Quilt: 2018 Mystery quilt

2018 came and was gone before I had time to do the sewing every month. I thought it would help me to do the monthly Mystery quilt pieces. It did not work out. Everything went well for the first three months, the next three month also! That gave me six of the blocks. The last three blocks were just waiting to be sewn. It did not happen in 2018!

The last Thursday in January 2019 I decided to sit and finish off the top.

At last, it is only the top of the quilt. The side strips are still waiting and then the batting and back need to be purchased before quilting can be done. Sigh! Still, a lot to do before it is ready to go on my single bed.

The last blocks

Working them in strips

In bigger blocks

All sewn into one piece

End result!

What do you think about the colours?


Mystery Quilt 2018: Blocks 4, 5 and 6

The holidays are nearly over and I’ve not done much on my to-do list. This morning I grabbed my sewing machine and in about two and a half hours I completed blocks four, five and six of 2018’s mystery quilt.

Block Four

Block five

Block six

I enjoyed sewing these blocks together. There are four of each block. Now I have to wait for the last three blocks before we get the finished picture to complete the quilt top. There is going to be a reveal night end November.

Baby Talk: Grandma made two books!

At last, it took me more than six months before completing these two typical New Zealand books.

One has numbers.



(The numbers are also written in Maori)

Also an A B C book.


Bea starting to stand on her own.



How exciting.

I met Kaffe Fassett last night

Last night was an awesome night. My friend and I sat in the front row of the theatre where Kaffe Fassett explained how and why he started his knitting and patchwork designs and patterns.

He wore the same shirt as in the video clip.


It was a wonderful experience to hear him speak and look at the examples of his designs.

Quilt month 4. Poppy or Anzac quilt

Block of the month no 4 had a lot of sewing.

I completed the 36 blocks today.

Pew was time consuming but it is done.

These were the 4 different pieces of material I had to use.

Two purple, two green
Two purple, two green

I had to cut 3″x 3″ squares


Strips worked together to form the block.

36 blocks!

Sewn together
Sewn together

This is how it looks so far. Only one block more!


Quilt: block of the month, month 4

I am  bit late with this months block of the month. I picked it up a week ago. I cut it on Monday and started the sewing on Tuesday and did not finish it all. I thought I’ll finish it off on Wednesday but that did not happen. Millie my friends dog got hold of the cotton reel and chewed it Tuesday evening. I used some other cotton but could not concentrate on it  for long. I still need to finish off the strips of squares and then sew it into blocks of small squares.

Here are the materials for this month.

Two purple, two green
Two purple, two green

Quilt month two: Poppy Quilt

On the first of April I started my 6 month quilt.

The first of May I received my second month block.

Month 2 material
Month 2 material

I had to cut out a square for the middle block

Middle square and strips
Middle square and strips

Middle square + strips
Middle square + strips

Now I have to wait till first of June to receive the third month’s instructions

and material.