30 December 2017

December OMG

I decided to finish the baby quilt first as I really want to take that to Perth with me to give my niece so I didn't finish the Hawthorne quilt. I am up to hand sewing the binding down so it is very close to done.

Linking to Elm Street Quilts

28 December 2017

2018 Planning Party

Quilting Jet Girl is hosting a planning party so I thought I would join. 

The main things I want to do next year is get more organised. I love starting projects and don't like to work on one thing at a time so I have bought drawers to store WIPs. I can just grab a draw and sew whatever I feel like at the time. Hopefully I will get some old projects finished by organising them into drawers too. I still need to do some serious sorting in my sewing room.

 I would love to make one quilt from each of my quilt books and from my love patchwork and quilting magazines (these are the only magazines I still buy the hard copy).

I want to join a few sew alongs. Two are with Angie at GnomeAngel. She is doing an Elizabeth Hartman All the animals sew along and another 100m days 100 blocks with the Tula Pink book which I missed last time. I am sure there will be more!

One thing I don't want to do again is try and finish four quilts at once to take to Perth with me! Although I do want to try and make quilts for all my family and friends.

So my plan is to keep making things I enjoy, continue to start way too many projects but try and be a little more organised about it!

18 December 2017

baby quilt done

So I finished quilting the baby quilt. I used a free tutorial called jungle lattice by Craft buds. The tutorial says it finishes at 40 by 48 and mine is 45 inches square so not sure how that happened. I didn't follow it closely, mainly used the pictures. I love how it turned out. I just bought some pink fabric for binding as we now have a quilt shop!!!

I quilted in the sashing. Quick, easy and the quilt should be nice and soft.
I saw some succulents in a pot at the markets which were really nice but expensive so a friend and I made our own version.

13 December 2017

A distraction

I finished this mini for a friend and now I really need to get back to those quilts. I really feel like making some Christmas things for the house but I cant. I might have to do some in January when I get back from Perth.

The backing for two quilts arrived from the Fat Quarter Shop so now I have no excuses! I had to order more  to take the order to the maximum for same shipping cost of course.

03 December 2017

December OMG

My OMG for December is to finish the Hawthorne quilt. I have ordered the backing from the Fat Quarter Shop during their Black Friday sale so hopefully it will arrive soon.

I need to finish four quilts before January 7th when I fly to Perth and I have only completely finished one so I need to get a move on. I have been sidetracked making a Christmas present the last few days.
Linking to Elm Street Quilts OMG.