Quilted with love

disappearing nine patch quilt featured

The is something cathartic, for me, anyway, about being a crafter, when life blows up and words are nothing more than cold comfort. When emotion chokes me up and there is nothing to say, and tears wont help anyone, there is solace in being busy, in the repetitive rhythm of cutting and pressing and stitching and DOING. A very small doing, in the scheme of

on decluttering, mojo and WIP busting

wip busting featured

The final frontier of my recent decluttering and clean-out was finishing up my studio. Yeah, that old chestnut. But enough was enough. Last week Car & I had a few craft-room-cleaning-sprints – we would catch up on Facebook, and then on the count of three, go our hardest for 15 solid minutes before reporting back. I found the first one, after 5 minutes I was

on camping and quilts

camp quilt featured

In among the madness of getting our bags finished in time to pack to go away, I was also trying to get a quilt made. It was started around a similar time as the bags – four weeks pre-trip. I had a layer cake and two charm packs I planned to use, and after lots of back and forth on the design, I settled on

Kissing Fish AKA The Aussie Aviatrix Quiltalong

aviatrix feature

I am so excited to finally be able to show you this quilt. I have shared the centre medallion previously, but have had the final photos under embargo until this week when the quiltalong wraps up.   {round of applause for the excellent quilt-holding-and-foot-modelling skills of Mr Barefoot} It is a quilt, quite literally, built on blood, sweat & tears. From the three days of

The Aussie Aviatrix Quiltalong :: Centre Medallion

Hello there! For my regular readers, welcome to day 15 (part 2) of Blogtoberfest 2014, and if you are new here as part of the Aussie Aviatrix Quiltalong, it’s lovely to see you! If you’ve blogged about your own Aviatrix quilt. why not join in the Aussie WIP Wednesday and show it off? Today,  I’m excited to be kicking off the sewing portion of the

incoming prettiness – charm swaps {blogotberfest day 7}

I realised, as I planned out potential posts to see whether Blogtoberfest was a thing I could do (31 posts? Where on earth was I going to find enough time to make enough projects to make it happen?), that I have yet to blog about not one, but two charm swaps I’ve been involved in this year. It took me a while to decide to

Simply Helix Table Runner

A while back, I shared on my facebook page a post from And Sew We Craft, featuring a couple of my tutorials, for a weekend inspiration round up. Soon after, I received a message from a friend, asking if this very cool table runner was one of mine, which it wasn’t. A bit of back & forth later, and I had a charm pack on

House Block Swap :: what I sent

Like many things I seem to get tangled up with lately, it was one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. Also like many thing I seem to get tangled up with lately, it was one of those things that I ended up using every last minute of my deadline. As in, in the mailbox at 3.02pm and hoping they

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

On the work table today is a gorgeous table runner I am making for a friend, based on this tutorial from Blossom Heart Quilts. I am totally smitten with this fabric, and have a couple of projects for myself planned already. Last week, Skip shared her hexie travel project – complete with makeshift craft table – clever or clever? Have you been creating something this

Sea Breeze MQAL – not quite a wrap…

I am such a fail of a blogger, aren’t I? Sign up to be part of the blog hop for the Gnome Angel Sea Breeze Mini Quilt Along, and don’t even get the darn thing finished. Somewhere in there, good intentions gave way to, you know, life. And stuff ups. And indecision. I’ve cut a couple too few squares, so I’m taking the opportunity to