Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017

I decided to start off the New Year I would make a kit that has been sitting around for quite a while, but it has been a huge challenge, the cutting measurements don't seem right to me. the four patch ends up being an inch bigger than the piece that it is supposed to sew on to

sure is not going to fit!! So I had to cut new bits, and didn't have enough fabric so had to go search for a replacement fabric....I finally got them joined together and then the piece for the bottom of the bag, which was precut as per the instructions, didn't fit either.....luckily I was speaking to Tracee about this time and she helped work me through my problems. We have decided to just make it the way we understand to make it!! It had been pushed to the back of the desk for now.
Today was the first day back at Seachange Quilters in Barwon Heads, I was hopeful the quilting machine would be free...it was so Pat and I played on the latest Aussie hero quilt
Pat quilting the blocks

looking good, it is a large swirly pattern but looked a bit like fish hooks, 

we then launched into free range quilting on the centre of the quilt, doesn't show that well here but we highlighted the fish
all done, now for the trimming and then the binding.
Hubby and I went down tot he vege patch this afternoon, I had sprayed with insect repellent but they got me everywhere I didn't spray!! They drove me back inside eventually, but
we got the wire in for the snow peas to grow up, they were splattered everywhere around the fence I had put in already, the corn and lettuce are looking good, the cucumber are slowly growing

and the tomato plants are doing well..I think that is where the mosquito's are living!!

I have been watching one fig slowly ripening...today it has gone, just a little bit where it attaches to the tree...there were wattle birds in the tree so maybe they are the culprits!

there are more coming....just have to learn how to protect them from the birds now!! Tinsel, bits of fabric and an Xmas decoration have not worked!!
I am off to trim the quilt now and then should sort some dinner, I think it will be macaroni cheese with bacon tonight!!
Happy sewing.



10 comments:

Pamela said...

The stitching and the garden look great! I hate when the kit directions aren't clear!

Michelle Ridgway said...

How frustrating for you. Your latest Aussie Hero quilt looks great. Beautiful fresh vegies in your future I think x

I am said...

Hi Sue wow you will get heaps of home grown veggies,how yummy,not much fun with the birds eating your fruit,you might have to watch the tomatoes as well.
The quilt is coming along well xx

Jo said...

Your veggie garden is looking great Sue. Great work on your Aussie Hero quilt too. I'm sure you will make that pattern work some how... good luck.

Elyte said...

Wonderful having access to the quilting machine.
The garden is looking very healthy, hopefully there will be something left for you to eat.
Yes, leave that bag for another day.

Chookyblue...... said...

vegie patch is looking great.............maybe a net for the figs???

Fiona said...

how lovely to have access to the long arm.... that quilt is wonderful....
Vege patch is looking great...
Hugz

Bizarre Quilter said...

That is so wonderful to have a quilting machine there to use! I love all your news. xo

Raewyn said...

Oh dear about your Mamaku kit - I'm certain I have scraps of both those 4-patch fabrics if you need more of them... Lucky you having access to the Longarm for the quilting :-) Your vege garden is looking nice and productive.

Kaylee said...

You are so lucky to be able to use the big quilting machine for your quilts saving so much time.. The garden looks wonderful...