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Blue and green should never be seen.....??

I am delighted, in fact tickled pink and loving the fact I can say 'see' to DH, that in this months Down Under Quilts there is an artile on blue and green quilts. After umming and arring for a while and deciding no, I really do want green borders on my blue quilt, I'm so pleased others can see the great colour combination too!! That said... I'm grrring cause I'm about 20 inches short to finish the final border...I went to the local quilt shop to get some and they close at 3pm....what the??? That's when I finish work...so I cant make it there till Thursday...and I was on such a roll!!

Nasty!!

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Look what I got a netball tonight...a fat lip!! Some lady shoulder charged me as I went for the ball...:(...And we lost too...

Tagged...again

I had been tagged by Helen before...I tried to ignore it...as I couldn't think of 7 things to write (still can't)... but now Natalie has tagged me too so I guess I will have to play along...

• Start with 7 random facts/habits about yourself
• People who are tagged have to write their 7 things on their blog
• Then choose another 7 people to get tagged and list their names

1. I love my middle name and plan on calling my daughter it one day....lucky DH agrees
2. I've always wanted 6 kids...we'll have to wait and see...this one DH doesn't agree on!!
3. I love quilting but have only been doing it for 3 1/2 years...I'd love to make an art quilt one day...just don't know if I'm 'arty' enough...lol
4.....ummm

I'm stuck I'll be back later

4. I don't like seafood cause I can't stand the smell of it...I think if I could get past the smell I might like it
5. I only iron when I'm in the mood...that said I iron everything...Therefore I have a huge i…

Problem Solved

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I found just what I was looking for...the perfect green to finish this quilt...the lady at my local patchwork store was showing me all sorts of colours...but I found it...just what I had imagined in my head...I love it!! These pictures were taken before adding the last green border...same width as the other green border....now is it big enough?? I'm thinking about one more border....but what colour...oh no here we go again!!!




Wow that's a lot of blogging in one weekend!!!

Log Cabin Progress

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I have been making more blocks this weekend end....and playing with the layouts...cause I'm doing basically two different quilts...I'm going to do two different layouts...

Diamonds
Lines
Radiating Diamonds

Wedding invites...

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Mum has asked me to make the invitations for her wedding....I've chossen a colour I like...a dark silvery-blue...not sure if it is what Mum had in mind...here are some different styles for her to choose from....
Number One

Number Two

Number Three
Number Four
Number Five
Number Six
Number Seven

Please vote for your favourite in the comment section!!

Log Cabin Progress

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It doesn't look like much...but there is alot of work in these...I've now decided to make two seperate quilts cause of my stuff up....one with warm diamonds and one with cool diamonds...
Warm Diamonds
Cool Diamonds

Shopping

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Went shopping at Spotlight yesterday....was very uninspired but did get these as these colour are starting to dwindle in making the log cabins....
I also got these scrapbook papers....must get on to doing more of those pages for mum's album.....

Stuck!!

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I am really stuck on what colour to make the borders of this blue quilt...I can't find anything that works....this is the wrong green and pink but what about white....it's for an adult so that dirt factor doesn't really count....help someone please!!! I'm really not happy with these photos...at night in the bedroom with fluorescent lights!


I'm thinking with the white I could get some blue variegated cotton to quilt it...does anyone know where I can get some from??

Mail!!

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The lovely Emma sent me a special package today...scraps of material for my hexagons!! I've sat down straight away and just over an hour later I have 26 more hexagons to add to my count!! and another 22 waitng to be sewn...I must start putting them together....The box in now too full to hold them all!!
Thanks Emma your a gem!!!

Three Yeah's this time...no boos!!

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Yeah mail for me!!! I got the lastest copy of Patchwork and Quilting and have already found three quilts I like to try!! I also got some fabric strips for my log cabins!!

Yellows...from Sandi

Blues... from Helen

Purples....from Dany


And one more yeah for good meausre....we kicked butt at netball tonight...I don't think I have ever played so hard in my life!!

743 and counting....

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Did 54 more hexagons tonights while the Dragons beat the Titans...means I'm one up in the footy tippingso far this weekend...there has only been one game...and I'm beating DH....

I really should be sewing more of them together....but I'm trying to get the balance right in the colours....need more purple and greens....and orange...will have to see if there is some left over from the log cabin blocks!!

Yeah, Yeah and Boo!!

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Yeah's first.....My camera is fixed!! YEAH!!!! I picked it up from the post office this afternoon....and called in to the scrapbooking shop to get inspiration for my mum's wedding invitations...going back for a proper look tomorrow!!

Yeah!! Emma's green material arrived today...now I have some more colours to add to my log cabins

Boo...I think I may have royally stuffed up my log cabin blocks!!! I didn't really think them through....and have started some with cool colours and others with warm colours...so now they don't fit right in the 'diamond' pattern that I wanted to do...I think I may have to do this pattern (the way it is set out below, a three quarter diamond and then one block backwards)...cause I'm not unpicking them....or I could make heaps more for a second quilt??? Am I game enough for that??? I would have to make 30 more log cabin blocks??? Do I really want to do that???

Lucky!!

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Had a really crap day at work again today....why can't people teach their kids some manners!!! Lucky I get to come home to these greatful creatures!!

Happy Mother's day

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"Happy Mother's Day" means more
Than have a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things
We never get to say.
It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I honor you.

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love

This is what we cooked MIL for Breakfast.....yummmmm banana and honey on pancakes with maple syrup!!! YUMMMM

1 1/2 inch strips

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YEAH!! I have a camera...only for the weekend but still (MIL visiting for the weekend)...it lets me show you the strips I have cut for the 'Log Cabin' block swap.

There is two 'sets' of orange strips here. One spread out to show you the colours and the other stacked (in the left of the photo). Sorry to those of you that would have liked the 'surprise' of getting unknow materials but this way we all know what we are doing! (well a better idea anyway)


These are the other strips I have cut for the rest of my blocks....as you can see I need to cut more yellow and pink...and purple but I'm waiting till after the swap til I cut some more...that's the hexagons in the background and my quilt planning book...does anyone else have one of those....A book to write down all my ideas in...it is getting fuller everyday!!

Here are two ideas for how I'm going to layout the blocks....DH likes the 'diamond'one better.

Quilt Weather

Yeah it was finally cool enough to get out a quilt for the couch while I was watching TV!! I LOVE winter...my favourite season!!

The birth of a new quilt

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LOG CABIN QUILT SWAP!

This is for the girls on EB and Sandi.

This is a material swap to make log cabin blocks as shown below.Block One

Block Details

Red centre - 2 1/2 inches square

Warm (pink, orange, yellow) and cool (purple, green, blue) halves to the block

1 x warm - 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
1 x warm 1 x cool - 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
1 x warm 1 x cool - 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
1 x warm 1 x cool - 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
1 x warm 1 x cool - 1 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
1 x warm 1 x cool - 1 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
1 x cool - 1 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Each block will be 7 3/4 finished (sewen into quilt) or 8 1/4 raw
Block Two


I made the two blocks above different ways.

Block One - Strips were sewen onto the side where it needed to go and then trimmed to length using the edge of the last strip (or center) as a guide. Worked quick well and you would be able to chain piece quite easily.

Block Two - Strips were cut to exact lengths (as above) and sewen in order to the block. When sewing this block (which was a lot s…

Happy Birthday to....

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My beautiful little sister....HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you enjoyed your weekend away!!

Log Cabin Instructions

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Thought I'd add some links here for how to make 'Log Cabin' blocks

Log Cabin - Chain Piecing Method

Easy Log Cabin Quilt - 5 part article

Log Cabin - this one has a printable colouring in sheet so you can designs what it will look like. It also has some variations to the block. I like the variation with the different width strips...in pink and blue near the bottom. It aslo shows different layouts to create patterns...it doesn't show my favourite one...that makes 'stars'

Log Cabin Crazy Quilt - No instructions for this one. It shows 'crazy' log cabin ie not straight pieces...and a different layout...making diamonds

For the swap I was thinking warm (yellow, orange, pink) and cool (purple, blue, green) blocks with red centres....if we swap 1 1/2 inch strips....and then swap back some finished blocks...if we each choose a different layout pattern will will end up with very diferent quilts using the same blocks....what do you think Helen??? Sandi???

I've added…

621 and counting

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Comming along nicely!!Just cause I like this photo...

Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversay....to us!!!

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Three years have gone so quickly...I still remember our wedding day like it was yesterday!! It was so beautiful...these pictures are scanned so not the best

Arrived at the Wedding in my Dad's truck!
My Dad walked me down the asileAt the Church
Me and My sistersThe cute flower girls and our beautiful rosesME!!