Friday, 24 February 2017

Next project

This has been on the waiting list for sometime now, it is a paper pieced pattern which I have decided to tackle. After reading the instructions a few times and making a start on it, the piecing is coming along nicely. Not as difficult as I thought.
 Some of the FMQ that I experimented with on the Fantastic fusion quilt.
 Paper pieced blocks.

The pattern has all the papers with it, just had to cut them out and prepare them for the piecing.
 

Friday, 27 January 2017

UFO

This week I have finished putting together this quilt top which I started in a workshop with Lisa Walton last year. The workshop was her Fantastic Fusion class. It will need lots of quilting to hold the pieces together as there are no seams, it is all fused together. It will be a good opportunity to practise some free motion quilting.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Welcome 2017

A big hello to all the bloggers. I have told myself I am going to blog more often, as I find it very inspirational seeing  some of the things everyone makes. They are really lovely.
These are a few of the things that I have made or completed over the last few months. Once I start on something I like to continue albeit on and off till it is finished.
 I made another hat for the latest grandson for Christmas.

This was a mystery quilt which I made and machine quilted, all from fabric stored in the cupboard!

This is a wallet  made for Cody in his favourite spiderman fabric.



 And Hayley also got one with Frozen fabric. They were very happy to have  them.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Into Journalling

Hello fellow bloggers, it has been awhile but sometimes other things get in the way. I have been creating some pages for the club's swap/challenge and have also received some pages in return. These are the pages that I created.
 Julie asked for a tree growing in this area so I stitched a Bunya Pine tree.
 
Kim wanted some bright flowers for her journal.

 Lesley asked for fruit so bananas it was for me.
 

 June asked for something to remind her of her garden with birds and trees and shrubs.
 
Gail called her page to be The Colours of Broome and had a photo to use as a guide.

Gayle wanted anything that you could call Blue, so nothing better then an Aussie Flag for me.
 
These are the pages that I received. My theme was Native flora or Fauna.




I think they are so lovely and will be a wonderful keepsake with lots of memories. I have put them together into a journal and created a front cover for the journal. I also hand dyed the fabric for the background.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Holiday travels

At home again after a fantastic time travelling around Tasmania. We went there to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, so left the van behind and flew and hired a vehicle and drove around at our own pace and visiting places that appealed to us. Lots of walking to see the sights but all worth it when we reached the point of interest.
 Taken from Tahune Airwalk, Geeveston.

The lakes on Cradle mountain.


The magnificent Wineglass Bay.

The bridge in Richmond.

Some lovely timber carvings.
 
I had some help from Hayley and Cody to celebrate my birthday. They were very happy to see us when we got home from our holiday.

 
The quilting club is having a mystery quilt project. I thought it would be good to use some forgotten fabrics so was very happy to be able to select fabrics that were waiting for that moment when they would be put to good use. The mystery will be revealed on the 3rd sewing day.
 

Friday, 15 January 2016

Xmas gifts

Over the Christmas New Year break I managed to make a couple more hats for the grandchildren. I got them involved with tracing and cutting out the pattern. They also selected their favourite fabric. It was a bit of a hectic time this year as the grandchildren are all getting a bit older and look for more attention so I had to keep them busy.





 
Then a little platypus for the baby. These toy patterns are really cute to make.

I also gave this quilt to little Saxon who is 15 months old. It looked great when it was quilted, Betty did a super job with the quilting for it.





 

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Sewing for gifts

I have been busy doing a little sewing for the grandchildren. I love these hats, I made this Lightening Mcqueen one for Cody and I had to be quick to get a photo with him before he went home.


Another hat that will go to another little grandson.I turned the brim up on this one but think I should fold it down. The hats are reversible too.