Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Postage Stamp Quilt

I have had these mini charm packs for a while now, I got them quite cheap and had big plans, can't remember what the plan actually was lol.  I opened one last night to have a better look at them and laid them out into a simple 10 x 10 block.

Each charm pack has 43 squares however I opened 5 to get the prints I needed, being such a small size some were plain or only had a tiny part of the print, I needed the image to be as close to the centre as possible to allow for seam allowance.

Plan is now to sew them up into one block, add some sides and turn into a lap quilt for the lounge. No pattern used but when you google postage stamp quilt heaps of inspiration comes up and there are 3 completely different tutorials here, here and here.
I prefer number 2, basically pair and sew, but I will sew these in the 10 rows and join up, I am sure they won't all match up perfectly but I am ok with that.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Reuben and JoJo

We bought two donkeys for the paddock, Rueben on the right, the brown one, and JoJo the white one.

Both boys, they were sent down in a truck from the Northern Territory, up there they are considered a pest. About 60 were gathered up and sent to a local auction, thankfully they were all purchased by a local donkey rescue group and private buyers.

They are very timid but will come around with some love, they have halters on so we can move them easily if needed. Reuben loves apples, JoJo prefers carrots, were going out there every morning and night and they are getting closer to us, every morning there waiting at the gate for there brecky. Our farmer whom we lease the property off thinks were insane but hey, better than a lawn mower.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Baby Quilts

Two quilts in progress, a pink one for Ruby
and a blue one for Andrew.
A nice simple pattern, all fabric from my stash. There not overly baby prints, and some of the blues weren't ideal but once put together the light and dark colours look good.  
Tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts here. Excuse the iphone photos, we can't find the camera charger since the move. We also bought toys, I was debating a drum kit and maybe a set of bagpipes, lol, I remember my kids getting some pretty loud and annoying toys, in particular this musical beat box that stayed at Nan's house!