31 July 2011

A Christmas Present

I finally finished a Christmas Present. It is the January Table Runner from the Fresh and Fancy series by Cotton Way. This will be for one of my brothers. Not sure which one yet! There is three to choose from after all.

This is the back. I used a darker grey on the back and quilted it as it was shown in the pattern picture.

Had to finish with this shot of Rhani and B.

14 July 2011

A New Book

Whenever I go to Newcastle I check out the bookshops on the hope of finding a quilt book. I found this book the other day which I have never heard of. It has patterns designed by Marion Patterson, Sally Ablett and Sue Warren. There are some great designs and I could not resist buying it. These are now added to my never ending list of projects I want to do!

I went to see the last Harry Potter today. Another good movie although I always like the books more.

12 July 2011

Everyones a winner baby

Well maybe not everyone but I am. YAY! I won the Scrap Basket Sensations book by Kim Brackett from the Fat Quarter Shop. I love the Fat Quarter Shop. I always have a shopping cart on the go with many things I would love to buy, then when I cant resist anymore I place an order. The service is always great.

I really miss living near quilt shops and being able to browse and buy fabrics and books. I love quilt books (and Magazines) and read them over and over dreaming of what I will make.

07 July 2011

Manly Table runner 2

I need to make some manly things. I have decided to try and make Christmas gifts this year and with three brothers some of them will need to be manly! This is a Cotton Way pattern, the January Table Runner for the Fresh and Fancy series. I really like how it looks in batiks. Now to quilt it.

05 July 2011

It's been a while!

I managed to finish my cherry house quilt along quilt and am happy with how it looks. I think it might be a good baby quilt for a little boy. I have a pregnant friend who it would be good for, if she has a boy, of course.

I made a cute pincushion for a friend and forgot to take a photo. I might try and take one next time I am at her house. It is not good to forget to take photos when you are sewing so little. It is school holidays so with some luck I will have more photos soon.

It is very windy here today but still not very cold. We have been having a very mild winter which is a good thing!!!