31 March 2013

Another Flimsy

I have finished the top from an old quiltalong at Christa quilts. It ended up being 6 rows by 6 rows instead of 6 x 7 as I did not like some ot the blocks. I will probably use them in the back although if I can get the right colour solids I would like a stripped back. I used some old Pure charm packs by sweetwater. Today is my last day to get some sewing done as the next couple of weeks I am working full time ane we have a lot of sporting things on! My new machine is great although I have not had a lot of time to experiment.

24 March 2013

Stitch Me Up

When I signed up for this blog hop I got some gorgeous patterns emailed to me. There were several I wanted to make but as I was short on time I decided to make the quickest one. Good call as things have been a little busy. I love this design. I actually made a mistake when I was cutting out the stitchery and chopped one side off. After nearly having a heart attack I decided I could still use it and I really like how it turned out. I probably would not have gone the whole asymmetrical way without stuffing up. Goes to show how mistakes can definitely lead to improved designs! Here are the other participants for today. Keri@That Other Blog Heather@That Other Blog The Sewing Club ( no show) SewMuch 2 Luv Englating Kris Loves Fabric Crazy'boutquilts Quiltsmiles Ninis Patchwork Blog ArtFriendzy Batiks by the Bay Dancing Moon grymerspalet ( never showed up) Love it Sew it Pig Tales and Quilts Once again no matter how much I space them and how the post looks when in edit, all the words have run together.

20 March 2013

A New Machine

I had planned to practice quilting and finish some things but I decided I needed to celebrate by starting a new project. I am making a old quiltalong from Christa Quilts. This is a great shop with a really good blog with quiltalongs ane lots of other things. I am making her Sea of squares quilt. I really wanted to make the charming chevrons quilt but did not have any suitable charm packs. This is still on my wish list. For some reason the blog post is missing text and the pictures are in different places to where they show on the post before I publish and when I go into edit it shows what I want not what is there. No idea how to fix it so I will just leave it. I started the post with look at my beautiful new machine and I can still see it now but when I publish it will have disappeared.

Stitch Me Up Blog Hop

Not sure why but no matter how much I space this, it all runs together in the post. Sorry I joined the stitch me up blog hop over at Sew WE Quilt. I usually just lurk at these without participating so this time I thought I would acutally join in. Here is the schedule. My day is Friday. WEDNESDAY March 20th Karen@That Other Blog Susan @That Other Blog Sowing Stitches Life in the Scrapatch Pig Tales and Quilts Meadowbrook Marla's Crafts Gracie Oliver Arts Humble Quilter Cherry Blossom Quilting Studio New Girl News Sunshine Quilting Patchouli Moon Studio Lovin' Life at the End of the Dirt Road Selina Quilts THURSDAY March 21st Janice@ That Other Blog Angela@ That Other Blog piece peace Stitchin’ By The Lake Phoenix Heirlooms Sew Incredibly Crazy Mamaccessories Molly's Place Kath's Creations Get More Done Today Sew Many Yarns The Distracted Domestic Sheila's Quilt World UK City Crafter FRIDAY March 22nd Keri@That Other Blog Heather@That Other Blog The Sewing Club SewMuch 2 Luv Englating Kris Loves Fabric Crazy'boutquilts Quiltsmiles Ninis Patchwork Blog ArtFriendzy Batiks by the Bay Dancing Moon grymerspalet Love it Sew it MONDAY MARCH 25th Beverly @That Other Blog Betty@That Other Blog Stitches to Sprinkles Stitch Duchess' Crazy and Sane Quilting World Bejeweled Quilts by Barb Kathy's Quilts Mountain Delights Tea and Quilts Charlottes Creations Quilt Obsession The Slow Quilter Cali Quilter Little Pieces of My Life Creating My Comforts TUESDAY MARCH 26th Isabel @That Other Blog Jeanette @That Other Blog Just Let Me Quilt MacDonald’s Patch Pots Pans Pins and Prayers GrandMama's Stories Stitch, Stitch, Stitch Needled d Tomorrow's Treasures Today Lemur on a Stick Life In Every Breath Zellerwear Bumbleberry Stitches threads on my socks Hanging On By A Thread Fresh Cut Quilts WEDNESDAY MARCH 27TH Judy @That Other Blog lauraluvsloons and Quilting too Sew Sharyn Sewingly Along Anita's quilts en handwerken Quilt Doodle Doodles Val's Simple Passions Luv2Sew Busy As Can Be Paws for Stitching Quilting & Other Craft Therapy pieceful life Live Love Labs Felt pa Asly Scrapbook-ChickADoodle THURSDAY MARCH 28th Kristin @That Other Blog Robin @That Other Blog Jane's Fabric and Quilts Dexterdays The WorldThrough Our Window Sew Nicely thistle creek cottage My Art, My So Called Life Just Sew Sue Co mne bavi... life, quilts and a cat too TeaTimeCreations Read, quit, cook, pray Cate's Linens Shade Tree Quilting Ladybug Dreams FRIDAY MARCH 29th Sharon @That Other Blog Patricia @That Other Blog Blessings From Our Nest Liberty Threads Caribou Crossing Chronicles of Quilts, the Weather and other Fun Stuff Quilting, sewing Granny Creatin' in the Sticks Melinda Quilts Etc Ga's House Dachsies with Moxie Hill Valley Quilter Quilt n Queen Madame Samm

09 March 2013

Quilt Show

I finally got to go to Sydney for a quilt show on Friday. It only took 3 years. I had a nice day with some good purchases although I need use more stash so I did limit myself. It was a very small show which was disappointing but Saffron Craig had a stand and her fabric is amazing. I fell in love with her kookaburra quilt but could not justify buying a kit when I already have so many. I did buy this cute little kookaburra to stitch. I am going to do a heap of sewing before the next show so I can buy lots of fabric! Make sure you check out saffrons website. I did buy some fabric and some pinmoors to try.