Saturday, October 22, 2011

I just love Quilting.  What's not to love about an activity that allows you to spend several hours with great friends, whilst creating.  It just fills my spirit.
Friday night was spent sewing at my regular 6pm 'til midnight group.  Held about 90 minutes away, we get together about once every 6 weeks.
This month also coincided with Friday Night Sew In hosted by Bobbi.
So, much stitching ensued, helped along by lots of talking and a little eating.
I added top and bottom borders(no sides this time), to the Medallion quilt that I've been sewing.  Only a couple of borders left to sew and it'll be finished.   I don't think I've sewn a quilt this quickly before (which really isn't that quickly !).  I'm  enjoying this pattern, and the no-buy rule that comes with it.
A great way to spend a Friday night.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Part 5 finished...

I finally finished Part 5 of the Medallion Quilt.

There's a lot to be said for school holidays and taking time off work. This week  I've finished the round of the Medallion, cut out the remaining 70 hexagons for the Anna quilt border and picked up the embroidered panel from Urban Stitches with Leanne Beasley.
Feels very good to have some fabric in my hands and actually finish a step in just a short while, rather than taking 3 weeks and losing momentum.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

So, what to do all afternoon when the footy is on?
I finished the blocks for the next round of my Medallion.  In true Bonnie Hunter  style, I stitched again, just inside the diagonal stitching to give "bonus triangles".  In this way, when I trim the excess off the corners, I automatically get free triangles to use in "something", rather than just throw them away. 
Makes me feel very virtuous!  LOL.
These will give a zig-zag border when stitched together.
Then,just to fill in some time, I finished basteing some hexagons I need for my Anna quilt. 
That's 110 hexies, only 70 more to go!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

GO CATS.....

Collingwood      4.2   9.3  12.6  12.9   (81)    
Geelong              4.3   8.6  13.7  18.11   (119)

We killed 'em.
Nothing more to say.

Grand Final.

Today is the Australian Football League Grand Final , between Collingwood and GEELONG.
As a native from Geelong , I feel I must keep flying the colours!  LOL.