Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

 Happy easter everyone, I hope you are having a nice break. I am certainly making the most of my 4 days off work. I have been sewing up a storm and working on my latest designs,
My good friend Nicky and I decided to do a little easter swap with each other.  These are the gifts I made for Nicky. I love Buntings so I thought this mini easter bunting was just so cute, I love the little bunnies on the fabric which is from Bunny hill.
 I had to make a bag to put Nicky's easter eggs in so I made this one with the same fabric, I think it turned out pretty well. Its actually a Gailk pan pattern but I changed the front.
 Nicky's gift hasn't arrived yet but thats Ok, I'll have it next week I'm sure and I can enjoy easter a bit longer. Last Year Nicky made this cute little bunny so he is resting in my Greengate egg cup on my kitchen dresser.
 Last week I went to Melbourne with my best buddies Cathy, Meredith, Alex and Kate.  We went to the Quilt Fair and  we had the best time even though Jetstar delayed our flights both ways. I found some beautiful Side walk fabric by Riley Blake that I had to have, you know when you see something and you think --- oh yes this is coming home with me,  that how I felt when I saw this range. I haven't got a plan for it yet but thats Ok, I'll just enjoy looking  at it for awhile.
 Then I found some Tilda fabric and you know I felt the same way about this range so I had to buy that as well. We only had carry on luggage but I squeezed it in. In the evening we met up with our good friends Jan and Lorraine for dinner. It was a wonderful day.
Now the cold weather is upon us  my husband bought us a fire for outside, why I'll never know as I won't be sitting out on the patio when its cold enough for a fire, Must be a man thing I reckon. It does look nice though so as long as he's happy, we all are. lol.

Enjoy the rest of easter and I hope you find some sewing time.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday night sewing report.

 Last night was a good sewing session for me. I have started to put my Fat quarter shop mystery Block of the month quilt together, I have made 10 blocks and so far they have all been beautiful so I expect the last 2 to be just as nice.
 This one looks tricky but it actually came together really well, I like it the best I think.
 This one was fun to,
I started making the sashings for each block  and the cute little 9 patch blocks that are the corner stones.
I can't wait to get it finished because i just signed up for the next mystery BOM, its all different blues and creams and just so pretty.

I'm going to see what everyone else got up last night, if you would like to see to go here and click on their names which will take you to their blogs.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, April 4, 2014


 Last week I shared with you what I made my partner for the Gail pan swap, well this week I would like to show you what I made. Isn't it just so cute. This gift was made for Lynda from our friends in stitching group.
 A little carry bag with a matching needle case. It was so much  to make and it didn't take very long. I finally cut into my tilda fabrics, no point having them there if I'm not going to use them .

Tonight I'm joining in Friday night with friends, go here and sign up if you would like to sew with us tonight.

Have a great day.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Gail Pan gifts

 Who doesn't love getting beautiful things in the mail, especially when they are made from my favourite fabrics. Dear Peg was my partner for our friends in stitching Gail Pan swap, Look at the pretty things she made me, I love everything.
 Pretty project holder, needlecase and the cutest pin cushion. Even some yummy treats.
Thankyou so much Peg, I'll treasure these always.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

My newest design is in Homespun magazine.......

 And I couldn't be happier, Here are my stamped pin cushions, made from Linen and some beautiful Happy go lucky fabrics. Of course I added a touch of embroidery, it wouldn't be a Lizzie The Quilter Design without it.  I do love my stitchery.
 Its a lovely photo shoot they did, My project  looks really sweet in the basket of oranges don't you think?
 This one was my favourite pin cushion. I do love buntings.
 Remember last week I was showing bits of my Sew together bag, well its nearly finished and instead of doing the outside as one whole piece I made mine all patchy with lots of little bits. I dug into my box of Bonnie and Camille fabrics and picked out a few to make it look more like a mini quilt, the end result will be very pretty I hope, thats providing I make the last part without any problems, Bags aren't my strongest point thats for sure.
 My photos have got a bit mixed up so this one is my new Tilda table runner, all sewn and ready to be quilted by the wonderful Sarah. Tilda  fabric is so soft and pretty. I really love how this turned out.
 Now back to my sew together bag, this is a photo of the inside, see the 3 separate compartments, well they are inside the  bag. You will see it all finished very soon I hope then you will know what I'm talking about.
 My good friend Sunny who lives in America asked me to make her a Tilda doll, now she has arrived at her destination I can share a photo, she was fun to make. I'm so pleased Sunny loves her as much as I do. Give her a little hug from time to time from me please Sunny.
So thats what I've been up to, another week has come and gone. Only 3 weeks to go until I go to Melbourne for the AQC. I really can't wait.

Have a wonderful week and I hope you find some sewing time.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Its been a busy day.

 When you work during the week do you try to fit in as much as you can on the weekends? I sure do, I try to sew as much as I can, catch up on the house work and do those jobs like wash the floors and dusting. Today I was washing the floors and I moved my quilt ladder to mop under it and I  realised how dusty my quilts were so I  decided to give them a wash.
 They looked so pretty in the back garden. Swishing around in the breeze.
 My scrappy trip along is a favourite, it has all my best fabrics in it.
 Yesterday I decided just out of the blue to make another zipper pouch, I am really liking these and as I just make it up as I go  you can do whatever you like. I added a little pieced block just because I liked it, it also adds a bit of interest.  This is one side.
 And this is the other, it turned out very pretty. I will use it to hold my stitching goodies.
Today I played with more zips, some of you may know about a bag thats been around on instagram and blogs called the Sew together bag, its an awesome little bag that opens up and you have 3 separate zip compartments inside. I bought the pattern and read the instructions but I had no idea how it all worked  then last week on Instagram this lovely lady decided to host a sew along and show us all how to make it so I joined in and todays job was to put the middle sections together with the zips. It took me a long time to get it right but its looking good. Can't wait for the next step now.

Its time to pack up my sewing and head to the kitchen to start dinner, home made pasties tonight. They smell so good.

Have a wonderful week and I hope you find some sewing time

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Liberty love

 You may think I have gone a little pouch crazy and you are right. I have had a lovely time in my sewing room doing all sorts of wonderful things.  The pouch above is the first one I made, I loved how it came together and I especially love those pretty liberty fabrics.  Simple squares can be so effective don't you think?
 I showed you this one last week all in pieces ready to sew, so here it is. It has to be my favourite, I added some linen only because i never had enough liberty fabrics and i was thrilled with the end result,
 Of course I had to add a touch of embroidery to make it even more special. Can you see the little daisy the bird is holding in his beak. ?
 And my basket full of pretty Summer blooms. I love how this looks.
 I also made this bigger pouch with some little 4 1/2 inch star blocks and some linen, I quilted the linen in straight lines and it really gave the pouch some body.
 This is the back but I think I'll make it the front as I love the way the one little block sits in the middle,
This is the lining I used, Its an adorable print and just perfect for my project.

I am enjoying a long weekend, lots of sewing being done and new designs being created.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and find some sewing time.
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