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My little girl:


And a little boy’s quilt top to go with this one:



They are a commission for twin boys born recently at only 30 weeks gestation.


Much loved little miracles.

Andi 🙂

PS: Next post will be my 100th. You know what that means!!!

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Cush Cush

On our recent trip to Noosa, I visited the Eumundi Markets where I bought, amongst other things, some awesome bean bags from a company called Cush Cush.


These are the comfiest, softest bean bags EVER and make for fabulous outdoor furniture during the fine weather.


I wanted to make some other cushions to go with the bean bags and found some fantastic canvas trim to use, during a catch-up with some fabulous women yesterday.


A quick trip to Spotlight for some coordinating canvas fabric and voila!!


Outdoor comfort for all!!


Have a great weekend.
I hope the sun is shining where you are.

Andi 🙂

EDIT 25/10/09 – Didn’t realise Karen was blogging too now. Sorry for the omission Karen!!!
And Thanks to Wendy for the link!!

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Problem solved

Thanks to those of you who offered solutions / ideas to this quilting problem.

In the end I decided to go with an upholstery weight fabric from Spotlight … cheap as chips and the girl just loves it!!


It even has a bit of sparkly glitter through it!!


(Hard to photograph the sparkle … but trust me!!)

Simply quilted and with matching binding …


Happiness is a colourful girly picnic rug!!!


Have a stitchin’ Tuesday!!

Andi 🙂

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Online Quilt Festival

I had a blast during last year’s Quilt Festival hosted by the lovely Amy.

So I’m entering again this year.

I wanted to show a quilt I completed in 2008.
It was my first quilt using lots of scraps from my stash.


I think that’s what is so wonderful about patchwork.
You make do with what you have.


This is the pieced back.


And now with my lovely assistant, Ella


Hope you like it. We do!!!

Enjoy visiting all the other quilts in the festival.

Andi 🙂

PS Have you enetered my giveaway yet?

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Whip up!!

Ella’s birthday is coming up next month.
She has asked for a rainbow quilt this year.

So this morning, I whipped this up …..


Squares are 8.5 inches cut.
48inches x 56 inches sewn.

Super quick and easy to throw together.

I’m considering turning it into a picnic rug for summer time tea parties.

Any suggestions for what to use on the under side?
Something water-proof-ish? Washable?

Andi 🙂

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Kinder Quilt

It’s finished …. finally!!!


I don’t know why I left it unfinished for so long!


I’m really looking forward to giving it to the Junior Class tomorrow.


I can’t wait to see them all searching for their own little faces in the balloons.


It will be a gift in honour of Jewish New Year (beginning officially tomorrow night).


Wishing you all a sweet and creative (Jewish) new year.

Shana Tova

Andi 🙂

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My first re-fashion!!

I bought a cute skirt for Ella at the Op Shop but she refused to wear it because it was “too long”.
(She is quite a headstrong little fashionista … and a red-head too!!!)

So I shortened it and added a little ric rac for trim.


Then I took a flower from the off-cut piece and appliqued it to a white t-shirt she also refuses to wear because it is “too plain”.


… and voila!!


Let’s hope she’ll wear it this time!!

Andi 🙂

EDIT: We’re home and she loves it! Phew!!!

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