27 October, 2009

How sweet!

Aren't these adorable - well, one especially! 

The cutsie green print is my absolute favourite at the moment.  I am going to purchase more - just because!!

I am making a fresh, crisp quilt I saw in a magazine.  In the future I will post you the different blocks as I am doing them. 

Hope you enjoyed my fabrics!

cheers   :o)

22 October, 2009

Pay it forward...

I am participating in some 'pay it forward' fun over at http://waterfallcascade.blogspot.com/ and am continuing the fun here. I have three spots to fill for anyone who wants to join in too. I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 interested people. I have 365 days to do it in…

What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise! The catch is that you must participate as well:

You must have a blog and before you leave your comment here, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going.(Just cut and paste this one if you like changing  'http:waterfallcascade.blogspot.com' to 'http://missmonnyquilts.blogspot.com/' - which I did!)

I am looking forward to this sooo much....I hope you can join me  :o)

Spring is in the air...

I love spring! 

It brings all the happiness and peace into my life.  After the cold, dark Winter I relish in the warm (not hot!) sunshine, the smell from the flowers wafting and the little critters busy with their daily doings.

Are you a sunshine bunny or do you love to rug up in the cool crisp Winter??

17 October, 2009


Here is a sneek peek at the next quilt in line...I am in love with stars at the moment and these babys are BIG!  I had the fabric for about one year and finally decided on the design that would utilise the fantastic patterns.  The fabric is Moda Urban Grey.

It is going to be quite big - approx. 80" square. 

I am not too sure about the primary and secondary colours together, but we will see how this one turns out.  Have you every bought fabric (and quite a bit) and then weren't so sure about it??  I am sure most people have. 

Anyway, I would love to do a 'Wonky Stars' quilt soon, because, as I said before I love stars!!!


15 October, 2009

Matryoshka finished!!

It is finished!!  I am sooo happy and it looks great hanging in the shop for all to see.  If you do wish to see in person, the shop is Kirkbride Quilting in Strathalbyn!!  There are kits available to purchase if you really love it and need to have one just for yourself.

What do you think??  Here are a couple of close ups of the quilt, the backing and the binding. I can't quite remember the quilt fabric but in future I will let you know what it is.  I can't wait to finish the other two that I have waiting in line.

It was our wedding Anniversary yesterday - 9 years!  Those years seem to have flown but gone slow at the same time.  Happy Anniversary Darling  :o)

Well, off to get the other quilts finished.  I will give you a snippet of what is to come tomorrow.


12 October, 2009

Ah, sweet holidays...

Hello all.  Sorry for not blogging for a while - the school holidays were on and it was a bit difficult to get to the computer.  My quilting was put on hold for a while too!!

Anyway, we did end up going to a little town on the coast for a bit of R & R (the kids and I only, my poor hubby had to stay home and work).  The boys love going there to see their Grandparents and I can get to chit chat with my Mum about quilting!!  Win win situation!  I sell my Mum's quilts in my Etsy shop as well as mine (in the future) - missmonny.etsy.com.  We have yet to fill the shop with handmade goodies.  If you pop in you can see I sold a beautiful blue and cream quilt that my Mum made.  I was so thrilled to have someone in America buy it and I am certain it is now on someones bed looking absolutely stunning.

Anyway, here is a couple of snap shots of what the boys got up to when they were on holidays....

This is one of the rabbits my Dad is wanting to breed.  How cute is this??  Now, my boys want one each...

This is what my 7 yr old caught!  The shell was attached to a long 5ft piece of seaweed.

Ah, don't you love sunsets?  They enjoyed running back and forth through
the mud!!  Until one of the gumboots got stuck and in went the foot in the mud!

When we got back we went to see my Grandfather who was turning 90!  What a ripe old age that is.  I am in the process of getting some coins and notes from when he was born (1919) and framing them for his present.  I thought that to be a good idea and I can't wait till I see the finished piece.

I am also sooo close to finishing my Babooska quilt - only a couple of inches to go on the binding, put on my label that I printed and attach a hanging sleeve.  It is initially going to be hung but then will be 'draped' on a bed, so the hanging sleeve will be only basted on.

So so close.....

See you next time.....


02 October, 2009

Matryoshka Quilt

I've nearly finished my beautiful (if I do say so myself!) Babooshka quilt. That's not the actual name of the design, just my name. The design comes from the Very Talented Roslie Quinlain (http://www.rosiequinlandesigns.typepad.com/) and the name is Matryoshka Quilt.

Aren't the colours to die for?? This will be my first largeish quilt actually finished. Did I tell you I was fairly new to this game? Anyway, after starting work in a quilt shop, I just can't stop and the motivation I now get for all the fabrics, patterns, books and ofcourse, people is the absolute best!! Everything on this quilt is a first for me - machine applique (one of the Babooshka's is hand appliqued and then I bit the bullet and tried it on my NEW Janome - and loved it), fixing a very big problem with my non-1/4 inch seam (I now adjust my needle to the right and, presto, a perfect 1/4 inch seam), choosing the fabric and ofcourse, finishing the actual project! What do you think?

I can't wait to show you it hanging up. It will be hung for a little while and then I would love to have it draped on one of those wooden quilt things I have seen in so many peoples studios.
Has anyone else done this quilt as well? I would love to see it. I found it to be the perfect 'satisfaction' quilt for a beginner as it had easy piecing as well as simple applique but with STUNNING results.

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