Monday, September 26, 2011

Shaggy Rainbow Quilt

I just had to share some pics of the gorgeous rainbow quilt recently completed by Miss 12.... it's one of the many first place winners she entered into our local show a couple of weeks ago and she was delighted to take home the junior champion ribbon as well. Why not pop over to her blog "Little Miss Thimble" and tell her what you think?? She'd just love that!

Complete with cosy flannel backing....

We saw this quilt over at Kerri's blog a while ago and both fell in love with it straight away..... it was the perfect choice for Miss 12 as the only thing she needed any help with was the corners of the binding and she had the whole thing completed in just under a week....even the hand-stitching of the bind!

Until next time.....

Sunday, September 18, 2011

For Master 9

Another lovely day at Club Quilt today.... I managed to get this little runner finished for Master 9. It's something I've been going to make for a while now as the top of his nice cedar chest of drawers (a gift from his Grandma) is getting a little scratched.

Very simple 2.5" inch squares, quilted on the diagonal.... nice and boyish!

Until next time.......

Monday, September 12, 2011

Birthday Bash

Just thought I'd share a couple of yummy pics from my hubby's 40th on Saturday night...... I'm thinking breakfast dessert might be the go this morning! :)

Mmmm..... yummy caramel mud cake!

This is the most delicious mud cake recipe..... I will have to post it so you can all try it too!
The decorations were partially inspired by the very talented Melissa from "My Cake School" blog.

And my little niece turned 5 on the same day so I had to make a cake for her too...
this one is chocolate with kit-kats and smarties (idea found here)!

Hmmm.... cakes, cheesecake, pavlova and rocky road.... where to start??

And I just have to show you the great caricature painting we had done as a birthday gift:
The artist is Graeme McCullough of Grazart Gallery in Dalby....very clever!
Hubby loved it and had the best night catching up with friends old and new..... we were both exhausted yesterday though after a 4am finish!

Until next time......

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Home for Summer

That dear little stitchery I showed you a few posts back has finally been made up into a cushion.
I just love this "Home for Summer" pattern by Anni Downs of Hatched and sweet!

I changed the back a little so I could use up some squares I had:

The fabrics were all scraps from my Angel's Story quilt......
 it's nice to put them to use and to complete a project at no cost!

I'm knee-deep in preparations for my Husband's 40th at the moment .....we have about 60 people coming tonight to help celebrate (I really hope the weather stays nice as they wont all fit inside, lol)!
I'm looking forward to catching up with friends old and new for a happy occassion.

Until next time....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sweet Menagerie

Finally! This one has been sitting patiently for probably 12 months or so just waiting for me to hand-stitch the back of the binding down..... now that it's done, I really don't know why it took me so long to get around to it:

The design is Sweet Menagerie by Bloom for Moda Bakeshop and you can find it here.

Back view

I just love this quilt but I'm disappointed that it doesn't actually match the room that I made if in order to justify making another one in a slightly different colourway I'm hoping to sell this one.
Please let me know if you're interested!

Until next time........