27 July 2014

My parents have built and moved into a brand new house after living in the same house their entire married life until now. I am flying to Perth tomorrow and will finally see it. I really want to make things for the house but decided to not do too much until I see it. Mum told me she bought yellow bar stools so when I saw this fabric at the Sydney quilt show I knew I had to get it. I made these 2 place mats to take with me. I just used the fabric as it is perfect. I have nearly a metre of it so I can make some more things later.
I used black and white fat quarters I had for the back.

26 July 2014

Modern Maples

I finally finished my falling Maples runner made using the tutorial on Larks Crafts. Simple straight line quilting because everything else I tried didn't work.

24 July 2014

Another Mini for me

I loved this mini by Jeni Baker and I love Kate Spain so I decided to use her fabric to make a similar one for ME. I had a jelly roll which I have been saving but I have decided I am going to use it to make lots of fun projects. I modified this pattern so I could use a jelly roll. It finishes at 12 inches. Kate Spains new line Horizon is out in September and it looks fantastic so I am going to sew as much as possible before then so I can justify buying it. Sound like a plan!

10 July 2014

Sydney Quilt Show

I went to the Sydney Quilt show on Wednesday. It was a good show although smaller than usual. I didn't buy a lot as I have so many things planned with the things I have.
I bought some aida so I can finally start the quilty stitches sampler along at Little Miss Shabbys blog.
Couldn't reist this emu cross stitch even though I have a million to do.
Had to buy fabric.
Another mini I must make.

Aurifil BOM

Finished the July block of the Aurifil BOM. I love this block! You can see the tv in the corner. I have been watching Castle while sewing.

07 July 2014

A couple of cushions

I finished the cushion for my dad and the one for me using the Spring Quarter Quilt pattern by Teaginny designs. I made an envelope enclosure with a binding strip for them both. It is quick and easy and looks good.

06 July 2014

Vice Versa BOM

I couldn't resist. I love the look of the blocks in the vice versa BOM at Gen X Quilters and had to join in. It uses 5 different colours but I am thinking of using my fat quarter bundle of sunrise kona cotton. I think it should work.I am going to the quilt show in Sydney on Wednesday so will hold off making a decision till then.
I have taken photos of some of projects that have been on my blog recently with Daves camera to see if the colours look better.
Could not resist a photo of Rhani.

02 July 2014

Nested Churn Dash

I have finished my nested churn dash mini and hope to quilt it soon so it is really finished. The pattern is by quilt Jane at Want it, Need it, quilt! and is all over blogs at the moment. Mine is simplified similar to Carrie at LaVieEnRosie. I love the Australian fabrics but I already want to make it again with solid batiks. Another one to add to the to do list. Linking to freshly pieced WIP Wednesday.

01 July 2014

Paper piecing

I have been doing a little paper piecing. I decided to start easy with the 5 inch economy block from Red Pepper Quilts. I used a scrap of umbrella prints. I have no idea what to do with it but it is very cute.
Then I made a lego batman block which still needs the mouth embroidered and will become a cushion or placemat. This is free and one of many patterns from Quiet Play, a blog I follow. Kristy has so many great patterns availabe in her craftsy shop including freebies and BOMs.
Finally I made a 7 inch economy block from the Quilters Cache. This uses scraps from a quilt I made my dad and will be given to him for his birthday, hopefully with a something else I will come up with soon. He is very hard to buy for.