Saturday, 21 July 2012

one dresden plate quilt finished

I have finally finished my Dresden Plate Quilt and I'm really pleased with it.  I used the Moda fabric 'Sophie' by Chez Moi.  I love the colours in this range.  I used a pattern from the Moda Bakeshop that is a table topper but just made it larger.  The Dresden plates are not really that hard, just time consuming.  The pattern for the table topper is called Flowers in the Park and can be found here


Saturday, 14 July 2012

Making Progress

I am slowly making progress with my Dresden Plate quilt.  I now have eight dresden plates appliqued onto their background with only 4 to go.   After that I will have to do the circles (flower centres).  In the beginning I wasn't sure which would be the best applique technique to use.  Needle turn would be lovely but very time consuming and I suck at it(there's just no other way to put it).  Even a hand blanket stitch would take a while.  I decided to use zig zag on the machine and used white in the bobbin with clear thread on top.  They're looking really good and I'm hoping to finish them tomorrow.

Dresden Plate appliqued on to background

Friday, 13 July 2012

School Holidays

We had a great trip to Queensland during the holidays.  Hooked up to our new van we visited Glass House Mountains and from there we visited Australia Zoo and really enjoyed our day.  We headed back to Brisbane and the Gold Coast where we visited friends as well as Movieworld and Seaworld. We really enjoyed our new caravan and had a ball.  In fact the children were really quite bearable.  But back to reality Monday with school.  Gosh I hope I can get out of bed in time, better still I hope the kids do.  The older two just do not want to get up any more.

                             At Glasshouse Mountains Campground

This little guy decided to climb down his tree and just walk across in front of us like we weren't even there.

Three happy kids at Australia Zoo.  A really good day out.

I think the girls are starting to get worried here.  Yes, I am the only member of the family standing on the ground.

Poor Mikayla, she freaked when we got in the building and spent the next hour and a half outside waiting for us.  She did conquer the ride later though and then you couldn't stop her.