Saturday, November 18, 2017

I'm Weak !!!!!

Did I say that I wasn't going to join in SALs and BOMs for awhile ??????

Well I couldn't resist after seeing the absolutely gorgeous colours of the fabrics for Bonnie Hunter's new  Quiltville Mystery  called   On Ringo Lake........

these are what I found in my cupboard......


Will need to add a few more lighter ones to the oranges for a sunset , aqua/turquoise and browns
as well as finding a backing fabric....

What do you think...   If you wish to join in there's time .   Starts November 24th 2017 ,    Black Friday in US...   Just click on the either links in the post....


I'm off to hide in the Cave and work on some finishes before next Friday......

Happy stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

This and That... FNSI next week ......

A few weeks ago Jo from ButterZ had some great fabric on her blog I knew would be a perfect backing for a "Long Time" quilt I'm working on..
First Jo kindly checked out the store where she purchased it for me but they had sold out. Then she send me a photo of the salvage edge and I was able to chase the fabric up....
I was delighted when I received the lovely parcel from Spotlight... 




Isn't it just right......

 I have been busy putting the blocks of  Melissa's  "Round About Quilt Along" together... I did find it tricky and you can pick the first two I made as they'er a little wobbly...


Next week we can sew all the these blocks together .. I think six will make a lovely Baby's Quilt.

It's FNSI  next Friday as Wendy has had a very busy week.....

Iv'e got some secret sewing to do and also hope to finish quilting a Super Hero quilt now I have an extra week......


Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Happy Hump Day

Today I had a happy day working on two different SALs..

Firstly I sewed the "Drunkards Path"  blocks for  Melissa's  Roundabout-Quilt-Along


next I completed Block 10 for Fat Quarter Quilt-A-Long....


















Nice to have both sets done ready for the next step.....





It's that time of year that  I've been busy with Secret Christmas sewing ....  seam to have a liking for spots.....

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Sunday, November 5, 2017

FnwFs and a Special Visitor

It is always lovely to spend FnwFs with Cheryll and my virtual friends for an evening of crafting but this month I also had a special visitor.
My DD come up from the Big Smoke sew we spend some time playing Banana grams...


Before I did some sewing .


and traced and pinned my Drunkards Path Blocks for Melissa's  Roundabout-Quilt-Along ..





















While we chatted and DD did some stitching as well.


Over the weekend we had a few walks along the beach and went for our fist swim for the season.....



Look what we had  for brekky before DD went home with my "Sunday Brekky" friends....





















                         It was DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!




Time now to see what everyone did for FnwFs... Huge thank you Cheryll and I hope you had a fantastic time at retreat.....

Happy Stitching.

Hugz  Maria:)

Monday, October 30, 2017

OPAM !!!!!!!

Well it's that time of the month we need to upload our photos of any finished projects for OPAM that the lovely ladies  Kris and Peg organise each month keep us on track .... Thanks heaps....

I made 12 Boomerang Bags


A Mickey Mouse Baby quilt to send to Jan Mac...



and as my DD and family loves "Halloween" I took the idea from two of Toni's patterns from Red Boot Company and made four place mats...


These Christmas Trees were made at our fun workshop earlier in the month....


 I also found a bag of Black and White tumbler blocks in my stash which I made into these....




Remember nearly four weeks ago one of these nasty fellows bite me on the legs....which have finally healed....













Well one of his buddies decided to nip my hand last Thursday...




I've decided to leave the leaf raking to Hubby..... Now I can spend more time to sew....

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)











Saturday, October 21, 2017

FNSI for October..

After a few days in the big smoke I enjoyed doing some sewing for FNSI.

 I finished the second set of blocks for the Round-About Quilt Along with Melissa from Happy Quilting



and put the last stitches on my October Block for Holly Cottage Christmas SAL



Thank you Wendy for organising another nice night of stitching with you and other ladies for FNSI..
Will pop over to see what others have done....

Hugz  Maria :)

Friday, October 20, 2017

FNSI

I have just returned from a few days in the big smoke and I'm looking forward to a lovely evening of relaxing and sewing along with the Wendy and friends for another FNSI ...

















If you haven't signed up yet you can still do sew over HERE


Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)