Monday, November 9, 2009

I had a lovely walk on the beach at Phillip island with my mate Jess. She has bought an investment property and we were supposed to be painting her deck but somehow that didn't happen and we meandered along the shore instead..... This is the potential fabric for the quilt along project being hosted by Kellie at Don't Look Now. I am way behind already and haven't made a decision about what fabric I want to use. It's on the list!
This is my step-mums quilt on her bed. She was really happy with it and says she'll get a lot of use out of it.
I was happy with how the quilting turned out and it was good to see how I'd improved since the first quilt I pieced and quilted.
This is another project on the list. I have been commissioned to make a baby quilt for a girl I went to high school with. She wanted blue, orange and a bit of green. I still haven't decided what block I will use but I'm looking forward to getting stuck in. The fabric is washed but with 30+ degree heat I'm not up for ironing right now. Maybe later if it cools.
Lots of pics but not much getting done - I think that's a theme with my blog posts :) Oh well, no point in feeling'll get done eventually.
Julie has done a great tutorial for a stunning little girls dress/top. We've had discussions about a big girl (29 year old big girl) dress and I'm going to give it a try soon. yep, that to is on the list!!!
Happy sewing,
Abbe :0)


  1. I spent every summer of my first seventeen years on Phillip Island. I always remember to say hello to the beach when I'm back.

    (and that's one bit of serious quiltery there - well done lady)...

  2. Yes I love to walk along the beach,it's so relaxing.Painting will get done.
    Your quilting on your step-Mums quilt looks good.
    You do have a lot of lovely projects to do but I would like to invite you to be one of my PIF's.Can you let me know Abbe if you would like to do it/ Thanks Maria

  3. The beach walk sounds wonderful.

    Your quilt looks great, I am not surprised your stepmum was happy with it.

    What next I wonder? Liberty or Baby girl quilt?

  4. thank you so much for coming to my blog and becoming a follower!!! it is so exciting. i love your blog. this quilt you made is so pretty. i love the simplicity of squares. that is such a beautiful beach. you are so lucky to get to spend time enjoying it