Friday, October 30, 2009

My Week Of Stitching....

Well a couple of days anyway, I spent Tuesday At a class organised by our Guild With Kerry from Tulis Textiles in New Zealand. She has the most beautiful Batik fabrics from Bali.

The class was using jelly rolls , and Drunkards Path Templates.IMG_3630 A Lovely pile of rainbow Jelly Roll strips.

IMG_3632 Strips sewn together

IMG_3634 Shapes cut and sewn from Drunkards Path TemplateIMG_3636 These were 8" blocks  the ones bottom left are 4" which 4 of then make up one block. The idea is to do these in all sorts of different combinations and play on the design wall till you get a layout you like. You then end up with circles running through the quilt.

IMG_3640 This excercise was to set in a circle the coloured one then it was cut and another circle cut from the piece and another background colour circle put back in I will then add  further circles to this.  It was a fun class.

I also did a bit more on the challenge quilt and am trying to prepare some hand sewing to take with  me next week when we head off to Melbourne for a couple of weeks. We are taking the van and  taking a few days to get down there and DH is off to see Tiger Woods Play, I will go for one day and then am meeting friends who are also going down to go quilt shop hopping on the Friday. Fun Fun Fun.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Flaunt for Friday

I haven't flaunted for the last 2 Friday's as what I have mostly been working on, Is a challenge quilt for my Sewing Sisters group so no pictures of that till after 8th Of Dec I still have a way to go.

Iv'e started a new quilt called the Farmers Wife and at this stage am doing block of the week with a yahoo group. so I have done 4 blocks. It is a sampler quilt and the blocks are 6.5 inch so a bit bigger than dear jane which I am still doing as well. IMG_3616 IMG_3618 IMG_3617 IMG_3586 These are the  four blocks I have done so far .

These are a couple of dear jane blocks I did

IMG_3610 And whats wrong with this picture

IMG_3614 Well Nothing really apart from the fact The fat cat Kimba is sitting in the box with my Dear jane Blocks. This cat weighs 6.5 Kg so its a tight fit. Naughty pussy cat.... cute tho.

Yesterday I went to Brisbane stitches and craft show , Lots of lovely eye candy and some amazing quilts in the Queensland Quilt show. I bought some things = Bali Jelly roll and fabric for a class we are doing with the Gold Coast Quilt Guild next Tuesday, also some new scissors, and a gorgeous pattern called Fancy Pants for Miss Talula.

This afternoon I made up the pants and will try and finish the Top that goes with them tomorrow, but I have to do house work this weekend YUK visitors  from New Zealand next week.!IMG_3619 How cute are these .! I made size 12 months , as I made a size one dress from the same company last year and it still dosn't fit her and she is 17 months..... but they look small. Oh well I may have to make some more.!  Fancy Pants is the name of the pattern.!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Another Friday Flaunt

This week I have finished a Stable Bag, this one is for a friend of my Daughters, Very Neutral colours but Has come out quite NiceIMG_3576IMG_3574 IMG_3575 Lots of Pockets and Heaps of room inside.

I also made some Glasses Cases out of My favourite Kaffe Fabrics



IMG_3559 Nice to keep your Sunnies and glasses from getting scratched in your Handbag

And then I was browsing some blogs as you do when I came across a pattern for a cute little pin cushion  so bought the pattern, It came yesterday so I have made one to try it out.!

IMG_3582 A little Apple, almost too cute to put pin's in !

The pattern came from  In W.A Nice easy to follow directions.!

I also did a swap block, No photo of that its gone in the post. And I'm still sewing a binding  on the Caravan quilt.!

And this is my new helper in the sewing room.

IMG_3545 This is Stitch.! he is now 7 weeks old, Iv'e had him for 2 weeks and he is still being spoon fed, so he is very tame, Not sure how I am supposed to get him to eat seed. He is picking at it but not much.!

What I have bought this week.!

A couple of things to show off, First a new book which may mean a new Quilt. I heard about a new book The Farmers Wife It was a Contest in the 1920's asking Farmers Wives if they would want there Daughter to Marry a Farmer. There are 111 6" blocks and pictures  to follow. The letters are great reading.

IMG_3569 It comes with a CD which has the template patterns on it.

IMG_3571 A picture of the quilt  from the book.

I'm thinking of using these fabrics for my quilt.


IMG_3568 They are 1930'3 Lil Darlings well thats what I will start with as there are lots of other 1930's I can add as I go.!

Things I like to Do

  • Quilt Sew Read Cooking Caravaning Travel

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