Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My day off

I had a day off from work today and it was lovely, I spent the day sewing. I am working on putting my postcard quilt together, only one row to go which I hope Ican do over the weekend. This would have to be my most special quilt as most of the postcards have been stitched and signed by my dear friends. Some of you I know through blogs and others are my stitching buddies. I really can't thankyou all enough for helping me make such a wonderful quilt. Here are 2 blocks stitched by my friends Ruth from America and Sarah from here in Tassie. Two very talented ladies and wonderful friends .

I also finished my Laura's legacy mini quilt, it looks just perfect sitting on my old sewing machine. Ok Time to get dinner for my hungry boys, enjoy your day.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Shop samples

I'm so lucky to work in a patchwork shop. I get to see all the newest fabrics and patterns that come in. Often we make samples using a new range of fabric or testing out a new pattern.
Below is a block I did to go with a quilt I'm working on for the shop called Remember When by Libbly Richardson, its beautiful to do and the fabrics are so pretty. Customers love to see finished quilts, it often entices them to buy a kit for themselves or do a block of the month. This is a new bag that we have for sale, its not a sample but the real thing. Good for cat lovers.

These gorgeous elephants were made by Kim, she is a wizz at making soft toys. Aren't they just so cute. I can't quite remember who the pattern is by.

We had to have a Rouenerries elephant, this fabric is almost sold out now. Wait til you see Lillians new quilt she made using this range, its just stunning.

Here is Kim's latest creation, isn't he a hoot. If you'll pardon the pun.... Have a good weekend.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A couple of finishes

I have had a busy time with my sewing recently, I finished a gift for my Friends in Stitching group so I can post that on Monday, I quilted my dresden plate table runner, it is now on my dressing table in my bedroom. It looks lovely on there I finished another mini Laura's legacy quilt, now I just need to hand quilt it.
I bought this beautiful fabric from work yesterday, it came in during the week and I just had to have some. Its called Garden party by Black bird designs. I have a project in mind already.

I also bought this book, it has some beautiful quilts in it.

I want to make this one. I hope you all enjoy your weekend and find some sewing time,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pieced blocks

I haven't made pieced blocks for ages, my Friends in Stitching group are doing a BOM and each of us have to choose a block that we all make, March was my month so I chose the Jacob's ladder block. There will be 12 blocks in all. Happy sewing

The big 5 0

 Well its been a very fun week for me. Last Saturday I turned 50. It was a fun day of celebrations followed by a wonderful dinner with 30 ...