'Textured Treasures" workshop held at our Vickery Quilt and Craft Retreat late last year. I will frame it for hanging at Vickery.

Sunflower burst

Our sunflower opened fully today for the first time. 
Lovely day with 29 C forecast.