Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
There’s a friend’s baby on it’s way very soon and I had the honour of making a quilt. The request was for a Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt and after a little net surfing we found the perfect one! The pattern is by Jean Ann Wright and sold by The Fat Quarter Shop.
Here it is being basted ready for quilting.
Over a few days I quilted it in a large stipple while the family ate dinner at the kitchen bench!
There was enough fabric left over to make a pillowcase and cushion cover, I now have my quilting mojo back and must get on and finish a few of the quilt tops that are folded away in the sewing cupboard.
I see there is a Grouchy Ladybug quilt…..anyone else having a baby??
I’m off to eat through one ice cream cone….one pickle….one lollypop….
Happy stitchin folks
Friday, August 12, 2011
Katherine managed to convince me to give English Paper piecing a go and I think I am now addicted. So much easier when you buy the pre-cut papers and use special glue to tack them down. This project may now take over the as the piano quilt and I’ll finish the triangles on the machine!
Happy stitchin :)
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I have been lost somewhere between illness, school holidays and 40th birthday parties (not mine!!).
Sorry for the absence, life kinda got me busy…
My oldest child turned 10 last year and I promised him a quilt (as you do). It didn’t get finished by his birthday (as happens). It did get done while he was still 10 and before his 11th birthday!
The colours were chosen by the birthday boy and his obsession with bows/arrows and targets gave me some inspiration for the design. I used the same fabrics in stripes on the back. I needed some help with the quilting as this is a big quilt and was losing inspiration. I also like the sticky bun design. I like the finished result!
We have recently rearranged the children’s bedrooms and my little two now share a room which is painted blue and red. The pink and purple quilt belonging to my youngest no longer matched. So, of course it was time to buy new red and blue fabric and this is what I came up with:
The picnics and fairgrounds fabric by DS was perfect. It was very well received and became a dance stage on this particular day for my 3 and 5 year olds!
There have been a few other quilts progress and many in the planning, but more for another day. My oldest daughter turns 9 this weekend and we are having a ‘LIttle House on the Prairie’ party tomorrow. I have made pioneer bonnets for all the girls and now it’s time to make cornbread, popcorn balls, and oatmeal cookies. I must say I am enjoying this theme and re-living my childhood days too!
Until next time,