Saturday, 23 May 2015

Caturday Wisdom #121

It doesn't matter where you take your bath, it matters that you take one. Wilson and Elvis
I hope Wilson (left) and Elvis (right) have chosen an empty pot to have this cuddle in. Thanks to Kat from Kat and Cat Quilts for this, I'm very jealous of the growing happening in this picture!
Happy weekend!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Caturday Wisdom #120

Surround yourself with love - natural or manmade. Ralph
Ralph's not fussy, as long as it's fuzzy and warm he's into it. In this picture he is sandwiched between the minky underside of this quilt and my woollen jumper. He is also resting his head on my hand for maximum inconvenience, but just look at that satisfaction!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Lunar Glow - the start of a new quilt

So I'm having a bit of an obsession right now with drunkard's path blocks.  The big ones are so easy, especially if you cut them with a die cutting machine, and they look so effective.  It's a pretty satisfying combination.

Glow Quilt 

I cut a bundle of Amy Butler's Glow collection into drunkard's path pieces a few weeks ago, and since then I've been itching to start sewing them up.  A couple of weekends ago I was unable to resist the temptation and started making blocks.


I wanted to keep this quilt simple (since the fabric is super busy) and just use two fabrics for each block.  I love how it's coming out so far.


I ended up making nine out of the total twenty blocks I'll need for this quilt, which was pretty good going for about three hours sewing time.  My favourite at the moment is the block with the very dark outside and the pink in the middle - such great movement in the prints.


I have a fun idea about how I want to quilt this quilt - now to make the rest of the blocks and see whether I can pull off the quilting I'm considering.

I'll be linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Monday, 11 May 2015

At the Beach Pillow

It's always exciting to see what you're going to receive as part of the X-Factor Swap.  A parcel arrived for me at the end of last week and I was delighted to open it and find this pillow inside.

At the Beach Pillow 

It was made by fellow kiwi quilting blogger Deb (from Deb's Doodlings) and it's so bright and gorgeous and beautifully made.  Deb used loads of my favourite fabrics in this cushion and the colours are so vibrant. 

At the Beach Pillow 

Deb called this pillow "At the Beach" and I think it's just the perfect name.  The quilting really looks like ripples on water - perfect for the theme.

At the Beach Pillow

This cushion is now sitting in my lounge and I'm loving the splash of colour as the weather starts to turn cool and grey here.  Thanks Deb!

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Saturday, 9 May 2015

Caturday Wisdom #119

Getting caught in the rain is not everything that piƱa colada song made it out to be. Mojo

The weather has been a bit wild this week, as Mojo experienced. Apparently he was pretty relaxed about being wet but maybe less happy having his photo taken while looking so bedraggled. He's usually looking much more regal - unlike Ralph who is sitting next to me right now wrapped in a tea towel because it's the only thing that would stop him trying to get INSIDE my clothes.