Sunday, July 25, 2010

Remember when part 4

I have had a very good sewing weekend, I finished part 4 of Remember when quilt, there is so much work in each block, they do look lovely though when you sit back and look at what you have achieved. These little sun flowers were fun to do.

I have made myself a new block keeper, I bought some light foam board from the office works store and it works a treat. It holds everything neatly and in place.

I sewed a piece of polyester wadding to the inside to hold my blocks, they stick quite well,

Today I had a play with my paper piecing project, its coming together beautifully, now I just need to make a few more leaves to complete each block. I hope you found some sewing time today.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cute as a button

Look at these buttons. Aren't they adorable, I bought them online at Theodoroa Cleave website, this lady makes them herself, I first saw them at Evandale when we had our sewing day, they were on some of Marg Lowe's designs. Now I need to think of something to make with them. This basket block was supposed to be in the centre of my basket blocks quilt but I just didn't like it so I decided to make it a quilt on its own. It doesn't look to bad.

Last week I had to make some Road trip themed postcards, this is what I came up with. They are on their way to USA now. I hope you found some sewing time today.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A weekend getaway

We have just come back from a lovely weekend away in Hobart. We went as it was my husbands birthday and as luck would have it the craft fair was on as well so I was happy.
We stayed at Discovery holiday park and it was in a beautiful bush setting. The boys had fun running around, they weren't outside for long as it was too cold.
Nicky bought a remote control car so he was happily entertaining himself. These are some of the cabins, they are quite nice inside and have a self contained kitchen.

I had to take a photo of one of my quilts hanging up in the exhibition, it was my first time entering so I was quite proud to see my quilts with everyone else's.

These were my purchases for the day, I was a little disappointed there wasn't alot to buy but its not like I need anymore fabric. I bought this cute little caddy for my sewing goodies.

Some stickers for my quilt journal and a charm pack. Now we are home its back to normal and time to get stuck into my sewing projects, I hope you found some sewing time today.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A sewing gathering part 3

I had a few more photos I wanted to share with you of my day at Evandale on Saturday. Below are a few photos of Pauline's crafty corner. Pauline is the owner of Calico crossroads here in Tassie. This is a lovely quilt by Rose Johnson, the fabrics are my favourite Kansas Troubles. Its amazing how Pauline can fit all these goodies in her car. I love the iron quilt rack.

Look at all these yummy fat quarters.

I couldn't leave these ones in the box, so they came home with me.

This is my project I started on the day. As you can see I didn't get much stitching done, I was too busy shopping and of course talking.

Yesterday I had a few hours of sewing so I made these little blocks, I think I will make more of these and make a mini quilt, The little squares are an inch big and so cute.

I also made a few more of these baskets and had a play with some back ground fabric. I think I will go with this layout but I can't decide whether to use the red or a brown. Decisions, decisions, what do you think. Maybe I need to post a picture of the blocks on the brown fabric and you can tell me what looks better. Until next time, happy sewing.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

More photos of the gathering

Today I wanted to show you some of Marg Lowe projects that I was lucky enough to see yesterday, these gorgeous cards are made from fabric and have a fabric piece inside where you can slip in a small gift or money, The buttons are made by Theodora Cleave, I went on her website last night and ordered a few. Sshhhh don't tell my husband. They are just so sweet I had to have some.

Here are some of Marg projects that were on display, very pretty bags and pouches, needlecases and all sorts of things.

This display was lovely, lots of things to get you inspired.
I had a good sewing day myself today. I started a new project which I'll share with you another day, dinner is calling so I had better dish up. I hope you found some sewing time today.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A sewing gathering

I have had a lovely day, I went to a sewing gathering which is held this time each year. The designers for the day were Libby Richardson, Marg Lowe and Blue Willow cottage. When we arrived we were greeted with tea, coffee and these beautiful scones. These are my friends Marina and Erica.

Today I thought I would share a few of Libby's projects, she has some beautiful designs.

Look at this young lady, isn't she divine. All dressed up and ready to go out.

This was one of the projects for the day. I decided to do another one of Libby's projects which I'll show you tomorrow, I have to admit, I did more talking than stitching so I don't have alot to show.

I did however win a prize which was very exciting. Its a garden pot filled with gardening tools, My husband was thrilled as he is the gardener in our house. I will share more photos with you tomorrow. I hope you found some sewing time today.

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