Saturday, March 21, 2015

Friday Night sewing results

 Hi everyone. I hope you have all had a good week, Mine has been busy with work, sewing and being a mum. My car needs a taxi sign on it because gosh I do some driving around. I thought once the boys got older I would get more "me" time but it hasn't happened yet.  Anyway last night in with lots of other lovely ladies for Friday Night sewing, Hubby was on night shift so I couldn't use my sewing machine while he was trying to sleep so I did a bit of hand sewing on this quilt that has been put to one side for far too long. I appliqued 4 circles onto the quilt and I love it.
 This pattern is called In Full bloom by Lynette Anderson. I only have 3 stitcheries to go  so now I really want to get this baby finished.
 You can probably see some quilting already on the quilt, what I did was get the quilt beforehand as I didn't want quilting over the stitcheries, its really easy to needleturn them on. Just make sure you only sew through the top layer of fabric. I like the effect alot.


 I have started a new quilt for myself, Its a Union Jack quilt in all fig tree fabrics. Next to Bonnie and Camille and tilda,  Fig tree is up there with my most favourite fabrics. I just love how soft and pretty they are and all ranges go together so well. I have a bundle of Aloha girl on order so I can't wait to see that.

 I have joined a small swap on Instagram and this is what I made my partner, they are lavender filled bags, I thought they turned out really nice.  What do you think?
 I also made a liberty pouch and accessories for another Instagram swap I joined a little while ago and I couldn't remember if I shared what I made.
These goodies are now living in USA,

Tomorrow I have so much sewing planned, I have a few new designs that I must make a start on as I have already been commissioned for those. Exciting stuff for Lizzie the Quilter.

If you would like to see what other ladies got up to last night click here.www.sugarlanequilts.blogspot.com
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

18 comments:

Baa. xxx said...

These lavender bags are gorgeous!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful stitching and I love your lavender bags...yes I remember the "Mum's Taxi" days. Sometimes my hubby and I waved in the driveway as he took one child one way and I took the other one in the opposite direction Lol!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Leanne! Love all your beautiful projects. The Fig Tree Quilt is going to look so beautiful and I really love the Lynette Anderson project! Have a lovely day tomorrow getting all your projects sorted!! :) xx

Jeanette said...

Lovely projects Leeanne. Love the lavender bags. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

lovely projects... what a good idea to get it quilted first then the applique... I love fig tree fabrics too.... and yours is looking wonderful
Hugz

a good yarn said...

Your Union Jack Figtree quilt needs to come and live with me when it's finished. I promise to take could care of it and you can come visit when you want to see it.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

lots of lovely projects. your quilt is coming along nicely.

Bobbie Lynn said...

what beautiful project you have created there Leanne. You have been a busy girl in your sewing room. Your quilt is amazing and the colors and fabrics you used are so beautiful. Your hand embroidery is perfect, love it. The lavender bags are so pretty and I like the tag shape too. You are so creative.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and week too.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Anthea said...

Lovely work on your IFB quilt Leanne, good idea with doing the needleturn after the quilting.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday sewing Fest!!

kiwikid said...

Beautiful stitcheries and the lavender bags are lovely.

Kim said...

Everything is so lovely and thank you for inspiring me to get my blocks out to stitch. I think I might quilt mine and then put the stitcheries on like you have I would never have thought to do that. Enjoy your week.

Lynda said...

Best idea to have your quilt quilted before adding the applique stitcheries - it looks wonderful. Love your Union Jack idea too.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Oh wow,
what wonderful projects, loved looking at all the pretty pictures.
Everything looks so delicate, do not just love the lavender bags.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Wendy B said...

love what you got up to.....you won my heart at 'Fig Tree'!!!! And you won our March Friday Night Sew In....congrats! about to post about it now! Can you email me your postal address and I'll get your prize to you! xox sugary sweet hugs
Wendy :o)

Josie said...

Leanne there is so much gorgeous eye candy in your post I don't know where to start. Your In Full Bloom project is gorgeous as are the lavender bags and other goodies you've been busy making. Another Union Jack.... methinks you should come and live over here! ...lol. Heck.... I could pattern test for you. That would be fun. Get busy with those commissioned designs... before more are ordered. Have fun...xxx

the girlfriend gap said...

Leanne your little stitcheries are delightful. And I am swooning over your Fig Tree Union Jack. We share a love for all things Fig Tree. :) I have wanted to make a Union Jack quilt for sometime now. I am sorry I have not gotten back to you on what kinds of things I like. I am experiencing a bit of March Madness here. My life suddenly turned crazy. If it is fabric chances are I love it! It appears that I love many of the same things you do. Fig tree .... Bonnie and Camille, Blackbird Designs . Love Pink, Blue and pink, Blue and white, Red and white. Bunnies, Baskets, I am more traditional than modern but I have a little bit of everything in my stash. I have a flower garden and love flowers on fabric. Like little birdies on things. Simple Pleasures :) White dishes, Thrift store treasures, flea markets, family.

I have been collecting a few little ideas for our goodies exchange. :)

Enjoy the weekend and Happy Easter. I hope to find time to catch up on some sewing. :) Janita

Ruth said...

I love your darling stitchery appliqués! So cute! The union jack quilt will be awesome and love your lavender pouch win. BTW, I am using the quilt I made with the Australian fabric you sent me on our couch and it looks great!

Katherine said...

Beautiful work!

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