Wednesday, 14 July 2010

More Show and Tell and a visit with a Friend

Last Friday I headed up to Nundle to meet up with Bec and her lovely children. We met up at Cottage on the Hill and had a lovely visit with Kerry. I did not purchase much here, just some FQs for the Nundle Fat Quarter Birthday swap and some silk thread and needles to have a go at needleturn applique (trying to be strong). After visiting Kerry with headed back into town to the Nundle Wool Mill. It was here that I decided that it was time to try my hand at crocheting. I have been admiring some of the lovely projects that people have been doing and decided it was time to give it a go. I purchased a book, some seconds wool and a hook. After the wool mill we decided to go to the park and have a picnic lunch so the kids could have a run around. We sat on rugs in the park for nearly two hours chatting and looking through quilting books. It was a lovely afternoon and we definiately have to do it again soon.
I have since had a crocheting lesson with my Mum (who tells me I am just as frustrating to teach as an adult as I was as a child lol). She is left handed and I am right handed so it was very interesting to say the least but I am now starting to get the hang of it and hope to start on something fun soon.

Aren't we all just gorgeous !!!! And don't you just love that quilt behind us. You have probably worked out by now that Rural Jardin is my fav fabric range at the moment and this quilt that Kerry has designed behind us is just gorgeous.

FINALLY I have finished this block for the Gardeners Journal quilt that I am doing with the Stitch A Long blog. There is an unbelievable amount of work in the house stitchery and I thought I was never ever going to finish it but I did and here it is.

Another Skinny Verna tablerunner for my side table.

Well I must be off to take DS to soccer training and get the dinner on for DH who is off to work tonight.
Hope all you Mums out there are surviving the school holidays - don't you just love them lol!!!
Chat soon
Kylie xxxxx

Rural Jardin

In my last post you will see that I purchased some yardage of Rural Jardin to go with a jelly roll that I had purchased while I was on holidays at South West Rocks earlier on in the year. Well this is what I have made from it so far (I did need to buy a couple of metres of homespun as well and have ordered some backing for the coin quilt from the Fat Quarter Shop) and I still have heaps of fabric left over. I am totally amazed at how far it has gone.
A Coin Quilt

A Bag (I used a pattern from the Moda Bake Shop)

Journal cover (also a pattern from the Moda Bake Shop)

A table runner using just the blues from the jelly roll (I have adapted the Skinny Verna tablerunner pattern from the Moda Bakeshop website)

Another tablerunner using the leftover reds from the jelly roll

I am going to use the rest of the fabric to experiment with a few more journal covers as gifts for xmas and maybe a couple more runners if there is enough left over.

I can now add these to my OPAM finishes for July.
Kylie xxxx