Wednesday, March 28, 2012

So happy the Hussif is finished, it was an easy pattern although I will be "tweeking" it a little, hope my girlfriend will like hers.

Now I'm fussy cutting John Deere tractors into hexagon shapes to finish off the ball for my DGD, her daddy is a fan of John Deere tractors!!!   I must also finish off the John Deere tractor apron panel for my sons birthday, boys do need aprons when BBQing!!!


Saturday, March 24, 2012


Where does time go???   Last Wednesday night I was back to Mrs Martins Quilt Shop for the second class to finish making a Hussif from Applecore papers, I was rather pleased at my progress and managed to get it almost completed, I just need to hand stitch the side "wheels" to the main piece and attached either a button or a magnet closer.   I rather enjoyed stitching the Applecores together, although I got into a bit of a mess pulling the papers out, I'm now thinking of making another Hussif using Clamshell papers for a friend who lives on the coast and loves the colours blue and yellow.   

Tomorrow I will be sewing up an apron panel of a John Dere tractor for my son, it should be topical around his BBQ as he loves the tractor he works on.

Thats all for this week.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Quilt Shows

While having a lovely extra long weekend in Ballarat, we stumbled across 2 quilt shows in the one town (city), one was a combined embroidery and quilt show in St Patricks Church hall while the other hosted by Begonia Quilters was in the beautiful rustic building housing the Gold Mining Exchange, thanks to the lovely ladies of these 2 groups for giving up their long weekend so we could enjoy their work.

My portable project for the weekend was stitching apple core papers for Sue Daley's Handy Hussif which I am making as part of a class, these little papers are quite addictive.    Homework given is to have 9 rows by 5 completed and stitched to a background piece for the next class, thankfully its another week away but I feel confident to get it done as I am enjoying the project.