Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Custom Orders

I've been sewing a lot of custom orders over the last few weeks

Lots of zippy purses & bags

These are insulated lunch and wine bags and are lined with a waterproof lining.  A new thing for me but lots of fun and easy to make.  I have a few more orders for these to do and also want to make one for myself in a different size and shape and a swimming bag for my daughter.

I have also been working on finishing my gardeners journal quilt - I'm only five years behind but better late than never.  I've got one more stitchery to complete - pics to follow soon.

Happy Stitching
Kylie xxx

Sunday, 15 February 2015

A Special Gift

I have just finished a special gift for my mum.  It is to store her writing paper, envelopes, stamps & a pen.  The stitchery is from Gail Pan's Patchwork Loves Embroidery book - love this book & I'm loving the Tilda fabric.  


It is my first attempt at hand quilting - not perfect but a start & very enjoyable.

Happy Stitching

Kylie xx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Cassilis & Other Stuff

On Friday Raelee (Wish2stitch) & I travelled to Cassilis to catch up with Susan (Thimblestitch) at The Ploughmans Inn.  While we sat outside under the trees & stitched the day away the lovely Linda & Heather kept the supply of yummy food & drinks flowing.

I worked on my Hexies

Raelee was doing some cross stitch

And Susan some needleturn

These are also some other projects I have been working on over the last few weeks

 A zippy pouch for a special friend
 And one for me

 Another shaggy quilt for our market stall

 Playing with some purse frames & fabric purchased from the Sydney Quilt Show.

We are doing a market stall tomorrow so I have an early start so off to bed for me.

I hope you have found some time to stitch.

Kylie xxx

Sunday, 24 August 2014

This & That

Has it really been nearly a month since my last post!  There hasn't been a lot happening on the stitching front unfortunately.  A good dose of the flu, trying to catch up after the flu & sporting finals will do that!

I have managed to finish the last two blocks of my FQS 2014 Mystery BOM.  I am now slowly cutting & piecing the borders & sashings to finish this baby off.

I also managed a catch up at Cassilis on Friday with the Cassilis Quilters.  Unfortunately no photos of what we were all working on but a couple of Show & Tells.

 Raelee's Toes In The Sand Quilt - gorgeous blues!

 Susan's The Simple Life quilt - beautiful as always.

As always Linda made us a scrumptious lunch & I had the yummiest piece of apple cake ever.

Happy Stitching
Kylie xxxx

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Strip Update

Do you remember a couple of posts ago I showed you this pile of strips

Well on Thursday night Raelee (Wish2Stitch), Julie (no blog) & myself joined Lea (Fairyflossstitches) at Lea's house for some dinner & a workshop.  This is what Lea is teaching us to make.

Lea's completed bag at the back & Raelee's work in progress at the front.

Julie deep in concentration and her work in progress.

Lea multi-skilling - wrapping fabric & talking at the same time lol

And my effort for the evening - a little sad I know compared to the other girls.  I was the bad student who didn't fully complete her homework! 

It was such a fun night with lots & lots of laughs.  The time flew & before we knew it it was almost midnight!  Can't wait for our next lesson girls.

I also purchased this sweet secondhand cupboard through Facebook for my sewing room.  

It had now been delivered so I need to reorganise my sewing room to make it fit & start adding some pretties to it.  Unfortunately my DD has decided to share her yukky flu bug with me so I don't think there will be much sewing room action this weekend.

I hope the flu bug has not ventured into your house & you find some time to stitch this weekend.

Kylie xxx

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Jenny of ELEFANTZ: GIVEAWAY to celebrate my beautiful new quilt!

Check out Jenny's gorgeous new quilt & super cute giveaway!

Jenny of ELEFANTZ: GIVEAWAY to celebrate my beautiful new quilt!: Designing, stitching, piecing, photographing, and writing a pattern that makes sense to the reader can be akin to watching the kettle boil....

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Miss Kate

I have to confess I am a HUGE Bonnie & Camille fan.  I have loved every range they have designed, with Marmalade being my all time favourite.  I recently purchased a Miss Kate charm pack & after spending way too much time on Pinterest looking at table runner designs I settled on one & set to work.  Of course I had to add some red ric rac & got a little more adventurous with my quilting.  It certainly brightens up my kitchen table & my red lantern suits it perfectly.  I'm thinking some cushions for my lounge might also be in order.

After finishing my runner I set about building this pile of one inch strips.

What will I turn them into? Stay tuned!

I hope you are finding time to stitch.

Kylie xxx