Friday, 20 May 2022

an adventure

well I got my little car out............slowly............there are some deep tracks thankfully I avoided those.........they will just be pools next rain.....which could be next week.........
and for those that ask yes our road is supposed to get graded..........
but it is rare and they are beyond a maintenance grade now and need some new top soil that is better also.............can't see that happening.............
BUT back to the story as I was getting ready to go Lianne @ Lianne Makes Stuff commented on a couple of posts............
the bell rung in my head.............wonder if she wants to meet at the new patchwork shop.........YES GIRLS you read that right..........NEW PATCHWORK SHOP...........The Crafters Cottage
normally this would be an hour away from me but I cannot go out that road with the road conditions..........and a creek in the way so I had to go the long way..........which would be twice the distance......couple hours nearly........but hey what's a girl to do......she's been stuck at home for a week and its a NEW patchwork shop.........Lianne says yes...........so its a play date all set..........
(it's roughly 1/2 way between us........)
so exciting.......its going to be a lovely shop..........she's getting fabrics in all the time...........and i like what she has so far...........threads and plenty of other bits and pieces that you need also..........plus some shashiko so I got one and sent off to my niece.........I must finish the ones I have before I buy another one.........
lovely wide backs which I rarely see (missed taking a pic of those) 
 I got one for my drunkards path quilt......
this is where I was supposed to go for a workshop last week when it rained and i couldn't go......
so nice to go and have time to check out the shop...........
for the wool lovers she also has a lovely wool corner............
Just to the left of the wool corner is the walk way to the classroom...............
the shop is nice and bright too........
After we did damage at the shop we enjoyed lunch together............
Was nice to meet Lianne and she's just as lovely as she's been on zoom........
maybe we can meet up again another day.........
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CHURN DASH SAL UPDATE
Lianne's joining the Churn Dash SAL and she brought some lovely fabrics for her quilt......so that was fun........I got a small piece of fabric that could be a possible sashing.......
now until end of June will be choosing your fabrics and making the first lot of blocks........
I have started a list of names on the sidebar........it will turn into a linked list once I get time to organise it........there are still names to add to it but I have been busy.........theres at least 10-12 of us I think so far......I have some emails to reply to also..........

Keeping the love of blogging alive..........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue........


Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Churn Dash SAL?????

Are you up for a Sew-a-long????
After discussions on zoom on the weekend I have been churning a few more thoughts.......
I'm sure there could be 5 of us Jeanette, Lou, Maria and Ellen joining me......Lou is definitely in.... I'm going to do a Churn Dash Sew-a-long....... Gosh hope I didn't miss someone.....
The one we are starting from will be 32 blocks....(9in blocks)
So 8 blocks each month is the guide for 4 months and then the 5th month put it together?????
That's my thoughts so far.......
If you want to make it bigger just make a few more blocks each month....... No pressure at all......
So interesting in joining in????
Keep the love of blogging alive......
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.....

Monday, 16 May 2022

Blueberry Pie Quilt

7/9 the quilt show continues..........this one was finished week before last.......still catching up on posts..........
Blueberry Pie was started at another Nundle retreat back in 2007........woops 15 years later
the pattern is from The Pattern Basket - Butterscotch Pie 
Me being me had to change it to BLUEberry pie..........
Started here it uses the tri rec rulers..........
Progress was made once I got home from retreat but pretty sure it then got shoved into a bag with frustration and tossed aside for way too long until once again the crazy sewing frenzy post Christmas 2017 came to the rescue.............see here
The Tri Rec rulers let you create a curved effect without curved seams............
I found a link to them here
I went down the creek again but this time I got attacked by mozzies so this was a very quick photo shoot.........(this was before last weeks rain they are worse now)
sunset just after the photo shoot..............
Lucky I had the quilt in a bag as I dumped it on a fence post while I went and moved some sheep.............
This tree was a great tree to hang a quilt on but I had to stand on the bike..............
then the grass was very long and it was warm and I was wary of snakes so I then moved the bike around to try and find the right angle to take the pics..............and then line up with the log again to get the quilt off............also hoping you don't fall off the side off the side of the bike reaching up to the log.........OMG the things i do............
I did find two great logs but this first one was even worse for mozzies so I left it.............
12 pies all baked........ready to keep someone warm...............
Started 2007 finished 2022
Quilted by Betty Field
Fabric - mixed
size 84 x 70in
Pattern Butterscotch Pie by The Pattern Basket
Keep the love of blogging alive.....
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.....

Sunday, 15 May 2022

zoom sewing day.....

It was a big day once again and I got lots of sewing done too so even better.......
Its just too wet to do anything around the farm so I signed off for the day........
The garden light catching the drips of water on the trees was pretty.......its was so wet with dew but not raining............this was when I headed out to the Chookshed to start zoom...........
zoom kicked off bright and early as usual and I was working on the binding I had attached on Friday afternoon..........I started stitching it down Friday night and got it finished first up Saturday morning on zoom.............
At one point I could not get out the door due to Bridget blocking the door.........
she loves camping on the deck..........
once that binding was finished I started on Miss Elizabeth............I had found some fabrics in a box that needed to be glued so I did that then I thought I would join them............
by the end of the day I got the three rows joined up............there was only about 10 joined at the start of the day............I realised I need 4 sets of this and I only have 3 sets made so need to cut some more fabrics for a few more hexies.......that would explain why I had spare hexies..........woops.......
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zoom was a wonderful mix of girls popping in and out all day...........
with so many time zones you never know whos popping in when..........
some stay up really late........others rise super early.........35 girls from 7 countries joined in and it is amazing how wide and varied our topics are during the day..........and we are always learning something about another country............
This was the creek on Friday afternoon and it is the same or slightly higher this morning............
it was such a warm day yesterday I had to turn the air on on in the Chookshed for a few patches........cloudy again this morning...........hoping for some dry days so I can go to town...............
Check out a few new patchwork shops..........
ok best go find a quilt binding, cut some more hexies and photograph a few quilts if I can find mud free spots.............
Have a wonderful Sunday...........
Keep the love of blogging alive.......
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.......
PS I will be starting a new scrappy churn dash quilt if anyone wants to join me.......theres a few keen.........

Friday, 13 May 2022

binding marathon ends......

I hope you are sitting down........I cannot believe this myself but I have finished the 9 quilts that I had waiting to bind.........
Such a good feeling to have them all finished......
I have Blueberry Pie to share still and now I need to photograph the two I finished in the last 2 days but it's been raining so that will have to wait until it dries a little.......and I have some other posts to share anyway.............so here's a recap..........in did snap a quick pic of the ends of the last two I finished......
Yellow Moda Love Quilt (needs a name it did get called Christmas Star but that's not really suiting it.....).......suggestions for a name please!!!!!!
Googy's Nine Patch.......
Blueberry Pie..........
Churn Dash.....  
Citrus Punch..........
Friendship Kisses..........
Tilda Orange..........
FG Love.........
Framed at Fifty
That's the whole nine in the pile done now.........
Easter until 12th May......
two missing that have been gifted away already..........
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Don't forget zoom is on tomorrow.......hope to see you there.........if I continue to have someone to talk to it will be a BIG day...........comment on the post back a couple that has the details if you want to join.........link here
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Off to the Chookshed.....need to add the binding to these two quilts that I got back on the weekend.........it never ends.......lol.......but these are new ones..........
Keep the love of blogging alive.........
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Churn Dash Quilt.......

6/9 in the crazy binding blitz..........we are honing in.......the end is in site.............I am nearly finished the 9th quilt........ Don't drop dead with shock!!!!!!
Just need to keep working on it..........every stitch counts........
I started making this quilt at a Cottage on the Hill retreat back in 2010.........
I found the pattern in a magazine and picked out the fabrics at Kerry's while on retreat..........of course I never do anything the same size as the pattern so this got upsized i'm pretty sure...........
Actually just reading one of the other posts I have done and it was upsized by adding a row on one side and bottom.......... If you want the pattern let me know in the comments and I'll go find the magazine......

So as I said started at retreat....nothing to show but a bundle of blocks......I'm sure I made more progress over the years but once again the crazy sewing blitz of late Dec 2017 had a flow on effect for 2018 
Lots of progress happened early 2018 here, here and  here
Lots more cutting for this quilt done with Jenny when she was here one weekend...........
Finished the top back in March 2018 while at Fiona's........link here...
This was beautifully quilted by my friend Jude last year........
love the churn dash block and love the quilt setting on point.............
This quilt fills me with warmth and old style with the blocks and fabric choice so I decided to go out on the old combine and take the pics............

I love too many of the pics to not share them........
they will end up in my blog book........
playing with the angle also............
the most boring pic........
Started 2010 finished 2022
Name Churn Dash
Fabrics - mixed
Size - 86 x 72inchs

Ok off sewing again since it has still been raining approx 40mm...... Looks like I'll be at him he for a few more days yet...... Missed out on a free motion quilting workshop today...... Got to love my long dirt boggy road.....

Keep the love of blogging alive......
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue......

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Zoom marathon coming up...........

Mustering sheep Monday afternoon I stopped in the perfect spot and looked to my right...........lucky my phone is with me most of the time............
Bit of dust, golden hour light, shadows and sheep.....perfect........

For some reason my chart won't paste in here with the times but its the usual anyway........
Saturday 6am for me (AEST)
Friday afternoon USA and Canada
Friday night UK and Europe etc but as it's late there so best go to bed early and get up early....we will still be on here.......
This photo was late last week that I don't think I shared............if I did bad luck you got it again.....

I'm on a roll.........the rains set in the fires lit and I am catching up on emails and some more blog posts.........BUT just wanted to let you all know zoom will be on............
So be brave if you have not joined before.........
As usual leave a comment here if you would like to join in.......
Put the family on notice to care for themselves.............
Prep some easy food before hand.......
This is going to be another sewing marathon........
Keep the love of blogging alive..........
Chookyblue.........

 



Tuesday, 10 May 2022

citrus punch......

Still catching up on blog posts...........
its a good problem having all the quilts finished..........
5/9 in this crazy binding blitz.........currently working on the 8th one.......
Its always fun/challenging searching back thru my blog to find stuff about these old projects I am working on..............
I forgot I had made a quilt with these same fabrics.............
I made another quilt back in 2011 that I called Citrus Squares........link here
shock horror I even quilted it myself and got the binding on at the same time...........
I loved the fresh colours and they have a bit of a retro feel and I called this one Citrus Punch........citrus being the lemons, limes, oranges....throw a little guava in too..........
the fabric range was Dream on by Urban Chiks...........can't find the link in Moda now but it does exist.......I think I only brought some fat 1/4's as I didn't have the whole range......
I made this quilt top at Scrub Stitchin' in 2018..........see it here..........
not sure if I have anything left from it now or if this project used all the fabrics......must have a look.......
I found a lovely fine blue and white stripe for the binding..........
Its finished the edge off very pretty.......
Found the hay bales for this quilt shoot...........
it was a beautiful sunny day when I took these pics..........
Started - 2018 finished 2022
Name - Citrus Punch
Quilter - can't remember
Size - 71x77inchs
Fabric - Dream On by Urban Chiks
Keep the love of blogging alive........
Catch you later..........
Chookyblue.......

Monday, 9 May 2022

Friendship Kisses Quilt......

This one has been a long time in the making......................
the fabrics were received mostly here in a fat 1/4 swap.....way back in 2009.......I had asked for "soft and pretty" fat 1/4's...........
no idea when the blocks were started - it was a long time ago..................... but I put the blocks together into a quilt top back in the crazy christmas sewing blitz 2017 link here
I'm pretty sure the block name is a reflection of friendship but I cannot find the block and the name............
EDIT thankyou Jo for helping this is a whirl wind block
if anyone knows the name of the block it would be appreciated..........
I called the quilt Friendship Kisses........friendship swap of fabrics and the cross in the block is xoxo kiss hug so the x being the kiss...........
once again can't have too many quilt pics...............
want to join me for a cuppa anyone????
there plans for a quilt in the making of this design of the table top..........
soon as I saw it I thought of quilting and had to have it.........
The blocks came to a stand still as I was lost as to how I wanted to join them.............
But in the end I am really happy with the setting.........
Gorgeous quilting......can't remember who did this one.........
This one went to my Mum for Mothers Day on the weekend......
Started - 2009 finished 2022
Quilter - i've forgotten
Size - 80x80in
Block - whirlwind
Keep the love of blogging alive.......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......
PS the binding marathon continues.........