Saturday, October 10, 2009


They're finished!! Yay!! 28 Le Moyne stars for the AQ are all done.

The next step will be much quicker because I will be machining on the border fabric and machining all the stars together, I can't wait to see what the quilt looks like when the stars are on. I love watching quilts grow. I have the instructions for the next round already, so I have to get a move on! Most of the fabric in this quilt is from the Dargate Lavender and Mints range and I love the designs. Great fabric makes my heart sing!

I recently joined a blog group with this shop. Every few months they send out a little surprise package for you to create something with. I received this tea cup fabric and the card of buttons. The buttons look like mother of pearl. I'm not sure what I will make yet. Any suggestions???

I have been fabric shopping again! More brights. The pink spot fabric is a polished cotton. The purple with butterflies I will be using with something for my daughter; she loves purple and butterflies! The four fabrics at the bottom of the photo are Kaffe Fassett shot cottons. (the little bundle on the left is actually a lilac colour) They are quite a different texture to his prints. They are more loosely woven.

I am planning to use the polished cotton with some other fabrics to make a lap top bag.

I am almost finished the next MQ block. I am taking a days break from hand sewing because I have a sore finger. I think I might have some kind of allergy to something in the fabrics. I usually don't wash my fabric before I sew with it. (........too impatient to get sewing!!) I think I should start washing with my next projects and see what happens.

Below are some irises from my garden. The rose bush behind has single flowers that last only a day. It flowers for many months and almost always has several blooms. The flowers vary from a deep pink to an apricot/pink colour. All the spring flowering bulbs are almost finished now and the rose bushes have grown and are all in bud. Lots of native plants are in flower now too.
When I walk around our neighbourhood the most predominant perfume is Jasmine. We don't have a plant now, but it seems there are several on every street.

Have a great weekend everyone. :)


  1. Gorgeous stars, gorgeous fabrics, gorgeous flowers - a lovely Post, thanks, Miriam!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  2. The quilt will be lovely Miriam..
    I love Iris's, My roses are not doing too good...lots of buds, but not flowering much at all yet..must be this colder weather we're having!
    Julia ♥

  3. Its a great time in the garden now. I love your iris, mine are starting to flower now too.

  4. I love the stars for the AQ, do you think the pattern will become available? I found out about that one after it was closed off. Your irises are very delicate, Beautiful.

  5. I look forward to seeing the star quilt develop into a quilt. Lots a pretty fabric!!

    Your garden looks so colorful. I've never smelled a jasmine plant, I bet it's heavenly.


  6. I like to piece LeMoyne Stars. The "Y" seams scare some people. I only see one block but looks like you did a good job on the center.

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  8. congratulations,very nice stars,and lovely fabrics,you bought,have a nice day ,susi

  9. Wow those stars would have been a bit of work...beautiful. What about making a pincushion with the lovely teacup fabric? xo

  10. Hello Miriam, looking forward to seeing your Le Moyne Stars pieced and with borders....Warm Regards Lyn

  11. Hello Miriam, your stars are just perfect.Gardens are all looking good at this time of the year.Love the iris, I was at a garden centre the other day they were just about growing wild. Beautiful colours in them. Good luck with that quilt,can't wait to see it with the borders on. Have a wonderful week.

  12. Wonderful stack of le moyne stars...I'm just a little jealous of them. Wonderful fabric makes my heart sing too! Beautiful flowers...

  13. Perfect star blocks.
    That little package with the cup fabric is interesting. I would take the flowers on the fabric and do some applique using them in a little tea cozy. I look forward to seeing what you do.