Sunday, January 1, 2012

Going out with a bang!

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all have had a lovely break and enjoyed time with friends and family.

Here in Darwin, we have had threatening cyclones, which didn't come to pass, thank goodness, our neighbours in the Katherine region (300kms) away, were not so lucky and got a whole pile of rain from the tropical low. The Stuart Highway was cut for about three days, this highway connects Darwin to the rest of Oz,  the road is back in working order, but the railway to Darwin, which was also washed out, won't be repaired for a little while yet...the perils of living in the tropics!

Yes and now it is hot hot hot....aircon has been going on before lunch for the last couple of days...I have set up my sewing machine in the cool, and have been sewing up a storm...I decided that before I would start on anything new I needed to finish "my homework" (over due projects)....

Homework Sheet No. 1 Two twin boy quilts.

First started in September...blogged here...they have turned out quite well...despite being brown ;)

Homework Sheet No. 2 The Flurry Dresden plate quilt.

Check out the hand quilting (yes, that's right hand quilting) I did with red perle pretty!

Homework Sheet No.3 Tammis Angel Christmas Runner

Did you know it very hard to take a photo of a 66 inch runner?

These four quilts brings my total of completed items for year to eighteen. I am very pleased with that, as  two of those quilts were a king and queen sized...had to outsource the quilting on those two!

Still lots of quilts in the "Work in Progress" pile! But we will talk about those in the next this one has turned out quite happy sewing in 2012!


  1. You did go out with a bang. I wish I was a) motivated and b) had the time to finish off a couple of my quilts.
    Love the Dresdens, it's inspired me, I think I'll make a Dresden table runner with some 12 Days of Christmas i still have waiting to be used.
    So much colour and lovely things in your mosaic.
    Happy New Year.

  2. Fab mosaic, love the Dresdens. Heres to 2012!

  3. Gorgeous quilts! Happy New Year x

  4. Magnificent quilts!!! I especially like the Dresden plate design...

  5. I think that's the best set of homework assignments I've seen :)
    Great year for you. And at least the stinking heat is a good excuse to stay in the AC, sewing .

  6. Hi Stacey! I love the overview of your work! You make beautiful things. All the best in 2012.

  7. Great projects! Very colorful, I love it!