Sunday, March 29, 2015

Aussie hoop swap

Over on Instagram I have joined a few swaps one bing a hoop swap.  

This is what I made.


I designed this one myself.


This one is just 2.5 inch squares really easy.

This is what I received.


A better photo of my hoop which I have hung in my sewing room.


I just love it.

Until next time happy stitching.  I am planning on doing lots of sewing over the Easter break.





Sunday, March 15, 2015

Some Finishes and New Beginnings

I have finished binding all three quilts and my Hazel cushion.


A pile of pretty finishes.

Because I have finished four things I can start two new things.  Is this how it works?  

Daysail a Bonnie and Camille's latest range has recently arrived at shops so I needed to make a quilt with it but then I couldn't decide which one so I have started two.

First up is Norway which is a pattern by Camille.  I have completed two blocks they are huge.



The second quilt is a designer I have found on Instagram Peta Peace her shop is www.shequiltsalot.bigcartel.com and her quilt is called True North.  Her pattern is very easy to follow with great instructions and I am really enjoying making this.  

Block One


Block Two


Block Three


Block Four


And Block Five


Four more blocks to go.

I have also finished off some swap gifts.

A mini Vintage Cotton Reel Quilt designed by Tied with a Ribbon


And a Bonnie and Camille hoopart for the March birthday girl for the Bonnie and Camille swap I am in.


I am off to finish another True North block until next time happy stitching.












Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lots to show

I have been busy sewing away but I haven't got around to showing you all unless you are on Instagram where I have put up a few photos.

I finished my height chart for my nephew.



I found this Christmas hanging in one of my UFO boxes it is by Gail Pan I think it was from the first Christmas in July Quilt Fabric Delights online retreat but I can't remember anyway it has been half finished for quite some time so it is nice having it finished.


Another half finished project is done and dusted this time Carousel from Simply Fat Quarters book by It's Sew Emma.  I used up some left over Vintage Modern fat quarters.


This is a full picture of my Springtime quilt designed by Leanne Milsom of Lizziethequilter.


This is the next mini for the Bonnie and Camille birthday club I am in.  Designed by Tied with a Ribbon.


This is the February parcel.  I am enjoying being able to use all my mini patterns I hadn't got around to making.


This is my Summer quilt which I have been quilting.  Using my favourite Scrumptious fabrics designed by Thimble Blossoms.


I picked my Log Cabin Christmas quilt from the quilters.  This is a Cotton Way design using April Showers.


A close up of the quilting.  I just love how the red thread looks.

And the reward for making it to the end of this blog post.




My 2011 Quilt Aid quilt.  I can't tell you how excited I was about getting this back.  I am busy stitching down the binding.  I just love it and the quilting done by Jemima's Creative Quilting is just beautiful.  Okay it can get cold now I have my beautiful quilt to snuggle under.  

Until next time happy stitching.