Sunday, October 30, 2011

A new project in the making...

I got up at 6am this morning, went for a walk, came home, had breaky and started my house hold chores. By 8.30 I was ready to sew, whoo hoo. I had all intentions of working on a few christmas projects today . I went to the cupboard to get my sewing and got distracted by some blocks I had cut out a couple of weeks ago, They are so pretty so I thought, I'll just spend an hour working on a few more blocks, they are easy after all. Then I'll get going with my christmas sewing.

So I made more blocks then I thought I'd lay them out in rows to see how they looked. Well of course I had to sew the row together.

Well that row led to another row and then another, can you see where I"m going with this. By lunch time I had 7 rows together. The quilt was looking beautiful, so I then started making more blocks for the last 3 rows. I got NO christmas sewing done at all but it doesn't matter there's always next weekend.

Do things like this ever happen to you? I must learn to concentrate on one project at a time but I doubt that will ever happen.

Tonight I might try and work on my christmas ornament at least then I can say I did a tiny bit of christmas sewing.

I hope you all had a creative weekend.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekend sewing

What a weekend, I have had such a good sewing time. I got lots done including this christmas table topper which I just love, All it needed was the binding sewn down, so last night I did that little job.

Yesterday I made all the shoo fly blocks for the top row of my Vignette quilt, this took practically all day. I made 22 of them. They do look so pretty don't you think.

Today I sewed the 2 sides together and did the tracing for one side. I haven't actually done much stitching but I will get stuck into that when I go on my quilt camp in 2 weeks. ( can't wait )

I'm using flower sugar fabrics which are my absolute favourite right now, do you go through stages of just loving a range of fabric? I have noticed my fabric tastes have changed alot since I first started quilting 5 years ago.

So bright and cheery.

I also did alot of christmas sewing which I can't share yet, I'm slowly getting them done. Its a good feeling to cross some off the list.

How was your weekend? I hope you found some sewing time.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Remember when ....

.... I started this quilt? It was over 18 months ago and finally its FINISHED. Hooray.This quilt is called Remember when by Libby Richardson. It was a lovely project to work on, the fabrics are soft and pretty.

This is my favourite block, I love the buttons in the jar.

I also enjoyed this one. I thought the school bus was so cute.

So now I can concentrate on Down in the garden which I have been working on for ages to. I'll share my progress with that one soon,

Have a great day.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A new quilt

I love my new quilt, its so warm and snuggly, I made this quilt from 3 charm packs and just added some sashing and a border. The end result is beautiful.

I quilted a pattern all over called Country garden,I thought it was a bit French looking which went well with the French General fabric which by the way is called Pom Pom de Paris. Its very pretty.

This afternoon I picked some lilacs from our garden the scent is beautiful.

I plan on a big sewing day tomorrow. I am working on a few christmas gifts which are looking great but I can't share them just yet.

I hope you are having a good weekend.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A nice day off

Today we all had the day off from school and work, unfortunately my husband didn't but that can't be helped so this morning the boys and I set off for a walk through Cataract Gorge which is a hop, skip and a jump away from home. They weren't keen to go at first but when I mentioned I'd buy morning tea afterwards that changed their mind.

It was a hard walk but gee it felt good, I love to try and challenge myself and see what I can achieve.

We did stop for a few photos, I think Daniel left his smile at home, either that or he was sick of me taking photos.

We had morning tea with the peacocks, they were beautiful and very friendly.

This afternoon I thought I would get my hexagons from the back of the cupboard and actually make some more, I got 2 together and they are so cute, I cut out heaps more so tonight I'll do a few more.

Why does a day off go so quickly, its been fun. I hope you had a lovely day today.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A stitching Sunday

Today was such a beautiful day, after lunch I sat out in the garden with my stitching and enjoyed the sunshine. I was also entertained by 2 of my boys who decided to have a water balloon fight.It was funny watching them run around the yard chasing each other, trying not to be the one who got wet.

I worked on my Vignette stitching. I decided I didn't really like the fabrics I had chosen to do the first block so I started again using flower sugar. Luckily I hadn't done a real lot. I have to say I'm much happier now with it all.

This morning I sewed the top row and part of the side.

This is part of the top row, it looks so pretty, the photo doesn't really do it justice.

I just had to share some pretty daisies from our garden, they really do cheer me up.

I hope you found some sewing time today.

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