Sunday, May 24, 2015

A cold Sunday Morning

 Oh boy its cold this morning, it was -2 when I got out of bed. I should have stayed there. Its a lovely sunny day though and a thick frost everywhere, so I reckon by lunch time it will be at least oh..... 5 degrees. Time to turn the fire up I think.  I have a beautiful quilt to share with you today. I have been working on this dresden quilt for well over 12 months.
 It was on eof those projects that I lost interest in for awhile then I'd get it out again and do a bit more. Finally its finished. Well almost, need to bind it yet. I wanted to show you the beautiful quilting that was done by Sarah at patchworks plus, its all custom quilted and it turned out amazing. I have never had a quilt of mine custom quilted before.
 Its a bit hard to see the full detail but each block has a floral pattern.
 I really love this quilt and I am looking foreward to getting the binding on so I can use it on these cold mornings.
 Speaking of bindings, I got this quilt bound as well. I took a little trip to the park for some smart photography. It was good fun.

I am thinking of a new design to use my new Hello Darling fabric bundle by Bonnie & Camille, its such a pretty range. I love their fabrics.
Ok, its time for a nice hot cup of tea to warm me up.
Have a wonderful day and I hope you find some sewing time.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day

 I have had a bit of a funny week, started out great then on Wednesday I started getting a cold, by Thursday I was really unwell, High temperature and a barking cough that would scare the most ferocious dog. But like all great women I soldiered on with my day to day jobs.

Last weekend I made some fabric baskets, didn't they turn out well, I was so pleased with them. My favourite one is the  Home town text print.  They are all different sizes, I didn't have a pattern, I just used what fabric I had in the cupboard and whatever size it  was, that was the size of the basket.
 These 2 are now in my bathroom on a shelf full of goodies all bathrooms have, body wash and soaps.
 A couple  of weeks ago I started making  this quilt. Its a free block  pattern from the fat quarter shop  called Single girl wedding ring. It was such a fun block to put together, I made my blocks bigger, they are 18 inches square. I used mostly fabrics from my stash, I just had to buy a few darker prints.
 I enjoyed adding some of my liberty fabrics and of course some Bonnie & Camille mixed in with some fig tree. I love mixing fabrics and making a scrappy kind of quilt.

Pink liberty and Tilda fabric look so pretty together. I made 20 blocks and its a really nice size.
Can't wait to get this one quilted.

Its been a lovely but quiet Mothers Day here, Hubby has been at work all day, son 1 & 2  are at work so its been me and son no. 3.  We have had a nice day together.

I hope you have had a wonderful mothers day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Quilts for sale

 Like most quilters I have lots and lots of quilts, so many in fact I thought I would like to try and sell some. I'm not really sure how much  to put on these quilts so if you think they are too expensive then please make me an offer. I haven't sold a quilt before.
 This quilt is called Remember, designed by Libby Richardson. The size is 62 x 63 inches. Lots of applique and stitchery. Price $250 + Postage.

 This quilt is so pretty, applique flowers  with stitchery centres, I can't remember the name of this quilt. Size 59 x 59 inches. Price $200 + Postage

 This is a great lap quilt, perfect for a man. Made in reproduction fabrics.  Price $200 + postage

 This quilt is 71 x 61 inches, Price is $200 + Postage.

All these quilts have been made by me and have been professionally quilted. They have wool batting.

I will ship international, I'll just need to get a price first.

If you would like to see more photos of any of these quilts please let me know.

Thankyou for visiting my blog.

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