Tuesday, April 30, 2013

i miss you


Normally, today I would be calling you to wish you a Happy Birthday
and my heart would be aching from not being with you
my heart aches so much more today

Forever in my Heart

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Little update

Quilts For Boston first block, will get onto the second on Monday. 8 year old wants a pillow with the foxes on, very adamant about it, so I will oblige. The chevrons are actually navy, although they look black.

And these 6 blocks are my newest quilt along *sigh*, I know, but I just can't help myself!!
It's called the "St Louis 16 patch". It all started here on 'Sew with Sass', great blog name,  and has steam rollered into twitter at #stlouis16patch and has it's own Flickr group here!

Such a fab stash buster, I'm making a Queen *gulp*, my first quilt at that size. Which means 42 fat 1/4's, so I pulled and paired from my Amy Butler bin. Some of these fat quarters go back to the original 'Gypsy Caravan' line. I've tried to cut into this stash before and failed miserably, ie I put them all back and cut into less loved fabric! This time is different, just feels like the right time. Feels really good actually :D

Anywho, that's that!

I'm off to the Springwood Quilt Show tomorrow pm, looking forward to that. I put a couple of small quilts in, it's a non judged show so I feel very comfortable in doing that. I love the quilts that I make but am not at all comfortable with putting them up for judgement. I might feel differently one day, who knows!

Thanks for popping by
x Mandy

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


I'm confident that the Boston bombings affected you like it did me. With complete horror, disbelief and great sadness. Maybe like me you feel a need to reach out to those who were directly affected.

Well, today I came across this post from the Boston Modern Quilt Guild. Even we in Australia can help, we can send quilt blocks. Please read the post, it has all the info you'll need. There are specifics to take into account when making your blocks, but very reasonable ones. You just need to remember that they need to have arrived in the US by May 24th, very doable.

I know what I'm doing today, how about you!