Saturday, August 27, 2011

Swoon blocks

I have only 1 swoon block to make and then my top will be ready to put together, I plan to do that tomorrow, today I made these 2 and I LOVE the fabrics, its all Flower sugar by Lecien and its so pretty. I love this soft colour combination. I can see this quilt is going to be my most favourite.

I have got my borders on my Bow tie quilt and I love the way it turned out, now I just need to quilt it. I joined alot of my light reproduction fabrics together to make the backing. As soon as the quilt is all finished I'll share some more pics.

I hope you are having a good weekend and you're finding some sewing time.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Quilt kits for sale

Joy of life quilt kit is now sold. First one is Rosalie Quinlan Joy Of Life kit, it comes with all patterns and fabric for each block, the fabrics are lovely autumn tones.

The second kit is a Gail Pann design called Seasons, the fabrics for this quilt are beautiful.

There are 8 parts to this kit.

This kit is $150 with free postage, if you are interested in either of these kits please leave me a comment or e-mail me. Or if you want more photos or information please don't hesitate to ask.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Almost a finish

I have had a good sewing day today, I have almost finished my nearly scrappy bow tie quilt. I tried to make it really scrappy but I had trouble liking it when the colours didn't look right next to each other so I made each block a similar colour. Now I LOVE it. Tomorrow I just need to put the borders on.

To me, its a scrappy quilt as I've used reproductions fabrics and moda fabrics plus a few pretty fabrics. The best thing is they all came from my stash, except the border. its a beautiful red floral I got from work and thats what inspired this quilt.

Last week was my friend Marina's birthday, this is what I made her.
Its a sewing folder to hold all her stitchong projects.

I really enjoy making these, they are quick and fun and the end result is lovely.

My tulips are in full bloom and they are so pretty, I want to pick them and bring them inside but I know they wil last longer in the garden.

I hope you found some sewing time today, as soon as I get the borders on my bow tie quilt I'll be back to show you.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Theodora Cleave buttons

Recently I purchased some beautiful Theodora Cleave buttons, they are made from wood and are hand painted. The detail in them is incredible. I have made a few ornaments already.

I made this cute little ornament awhile ago.

I thought they would make nice gifts but I like them so much I think I'll be keeping these for myself.

This reindeer is so cute.

The daffodils in my garden are so pretty I just had to take a photo to share with you.

My husband and eldest son return home today from an over night hike in Cradle Mountan, I hope they had fun. I bet they are very tired though.

Have a great day.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A few years ago

before I was a quilter, I used to love doing cross stitch. I made these cushions my for youngest son's bed. I had cross stitch pictures everywhere. I was cleaning out my linen cupboard and there they were tucked up on the top shelf so I thought I would get them down and share a few pictures with you. I loved teddy bears and went through a phase of stitching lots of bears.

Then I discovered these patterns called All Our yestyerdays, and they were designs of children from yesterday year. Well I fell in love with those and I stitched quite a few.

Most were little boy designs as I had 3 little boys myself.

I don't do cross stitch much anymore as I discovered stitchery and patchwork so that has kind of taken over. I still like to look back at the crafts I used to do all those years ago.

What did you do before you started patchwork?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Loungeroom finished

Our loungeroom is all done now, its so nice and cozy. The walls were light green, now they are cream and the difference really is amazing, its much brighter and the room looks so different. Here is the cabinet I painted and we also painted around the fire in a colour called vanilla, its a few shades darker than the cream.

This is a before shot....

And here is the after shot, we got a new mirror, it makes the mantle piece look bigger as well.

Of course it wouldn't look complete without a quilt or two, this little one hangs on the wall.

Next is the kitchen, we are having it all replastered in 2 weeks. My husband will be busy ripping out cupboards, Thank goodness I'll be at work while all that is happening.

I'll be sure to share plenty of photos.

I have been sewing this week and I can't wait to show you my progress, last night my iron broke down so I couldn't press my blocks so I had to stop sewing. I really should have a spare.

Have a great week and I hope you find some sewing time.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Signs of Spring

Its been another busy weekend, remember last weekend when I painted my cabinet and added new cushions to brighten up our lounge room, well we decided to repaint the entire room. It was a lovely soft green which I have always liked but it was time for a change so now the walls are Colonial cream and the fire place and chimney is going to be vanilla frost, I haven't painted that yet. As soon as the room is finished I'll share some photos. We went shopping today to buy some prints to hang over the fire place but we couldn't find anything, so I'll have to look around a few different places. I did find these gorgeous tea towels at Target, as my lounge has red cushions and a vase I thought I would carry the colour through to the kitchen. I have told the boys that they are for decoration only, no grubby hands are to touch them.

Our garden is blooming with most of my spring bulbs in flower, they make such a pretty display.

The hyacinth flowers are my favourite, the perfume is lovely.

I have seeds growing in my hot house so soon I can plant them in the garden for my summer display.

I have no sewing to share this week as I haven't done any except for a little project I'm doing for work, I'll share that soon.

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend.

Until next time, take care.

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