Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Borders are On

I started this quilt at the Middlebrook Quilting Retreat last September. I got all but the borders done. Actually the pattern did not have borders on it but I felt it needed them to finish it off. After admiring a quilt that Chookyblue had made in the same fabric (different pattern) which she had added a chocolate chenille border which I loved, I decided to do the same with my quilt.
As is so typical of me, I have had the chenille for quite some time but was procrastinating about adding the border (I have no idea why). As I was going back to Middlebrook a couple of weeks ago I decided that I had better get my act together and get those borders on so I would have something for show and tell.
So here it is with borders attached. I am really happy with how it has turned out and have today sent it off to The Quilters Coop at Cowra to have it quilted.

Kylie xxxx

What a Great Weekend

I had a lovely time in my sewing room this weekend and was able to get these finished.

GDITC Stitchery all finished and ready to be made into a jewellery box.
These gorgeous fabrics that came in the finishing kit - Garden Party

Block 4 of my Friends in Stitching BOM

Block 3 of my Friends in Stitching BOM (not sure if I like the colours in this one)

Block 10 on my Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM

Kylie xxxx

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Why Not!!

I may be a little crazy but yes I have joined Chookyblue's The Gardeners Journal Stitch A Long - hope over here to have a look. I have to admit it did not take much convincing at all and hey what a great excuse to go fabric shopping.
I have decided to use the Garden Party range of fabric. I purchased these few bits from our local patchwork shop Scrap & Patch and the rest I have ordered from the Fat Quarter Shop. I have just turned my iron and the light box and am ready to start tracing the stitchery blocks and hope to get some stitching done at my son's school cricket match tomorrow.

Kylie xxxxx

Monday, 22 March 2010

Quilting Retreat

Last weekend I headed to this lovely place for a quilting retreat. Twice a year a group of about 20 lovely women head to Middlebrook Station for our quilting retreat. There is always a lot of laughter, drinking, stitching and eating going on. Although I had two very late nights I did manage to get some sewing done. I decided to work on my Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Block of the Month that my parents gave me for my birthday last year. I was a little behind on my blocks but was able to catch myself up and am all ready for the next block in April.

These are the blocks that I finished (in no particular order). The fabric is Glace by Moda and is just gorgeous. I have to admit that as I was very tired from my late nights I did become very acquainted with my unpicker (unpicking is apparently very good for the soul - or so I have been told)

Unfortunately as I am such an unorganised person I did forget to take my camera so I am very sorry but I do not have any other photos so share. Next time I think I need to make a list lol.
Chat soon
Kylie xxxx

FIS Leanne House Swap

I am part of an on-line stitching group called Friends in Stitching and I recently participated in a swap where I had to make something from a Leanne's House pattern.
This is the apron which I made for Peg. This is not the best photo but if you hope over to her blog she has taken some much better ones. This such a lovely pattern and a pleasure to stitch.

This is what Dawnie made for me and I just love it. I have always wanted to make this pattern but have never had the chance so it was such a wonderful surprise when I opened my package. I have a thing for red at the moment so I was very excited when I saw the fabrics. They are just gorgeous and the photos do not do it justice.

Thank you Dawnie for making me such a wonderful gift and Peg, I am so glad that you are happy with yours.
Kylie xxx

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Fun Photos From Nundle

More photos from Nundle (thanks Fiona)

Bec from Oh Sew Busy and me. Bec and I have been madly emailing each other for months and it was just fantastic to finally meet her in person. You are a gem Bec!!

Fiona, Bec and myself
Myself, Bec and my wicked adopted sister Cardy

Great memories - can't wait 'til next year.

Kylie xxx

Nundle Purchases and Lucky Door Prize

Just some photos of my Nundle buys
A couple of cute patterns, some wool and these gorgeous hand dyed threads which Chookyblue and I went halves in.

Delicious Boutique to make a Bon Bon Bag

This was my lucky door prize for the day. The range is called Annabella by Tina Givens. Not quite sure what I am going to make with these - any suggestions????


FIS Leanne House Swap

This little parcel was hand delivered to me at Nundle on Saturday by my gorgeous swap partner Dawni. I am not allowed to open it until Friday and the suspense is killing me.
I wonder what it could be????

I must be strong!!!!

Sunday, 14 March 2010


On Saturday my friends Raelee, Julie and I headed up to Nundle for the annual GDITC. This was my first time (Raelee and Julie have been before) and I have to say that I had the most fabulous time. Annie Downs was wonderful, the projects gorgeous and achievable and best of all I finally got to meet a lot of the lovely ladies that I have met in blogland over the last few months. It was great to finally meet them in person and chat face to face. Thank you all for being so welcoming and friendly.
Below is a photo of the blog girls with Annie, a photo of Annie and Kerry and my completed pin cushion project (another to add to my March finishes).

Unfortunately my batteries ran out after the first two photos were taken so thats all the photos I have. We will definately be back next year and will be staying over so we have more time to catch up with everyone.
Thanks again girls - you are all just fantastic.
Kylie xxxx

March Finishes

After a very slack (well busy) February I have finally managed to get some stitching done.
This is a bag which I started about two years ago. I had done most of the stitching (all but three words) and once I had finished that the bag came together very quickly. Isn't it funny how we put off doing things that actually take us no time at all to finish.

Next weekend I am off on a quilting weekend which I attend twice a year. We are all required to take a goody bag which is put into a draw. It does not necessarily have to be a sewn bag, just a bag full of goodies including a fat quarter.
The first time we did this swap I made a bag (I think I was the only one) but each time since people have come up with all sorts of different ideas using bags, baskets - anything is possible. It is lots of fun. This time I decided to make a mug bag in some gorgeous purple and white fabric that I purchased from Kerry at Cottage on the Hill. I have kept up the purple theme with a purple mug, purple tea bags and coffee sachets, chocies wrapped in purple wrappers and of course a purple fat quarter. The other mug bag I have made for my Mum for mothers day - I just need to find the perfect mug to go in it.

Kylie xxxxx