Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Clamshell

With a friends birthday coming up recently, I was trying to think of a little something to make for her.  She had been eyeing off one of my Clamshells (shop display) for a while so I decided to make her one.  They are fully hand sewn, and don't take long.  You only need some scraps of pellon and fabric for outer and lining.  She is a 'black & white' gal, so I chose to fussy cut the birds from some scraps I had of the Modern Folkloric range.  She was pretty happy with it.  This one is the medium size. 

 
I then decided to make myself one, the small one to put my thimble in.  Of course I chose a bit of Bonnie and Camille fabric!
 
 
I am going to make another soon, as I have another friends Birthday coming up.  She has been eyeing one now off too!
 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Work in Progress

One of my recent finishes is this Work in Progress bag.  I was lucky enough to get Roseanne to stitch it for me (thanks Raz), and I ended up putting it together.


 
There has been quite abit of talk about the binding on the inner handles being a pain.  I found it quite hard, not hard to sew on, but to join the ends.  I tried a couple of times, and ended up sewing it all on by hand.  It didn't take too long either.
 
 
Looks great don't you think?
 

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