Archive for August, 2008

I need help…..a “charm drive”

I know, 2 posts in as many days is unheard of!!

I have just picked up the “Insanity” quilt……after a long down time.

Just a re-cap for new readers.

This is the quilt

In January, 2008 Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine, (volume 16, #6)  published the pattern.

It has 10,339 hexagons  in it.  Each hex measures half an inch per side.

there are 158 losenge shapes and 64 traditional GFG type flowers, plus a gazillion white, pink and randomly placed hexagons.

I started my version on February first

So far I have 61 losenges and 23 flowers made, and most of these are joined

But, I need more shapes, I have this crazy idea that each losenge or flower should be a different print

Now comes the help……if any bloggers have random 4 or 5 inch  30’s repro charm squares that they no longer need, I would be grateful.

A four inch square gives me 9 hexs, a five inch square is 16 hex’s

…….and, just for fun, I will make this a competition.

Anyone who participates in the “charm drive” will go into a draw to win either a jelly roll or layer cake.

everyone who leaves a comment, requests my snail mail addy, sends their charms will go into the draw.

I’ll use a random # generator on the 15th of September to select a winner.

hope this is clear………


getting back into my quilting
blogging, makes my world so much larger
family drama-rama seems over
friendship groups get me out of the house
my husband….for putting up with the lot of us


August 13, 2008 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment

Where does teh time go?

Well, I managed to complete 2 bindings for Peg’s July Challenge

The family are all well, but there have been dramas…..not going to air them here, but it has been an “interesting” time

Now we are nearing the middle of August……

one thing I did do, have started the first block of a Noah’s ark quilt, when I find a link I’ll post it.

Not much else, am working off a laptop, and it annoys me.

So I will end here, and put my list of gratitudes in the next post

August 12, 2008 at 5:18 pm 1 comment

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About Me

Studio Christine
Victoria, Australia
Wife of Paul, mother of 10 chidren, 22 years to 2 years (six girls, four boys) Anxious, depressive and sometimes obsessive. I hand and machine piece, and machine quilt with my friend Ethel (a Gammill Short Arm quilting machine)