Thursday, March 31, 2011

The last few Gathering pics

Leanne Beasley is my favourite designer, I have made alot of her projects and it was such a thrill to meet her, it was even more exciting when she said how much she loved my post card quilt. Leanne designed this quilt some time ago and its in her book Romancing the Road Trip. I was so happy to have this photo with Leanne.
Here is Sarah and Leanne with Sarah's beautiful noticeboard from the vignette magazine.
Leanne sat at our table and chatted with us all and showed us a few new techniques on paper piecing.
Here is leanne's hexagon quilt, its truly amazing and I loved seeing all the beautiful fabrics Leanne used. She even did fussy cutting in some blocks using Rosalie's new fabric. I am going to attempt my own hexagon quilt, who would like to join me?
I told you I didn't get much stitching done, look at this. I think I maybe did 50 stitches in all. There was just so much to take in and things to see. I couldn't concentrate on stitching.

I have done a few more stitches since last Saturday, I'll share that with you later.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Gathering part 2

Today I would like to share with you Rosalie's projects she had on display at the Gathering, Rosealie has been busy writing new projects for an upcoming book so that will be one to look out for. She said it will be available to buy in around 6 weeks. Of course I had to get my photo taken with Rosalie, she was so nice.
This beautiful display is Rosalie's christmas and everyday projects, they are all gorgeous and they looked so nice on the table all together.
Look at these tiny dolls, they are going to be in the new book.
And this lovely redwork is also a new project for the book. Its wrapped around an art canvas and looks fantastic.
Plenty of Rosalie's fabric Sweet Broderie was for sale at the shop. Its so pretty.
These were my purchases for the day. A few fat eights and a new to me fabric glue pen, these pens are great for doing paper piecing, you just run the glue along the edge of the paper and fold the fabric over. No tacking needed. The glue just washes out in water. Leanne showed us her hexagon quilt that is in the Vignette magazine so I am a little bit tempted to have a go at making one myself.

I hope you all had a nice weekend and you found some sewing time.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Quilted crow's Gathering part 1

Yesterday I headed off bright and early with Sarah and Roseanne to Hobart for The Quilted crows gathering, the guest designers were Leanne Beasley and Rosalie Quinlan we had such a good day. Roseanne Had me in fits of laughter many times throughout the day. It was so good to catch up with our fellow Tassie bloggers, each time we get together we share a table and have a great time together, It was also lovely to meet Jan. I hope you had a great day Jan.
The shop which is now in an old church looked amazing, it was my first visit since they moved and it is definately the WOW factor when you walk in the door.

Everyone was busy, looking and shopping.There was about 45 ladies there which was good, it was intimate and not loud.

This was Leanne's project for the day, its a needleroll. I decided to make this project and the amount of stitching I got done was pitiful. I will share that later. I was too busy shopping and talking.

This is the inside of the needleroll, isn't it cute.

Rosealie's project was this beautiful bag. Its all needleturn using the fabrics from her beautiful new range Sweet Broderie.
I have many more photos to share with you so I'll be back during the week. Stay tuned.

Monday, March 21, 2011

My new table runner

I have a new runner for my kitchen table, its part of the Prairie women's sewing circle I joined last year. It turned out lovely, the bear paw blocks are only 3 inches and so cute. Of course its all made with reproduction fabrics, my absolute favourite.
Next Saturday I'm heading down to Hobart for the day with Sarah and Roseanne to the Quilted crows gathering. The guests for the day are Leanne Beasley.
And Rosalie Quinlan, I cannot wait. Its going to be such a fun day catching up with everyone I know. I'll be taking my camera so I'll have lots to share.
Have a wonderful week. I'll be hoping mine goes really fast.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Long weekend of sewing

I have had a wonderful long weekend, the weather was beautiful, my children were busy and I got lots of sewing done. On Saturday afternoon I started cutting and making these 4 patch blocks. They soon became part of some strips.

By today I had got this much of the quilt done. Its a Schnibbles quilt that I have made bigger so its going to be a lap size. This is such a fun quilt to work on. I hope to have it finished by the end of the week.

This afternoon I photographed a few of my quilts to put in my quilt journal. This one I made in 2008. Its called Flower Bed by Bronwyn Hayes.

Here is my Journey of a Quilter designed by the very talented Leanne Beasley. I love her designs and I have a few new ones on my to do list.

Just a few quilts resting on the chair, I thought they made a nice photo all neatly folded. How did you spend your weekend? I hope you found some sewing time.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I'm on a roll. I have another finish

Here is my latest finish, Its my Flower sugar 2 quilt and   I LOVE the way it turned out.I spent some time quilting a beautiful flower pattern, it looks so pretty.

I have folded it this way and that just to get some different photos. I can't wait to snuggle under this quilt in winter.  I hope you found some sewing time today.I got lots done  so I'll share that soon.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

First finish for March

My Happy Campers quilt is all finished, I loved making this quilt, it was fun and quick to do. I used American Jane fabrics and an off white homespun.
Now that quilt is all done its time to show you a sneak peek of a new project I'm working on. It involves half square triangles and dresden plates. Its a long weekend here this week end so I plan to do lots of sewing, I hope to show you alot more over the next few days. What do you think so far?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Goodies in the mail

Today I recieved my mug rugs from the swap I joined, these beauties came from Kathy in the USA, Thankyou so much Kathy, they are lovely, the fabrics are my favourite reproductions.

This week I have been stitching my Vignette block, I have the new issue and its full of wonderful projects. My block is nearly finished, just the side to do then I can start part 2. Roll on the weekend.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I couldn't help myself

When I got to work yesterday I was so excited to see this gorgeous fabric sitting on the counter, I have admired this range on the internet for quite some time and pondered over buying some. Well I couldn't help myself and I ended up buying a layer cake, plus I put another layer cake aside to buy next week, I have a quilt in mind already for these fabrics, stay tuned for more.. I can't wait to start cutting.
Today I recieved my block of the month of the Civil War chronicles, I can't wait to start that either. Oh if only I didn't have to sleep I could get so much sewing done.

The fabrics are so lovely, reproductions have to be my favourites.

Another "couldn't help myself " moment was last night at dinner time, I made home made pizzas on pita bread, the pizzas were as big as the dinner plate, when I sat down to eat mine and offer to cut up pizza slices Nicky was already into his. I just had to take his photo.
I hope you found some sewing time today.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A giveaway

Vignette In stitches blog is having a giveaway of these beautiful fat quarters by Melly and me. Fabric is called Where the wind blows, for your chance to win these beautiful fabrics pop over to the blog and leave a comment. Good Luck.

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