Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Confession

I hereby confess to having failed on my New Year's resolution not to buy new things to make other than those on my exemption list.  When I was at the Australasian Quilt Convention I saw a really nice quilt using Natalie Lymer Folk Tale fabric well the other week she had it on her blog and Ballarat Patchwork had it on special so well I just could not resist.  I have cut it all out apart from the triangles which I am going to do as I get to each block so they don't get distorted.  I have made the first block.

 So you can see why I couldn't resist the fabric is so sweet.  I am pleased with the way the block came out I always find triangles a bit scary with sewing on the bias which can stretch.

I also couldn't resist Fat Quarter Shop's Deck-ade the Halls quilt along.  These are the second lot of blocks which I finished today.  The next instalment is due next week.

I have done another block from my Mystery Quilt.  I still have one more to sew before I can put it all together.

My Hash Tag quilt is all finished and I have been snuggling under it during this week as the nights have been very cold although the days have been lovely and sunny which has been nice.

A close up of my quilting.
 I have also been cutting into my stash.  I have found a pattern in a magazine that I want to make up using scraps.  I think I will have enough fabric for more than one but I found I needed to cut a lot of different fabric before I could start sewing.

This is the pile waiting to be ironed and then cut.

And this is the box of already cut fabric.  I can't wait to get sewing but just needed to have a good range of colours before I start.  The rotary cutter has had  a really good work out.

I have also managed to quilt a couple of quilts.  They now have to be trimmed back and have their binding added.  Both were designed by Bonnie using Vintage Modern fabric.

 The binding on Spools just needs to be hand stitched now.

Last week my Simply Retro book finally arrived which was soooo exciting.  I purchased some fabric to make the Dapper quilt and have already cut it out oh for more hours in the day so I could sew and sew.
Camille has done a great job with her book and of course I want to make all the quilts in it.  I will get there one day.

 These are my blocks for my Topsy Turvy quilt designed by Bonnie and using Happy Go Lucky.

These are my partially put together blocks for my Niner quilt designed by Camille.  It uses Happy Go Lucky and Scrumptious.  I managed to get my hand on two jelly rolls of Scrumptious as a pre-release which I was super excited about unfortunately I wasn't about to get the fat quarter bundle which had already sold out before I realised it was available so now I have to wait patiently until September/October when it will be released.  I think I can find something else to make in the interim.

And finally I have made a little progress on the cross stitch.
When I took all these photos I didn't realise how much I had done over the last couple of weeks but now I feel like I have really achieved a lot especially with some quilts nearly finished.

Until next time happy stitching.

P S I hope to catch up with everyone during QFD Christmas in July

1 comment:

  1. All your projects are beautiful, I love your hash tag quilt,