Monday, September 29, 2014

Young Diggers & the Dog Squad

These ceremonies are just soooooo boring!  The handover of the cheque to Founder & Director of Young Diggers - thank you to Inner City Circle & Purple Paddo Patchers Quilt groups for their help at our Dogs for Diggers High Tea.  A great group of ladies.
Zeus - adding his comment to the proceedings.

Digger couldn't take the stress & gave in & Hades was just confused by the goings-on.

HofM & I handed over the cheque to John Jarret of Young Diggers.  Sheba was almost standing to attention - unusual for her.  The Bunker is where Young Diggers headquarters - nothing special but somewhere they can meet and chat and get help if that's what they need.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Baby Blocks

Baby blocks - made from a pattern purchased from Voodoo Rabbit here in Brisbane - they have a delightful stock of fabrics (out of the ordinary stuff) and patterns. Guess who'll get one of these?

Saturday, September 27, 2014


What to do with left-overs?  These 2 quilts used up some of the left over fabric from the wedding quilt I made for my son & his bride. The top one is made up of randomly pieced blocks and black sashing and the bottom one used the disappearing 9 patch method.  Both are machine quilted.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Dog Star Quilt

'Dog Star' quilt was made for a SilentAuction we held at our Dogs for Diggers High Tea a couple of weeks ago.  The pattern was produced by a couple of Queensland Quilters last year - it is a very simple design but looks really great.

I try to use up the left over fabric from the front as the backing - I end up with some really interesting designs. I had to add some fabric from my stash to this backing - but I'm not fretting there's still plenty left in the stash!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

There's movement in the yard!

We (a royal 'we') are building a Villa to house some chooks - like most things in our yard, we use what materials areon hand.

These clay pipes were seconded from a neighbour who had great plans for a wine cellar that has never eventuated & now the pipes have been put to good use in our garden.  Our neighbour still has over 100 pipes under his house! I didn't point out that HofM was playing with hexagons!  Maybe that's why I like the design.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Fishy Life

At the night meeting of Qld Quilters we have been given themes for a few months and this is the quilt that resulted. I won the fabric as a lucky door prize one meeting.  It will be in the Qld Quilt Show at the Brisbane Convention Centre next month.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Day in the Country

Triple P girls were invited to Bev's home at Cedar Vale near Beaudesert for the monthly meeting - we had a great lunch & chatted & sewed & enjoyed the day in the country.  Almost makes one want to move from the city.........almost!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Qld Quilters Art Quilt (2QAQ) group meets on last Saturday of the month and there is always a wealth of talent on display. These were from last month's meeting.