Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More camp pics

I thought I would share my last few pics with you of our quilt camp, I had such a good time. I took part in a swap we had, we had to make a sewing accessory, this is the beautiful gift I recieved, made by the lovely Jo, thanks Jo, I love itI took this quilt and a few others to sew the binding down, I was glad to get that job out of the way, There was so much food, here are just a few deserts. Yummy

Now its back to normal and time to think about getting a few more projects finished. Happy sewing.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quilt Camp

Over the weekend a group of Tassie Bloggers got together for our first quilt camp, it was held at Hagley farm which was a beautiful spot. The views were lovely and it was so relaxing and pieceful. We sat and stitched and watched the sheep from the window.

Jo and Fee were busy sewing all weekend, Jo was making a beautiful table runner for christmas.

We were given a goodie bag when we got there and each of us made an ornament designed by Marg Lowe, the buttons are Theodora Cleave and are just beautiful. This is my ornament.

Here is all the other ornaments and us with our slippers on all taking photos at the same time. It was a great weekend and I can't wait to do it again next year. I'll share soem more photos tomorrow, right now I must get to work, I hope you found some sewing time over the weekend.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Paper bag swap

My on line stitching group recently had a paper bag swap, how it worked was we each had to send 2 fat quarters, a button and trim in a paper bag to our partner, they then had to make a bag from these goodies. This is the lovely bag I recieved from Jan. I chose martinique fabric and i dyed my trim in coffee as it was really white. The whole bag is beautiful. This is the bag I made for Bec, her fabric was gorgeous. I enjoyed making it.

Tomorrow I'm going on my first quilt camp, a bunch of us Tassie bloggers are getting together at Hagley Farm for 2 days of non stop stitching, sewing and laughter. I can't wait. I'll be back on Sunday with lots of photos to share.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Remember when

I started this quilt, it seems likes such a long time aqgo, well its nearly finished. This is block number 6. I only have 2 go to then its all done. I enjoy working on these blocks they are nice to do. I think working with such beautiful fabrics helps alot. Look at this old stove, I would love to try cooking on one of these beauties. I had a good sewing day today, I worked on a few christmas gifts which was good, I like to be organised early. I hope you found some sewing time today.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Schnibbles time

The best thing about working ina quilt shop is getting to see all the new things first that come into the shop, On Monday this Schnibbles book came into stock, Lillian showed it to me as soon as she took it out of the box, of course I was all excited to see it as I am whenever new stock comes in. After looking through the book I came up with idea to make some Schnibbles quilts as a little mini quilt of the month. Once we get some customers to join in the fun with us we will make a quilt from the book each month. I have started this one with Park Avenue fabric by the 3 sisters. its looking good so far and when its finished it will be 30 inches square, How cute. I can't wait to get it done. Lillian is making the same quilt in pretty floral fabrics so the customers get to choose what fabrics they want to make theirs in. If you're a regular customer in the shop or even a new one then pop in and sign up for lots of fun. I hope you can join us.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Prairie womens sewing circle

A little while ago I joined the Prairie womens sewing circle with the Fat Quarter shop. Each month for 6 months I will receive a quilt kit to make. This is the first one called Leap of faith. It was fun to make and the reproduction fabrics are beautiful. With the patterns were some short stories about what life was like for these prairie women, How hard working the farm was for them and where they got their fabrics from. Most quilts were made from old clothing and made purely for necessity. We are so lucky today to have such a variety of fabrics and we make quilts because we love to do it. Thats what I tell my husband anyway.
I hope you found some sewing time. Yesterday I basted my basket quilt, I'll show you that tomorrow, right now I must get to work. Have a good day.

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