Thursday, 31 January 2013


As we wait for Turtle's Tetris bedspread to be quilted, I completed Little Possum's bedspread. She already has a fine collection of small quilts, mainly in pink princess or fairy themes. But as LP has now outgrown her pinkness, she was in the market for something a little more funky and altogether more grown up.

The Simply Woven pattern I found on Moda Bakeshop caught LP's eye, and when I found the Snap Pop range by Sandy Gervais for Moda I knew we had a winner :)  Beautiful bright colours in fun prints perfectly match our lively girl.

The pattern was very easy to follow, but my poor old sewing machine was going on strike. I think it is overdue a service and some TLC, but I battled through with slipping tension and feed-dogs that were not working properly until all the blocks were assembled.

I have started making some noises about getting a new sewing machine that can cope with quilting. My poor old faithful Brother machine was purchased long before I started quilting, when I envisaged simple sewing projects. When I take it in for a service today I will look longingly at the new machines, most probably lingering a little longer by the Janome 1600p QC.....


  1. Great colours Mari! Good luck with willing the Janome 1600p QC sewing machine to jump into your car of it's own free will.

    1. It may need a little persuasion ($$$).. didn't want to come for free. Greedy.

  2. I really like the Snap Pop range - vibrant and happy. You are amazing Mari - your quilts (and other projects - love the jeans skirt bag!) are both impressive and inspiring! I had a bit of a chuckle when I read Lisha's comment and your response! One day we'll visit Sydney again and I hope to be able to see your quilts in person!


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