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Day of Firsts

My First Quilting Guild Meeting and my First 2012 Project Finished!
I am absolutely delighted to have met the lovely ladies at the Sydney Modern Quilting Guild yesterday.

This was my first meeting and my education in fabric, hand quilting, paper piecing and labelling has just grown exponentially.

It is so refreshing to meet people who speak in ‘quilters language’, who are so encouraging and to be frank just nice people.

Thank you for motivating me to keep going with my quilting projects and thank you for restoring my faith in humanity; that nice people still exist in the world.

And now with delight I can announce that I’ve completed my first quilting project of 2012.

Baby Annabelle’s quilt.

It was a cloudy overcast day – so sorry for the lack of sunny light.

Hubs (an engineer who is far better at maths than me) and I worked out measurements from Bijou’s lovely design.

Now that I look at the photo I should have framed it with a white border (probably 2 inches or so) before I bordered it.

I purchased all of my fabric from Spotlight and am definitely going through a pink/orange/yellow phase.

Here is the back.

I quilted this in straight lines from my home machine.

This square, on an angle in the top right corner, is all improvisation. No measurements – just cutting squares and pieced together.

And finally I made baby Annabelle a  little matching bib with all of the scraps.


I made the back with a lovely yellow flannel and finished it off with a little velcro snap.

My next project is from the lovely Alissa’s collection.

Happy Quilting.



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Look at my presents! I have been absolutely spoiled by the lovely Candace.

These threads are gorgeous.

And this fabric looks fun!

Again – thanks to the lovely Khris for organising.

I’ll sign off with a preview of what I’m working on now. I’m attempting a bright and colourful version of Bijou’s design.

And the applique of Annabelle.

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I’m loving this little owl. I think most modern quilters are over the owl phase… I’m not quite there yet.

This little owl is sitting in the centre of an 11 inch square block… any ideas what I should do with it? I’m thinking an owl in each corner of a baby quilt – or sitting on an applique branch surrounded by colourful leaves.

Here’s a mini tutorial to show you how I got here. After sketching the little owl to the size I wanted, I drew the separate images into workable pieces onto cardboard.

Then cut them out and put it all together.

Then iron your chosen pieces of fabric onto Heat’n’Bond paper. Cut the material out and piece the little owl together. Do you like our funky ironing board cover?

Then piece the little guy together.

Very cute – very fun!

Have a lovely evening!

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