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Craft/ food story Developer, Writer & Photographer for Newspapers & Magazines. first Book on Quilts out March 2015 with @Interweave All images and content belong to Siobhan Rogers, if you would like to use my images please email me.

Monday, January 31, 2011


I'm imposing some rules upon myself........

I must finish all of the piled high projects that are waiting to be finished 
BEFORE I start anything else!!!! 
and take proper photos of them :0 

Oh NO!

so far I'm off to a flying start
* Three quilt backs made and ready
* One lot of binding machine sewn on
* Trimmed two quilts ready for binding

To Do
*Hand sew two lots of binding to finish (already machine sewn on- half done!)
*make binding and sew on two quilts
*Drop off three quilts to Kim Bradley for machine quilting
*Make two more quilt back (for the most recent Union Jack/ Zig Zag)
*pick up text quilt from Kim Bradley and make/do binding
*put Labels on them all......

Then I should have in my little hands

9 Quilts!!!
and then off to do a photo shoot

I couldn't do a post with out a photo - so here is some doodles my daughter and I did over the weekend. She is 8 turning 9 soon and loves a bit of mummy time.

Good luck to me :) and my endeavour
and I hope your all better than me at doing one thing at a time................

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Marmalade and Jam

Marmalade and Jam Quilt Top
It was Australia Day here in OZ yesterday - we had an unusually quiet one at our house and I took the opportunity to make up a Union Jack Quilt Top (I've been meaning to for ages).
A bit wonky - but I'm still very happy with it.

I think next Ill do a single bed size - for one of the boys - now that I have the hang of it and worked out where I went wrong with this one, It should be a piece of cake..........

Red Fabric is from the Alexander Henry range
Blue Fabric is from Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley
Sand Coloured Linen

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Zig Zag Done

Here we have the Final front of Mr Darcy's Zig Zag Quilt. I've always loved a good stripe or zig zag pattern - Missoni being one of my favourite designers.

Row 1  - Amy Butler temple Doors
Row 2  - Monaluna for Robert Kaufman Grey
Row 3  - ?
Row 4  - KeiKi Wee Woodland stripe Turquoise
Row 5  - Essentials by XLN fabrics Blue honeycomb
Row 6  - Jenavere Valori Woods Turquoise
Row 7  - Greenfield Hill Denyse Schmidt Blue
Row 8  - Kumasi Garden by Dena
Row 9  - Essentials by XLN fabrics grey honeycomb
Row 10 - Lizzy House Castle peeps
Row 11 - Kaffe Fassett shot jade cotton
Row 12 - ?

I uses 10inch squares cut in half for my triangle size. 

and of course the dog had to get in on the action

No 12 Unidentified Fabric - If you know what it is please let me know :)
No 3 Unidentified Fabric -
if you know what it is please let me know :)

now just have to figure out how to Quilt it?

Friday, January 21, 2011

small step

Yay for me! Just need to cut up a few more rows and nearly done. No more injuries today either.

Air Head

 A little progress (a little being an understatement!) My head is off with the fairies - too much sun possibly?
On another note - although still under the heading of my hazy brain, I dropped the rotary cutter and gave myself a substantial slice on the ankle. Thats definitely a first! I have suffered many finger and hand slices - But ankle ?

I've had a break from cutting fabric, but this is it so far. Only two or three more fabrics to go - I didn't want to risk any further injury.
This is the trunk of a very large tree near the beach we swim at - Does anyone else see an Alien? again could just be me...........


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Here is Proof that I am actually doing the Boy Quilt that I have talked so much about :)

admittingly I haven't gotten very far - But it's a start.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Yes or No ?

I'm very non comital with a lot of my answers - mostly when it comes to the kids questions. So much so that even my four year old has caught on and will press me with "Is that a yes or a no?"

So with that in mind I created a Yes and No version of my Thesaurus text fabric.

I mixed it up with some yellow Robert Kaufmann, plain white and a scrap of a yellow and grey check I had left over.

I  made it 1.8 x 1.7, which will be a nice snuggly size for the lounge. With the bright modern mix I thought it would suite a lounge room. Great way to update your colours and add some fun.

I've also been busy rearranging the house.
My Stash has a new home, although still not perfect I'm very happy with the change of home for most of my sewing stuff. One day i might even have a sewing room..........

That's me for today - Nice to catch up and be home after two weeks away :)


Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Just a quick hello from our Family Holiday - we are up on the NSW Central Coast. 

we will be enjoying the beach and sunshine for two weeks up here and looking forward to catching up with friends and relaxing. Take care :)

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