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Friday, May 11, 2012

Bit of this and a bit of that!

I spent time today doing lots of cutting out. I cut binding for the 1930's baby quilt, which I might add I quilted last night.
 I stitched in the ditch around the pinwheels and stippled (very bravely) the D9P blocks!

I cut a couple of laundry bags for Afghanistan including a cute little A4 size one to go with Belvedere's Quilt.  I wasn't going to make one for him as he is a turtle after all but an Aussie Hero Friend delivered a quilt to me today and when she saw Belvedere's quilt she asked if I was going to and .....well..... one thing led to another and before I knew it I was getting out my turtle fabric and rotary cutter!

Here is Belvedere's completed quilt....
 And here is his turtle laundry bag!  Just the right size for him I think?  
 And here is his "bosses" laundry bag.

I also cut out two polar fleece tops and tracksuit pants in size 5 for my little niece in Melbourne.  After that it was time to rest the hands as cutting with scissors is not good for the arthritis! 

Luckily the postman came and delivered a new book - bought this with a gift voucher my sister gave me.
Looks very interesting!
I think this is one of my favourite patterns.
And to really make life interesting the A button on my laptop broke!  Not happy!  Blah!

Before I go - is this fabric any good to anyone?  There is about half a meter (or half a yard of the Houston Texans fabric and about three 6 1/2" ish strips of the cowboys fabric.  I have no use for it so give me a shout if you can use it.  I am happy to send it to you, just leave me a comment.

And one last thing before I go...

Till next time.................happy stitching!


  1. you are so brave!! And the baby quilt looks great! I like the pinwheel border....and I can do pinwheels now too!! yeah!

  2. That is such a great book. Have fun!

  3. Looks like an awesome book! 5" squares are so versatile!

  4. love that book i could use the fabric as one of our grandsons loves them

  5. if it cost two much ,send to someone in your country thanks

  6. The book looks interesting and the baby quilt very sweet.

  7. Love that baby quilt! I've seen that book but haven't bought it yet. It's looking even more interesting, now. I'll have to add it to my collection.

  8. Love the Shoo Fly. my goodness, you have been busy!
    Hugs - Lurline.

  9. You did a great job on the baby quilt - I am glad you gathered your courage and did some stippling. The more you do it the easier it gets. Belvedere's quilt it just too cute.

    It's funny, I am having keyboard troubles too - it just may be the gin & tonic I spilled all over it last week!!

  10. I love your baby quilt. The colors are beautiful.

  11. What's a girl in Australia doing with Texas fabric???!!! You know, I'm doing a 5k on June 2 and Gary Kubiak (coach of the Texans) will be there for a meet and greet.

    Very nice job on your quilting!!


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