Monday, August 16, 2010

Welcome to my new blog

Well, finally I have made the plunge and am going to attempt to write about some of the happenings in my home and work life - rather than just reading everyone else's blogs!

So, I hope you enjoy my ramblings...
I am a wife, mother (of one DS who is 10 going on 30), friend and longarm machine quilter. I have been patchworking for about 17 years and longarming for about 12 years now. I have a love of fabric, quilts and quilting and one of main things I love about quilting for others is being able to pat so many different designs of quilts and fabrics, which, then, of course, means that my stash is enhanced!

I have a long list of quilts in progress and in my head - not to mention the cross stitches that also need to be done.

I am going to make to effort to post some of the quilts that come through my studio (with permission of the owners) and that I make, as that is one of the things I enjoy about looking at other blogs.
The quilt in my header is called Paula 2: Lava Flow and I finished it last Christmas, after doing a class with Paula Nadelstern in 2008 in the US. I have always loved her work and when the opportunity came up to do a class I took the opportunity. It has 16 wedges in the star, and about 80-something pieces in each wedge, all fussy cut and machine pieces. It is quilted on my longarm.


  1. Well done girlfriend! Glad you've decided to take the plunge so that we can have a look at all that wonderful work you do. I'm honoured to be the first to post a comment. Can't wait to hear your ramblings and see some lovely photos.

  2. Very good smarty pants. This blogging business is going to be a lot of fun. Keep up the good work luvvy

  3. yoiks Belinda ya cant rush this stuff and remember I want you to teach us how to do that block...bung on a class in orange and put me on the top of the list..I have the book and could do it myself but that not as much fun..cheers Pat

  4. Well aren't you the cleaver the new Paula 2...I still have the first one as my computer wall. Haven't gotten the guts yet to try one, but have started to collect fabrics. But wasn't it 2007 when you made it?????? Or am I just having to much fun and loosing time again. Great Job, can't wait to add this to my morning stop. Even though I don't write each day myself I still will stop.

  5. I gotta see this up close!

    Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. I'll be quite happy to come back again and again to see what you've been doing.

  6. Hi Belinda about time you started on blogging.Looking forward to reading all your news and quilts.

  7. Hi Belinda Lots of fun to be had here. Good for you! I agree with everyone else especially Dee. Hmmm you had better inviter me out for a cuppa.