Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What has Indy's Attention?

There he sits, on the lounge, remote nearby, giving the television his undivided attention, much like the other male member of the family. He doesn't even flinch when the camera comes out. Well, every youngster likes watching TV, right? But what has Indy mesmeriesed? Animated cartoons.

So what is he giving his undivided attention to?

Ice Age!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Little Shopping Trip

I had a little outing to the Quilters and Embroiderers Store to find some fabric for the borders of the previously shown UFO that is now a top. While I am keen to use up the older fabric in my stash, there was nothing that worked for the borders. Also, I do like to support the local shops where I can. There are already fewer and fewer quilt shops here in Brisbane.
Karen's store is a treasure trove of ideas. One has to stay focussed in there! She does have a great selection of stripes and dots which can be just the thing to bring disparate blocks together. I will have to go back there with another UFO which needs assistance in that way!
Of course, when the fabric came home, it had to pass with the ultimate quilt authority in this house.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

On a gorgeous Queensland Winter's Day
And then .........
a little snooze on the deck in the sun
Last day of School Vacation
Roll on September!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Next Project
So what's in this box, Mum?
Let's use up some of this.
I'll show you which ones are my favourites!
See Mum? You're overthinking it! Just get in amongst it, wriggle around and it's all good.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

We're on Holidays!
A Winter break in the sunny north means the cat quickly establishes a routine on a morning snooze in the sunshine! What better way to start the day?

Holidays also mean that progress should be made on a long standing UFO. I posted this pic of the above project on the design wall back in November. Since then, it has been off the design wall, back on it and a few of the blocks have been joined together. While it has travelled around the various locations in Brisbane, it hasn't ventured south mostly due to the fact that a different machine with a different 1/4in lives there.
Of course, other projects have been started in between all this. A motivator for getting these blocks into a top is so I can get another UFO up on the wall. Its progress is stalled until I see how the balance of lights and darks is looking.
So once more it is back on the wall and hopefully by the end of this holiday, it will be in one piece.
The original pattern had no borders but in a quest to make it bigger and to use up old fabric, that could change. More on that later.