Welcome to My Quilting Nest

Welcome to my passion of quilting, I live in Northland New Zealand. I love all the fabrics, and could sew every day, my mind is always a buzz of ideas. So wander through my blog and please post comments - always open to ideas - enjoy - Thanks Janis

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Working on this for a birthday present.

Have got carried away, but had fun.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


This just looked like it needed some quilting!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Baby Girls Quilt

I am making this quilt for a lady that knows that she is having a great grand-daughter.  So lovely to be making a girls quilt.  This is a panel I have had for some time, I am enjoying quilting this.  But as usual I am getting carried away, I was going to do a simple stipple all over, but no, so.... Watch this space for the finished product.....

Thursday, July 17, 2014

This is a quilt made from a kit from the The Country Yard, it fits my king size bed, lovely and warm these cold nights.  I got a lady from Pipiwai to quilt it on a quilting machine with an overall pattern with variegated thread.  There is a lot of piecing in this pattern but the colours are gorgeous.

I finished this table centre which looks lovely it was made from a layer cake, the colours all look great together.
Trying to post this from my iPad what a shambles, but the photo is the backpack I have finished.  I am now going to make another one......so watch this space ....

Friday, July 11, 2014

Well well what else can I find:

Oh yes shortly there will be a post on here.  My friend Jan gave me a present for my birthday from the " The Country Yard" and I have nearly finished it.

Just been for a walk to the Whangarei Falls and this is how they look after all the rain.

Wall Hanging:

My friend Jacki gave me this kit she bought in Australia a while ago, she said when she read it thought of me??!!  So it now hangs in my kitchen, I purchased the butterfly hanging years ago and finally found a use for it, as you do.  This hanging gets a lot of comments, but is so true ??

I think I got carried away with the embroidery, seems to be a
lot more than the pattern.

Really will have to use my camera.
Mt. Mania 
This was finished in a round robin for a friend of mine and finally got it back from Mary to take a photo.  I really enjoyed doing this, just loved putting all the kiwis and wood pidgeons in hiding amongst the trees.
This was taken on my phone so not come out so well, will have to use my camera in future.

Orange Beauty

  This is the wallhanging I have been playing with very hard to make a yo yo with hessian and I used a very odd way to take the dye out of the fabric, nothing much traditional about this, but I like it very bright and vibrant.  So on to the next project...............................................................................................................................................

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Orange Beauty

This is a piece of fabric art I have done, I was very pleased with how it turned out, so it is now hanging on my wall.  I should be finishing all my UFO'S I have plenty of them !!!!!!!
Can't believe how time flys, I have been sewing, but not enough hours in the day.   For some reason not able to load my photos but will try again.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I made the shoes as well for the youngest one he looked lovely all in white.  The eldest one had a white top and black trousers, I was a very proud Nana that day.

Finally found the photos of the outfits I made for the grandchildren for their christening.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Back Home

Back from Aussie after 5 weeks away, and decided to rev up my blog.  I just looked at Quilt Me Kiwi - so inspired - I am off on a sewing frenzy again - thanks Leeanne.

This is one of the Blocks of a new quilt designed by me and Ans called the "French Connection" it is a block of the month for the "Round Robin Quilters" at the Country Yard Maungatapere Northland New Zealand.  Can't show you the finished quilt yet as the girls are still working on it.  I am going to start quilting it next week.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Sisters Quilt

This is the quilt I finally finished took me two years LOL so she got for her 52nd birthday instead of 50th - oh well the life of a quilter !!!!


I saw this and thought of my friend "Mary" !!

Kiwiana Contest - "A Dogs Paradise"

This is the "Kiwiana" project I made for the Bernina Competition.  A lot of fun making this, pressured for time as by the time I arrived back from Aussie only had a few days to do this.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Quilt

All Hands on Deck !!

Last Round Robin meeting for 2011 at my place.  Some of the ladies sewing on the binding of the Nursery Rhyme Quilt we made for Project Promise.  Raising funds for an oncology unit for our City of Whangarei.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Here is my Tiki I have made for a 21st present. The photo doesn't do it justice - I just love the colours - taking this to Aussie next week along with the baby one below. Off to see all the grandies - can't wait.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

My Horse

I have finally found the photo of the horse I made for a lovely little boy called Leo - I am now going to make one for our grandsons.

"Go Baby"

I had a trip down to "The Country Yard" yesterday and had a play with the go baby cutter. They sent me home with a white facecloth and this is what I made.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Another Bag!!!

Well what a productive weekend nearly finished a quilt for a baby that is due today so that is a great effort for me usually the child is nearly ready for school. Also decided I had to have another BAG believe it or not - haven't got the handles on yet, still debating what type I will put on.