Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Love Blossoms

Another recent finish is this pretty bag designed by Gail Pan using Gail's new fabric line 'Baskets in Bloom'.  A bit of needle-turn applique, which I am really enjoying at the moment.

 
And, ta da!  This cute as a button bag!
 
 
I love the little Prairie Points. 
 
 
Pattern is called Love Blossoms, and I do have patterns and kits available, check it out here.

Monday, 21 July 2014

A finish

With June producing NO finishes (I cant believe it!), I do have some for this month!

The stitchery for this table runner was finished months ago, waiting for the right fabric for me to make it up. 

 
Complete with my label on the back!
 
 
Pattern designed by Gail Pan called Merry Reindeer

Friday, 18 July 2014

News and a project

Hello!  Anyone out there?  I cant believe its been so long since I hung out here!  Lots of things have been happening, all good of course!  One thing I am pretty excited about is my new look website!  Have you checked it out yet?  I am pretty chuffed with how it looks, after years (yes, how time flies), I was a little tired of the old one!  And to celebrate 5 years, we are having a giveaway!  Every online purchase gets you into the draw to win a $50 voucher. 


A couple of weeks ago, Gail Pan's new fabrics arrived in stock.  Baskets in Bloom and it is gorgeous!  SO Gail!  Anyway, I couldn't resist making something and pondered over a few projects, so I've made 2!  This one just needs quilting!  Somerhill House was is this project, with needleturn applique.  You don't have to needleturn of course, but I want to have a go for a change.  Pretty happy with how it turned out, here is the House block:

 
The 8 daisies:
 
 
And 8 Shoofly Blocks:
 
 
And...... with borders!!
 
 
Pretty don't you think?  I cant wait to quilt it.  Today was going to be the day, but I got a little side-tracked!  Next week :)
 
Kits available to make this pretty quilt in my store HERE.
 
I wont leave it so long next post.  I might shock you and post tomorrow.....

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Red Letter Day

I had a sewing frenzy on Sunday.  The plan was to get all the home duties done in the morning, then get cracking on my Red Letter Day quilt.  Saturday after I closed the shop, I came home tidied my sewing room (not that you would think it now!), and cut out all the blocks.  Two blocks were done at the Camille workshop, and one had been done since I came home..... So, 5 needed and the centre block.  Fabric from my stash, French General Rural Jardin in the blue and red combo's.  Here are the 4 red star combo's:

 
And the 4 blue star combo's:
 
 
My centre block:
 
 
And on Monday morning, I had a flimsy!  SO happy with it!
 
 
As I still have fabrics left from my FQ Bundle, I am going to piece a backing.... Plus Camille autographed a piece for me to add to a label. 
 
Its now sitting in the 'to be quilted' pile.....

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Last weekend

Excitement has been building the last few weeks as I was booked into attend a class in Sydney at Quiltsmith with Camille Roskelley from Thimble Blossoms.  It sure was a weekend to remember!  I spent the weekend with Lynda, just relaxing, walking and eating :)
 
The project for our class was Red Letter Day (I have some patterns in stock, will load them to my site soon!), and I chose some French General 'Rural Jardin' from my stash.  I am pretty happy with these colour combo's!  I made 2 blocks on the day.  One lady was on to her 5th!! 
 

I didn't get tons of pics, just a few.  This one is my favourite.  Camille is such a sweetie, just like how she comes across on her blog.  We have been in contact for quite a few years, and was awesome to finally meet her in the flesh!

 
And I was lucky enough to catch up with her friend Holly too.  She had not planned to attend the last weekends classes, but dropped in to show us her Red Letter Day quilt! I was hoping she would drop in, and she was hoping I was there too.... We have been following each other on IG for a little while. 
 

We all also got a lovely surprise when Jarom, Camille's husband made an appearance.  He is such a lovely person too, very happy to pose for some pics! 
 


 
Thanks Lynda, for a great weekend xx

Monday, 2 June 2014

For Nan

On Saturday it was Nan's 83rd Birthday.  It seems like AGES ago that she was 80, but she is adamant she is 83 lol!  She has just moved into a remodelled unit in her complex and its looking lovely and fresh.  She informed me she needed some Table Runners, so that is what I made for her for her Birthday.  She loves blue, and I had some Natures Basket charm packs in the shop, so decided to make a Pinwheel runner.


Turned out lovely, and she is going to put it in her bedroom!

I was also working on this Zpagetti Hanging Basket a couple of weeks ago when she called around.  She just loved the colour - its very bright green (it was left over from another project), so decided to give that to her too.  She is going to hang it in her kitchen with tea towels in it, or hang it in her bedroom with her scarf collection inside it.  Either way, it will look great hanging up!

 
I really must make myself one.....

Friday, 30 May 2014

More pinwheel bags

Ok, so here are the 2 Pinwheel Bag class samples.  One from pretty Tilda:

 
And one classic black and grey:
 
 
This bag is so quick to make up.  The pattern is all written and dates decided.... Pop in-store if you are interested in making one :)