Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday night sew in.

 Last night was very productive for me, I made 2 Round and Round blocks, they are so much fun to put together. The pattern is by Thimbleblossoms and I used lots of Bonnie and Camille fabrics and a few other favourites.

 I have made 5 blocks now only 2 to go, Can't wait to get this one finished.
To finish the night off and relax a little before bed I basted some hexagons for a new design, I love this fabric. Its so pretty and girly.


Do you ever have days where you plan to do so much but you feel like you haven't achieved anything. I had a day like that today.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

What did everyone else who joined Friday night sew in get up to? click here to go and see.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

In from the cold on a Friday night

 Its been such a cold week here in Tassie, we have had fog, snow, rain and frosts. It makes getting up early just that little bit harder. I'm looking foreward to a bit of a sleep in tomorrow. Last night I joined in with lots of other talented ladies for Friday night sewing. I worked on my In from the cold quilt, designed by kate Spain, This quilt is a free pattern  from here. Its such a fun project.  I used all scraps and fabrics I already had for this quilt so I haven't had to buy anything. Pretty happy about that, wait til you see what I have planned for the borders and backing.  I did change this cup a little bit and added an American flag. It was fun making something  a bit different. I do love all things Americana.
 This block was fiddly but fun to make, the pin wheels are 2 inches each and very cute.

Its altogther now and I love it. I want scrappy borders so they should be fun to make.

I have already made this quilt before in Christmas fabrics and the two together look so different. I have one for summer and one for winter now.

So thankyou for visiting my little blog, Friday night was a good sewing night, if you would like to see what everyone else got up to click here.  Have a great weekend.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sewing fun.

 I have had  such a fun time in my sewing room this week. I finished a few projects and of course started a few new ones. I sorted my Bonnie and Camille  scraps and made a table runner. I love how it turned out.
 I also made a cushion, this was one of my very first designs and it was fun making it up again.

 Yesterday I taught a patch work class at Patchworks plus in George Town, we had a great day, the ladies are lovely and they picked up quilting in no time. We made disappearing 9 Patch quilts.
 Sarah also has a new web site, its beautiful. You should take a look when you get a chance.

 This is Kaylene, one of my students, she is a real character. I'm looking foreward to teaching them again in the future.
Our number 2 son Jacob turned 16 on Thursday, when did he get so tall. My boys are growing up so fast. 

Now its time to take our eledest son on his driving lesson, wish me luck. 
Have a great day and I hope you get some sewing done. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday night sew in and I have a new design just published.

 Another busy week has come and gone and what better way to end the working week than with some sewing. Last night I started putting some of my scrappy Kansas Troubles star blocks together. I made these in January and they just got put aside.
 Now winter is here I want this quilt for the lounge so I thought I should  make a start at putting it together. I love the black sashing between each block, it really makes them stand out. I plan to use the black for the outer border as well. Can't wait to get this one finished.

 In other sewing news..... I have been published again. Its so exciting for me to see my projects on the pages of a magazine. This time I made a table runner and matching bunting. There are stitcheries on them both with an Afternoon Tea theme.

 I used my favourite Fig tree fabric called Avalon, its so pretty and reminds me of Spring.
 I took way too many photos and couldn't just pick a couple so I'll let you scroll through them all.


 I loved making this bunting.
So thats my sewing for this week. I hope you all got lots done to, if you would like to see who else joined in for Friday night sew in, please click here to see the list.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

A little bit of sewing on a Friday night.

 I had good intentions of sewing alot last night but by the time I got  home and did a few chores, I was just too pooped. I did start a sew together bag for a friend who lives in England, I got all 3 zips in so I was happy with that.
 My friend loves pink so I dug out all my pretties  for her bag.
 My on line stitching group had a kitchen swap and this is what I received from my partner, some beautiful placemats made from Bonnie and Camille fabric. I love them.
 So much work has gone into them., Thankyou Sue.
 I made my partner a casserole carry bag, it looks like a mini quilt doesn't it? Thats the outside, The pattern was just plain fabric with no binding, just turned out and top stitched but I wanted to make mine a little more special.

The inside has the handles and loops, I loved making it and I think I'll have to make a few more for gifts.

I'm so happy its a long weekend, I have so much to do, lots to sew and a pattern to write.

Hope you enjoy your long weekend and you find some sewing time.

If you would like to see who else joined me for Friday night sewing please click here.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sewing and magazines.

 Another busy week has come and gone, where do the days get to I wonder. I have some exciting news to share with you, I have a new design that has just been published in the latest issue of Patch work and stitching, Its due out in Newsagents next week.
 The theme for the issue was Winter, so I designed a candle mat. Just something a little different, it was so cute and fun to make. I am delighted how it turned out. Of course I had to do a little stitchery. My favourite part of quilting.

 The magazine did a beautiful job of photographing my project, they always do, I am quite pleased how my photos turned out to, What do you think?
 Last weekend a few of my friends and I got together to start Amy Butlers Weekend bag. I had the best day but the trouble is when you sew with friends we never seem to achieve alot. This is one side and the front pocket,  I used my favourite tilda fabrics and made my bag like a quilt,
 I even sewed a little label on the front to make it a little more unique. I can't wait to get back to this and get it finished. I may need some help, its quite tricky.
The first day of winter today and I have  picked the last of the roses that decided to flower, they will brighten my kitchen for a few days.


Hope you all had a great weekend and you  got a little sewing done.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

My Friday night sewing

 It was a good Friday night for me in my sewing room,  I started a new project. Its a free pattern by kate Spain on the moda fabrics web site. Its a beautiful pattern full of pieced blocks in Kate's beautiful fabric range Soliste.
 I'm going to enjoy this pattern very much.
 Speaking of patterns I am busy writing up my newest design. So much work goes into pattern writing, some times I  really struggle but the more I design  the better I will get ( I hope )
 I had a very exciting day today. I taught my very first patch work class, I was a bit nervous to start with but the ladies in my class were just the nicest bunch. They soon made  the butterflies disappear. Next week I'll take my camera and share some photos of their progress. It was a great day. I bought this lovely Layer cake by Sweet water. I want to make a few boy things which this fabric will be perfect for.
My on line Friends in stitching group does a birthday swap every year. We are always set a challenge and this year we had to make a black and white bag. I chose a pouch to make my partner, It turned out so well. I just made it up as I went.


So after a busy Friday night and Saturday I plan to take it easy tomorrow, do some baking and of course I'll fit in some sewing there somewhere.

If you would like to see what the other wonderful ladies did for Friday night sewing click here and click on their names. Youre bound to be very inspired.

Happy sewing.


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