Sunday, June 18, 2017

Some finishes

 Hi there, a few weeks ago my friend Leonie from Essence of cloth in Hobart  asked me if I would be interested in sewing with her new range of fabric called "Callington" well of course I was thrilled that she asked me, I mean its not everyday a fabric designer asks me if I would like a bundle of their fabric for my very own to sew whatever I choose.
 I was given a lovely bunch of fat quarters, I decided firstly I would like to make a bag of some kind and since I go to stitching days, quilt retreats and stitching at my friends house I knew I wanted a bag I could pack my goodies up in to carry around.
 So this is what I came up with, trying to use a little bit of each fabric. I'm very happy the way it turned out. I still have fabric left over so I think a matching zippy pouch might be in order and perhaps a nice table runner.
 My local patchwork shop is running a 12 month block swap which I am partaking in, this is the block I had to make for July. The owner of this quilt wanted red and grey fabrics.
 I was really happy with this block. Wonder what next month will bring.
 Also at the patchwork shop Sarah is having a cushion competition, we had to purchase the white polka dot fat quarter and incorporate some of it in our design. This is what I came up with. I love how it turned out. I just made it up and now I have had people ask me to write the pattern as they want to make one to. I'm thinking a tutorial on here might be the way to go.
 I love those browns and they match my new lounge suite perfectly.
 My Nantucket quilt is coming along nicely, I have 4 star blocks left to make, I had made 16 then decided to make it another row wider to fit my bed.
 I have loved making this quilt so much, playing with all my scraps and finding fabrics i had forgotten about.
 I bought some new fabric last week and have started to make a new project, I'm loving this so far. I'll share more with you next week.
Have a wonderful week and thankyou for stopping by. xx

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Butterfly

 Winter is here in full swing and its only the 3rd of June, its been a very cold  week and I know it will only get colder so I am enjoying some time sewing up a storm in my little sewing room. Recently I bought some pretty artificial poppies to brighten up my room, they are so real looking. Good old ebay, some times you can find some lovely things on there.
 My sewing group and I decided to do a little mini quilt shop with each other, you may remember the baking mini I made for my partner, well this butterfly quilt is what I received from mine, Isn't it absolutely beautiful. My friend Katharine made it in my favourite Fig tree fabrics. I'm a very lucky girl to receive such an amazing quilt.

 I've dug out the winter quilts and changed them around in my house, all our beds look so snuggly now.

What I love most about cold evenings is lighting a few candles to make the room look cosy.

Do you like winter?

Have a wonderful week and thankyou for stopping by.

Around the garden

 Hi there, not a lot of sewing going on around here lately because I have been  busy spending my time in the garden. This time of year is ...