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I live in regional Victoria, Australia. I quilt and create in between caring for my family.


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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Crumb Along 2 Catching up

Got back to my crumbs over the week end.  Remember my first block?
I made mine a rectangle...I went back and re-read the instructions and since Jo's block are 6 inches I decided to make this a 12 inch block...
I liked this more.
then got cracking on my stars and hearts....

Then I made a big heart, which was fine until I got to the last triangle and didn't have a big enough piece....so I added a bit so that I could square it up.....I liked that so much .....I did it to all of the corners.

then I thought again        and wondered if I should make a 12 inch block out of these?

So, that is where I ended today!  My quilt may just turn out to be a wonky crumb sampler!
Now I have resisted the urge to see what everyone else has done.......just so I could develop my own quilt.....but I can't fight it any longer!  I'm off to visit everyone else to see what they have been up to!

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Crazy quilt

Today I've set myself the goal of doing an hour a day on this quilt, as I want it finished by March 2012.  I've decided not to exhibit it at our local group show next weekend.  As part of my $30 a day for 30 days process I had a small find......this is a book I bought for $2 at a community market today.....

This is how I used it .  The flowers took an hour to do.....but then learning anything new takes time!
Three agapantus heads on a pink background!

check out my day here http://whatwouldmartha-karen.blogspot.com/

Regards, Karen

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Blog

I've branched out and started a second blog!  I want to keep this one crafty and keep the new one for other things!  click here to go there!  Don't forget to let me know what you think.... thanks karen.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bay to birdwood 2011-Fashion highlights

This was Di, she came complete with entourage and paparazzi!
Sleek and sophisticated, definitely loved those stripes.
Another classy, classic look.

Details count, he has got points for "the flair"

But he should have lost "the hair"

Ask yourself....do wigs..ever...work?

But polka dots in spring sunshine always do!
the young ones discovering the joys of polyester.....
were the definitely the bold and the beautiful!
matching hats and shoes rules still applied....
though some just ......
moved on....to 1977
and here is Victoria in her platforms and age appropriate dress...while her mother....

had visions of 1975 and took Jackie as her style guide.  I found a cute little Italian outfit at Salvo(tori's) and had the headscarf and big big glasses.......

not to mention the glomesh bag..but I ended up looking like Princess Margret minus Roddy! And not a Greek island in sight.