09 October 2017

Baby quilt

My niece is having a baby and likes colours I don't have a lot of so I ordered a scrap pack of pink and pastels from Cotton Factory. Most of the fabric is perfect for a baby quilt. Now I need to decide what to do with it. The fabric makes me think Red Pepper Quilts so I might try a small postage stamp quilt or something similar with the fabrics on the right and maybe some solids. I am pretty sick of brown and yellow so will be good to try and figure out something with this fabric.

07 October 2017

Q4 of the 2017 FAL

I have several projects I want to take to Perth next time I go. Hopefully this will be this year so I decided to join the last finish along for the year.

1. Twin quilts



2. Peters quilt



3.Quilt for my nieces baby
No photo as I am waiting for the fabric to arrive.



O.K that is enough but I am going to add
4. Skull quilt cos I love it and really want to finish it.

5. Mini house quilt for a friend who lives here for Christmas.


6. Emu cross stitch
I have taken this off the big frame as it was to hard to handle. I have been doing a little of this the last couple of nights although once I have binding to sew I will do that at night.


Linking to Quarter 4 Finish-A-Long

03 October 2017

1st block done


I made my first skull block from the Quilt book by Tula and Angela.
Love it. Need to make a quilt with this block. I am thinking 4x4 blocks to go on our bed.

02 October 2017

October Goal

One of my brothers is a huge Hawthorne supporter so I decided to make him a quilt in their colours which unfortunately are brown and yellow.

I planned to make an Irish Chain quilt because I have been wanting to make one in two colours for a while. But there was a good chance it would be an ugly quilt with those two colours!!!

Then I saw his team playing an away game in white jerseys with a little brown and yellow and the jerseys looked nice. So I thought why not make a mainly white quilt. Then I remembered this pattern in Love Patchwork and Quilting. This is the only magazine I always buy. I love it and I think one day I should make one quilt from each issue.


Here is a test block and I think it will look great. I will need to take this quilt to Perth next time I go so I am going to make it my October Goal.
Liking to  OMG at Elm Street Quilts.

28 September 2017

Tula Pink

 I love Tula Pink fabrics and really enjoy the midnight quilt show with Angela Walters so I decided to buy this book. To be honest I don't care about the quilting side of it, just the patterns.
This skull pattern is the main reason I bought the book. I love purple so I love the quilt in the book but I think I should use my favourite PJ shorts for colour inspiration. I cant make this quilt right now as too many other projects the go so I will make a mini!!!
These are my fabric choices.
It turns out this book is full of projects I want to make. I will add them to my ever increasing list.

September One Monthly Goal

I did it. I finished the second quilt top and have ordered purple butterfly fabric and pink butterfly fabric from craftsy for the backings.The pattern is a freebie at Me and My sister designs 
I am looking forward to finishing these.
Linking to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goals

23 September 2017

I thought I was finished!

I thought I had finished the twin quilts as I decided not to add a border. When I lay them out, I think they need a border. The pattern is a freebie at Me and My sister designs and has a wider border cut at 3.5 inches. I think I will make it the same size as the sashing cutting it at 2 inches

22 September 2017

Bloggers Quilt Festival

It is time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. My entry is a Carolyn Friedlander layer cake pop quilt. This quilt is a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Quilt Pattern. It is a very clever pattern. Easy to make and very effective.
I picked the fabrics that I thought my friend would like even though they didn't appeal to me at the time. I do love the finished product.



07 September 2017

Modern Maples Placemats

I love the modern maples pattern and have made a table runner and a placemat using the pattern. I made two more recently. I really need to make a quilt with it!




02 September 2017

September OMG

My goal this month is to finish the second flimsy. I have twin nieces and would like to give them both a quilt for Christmas this year.

Linking to Elm St Quilts OMG

30 August 2017

Beachie Blocks

I have made the blocks for my Quilt using the Missouri Quilt Co Window pane 9 patch quilt. I am going to sash the blocks. I used green and blue Layer cake squares from Latitude by Kate Spain cut into charm squares.

25 August 2017

August OMG

I did it. I quilted and bound this quilt within the month. I still haven't basted the quilt from the last 2 months so it was a good decision to set a new goal.
Here it is before washing. Once again it is hard to get a good photo showing the colours. It is the blueberry park low volume jelly roll.
 I love the fabric on the back although maybe I should have tried to match the circles or as I saw recently added a strip of solid where the backing meets.
Linking to Elm Street Quilts OMG.

19 August 2017

Another new project

I love starting new projects and have given up trying to resist. I simply bought more plastic drawers to store my WIPs. I want to make a beachie quilt for a friend and after looking at lots of quilts on pinterest I came up with this design. I used the window pane disappearing 9 patch from Missouri Star Quilt Co and will put wide sashing between each block. I made one test block and I think it will look good.

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.