Thursday, 29 April 2010

OPAM April Finishes

Where has April gone? What a busy month in the King household. School holidays, a family holiday to South West Rocks, back to school, work, soccer and getting ready for the local quilt show which starts tomorrow night.

This is one of the quilts which I will be putting in the quilt show. I made this quilt 7 years ago (the second quilt I ever made) and it has sat on my quilt rack ever since waiting for the binding to be put on and the yo-yos to be made for the top righthand block. Why did I procrastinate for so long? Who knows? It was surprising how quickly I got it finished and the satisfaction I feel is fantastic and I can put this down as a OPAM finish for April as well.

This is my flannell roll quilt which I showed a few posts back. It has come back from the quilters and the binding is on. I will also be putting this one in the quilt show.

Another OPAM finish for April.

The quilting is lovely don't you think.

And lastly I made this pin cushion for a friend's birthday.

Now that I have finished off these quilts I can get back into my stitching for the Garderners Journal stitch along. Just need to cut some fabric and I will be ready to put the first block together.

Chat soon
Kylie xxxxx

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all.
I hope you are having a wonderful time spending this break with your family and friends. What have you been up to?

Yesterday we decided to head up to Nundle for the annual Chinese Festival. We had a lovely morning wandering around looking at all the different stalls and activities that were happening.

Here I am with my babies (I didn't realise how tall DS is getting until I looked at this photo although I am kneeling down).
This is hubby with the kids

And of course a trip to Nundle would not be complete without a visit to see Kerry at Cottage on the Hill. I really wasn't planning to buy any fabric (lol), just to have a little visit but as soon as I walked in I spotted this gorgeous fabric by the door. It is Rural Jardin by French General and it is just delicious. I purchased Rosalie Quinlans Little Patchwork Village pattern a while back and was waiting until I spotted the right red, white and pink fabric. I ummed and ahhed for about mmm... a minute .... and then thought what the heck.

I also purchased this pattern a couple of weeks ago from Sarah's online store
and last week visit our local patchwork shop and purchased this fabric and ric rac to make a pin cushion for a friend's birthday. I am going to be very lazy and not do any stitching on it but I think the fabric and gorgeous button will do the trick.

I have been doing stacks of stitching on my Gardeners Journal quilt but will leave that for another post.
Chat soon
Kylie xxxx