Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our Creative Space

I am feeling quitely smug that all my "Oh Beehave" blocks are up to date.  Last weekend at the MMQG retreat, I finished Shirley's Mondrian block and popped it in the post on Monday:
This is a deceptive block.  A wolf in sheep's clothing.  I thought I could get away with making it up as I went along, but a bit of planning would have been useful.  This spontaneous approach resulted in running out of the black borders, however once more was received, order was restored.  I was relieved to hear that other, more experienced quilters ran into strife with this one.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Our creative space

Yet more MMQG "Oh Beehave" blocks.  This is the June block for Helene and I am going to give it to her at the inaugural MMQG craft retreat this weekend. It is really pretty and easier than some of the blocks we have had recently.

 I think I would rather hand blocks to the recipient in person after Rachel's blocks went missing in the mail.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Baby it's cold outside

We spent the weekend with Stos's family to celebrate birthdays.  But one of the birthday boys couldn't be with us and we missed him.  But overall we had a good time and did lots of lovely things together including:

  • Had a delicious lunch with good company in a picturesque location.
  • Went on a ghost tour.  Despite a corny stunt at the end, it was fun.
  • Ate lots of homemade and local treats.
  • Went to a local market and bought treasures and delicious berry jams
  • Found fabulous furniture that I was not allowed to bring home because we don't have room (but I'm working on this one)
The weekend was a lot of fun and we plan on another visit soon.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


It has been a bit dull at STLT HQ this week (lots of work and cold weather) but things brightened up considerably when this lovely creature arrived in the mail:

This is Henrietta, who is a gift from Kelli, my partner in the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild pincushion swap.  I adore tortoises and she is decked out in my favourite colours.  Now that she has been photographed, she is going straight to the study to take pride of place on top of the sewing cabinet.  Thanks Kelli!

The pincushion below is what I made for Clair as part of the same swap. This is made from autumny vintage fabrics sourced from Retro Age Vintage fabrics.

I'm looking forward to the next swap and am hoping that the output is a doll quilt as I'm in need of some wall hangings for our vacant wall spaces.