28 October 2015

Dog Gone Cute

 Today is my day on the Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop at Sew Fresh Quilts. Lorna has the most amazing patterns. The others blogging today are
Thursday, October 29
Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Jenn of A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Anne of Batiks by the Bay
Susie of Susie's Sunroom
Tracy of Tracy’s Bits N Pieces

 I made cushions for my twin nieces. One loves Pink and the other Purple.

How cute are these cushions. I love them. The colours don't look quite right especially the purple one but they are a very cute pair.

 I love the binding I found at spotlight and I am thinking I should make a Hazel hedgehog with it!!!

Make sure you check out all the stops on the blog hop. Link here to post with all participants. Also check out the latest patterns coming soon at Sew Fresh Quilts, Jungle Friends and Forest Friends.

25 October 2015

Preppy the Whale

I am in love with animal quilts right now and thanks to the internet, I downloaded and made this mini (still to be quilted) on the weekend.
It is Preppy the Whale by Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson. This is another fantastic pattern although I questioned my colour choices when putting it together. I like the colours but think Batiks and brighter fabrics would look great, Might have to make a big one!!!

22 October 2015

To the Quilter

This would have to be the fastest I have ever finished a quilt. The top is done and of to Terrace quilting to be quilted. The ladies in this shop are lovely and do an amazing job of quilting. It is a gorgeous quilt and I cant wait to get it back. The quilt  is a kit from Quintessential Quilts in Perth.

There was another kit at Quintessential quilts I really liked but I just bought the pattern this time. The proportions of the block are great for fabrics to shine! I tested it with a batman cushion and it is great.

13 October 2015

1 hour basket

This pattern is everywhere on the internet and made by everyone. I can see why. It is a great pattern, very easy and a good size. I have some pretty tea towels which I am going to try using to make the next one for a more sturdy basket.

12 October 2015

What a weekend

My friends daughter recently moved to Brisbane so my friend and I decided to visit her last weekend. There just happened to be a quilt show on!!!! We had a great girly weekend and this is my fabric purchases. I saw some great Zombie fabric but decided not to buy it and now I wish I did. I have soooo much fabric and didn't know what I would do with it so I didn't buy it. Not to worry, we did plenty of shopping for other things and I feel like I bought heaps!!! Also now I have something to look for at the next quilt show. I really think we should make this trip to Brisbane an annual thing. The flight was only just over an hour compared to 3 hour drive to Sydney and when you are finished at the show, there are Southbank markets and a stroll over the bridge to the CBD. Oh boy did we cover some miles.

I have made all the blocks for this so I am going to start sewing it together. I need to finish something so I can feel less guilty about my purchases ( and go buy Zombie fabric).

07 October 2015

Dog Gone update

I finished Karas pink dog. Now all I need is to turn them into cushions. It is a cloudy day here so the colours are not exactly right. I love the dogs in the bright solids. The pattern is dog number 5 in the Dog gone Cute blog hop at Sew Fresh Quilts.

This is the first dog I made. I prefer the brighter colours and the across quilting to the up and down. But sill a cute puppy!
Linking to Lorna as sew fresh quilts

06 October 2015

Dog Gone Cute

Today is the first day of the Dog Gone Cute Blog hop. Here is a list of all the blog hoppers. Lucky I am at the end of the month. I quilted Bella ready to be a cushion yesterday and hopefully will make Kara today!

Tuesday, October 6
Karen of Run Sew Fun
Kris of Kris Loves Fabric
Anja of Anja Quilts
Kelly of Quilting it Out
Tish of Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland

Thursday, October 8
Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
Nina of Inchworming
Doris of The Quilting Queen Online
Brandy of Pampered Pettit
Leena of Creative Instincts

Tuesday, October 13
Ruth of Charly and Ben’s Crafty Corner
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel
Kathy of Kathy’s Quilting Blog
Deb of New Creative State

Thursday, October 15
Anita of Daydreams of Quilts
Gina of Quilts and Cakes
Beth of Words & Stitches
Rachel of Quiltineering
Julie of Mack and Mable

Tuesday, October 20
Cathy of A Quilting Chick
Selina of Selina Quilts
Shauna of Shauna’s World
Gayle of Pedal Sew Lightly
Kathy of Kayak Quilting

Thursday, October 22
Sandy of Upstairs Hobby Room
Heide of Heide’s Quilty Hugs
Britt-Inger of Hill Valley Quilter
Judy of How ART You?
Louisa of Sewmotion
Tuesday, October 27
Teje of Nero’s Patch and Post
Stephanie of Jak and Will
Valerie of Val’s Quilting Studio
Ellen of Georgia Florida Studio
Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts

Thursday, October 29
Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Jenn of A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Anne of Batiks by the Bay
Susie of Susie's Sunroom
Tracy of Tracy’s Bits N Pieces

01 October 2015

Bella's Dog

Bella loves purple and Kara loves pink so I am making them both cushions using the large dog from sew fresh quilts, dog gone cute quilt along. I am making them both the same dog in different colours as they like "the same but different". This is dog number 5 of the quiltalong and he is soooo cute.

I bought a quilt kit. I haven't bought a kit for years but when I was in Perth I could not resist this!

It is gorgeous and very different from my usual style and I love it!!!!! I bought it from a great quilt shop close to my parents house called Quintessential Quilts.