14 August 2017

New Project

So I started another new project. I bought two jolly bars of Zen Chic True Blue  from the fat quarter shop to get the pattern for this quilt. I made so many silly mistakes, putting the half square triangles the wrong way, it was very frustrating. Once I finally got it right it looked great. It is an easy pattern, I was having one of those days!


03 August 2017

Kate Spain mini



I have been trying to sort out some of my fabrics, and too many to count UFOs. I found one that was meant to be a lantern quilt but it wasn't going to line up very well so I cut the rectangles into squares and made a rail fence mini. I have been wanting to make a rail fence quilt for a while and this will do for now. I will have to think of something to do with the snowball blocks.

01 August 2017

August OMG

A new goal for August which is probably a good thing as I have failed with the same goal the last two months. I needed a quick quilt so I made a jelly roll race quilt with low volume Blueberry Park. I need to finish it and sew on binding before the end of August. Linking to Elm Street Quilts OMG.

27 July 2017

Prize

I recently won a $50 gift voucher from Happy Quilting for the Fat Quarter Shop. I decided to use it to indulge and buy a fat eighth bundle of Latitude by Kate Spain. I love all things Kate Spain and I love batiks so this fabric was made for me! I added a jelly roll as postage is a lot to Australia so I like to make it worth it. I am very happy with this purchase although no plans for it yet.

19 July 2017

pillow cases

My daughter has had a Winnie the Pooh pillow case since she was a toddler but it has been looking worse each time it was washed and finally fell apart. I did not have enough fabric for a burrito style pillow case and I wanted the fabric to be up the right way. It took me an embarrassingly long time to work out how to do this. I first practised with some batik.

It turned out great!

05 July 2017

Debs quilt


One of the reasons we bought this house was the amount of light. In the middle of winter it is great with so much light. It has made it hard to photograph quilts. I have discovered early mornings outside there is enough shade to make it possible to get a photo. I am finally going to give this quilt to my friend so I wanted to try and get a better photo.

July OMG

The same goal as last month although I did have to do some resewing to fix the faded green. 

Linking to Elm Street Quilts.

02 July 2017

Not even close

My OMG for June was to quilt this quilt top and it didn't happen. I was horrified to find the green had faded on the line it was folded on. Luckily I had some Kona in a similar colour so I replaced it but I am worried about some of my solids. I buy quilters cottons from Spotlight and Lincraft but I have no idea where I bought the fabric I used in the quilt. Now I am putting off the quilting as I hate basting.
I love looking at cross stitch and buying them but not sure if I like doing them as I never seem to finish one. I have put this one on a frame so it is ready to go at all times and hopefully this will make me do it. I have told myself I am not allowed to buy anything cross stitch related until I finish at least one.

27 June 2017

quilt show


I had a lot of fun at the show! I didn't buy a lot but I love everything I bought.






23 June 2017

Zombie Book and fabric purchases coming up

It has been a great week. I won a $50 fat quarter shop gift voucher from Melissa at Happy Quilting. How exciting as this more than covers shipping to Australia. Even with the exchange rate, fabric is cheaper in the U.S. Tomorrow I am going to the Sydney Quilt Show. I am looking forward to it. We actually have a small local quilt shop now which is great but they don't have a huge selection and as usual in Australia, it is expensive. I am making sure to make some purchases to try and keep it open. It will be great to see so much fabric and quilts all under one roof in Sydney.


I love this  tall tales block by Quilt with Kate. I have no idea what I am going to do with it. I might make a quilt with lots of different books.

15 June 2017

Swoon


 Finally I have made a Swoon block. Have had a lot of trouble trying to get a good photo showing the colours.
Now I need to decide to make a quilt for our bed using Swoon blocks or Sawtooth stars.

05 June 2017

June OMG

Hopefully will get more sewing time this month. I want to quilt this Austin Modern Quilt from May last year. I have bought the backing fabric last year in anticipation of quilting it a lot sooner.
I love this quilt. I picked the colours based on Eden by Tula Pink.
Linking to OMG at Elm Street Quilts.

04 June 2017

OMG May

OMG for One Monthly Goal or Oh My God how much can it rain in one weekend! The photos are not the best and the colours look a lot darker than they are. The orange looks very red but everyone knows what  Carolyn Friedlander fabric looks like so probably doesn't matter. I will take more photos on a sunny day.





I took a photo outside to see if it was better and it wasn't which is not surprising as the reason we bought this house was how open and light it is. We moved here in September last year so have enjoyed spring, summer and autumn and are looking forward to winter (as much as you can look forward to winter).



12 May 2017

mini

I finished my pineapple mini and it is gorgeous. When I make a mini from fabrics I used in a quilt I like to back it with same fabric as the quilt. This is made with some of the fabric and the backing from this quilt





02 May 2017

One Monthly Goal

Things have been a little busy and I did not post a monthly goal for April. I have to finish this quilt in May. It is my friends birthday on the 8th of May so I am going to be a little late but if it is finished in her birthday month I will be happy.
 So my OMG for May is to quilt and bind this layer cake pop quilt.
Linking to OMG at Elm Street Quilts



30 April 2017

New Fabric


The backing fabric has arrived and it is great. Even though the background is cream, the colours are great and I love the design. If I am paying for shipping  I like to order more fabric. I don't have a lot of low volume so I ordered Blueberry Park low volume jelly roll, I bought 2 jolly bars of zen chic so I can make the pattern that comes with the jolly bar and a mini charm pack of modern lustre. I am very happy with my choices!  



23 April 2017

waiting for backing

All done and looks good. I have ordered a wide back online and hopefully the colours will work. I don't usually like to use white for background as threads show but my friend loves white background fabric in quilts. I have started trimming threads so will be ready to go as soon as the fabric arrives.



20 April 2017

Purple Pineapple

Finally sewing. I spent last week in Perth and now I am home and doing some sewing! Even though Psych has finished for ever, I still have a thing for pineapples. I have loved this mini for a while but not a big yellow fan so decided on a purple pineapple. Mix that with Kate Spain and you have a winner

03 March 2017

Coffee

I love the Stars Hollow quilt by Amy at During Quiet time and thought I would make some coffee cups. I simplified the mug as I liked this fabric with only a band. I then chickened out when I looked at the pieces for steam. One day I will try again as I really the like the pattern but I still like it without steam.

March OMG


I have decided on a change of project for my OMG for March. I want to finish this flimsy that is going to be for a friend. It is the layer cake pop pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop. I love the pattern but I don't love this quilt. Hopefully my friend will. She loves Carolyn Friedlander and white so she should. I only have one row to do before so I might even get it basted.
 Linking to One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.


25 February 2017

February OMG







I finished my monthly goal again. I am linking to Elm Street Quilts. I am very happy with how this looks and now I have to try and quilt it.  I really hate basting!!!!!!


18 February 2017

Carolyn Friedlander


I want to make a quilt for a friend for her 50th birthday. She loves Carolyn Friedlander so I thought the outhouse quilt made with Carolyn Friedlander fabric would be perfect. Here are the first six houses. They are paper pieced and look great but they take me an exceptionally long time to do!
I am going to make the layer cake pop pattern as well as I want to give her a lap quilt too. I briefly considered a lap quilt with the outhouse pattern and then I realised I am far too slow to even consider this.

11 February 2017

Layer Cake Pop

These are 4 blocks from the Fat Quarter Shops, layer cake pop. I love how they look when you put them together. I pulled the fabric for this from a layer cake of Kate Spains Latitude. This was a test to see if I should make one for a friend from some Carloyn Friedlander fabric. I think it will look great. I just need to buy some silver background fabric to start the new quilt.

01 February 2017

February goal

I have started making a sliced coin quiltalong quilt using all the Melba fabric. I had to modify the tutorial from Don't Call Me Betsy as I did not have fat quarters. I want to finish the flimsy by the end of the month.
It is a gift for Dave so I have to make it when he is not around. He is off to Bathurst this weekend so I should be able to get a lot done!
Linking to Elm Street Quilts OMG.

29 January 2017

shopping

I have tried two new Australian stores and am very impressed. I ordered fabric from one and a pattern from the other on a Sunday and received both within a week. This is very good as we live in a coastal town not a city.

 The first purchase was a layer cake from Cotton Factory. It is a Carolyn Friedlander Carikai layer cake. I will be using it to make outhouse for a friend.

I bought the Outhouse pattern from Clairs fabrics. I wanted the pattern instead of the PDF which I usually buy as it is paper piecing and I wanted to make sure I had the size exactly right with no printer modifications. A lovely bonus was two charm square size swatches of Carolyn Frienlander fabric. I have already used one in an outhouse!

I would recommend both of these shops to fellow Australians. The prices are very good for Australia (which is very expensive compared to the US) and the service is excellent.

One Monthly Goal

 I did it. I finished my goal for this month! I wanted to try this courthouse steps pattern and I find table runners are perfect for testing patterns. I would love a quilt using this. I am not sure what to pick for next month.



Linking to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.


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