Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lots of sewing

I have had this week off work for easter and I have had a lovely time doing my sewing. I got this quilt together, its a simple log cabin and I found the pattern here at the moda bakeshop, the pattern is called Cabin in the hills, today I just need to get the borders on.

On Thursday I had a sewing day with my friend Marina, I went to her house for the day and we sat and stitched, it was lovely, her husband even cooked our lunch, thanks Nara, It was yummy.I worked on my Down in the garden block number 2. Just the butterflies to sew on now. I'm loving this project, its so pretty.

I also got this UFO out of the cupboard and got it together, I started this quilt last easter, all the flowers are paper pieced and very nice to do. I just need to applique a couple more leaves and the flower centres. I hope to do that today.

Until next time.... happy sewing.

Monday, April 25, 2011

An Award for me

I have just received this blog award from Susie
Thank you so much, its quite an honour to get an award for my blog.

Now as part of accepting this award I have to tell you 7 things you don't already know about me so here goes...

1. We moved to Tasmania almost 6 years ago from Western Australia.

2. I have only been quilting for 5 years

3. I love to try new recipes.

4. I have a DVD collection of Little House on the Prairie

5. My husband was in the army before we moved here.

6. My favourite TV show is Coronation St

7. I can't swim.

There we go, 7 things you never knew about me.
Now I need to nominate 5 friends for this award, here we go...

Barb's creations
Quiltville- Carly

Ok all done.
Until next time... Happy sewing

Monday sewing

Today I got heaps of sewing done, I finished Lynette Anderson's project "My Garden" Tomorrow I'll take it back to work for Lillian to put on display.

This little cottage is my favourite block, I loved making this one.

I also made 41 of these blocks for a new project I started. I found the pattern on Moda bakeshop. I plan to work on this later in the week so stay tuned to see how it comes together.

I hope you found some sewing time today.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Easter is a good time for catching up on some sewing, I have 4 days off and I plan to make the most of them. Yesterday I made this camera bag, the pattern can be found here on the moda bakeshop. I used a charm pack of Oasis, its such pretty fabric and a little bit of meterage for the lining and handle. My camera isn't that big so I thought I could use the bag for my quilting goodies or even a lunch bag.

Easter bunny likes the bag, he thought it could hold lots of easter eggs.

Today I'm going to work on my new table runner which is designed by Leanne Beasley, if you haven't guessed already you will know how much I love her projects.

I have put 6 rows together already, there is a little bit of stitchery on a few blocks so I will trace them then I can stitch on it at night while we watch tv.

Another thing I do every easter is plant my bulbs around the garden, I planted 4 packets early this morning so tomorrow I'll plant these ones. I love to watch these grow then enjoy the flowers in Spring time.

I hope you all have a wondeful easter and you find some sewing time.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A girls day out

On Saturday myself and two dear friends headed off to Melbourne for the day to visit...... When we walked in we didn't know what to look at first, there was so many stalls. This one called Threadbear was beautiful, they had old fashioned patterns and plenty of reproduction fabrics. We spent alot of time at this stall.

The building is beautiful, when you looked up it was amazing to see all the art work and the architecture of the building is fascinating.
These were some of my purchases of the day, 2 rolls of beautiful fabric. Just brought because I loved them.
Plenty of paper piecing supplies, there was so much variety which was great.
Some ric rac and more "just because I love it fabric."

When we were flying over the city of Melbourne the lights looked so pretty, I just had to take a photo.

I had such a fun day, I haven't laughed so much in ages. It was a great day out and just what I needed, thankyou girls. Will you come with me again next year?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Beautiful gifts

My online sewing group have just had an Anni Downs swap and these are the beautfiful gifts I recieved from Peg, I have never had a project made from wool before and its so nice. This table runner is just gorgeous

Look at this purse, isn't it so sweet, I have put my needles in there for safe keeping.
My presents were wrapped in pretty fabric, they will definately come in handy. Thankyou so much Peg, my gifts are just lovely.
This is what I made for my partner Kerry, the cushion is from Anni's book An angels story. I enjoyed making it. Hope you like it Kerry.

I will be back later to tell you all about my big day in Melbourne yesterday at the Australasian Quilt Convention, I had such a good day.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Its been slow but I am getting there and doing a few more hexagons. I have really enjoyed fussy cutting some of the fabric I have, the effect they have is really interesting. Its such a portable project which is what I like. These one I think I'll save for centres, they are so cute.
Only 2 more sleeps until my friends and I fly to Melbourne for the day for the Quilt convention,

Its going to be such fun, I'll be taking my camera so I'll try and take lots of photos to share.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Stitching

Today I was determined to finish this project, I had a little bit of stitching to do which I did this morning then this afternoon I got it all done. I love Leanne Beasley designs and this stitches keeper was lovely to stitch.
There is alot of stitching on it but the end result is worth all that hard work. Now I have another April finish for OPAM.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I've been busy

On Saturday I had a pile of fat quarters sitting in the cupboard and after some sewing on the weekend and some machine quilting today, I now have a new quilt. I love this quilt, the fabric is Riley Blake which I really like. I decided to just stipple the quilt all over as it was pretty enough with all the floral blocks.

I even got clever and quilted my name into it. I thought it turned out Ok, what do you think? Now I just need to bind it.

I hope you found some sewing time today.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A new quilt

What do you think of my new quilt? I started it yesterday afternoon and put the final borders on this afternoon, yep a 24 hour quilt. I have made this quilt before using my flower sugar fabrics. I bought some Riley Blake fabric called Sweet divinity at christmas time and it was hard to decide what to make from it, as the prints are quite big I didn't want to cut them up too small so this pattern was perfect. I'm hoping to get some time this week to quilt it.
I also have my first OPAM finish for April, I made these little cushions to fit in my box with other mini cushions, they were fun and quick to make. Using my reproduction fabric stash but these babies didn't use much fabric at all.
I hope you found some sewing time today. I'm off to make a few more hexagons.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Vignette Hexagon quilt

Sarah and myself have started a Vignette hexagon quilt blog, after seeing the real thing last weekend at the gathering I really wanted to have a go at making my own.
If you would like to join us on this journey please go to the Blog and leave a comment then we can send you an invitation.

Grab our button and add it to your blog.

Hope you can join us.

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