Tuesday, September 27, 2011


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These patterns are traditional patterns and are done freehand, making every quilt unique in it's own way.
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I can also provide  a very good quality wool/poly batting for $15.00 per metre and matching thread for $6.00 each colour.
These prices do not include return postage. Payment via bank deposit (and cleared) is required before quilts are posted back to you, thanks.

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Friday, February 05, 2010


Over the last few months, I have not been terribly well and have spent a lot of time getting my medical conditions under control. I now feel better within myself and I am learning to cope with the months and years ahead of me medically speaking.

Anyhow, back to business....So where were we?

So much has happened since my last post back in August 2009.

My beautiful granddaughters are growing into pretty little girls. My son has started at TAFE to further his education so he can attend UNI next year or 2011.

I belong to a little craft group called
Hilltop Quilters. If you pop over to see their blog, you will be able to read all about their very first Quilt Show that they are having on 20Th February 2010. There are some contact details on this site for anyone wishing to get in contact with the convener or committee.
I guess might be easier to just add some photos in this blog to catch you all up on the last few months. I am going to try to make an entry every week now I am feeling better and I look forward to hearing from you all again too soon.



Happy New Year from me....better late than never

Mia going off to day care

Mia's pretty smile

Having a swim in a tub at home on the balcony

Diary and Journal covers I made

A quilt I made for my friend Cathy's son Dan

and a bigger view of it

Chelsea looking all grown up

Chelsea eating lunch and with a beautiful smile

Chelsea in a sombre mood

Chelsea and Mia chatting on their 'phones' to who knows who?

A top of a quilt I am making

The top of another quilt I'm making

and another quilt top I made

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Helen Godden Workshop

WOW!! I was lucky enough to attend a Helen Godden workshop over the weekend. She calles it the
Quirky Still-Life with Picasso class.

Here are 2 of her wonderful quilts she has made in the 6 years she has been a quilter.

And here is Helen herself

This is my first sketch of the wall hanging that I began making in my class with Helen.

here it is after painting....it is no where near finished, so watch this space...

Here Helen shows us the fine art of fabric painting

You can find Helen Godden's website here

Cheers and blessings

Happy Birthday Miss Chelsea and Princess Mia

I am very slow at getting these photos up of my 2 granddaughters having their first birthdays. Miss Chelsea turned a big 1 on July 13th and Princess Mia turned a big 1 on Aug 15th. I made Mia's birthday banner and put a plastic pocket between the words happy and birthday, so her mother can change the number each year she has a birthday and the banner can be used until it is not "cool" to do so any more. I also added one candle to the banner and each year I will add another candle until Mia decides that's not cool any more too. They have both grown and changed so much over the last 12 months and it is hard to believe they are 1 already.

Cheers and blessings

Saturday, July 25, 2009

recycle, reuse, reduce

Last week I was browsing the Internet via Google images and found some cute hand made paper beads. I studied the instructions carefully and decided I could make some too. So today instead of sitting at the sewing machine like I had planned to, I started making paper beads. I am happy with how my first attempt turned out. I usually save all envelopes that come in via the mail box to use as scrap paper for shopping lists etc, but I decided to make some paper beads out of them. The inside of the security envelopes are perfect with their patterns and colours. I also used news paper, and tried out some saved used wrapping paper. The wrapping paper was not so successful as it is shiny and tends to slip and slide while you are wrapping it around the wood meat skewer. I also gave a couple of them a coat of craft paint just to see if that will be worth doing too. Once they are completely dry, the next step will be to spray them with a sealer or varnish. It was fun doing something different for a change. It just so happens that on Better Homes and Gardens last night, they had a segment on making paper beads too, so I whipped out this morning and bought the mag so I could have it on hand. I hope you are all having a good weekend so far, cheers and blessings, Julie

Friday, July 24, 2009

I LOVE the TAX man

I was lucky enough to receive a decent tax return this year, so I decided to buy myself(ish) something really neat. Since my health is not good and only getting worse, I decided I needed one of these great electric lift chairs. I went browsing through Harvey Norman earlier this week and found this La-Z-Boy on special. It was a saving of $700 as it was on sale. The delivery guys just dropped it off and I 'christened' it by relaxing with a cuppa and a quilting mag for an hour.

I hope you are all keeping well and still avoiding the flu this winter.

Cheers and blessings

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

1st Birthdays, Bohemian Bags and Scrappy Pencil Cases

I have been a bit quiet over the last couple of weeks due to ill health. However, I am back up and running again and I have some 1st Birthday photos to share of Miss Chelsea. She is my sons daughter and she found out that she just LOVES birthday cake on Sunday.

My last post showed photos of one of my quilts (blocks at least) in progress and some funky fabric I had made from it's scraps. I worked out what to make with it finally. I have made 2 of these groovy pencil/tool cases. One for me and one for my dear mother. We can fit all our tools in them for when we go to our quilting groups. I put velcro across the top to close it to stop even the pins from escaping. We had many comments about them on their first outing and I am actually planning to teach a small group how to put it all together.

Last, but by no means least, I have made this tote - hold it all type bag. I bought this wonderful fabric from Ikea for only $5 a metre and as it is nice and thick and firm, I just knew it had to be a bag of some type. I have called it my 'Bohemian Bag'. I have made my daughter one too that she uses for a nappy bag and it holds everything except the kitchen sink. I have orders for 5 more bags from family members too, so it seems I am not the only one that likes to carry everything in one place. I actually use mine to lug all the bits and pieces to quilt group or pack it with a jumper, my diary, water bottle, camera etc for outings and just leave it in the car as a type of hold all. I designed the bag myself and it uses around 1.5 meters of fabric outside and the same for the lining.

I hope you are all keeping well and have steared clean of the flu or worse.

Take care, cheers and blessings, Julie

Friday, June 26, 2009

From little things, BIG things grow

You might remember back on Tuesday this week, I shared with you the start of yet another project? Anyhow, while cutting and pressing and sewing on that project, I created scraps of many colours, shapes and sizes. On the back of these scraps there was a trace of visofix. So I wondered what it would look like if I cut the pieces into even littler pieces and stated to iron them one on top of the other overlapping etc. Well, what a great way to use up scraps. In the end, I had created a piece of fabric entirely of scraps that measures 14" x 34". I have not decided what to make from my 'homemade' fabric yet, so perhaps you all could make a suggestion please?

Also I have added another photo of my latest creation in progress. I have called it 'coloured voids'. I am going to put it away until I go to visit my good friend up north so she can help me with colour placement etc. I hope you are all having a good week. It has just started raining again here in Brisbane. Have a great weekend, cheers and blessings, Julie

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oh dear...retail therapy, I just can't help myself

I knew Spotlight had some quilting fabric on special this week, so while I was out getting some prescriptions from the chemist, I decided to pop in and see what I could find. Oh dear, I found some interesting fabrics that will make some quilts that I have been wanting to do. I also found some cute fabric to make myself a new set of oven mitts as the ones I use now would have to be at least 10 years old and are burned and ripped etc. So over then next few weeks, I guess I have found myself some work to do in my studio and I will make sure I share my projects with all you lovely ladies. Cheers and blessings, Julie

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Feeling better and getting some sewing done

Finally today I have started to feel like I am getting over this cold. It ended up turning into a mild flu over the weekend. Anyhow, today I decided to put the borders on my latest creation. It has come up rather nice and now joins the pile of other quilt tops waiting to be quilted.

Over the weekend while looking around the Internet at quilty things, I discovered a very nice quilt that I can see sitting on my bed. So today I started to cut out the pieces and have also started on row one just to see what it will look like with my chosen fabrics. So far I like it and can't wait until I have more done to get a better idea.

I hope you are all well and happy, cheers and blessings, Julie