Monday, 27 September 2010

Sanity Sewing

Last weekend I headed off on another quilting retreat at Middlebrook Station. I had the best time and it was great to take a break from the stresses of packing and getting ready to move. The girls that I go with are just the best and we had a great time - thanks girls for a fantastic weekend.
This little number is a kit that I got from Bec. This quilt was so easy and quick to make and I just love the Verna range. Lovely and bright and fresh. I have just ordered some yardage to make another one using the Bliss range.

I also got this top made for my sister in law for her birthday next year. Also very quick and easy.

Amongst all the packing and stressing over the move I have been trying to do at least a little bit of sewing to keep me from going crazy.

These are journal and notebook covers that I have made from leftover fabrics from other projects. Cheap, quick and easy and will be put into my pressie stash.

Two more mug bags - one for my husband for fathers day and the other for my Aunt for her birthday (which was in June - best I get that to her very very soon).

I have also been doing some secret squirrel sewing for a couple of swaps that I am involved with but of course I cannot show them yet.
My next post will be from our new house so until then ...
Happy Stitching
Kylie xxxx


Vicki said...

Hi Kylie, Good to see that you are keeping busy! LOL Good luck with the packing and moving - hope all goes smoothly xxxxxxx

Cardygirl said...

Busy! Great quilts. Good luck with the move!

Bec said...

I'm so pleased you had a great time at your retreat!
The Verna quilt looks fantastic with the pink/red sashing! If you wanted it bigger you could add more borders. This is a little quilt that you should try quilting at home.....
The journal and notebook covers are great - I can personally attest to that one!
Love the mug bags, such a pretty gift for your aunt. DH's one looks great!
Love the quilt for your sister in law, a simple but effective pattern and the colours are stunning! Master five just told me I have one minute and the quilt is preeetty!

Kerri said...

Good to see have been busy and nice to have you back in blog land. Good luck with the move

DAWNIE said...

Your red and black quilt looks lovely