Monday, April 25, 2016

Care Bare Quilt

Another "Mum and me" quilt completed.

Looking through my stash, I found two 6" x 35" strips of Care Bear fabric that I had purchased along with other strips years ago on eBay..put away & forgotten, until a couple of weeks ago.

Mum enjoys applique using her machine, so I dug further into my stash and found tone on tone of the 4 colours of the Care Bears.  I designed a heart and got Mum to prepare the hearts for me to iron on, then she appliqued them onto a lighter shade than the heart.  

I dug yet deeper into my stash and was VERY surprised to find a few yards of Care Bear fabric.  I must have bought it while in the States quite a few years ago.
 It all fell into place and I even had enough of the Care Bear fabric (just) for the backing.
 I found a loopy star stitch to quilt it and then I used the plain blue for the binding.
It finished up being 50" x 60".
I didn't follow a pattern, just winged it AND it was all fabric & wadding from my stash.
Now Mum wants me to find another project for her to start on.

Until next post....

Sunday, April 10, 2016

I've caught up!

Block eight done & dusted!
Yah!! I'm now up to date with my Block of the Month.

Until next post...

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Catching up on my BOM

This week, I have been trying to catch up on my Block of the Month and so far I have made:
Block 5 - Pig in Mud
 Then Block 6 - Sheep
 Then Block 7 - Barn
I still have Block 8 to make (a Beehive), before the next one comes early May.

Until next post...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Do you know what a LILLY PILLY is?

Last month, while at Bingo (yes, I play Bingo...and LOVE it).. the 2 sisters who sit on the table in front of me (same vintage as my Mum), were talking about when they were young, their Mum use to make Lilly Pilly Jam.  They tried to explain what a Lilly Pilly was, but I ended up coming home & "googled" it.

They are no bigger than a cherry in size, and when sliced open (VERY easily) they have a singular hard black seed in the middle.  They have the crispness of an apple and starchy but sort of sweet.

I came home & told my hubby and...guess what?... we have 3 trees on our property.
So, hubby picked a heap of them, and my Mum, granddaughter & I got in and made jam.
    I bottled them into my smallest jars.....
and took 2 jars to Bingo last Monday and gave the two sisters a bottle each.

Lesson learnt here.. I must take more notice of what is growing in my own back yard!  LOL!

Until next post...