This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Images from my Guild Meeting.

This one is especially for Cadi.  It's the pincushion I got in the pincushion swap.  How cute!  And we didn't know who we were making for, so the fact that it's a chicken (and I'm slightly mad about chooks) is serendipity.

Here is the quilt I made that provided the scraps for my little bassinet quilt I showed you a few posts ago.  A simple and effective (and QUICK) way to use a jelly roll.  Except it's not needed for it's original purpose now.  I have a spare quilt...crazy unusual for me!

I've made two wee bassinet quilts from the scraps now (I'm addicted to no-snit machine binding!).  And I don't know what's going on with my eye.  I think I'm grimacing at having my photo taken - you just don't get the whole grimace effect, just a wonky wink instead!

And another bassinet quilt for the maternity unit (yup, more machine binding).  I love being able to use up my scraps or extra blocks like this.  These are leftover from the quilt I made for my new nephew.


  1. What a sweet chook pincushion. Thanks for posting it at my request. What a "coincidence." - It was destined to be yours.

    I love the wee lil' quilts you are making for the maternity unit. Hospitals usually look so sterile and white. What a lovely splash of color. Your quilts don't seize to amaze me. Such an eye for color you have. One day I'll knock on your door demanding to be taught! :-)

  2. The bassinet quilts are gorgeous - so inspiring. I need to finish Miss Nearly 3's birthday present, and this might give me the inspiration to do it. Love the chook - how appropriate!

  3. Just catching up on blog reading after a couple of weeks away from the computer. My, my you have been so productive - in blog posts, in crafting and in planting!!!! Love the quilt you are holding up. What a great pohutakawa tree in your post about the walk. I had a love walk similar up in Waihi Beach when we lived there for a while - oh how I miss it!!! x

  4. PS Meant to say like the new blog layout!! x

  5. Your quilts looking really beautiful. I love the colors and the pattern of them. Like louisalowry said: inspiration :D

    I set a link to your blog on mine. I hope it is ok. So my mom can find you too and catch a glimpse on your great work :-)

  6. Tamara, you are welcome to link to my blog. I'm chuffed that you like my quilts so much that you want to share.


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