Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Sewing

 As you can see I am a little bit addicted to making fabric baskets, the reason I like them so much is they are great for using up your fabric and they really don't take that long. I made these 2 for my lovely mother in law. She loves these colours and when I received these fabrics in a lovely swap I did with Sunny I knew straight away that they would be be perfect.

 I spend alot of time on Instagram lately and I joined a needle book swap, this is what I made for my partner. Its a gail Pan stitchery and I just added my own touch and made it suit the needs of my partner.
 I also made her a mini basket and filled it up with goodies.
And then there is this bright cheerful basket I made for my work collegue to give to her daughter who is almost 18.

I think I'll give the baskets a rest for a little while and move onto something else.
I am stitching like crazy to finish up a magazine project and its looking great so far, I'm sorry I can't share anything yet.

Today we are going for a drive to look at a new car, just over 3 weeks ago I had a bad car crash and luckily I wasn't hurt  too bad but my car was written off. I was driving to work on this day and another driver drove straight through a red light and crashed into me. Right in the middle of town. Within minutes the police were there along with the fire brigade and ambulance, I went off to hospital  for a check up and only had some bad body bruising and shot nerves.

It was kind of embarrassing as a crowd gathered and people were taking photos. It was horrible, why would you take photos of a car crash when you don't even know the person.

Anyway its all over now and my insurance company have been awesome so now its time to go shopping for a new set of wheels.

Have a wonderful day and I hope you get some sewing time.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Friday Night sewing results

 I achieved quite alot last night for Friday Night Sew In, its a great motivator to know you are sewing with so many friends.
 I got the binding made and machine sewn onto my new quilt, this quilt is massive and took almost an hour to  sew it all on, I have started sewing it down by hand on the other side so I'll do a bit more of that tonight. Hopefully a few nights of stitching  and it will be done.
 My father in law is 70 soon so I have made him a mini tractor quilt, he collects old tractors so when I saw this pattern by Lori Holt i knew it would suit perfectly.
 It took quite some time to actually sew it altogether, lots of little pieces. But now its done.
 Last night I started doing a bit of quilting on it, finished it up today so now all that left is the binding and a label.
 Holy Moley it was cold this morning, -3 when I  braved the elements and took these frosty photos.

 Even the bird bath was frozen.
  Thankyou to Wendy for hosting FNSI, if you would like to see what others got up in their sewing rooms click here to see the list.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, June 13, 2015


 I Have had a lovely day with my good friend Sarah  at a patchwork friendship day. I went with Sarah  to help her with her stall for the day. It was set up beautifully with lots of goodies for sale.
 Love these lacy zips.
 I bought the pattern to make this pretty folder, designed by the very talented Gail Pan
 I also couldn't resist this pretty  charm pack. Not sure what I'll use it for but I'll think of something.
 Sarah gave me my quilt back, all beautifully  quilted. The photo doesn't really do it justice, when I bind it I think I'll do a special post on this quilt. Its my favourite right now. I used all my best fabrics including a few liberty prints.
 I did a little bit of sewing today, I'm making some hexagons out of the new Fig tree fabrics called Farm House. I love it.
 Last night I finished Hubby's quilt. I am so happy with how it turned out, I put a photo on Instagram yesterday and had many requests for a pattern, so in the next few days I will write it up.
 I can't wait to give this quilt to Paul. At first he will  say  " Just what we need.... another quilt" but I know he will love it . It has a special meaning for all of us.
These 5 stars represent the 5 of us, all excited heading off on our first overseas trip.  Our 2nd trip will be  next year.

Now this quilt is finished I'll be thinking what I can make next. I never run out of ideas.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thankyou for visiting my little blog. xx

Monday, June 8, 2015

Basket making

 I think I might be a little bit addicted to making fabric baskets, these are so handy and easy to make. Great to use up scraps or that odd fat quarter you have left over from a project. I made this one for my friends birthday and filled it with goodies.
 Then yesterday morning I made this scissor one. I love this print but never really had a plan for it so now its been put to good use.
 The lining is so cute, that was another odd fat quarter I  found in the cupboard.
 My lovely friend Cathy came over yesterday for a bit of  a sewing session so I made this smaller basket, this one is heading to USA.  I joined a swap on Instagram and my partner likes reproductions so I plan to fill this with  goodies for her.
 I shared these baskets a little while ago but thought I'd show them again and add them to this special Basket post. They are now in my bathroom and filled with sponges and soaps. I do love the yellow and grey print, it almost matches the bathroom tiles in the shower.
And lastly I made a bigger basket, well this is more like a bucket. It holds all my liberty fabrics.
I've probably made enough baskets for now, time to move onto something else don't you think.

I am almost finished my newest design for a magazine but I can't share it yet, I have sewing like crazy to get these done for my deadline so it was nice to just take a break and do some fun easy sewing.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and you found some sewing time.

Take care.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A cold Sunday Morning

 Oh boy its cold this morning, it was -2 when I got out of bed. I should have stayed there. Its a lovely sunny day though and a thick frost everywhere, so I reckon by lunch time it will be at least oh..... 5 degrees. Time to turn the fire up I think.  I have a beautiful quilt to share with you today. I have been working on this dresden quilt for well over 12 months.
 It was on eof those projects that I lost interest in for awhile then I'd get it out again and do a bit more. Finally its finished. Well almost, need to bind it yet. I wanted to show you the beautiful quilting that was done by Sarah at patchworks plus, its all custom quilted and it turned out amazing. I have never had a quilt of mine custom quilted before.
 Its a bit hard to see the full detail but each block has a floral pattern.
 I really love this quilt and I am looking foreward to getting the binding on so I can use it on these cold mornings.
 Speaking of bindings, I got this quilt bound as well. I took a little trip to the park for some smart photography. It was good fun.

I am thinking of a new design to use my new Hello Darling fabric bundle by Bonnie & Camille, its such a pretty range. I love their fabrics.
Ok, its time for a nice hot cup of tea to warm me up.
Have a wonderful day and I hope you find some sewing time.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day

 I have had a bit of a funny week, started out great then on Wednesday I started getting a cold, by Thursday I was really unwell, High temperature and a barking cough that would scare the most ferocious dog. But like all great women I soldiered on with my day to day jobs.

Last weekend I made some fabric baskets, didn't they turn out well, I was so pleased with them. My favourite one is the  Home town text print.  They are all different sizes, I didn't have a pattern, I just used what fabric I had in the cupboard and whatever size it  was, that was the size of the basket.
 These 2 are now in my bathroom on a shelf full of goodies all bathrooms have, body wash and soaps.
 A couple  of weeks ago I started making  this quilt. Its a free block  pattern from the fat quarter shop  called Single girl wedding ring. It was such a fun block to put together, I made my blocks bigger, they are 18 inches square. I used mostly fabrics from my stash, I just had to buy a few darker prints.
 I enjoyed adding some of my liberty fabrics and of course some Bonnie & Camille mixed in with some fig tree. I love mixing fabrics and making a scrappy kind of quilt.

Pink liberty and Tilda fabric look so pretty together. I made 20 blocks and its a really nice size.
Can't wait to get this one quilted.

Its been a lovely but quiet Mothers Day here, Hubby has been at work all day, son 1 & 2  are at work so its been me and son no. 3.  We have had a nice day together.

I hope you have had a wonderful mothers day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Quilts for sale

 Like most quilters I have lots and lots of quilts, so many in fact I thought I would like to try and sell some. I'm not really sure how much  to put on these quilts so if you think they are too expensive then please make me an offer. I haven't sold a quilt before.
 This quilt is called Remember, designed by Libby Richardson. The size is 62 x 63 inches. Lots of applique and stitchery. Price $250 + Postage.

 This quilt is so pretty, applique flowers  with stitchery centres, I can't remember the name of this quilt. Size 59 x 59 inches. Price $200 + Postage

 This is a great lap quilt, perfect for a man. Made in reproduction fabrics.  Price $200 + postage

 This quilt is 71 x 61 inches, Price is $200 + Postage.

All these quilts have been made by me and have been professionally quilted. They have wool batting.

I will ship international, I'll just need to get a price first.

If you would like to see more photos of any of these quilts please let me know.

Thankyou for visiting my blog.
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