Thursday, 10 December 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
These were sooo easy to put together, the pattern instructions were simple and easy to follow and the fabric is just gorgeous and plenty of it. I have signed up for BOMs before and been disappointed with the fabric provided but not with this one. I have so much fabric left over so far that I can definately making something else with it.
My mothers xmas pressie is also coming along nicely and I hope to have the stitching finished tonight.
Happy Stitching to All
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
A couple of weeks ago I had a birthday and turned ????. My Mum and Dad gave me a subscription to the Fat Quarter Shop 2009 Mystery BOM and also purchased the backing fabric and finishing kit - now aren't I a lucky girl. The first photo is of backing fabric and finishing kit and the photo below that are blocks 1 - 5 (I am a bit behind as it started back in May). The fabrics are Glace by Moda and are just gorgeous. I have been busting to get started but as yet have not had a chance. I have decided not to count this in my no new projects diet as it was a gift and I just can't wait until after xmas to start it - can you blame me.
This is a table runner that I have made as a xmas gift for my SIL. I have used the free Gail Pan pattern from her blog and I have to say that I just loved stitching this design. It was very easy and quick and the little bird is oh so cute. I have used a red and cream spot from the Crazy 8 xmas range which I think looks fantastic. My SIL loves red and has lots of red accessories in her kitchen and dining room.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Went to the top of Centerpoint Tower. The weather was not great but we were still able to see a fair bit.
Went to Taronga Zoo. The seal show was just great - the seals are just sooo cute.
And we went to Luna Park. This was DS favourite. We did not go on all the rides as some of the faster rides are a bit out of our comfort zones but we did do the ferris wheel (what an amazing view), the tango train (my arms are still sore from holding on soooo tight), Coney Island and DD went on some of the small rides as she was not big enough for the others.
The kids loved sideshow alley and the atmosphere was fantastic.
I have sewn together the first block for my A Christmas Story quilt. I am doing blanket stitch for the applique and have finished the partridge in a pear tree block and have just started the singing angels.
Have stitched the teacups for a teacup bag which Caron, Raelee and I are making as a group project.
This fabric I ordered from the Fat Quarter Shop when they were having their sale. It is from the Crazy 8 range by moda.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
Friday, 18 September 2009
Just a quick post to show what I have been up to. I have finally finished my Project Caddy by Rosalie Quinlan and I am really loving it. The big base allows me to see everything that I have in there and I am not loosing things down the bottom like in my other sewing bag.
Have made a start on the second block of my Nice People Nice Things Quilt. I am doing this a little different to the original as I want to have the sayings and the pictures on the front of the quilt and there were some that didn't really appeal to me so I have picked out my favourites. I purchased a Jelly Roll and a Honey Bun in the moda range of fabrics 'Object of Desire' and just bordering the stitcheries with these. I purchased the pattern whilst on our North QLD holiday last year and thought that Object of Desire was nice and bright and tropical. I always like to buy some fabric and/or pattern when we go on holiays as a momentum of what a great time we had. Sometimes though it does take me a while to get around to making them.
This was one of those times when I went to the local quilting shop for some thread and came out with fabric (sometimes I even come out with an entire quilt so I try not to make a habit of going in there). Am having some friends around tonight for some stitching so I might just have to make a start on this one.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Also check out this gorgeous quilt made by my 'drinking partner' Yvonne. I just love it love it love it. It is made from the Jitterbug range of fabric. It is so bright and cheery and I am soooo jealous lol.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
This quilt top is for my darling boy for his bed. It is made from a moda range of fabric called Trail Adventures which is a great boy fabric with lots of deer and bush designs on it. I have made a quilt for my dh out of the same fabric but a different design which he uses in his swag - I will post a photo of that quilt another time. Of course this another top waiting to be quilted and once again I need to buy backing fabric.
This is my Hemming House quilt. I bought these charm packs when I was on holidays at South West Rocks at the beginning of the year. If there is a patchwork shop handy when we go on holidays I always like to buy fabric to make a quilt as a reminder of what a great time we had. I just love this range of fabrics. I just made the design up myself. The inner green border fabric was given to me by my girlfriend from her scraps and the other border was actually bought to make an apron for my mother-in-law (she got a quilt instead). This is another quilt waiting patiently to be quilted - I seem to have a lot of those don't I.
After lots of encouragement from Bec I have finally started my own blog. Thank you Bec for all your lovely emails.
A bit about myself - I have been quilting for about seven years now. I started when my babygirl was only one year old. I made my first major quilt on a quilting weekend at Nundle with Kerry and have not looked back. Since then I have made stacks of quilts, wallhangings, cushions and bags. I have named this blog after my little business that I ran a few years ago where I designed and sold small patchwork pieces, mainly cushions and wallhangings, through ebay, markets and also to some shops wholesale. I did give this away after a while as it became too much as I also worked part-time and with two small kids it really began to take over my life and left little time to sew for myself. I am really really good at starting projects but sometimes not all that great at finishing. I have been reading a lot of blogs and have found that there are a lot of you just like me out there and you know what, I don't feel guilty anymore - bring on more projects I say lol.
Why did I decide to start my own blog? Well I have been reading lots and lots of fabulous blogs over the last few months and have been really inspired by you all out there and have loved looking at all your wonderful projects, getting some fantastic ideas and I decided that maybe if I have got so much out of your blogs then maybe someone might just get something out of mine. So I have decided to start this little blog to share with you all what I am up to and also to keep me inspired and keep me stitching along. I am also looking forward to becoming involved in some of the fabulous swaps that are happening at the moment and simply sharing my craft with likeminded people.
The photo at the header of this blog is a quilt top that I have finally finished by Anni Downs which was published in a Homespun Magazine about two years ago and that is how long it has taken me to get it finished. When I have finally worked out how to upload photos properly I will show you some more things that I have made.