Monday, September 30, 2013

Traditional nine patch swap update

These exciting parcels arrived on friday

Parcels from Peg, Sandy and Jan

All the parcels together only four more to arrive

And my last blocks
All finished and ready to add to the swap piles

This is going to be a colourful quilt

"Hope your hands are working on a project that you love"


Googy girl 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Scrappy chook quilt

So I have been keeping this one under wraps, not on purpose mainly just because I have been a very lazy blogger.

A few months ago, as most of you know I had a visit to chookyblue's place, whilst there I had the pleasure to sleep under some of her gorgeous quilts.

But one in particular took my fancy

I just loved the scrappiness of this quilt, the lovely colours but mainly just the simple design.

So when I headed up to Nundle for my retreat, I sent the lovely Kerry a photo and she assured me she could pull together some lovely fabrics and guide me, to put this lovely quilt together.

When I arrived at Nundle

This lovely bundle of fabrics awaited me

The girls and I used the black and white feature on the iPad to determine light medium and dark fabrics

I spent 3/4 of the first day creating these squares, I think I frustrated Miss Joolz because I just could not be random, I had to be organised I didn't want to get end and end up with a huge bundle of the same fabrics...

Midway through the second day I had my squares joined into sets of four and was able to lay them out to pick the border fabrics.

I left Nundle with a bag of blocks

On arriving home my blocks were pinned to the design wall

And I played and played until I had the blocks just as I wanted them

Then gradually over the following weeks the blocks became rows, and the rows became my quilt

Then the borders were added, including a supper cute little peeper

And tah dah my finished Scrappy chook quilt flimsy

The scrappy chook quilt

named in honour of my good friend


"Hope your hands are working on a project you love"


Googy girl

The Eggcellant elf

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Merrimack block one complete

I am thrilled to finally do this post . . .

Merrimack block one is complete and boy was it a bit of learning curve,
but I loved it . . . . A lot

So last time I was up to this bit, where I was sewing these corner bit s in, they all went in perfectly, with no problems . . . .

So next I had to do these sections, not to difficult really . . .

Then came this section, a little more tricky

But on the upside I am now really good at set in seams and Y seams

Then I reached this point and I was soo excited, but wait can you see the problem?

Yep I had stitched the little triangles in the wrong way, so 1 episode of Downton Abbey, and alot of reverse sewing later and my block was back in pieces

The next night though . . . . .

It looked like this . . .

Then I just had to stitch my little stars

Each little star had five of these little diamond shapes, they were pretty small

My first star finished

And then all eight of them completed

And after a little appliqué
. . . . Taa Daa . . . .
My completed Merrimack centre block
(block 1)
Just in time as I suspect block two will be heading my way in the next week or so

There has been lots happening here in the egg household, so I have lots to show you. So stay tuned for some more posts coming very soon

"Hope your hands are working on a project that you love"


(the Eggcellant elf)

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Busy in the nest

With the taste of summer in the air, there is always a lifting of spirits . . . And after the cold months and the constant zooming around that always seems to occur in our household we are looking forward to the changes that summer may bring. 

hopefully lot of long lazy evenings enjoyed beside our pool.

Many changes are occurring in the egg household

This lounge which graced our lounge room for over 10 years has been given away to a family in need and we are excitedly looking forwards to the arrival of our new lounge this week

These curtains

which I made for our lounge room almost 14 years ago
 are also going and will soon be replaced with blinds

Lots of gardening (well weeding really) has been happening,
and I am loving the warmth of the sun on my skin.

I haven t been lax in the nest (sewing room) either 
I have been slowly working away at 

Almost but not quite perfect

And this is the easy seam . . . . .

And it looks like this . . . .

Ahhh 3 to go . . . .

you wait till you see what happens next

"Hope your hands are working on a project that you love . . . . ."


Sunday, September 1, 2013

It s on ......

The seventh annual Secret Santa Christmas Swap

Every year for the past six years my lovely friend chookyblue (head SSCS elf) has hosted this great swap

She tirelessly emailed us all, worked out who was swapping with who and then sent us little reminder emails. . . . .

And on Christmas morning we all open a special from our secret friend.

This year I get to help . . . . .
Woo hoo. . . . . (I get to be an Elf too)
it's going to be so much fun. . . . . . .

So if you want to be part of this great swap

Just send Chooky or I an email at

And we will send you the link so you can sign up. . . . .

looking forward to hearing from you soon


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