Sunday, 20 September 2015

A Raggy Quilt

I've had a lovely weekend finishing up a 'raggy' quilt for an expectant friend.  We don't know if they're having a boy or girl so I hope these colours are unisex enough for them.  My fave is the little bird print.  So cute.

Raggy quilts are usually made from soft warm flannel with wadding inside, but as this quilt will be going to a hot climate, I've made it from quilting cotton with 100% cotton flannel inside.  Hopefully it'll be cooler than flannel and suitable to be repeatedly machine washed.


 Trying to sort out the arrangement of squares so no two similar prints are side by side.

Remembering to keep the seams on the outside was easier said than done....yes I did have to do a bit of unpicking!

The finished blankie shown on a double bed to get an idea of size.  It's just small, square and portable so mum and dad can toss it in the car or put it on the floor for their bubba.

Love the way the trimmed edges ruffle up in the wash.  So soft and snuggly.

Aren't those birds cute?

Saturday, 12 September 2015


Recently I've needed some quiet time.  Time to recharge.....time for family.

However now it's Spring.  A time of new growth and new beginnings.  There's a fresh crispness in the air, the sun is slowly beginning to shine and I can feel my mojo starting to bubble once again.

Some shots of our garden in the warmth of the afternoon sun.  Time spent out in our unruly and often overgrown garden always provides a sense of renewal and calm.....

....except when it reminds me of my chin.  

One of our neighbours keeps bees so we have lots of these little workers doing their utmost to keep us in fruit and vegies.

Next Winter's oranges.  Look at the bottom two.  You can just see the oranges starting to form.  Pretty cute huh?