Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Autumn Leaves

I did it, I actually did it…

Free Motion Quilted that is. Now it is not perfect, in fact far from it but I am pleased with the finished result. It helps that I know that my friend who little girl it is for would love anything I make, especially that I did it all myself. So without any further rambling from me here it is
 E Cot Quilt finished front

It has a pieced back as well

E Cot Quilt finished (9)

And here is a close up of my quilting, not a clear close up but you don’t want to see a clear one showing all my mistakes.

E Cot Quilt closeup of quilting

Also there is current a few lovely ladies, Heather and KarrieLyne that are giving their blog readers a chance to win a AccuQuilt Go

And finally just because I can here is a new photo of my two boys

My Boys

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

12 days


8 days down and I am actually quite please with what I have achieved. I have conquered my fears of FMQ and quilted E’s Cot Quilt. No pictures as yet as I need to wash it to remove all the blue pen marks. In the meantime here is a sneak peek of it waiting to have the binding hand stitched down.

E Cot Quilt in progress

I have also sewn together the Pram Quilt for Lachie’s new pram just need to sandwich and start the hand quilting in pale green perle thread I think.

Pram Quilt Top finished

Here is a close up showing the material, it was taken out night so the full picture is a bit washed out by the flashPram Quilt Top close up

I have also started the next stage of the Charm Square Quilt Along which is putting the blocks together, here is my first one, 1 down – 24 to go.

Charm Square Quiltalong first finished block

I wonder what else I will be able to get finished before I start back?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

19 days till…..

my maternity leave finishes…  then I will go from spending all my time


with this


this and




to having to include 15hrs a week with this as well, hope I still find time for my sewing.

Between now and then I have a few things I would like to try and get done. I need to quilt E’s Cot Quilt, I have been putting it off as I had originally planned to just echo quilt around and inside the blocks, but as I decided to make a pieced back I realised that this would look odd. So with some encouragement from some lovely friends from MMQG I have decided to have a go FMQ it. Wish me luck.

I also need to get Bastian’s cuddle quilt sandwiched and quilted, this is going to be quilted quite plainly so should be easy enough to do, except for the fact that I am using Minky as the back.

I also need to sew together L’s Pram quilt, sandwich and start hand quilting it.

Along with keeping up with the Charm Square Quilt Along and everything else I want to do  smile_regular

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Swaps, Shopping and Stuff

With the August MMQG sewing day happening tomorrow (7 Aug) I thought I should blog the name tag that I made and received at last months sewing day. My sneak peek here included some paper in the left hand corner, did anyone spy that. As everyone seems to be in love with hexagons at the moment I decided to use hexagons for my name tag and made this one for Cathy
MMQG Namebag made
This is the one I received from Bec
MMQG Namebadge received
I have also been making a few purchases lately. Firstly I went to Melbourne Craft & Quilt Show a couple of weekends ago and was very restrained in my spending. I got was Janelle Wind’s first book Pieces of Me, and a this kit to make Melly & Me’s Fat Quarter bag 
FQ Bag kit
I have to admit that I am quite proud of myself as I have already made one project out of the book, started and finished it all in one day. One of the reasons why I purchased this book was for this specific project.
IPhone cover
Isn’t it cute, it is a cover for my Iphone and has a small pocket on the front which is the perfect size to hold my ATM/credit card and some loose change. I have also order some fabric from this lovely store to make two bags out of this book.
Actually I have purchased quite a lot from that store recently as well as the fabric I have three Christmas related kits on there way to me, a advent calendar, reindeer stocking and Christmas wreath. There were all part of QFD Christmas in July online event so I am unable to post photos of the patterns but if you have a look over here you can see some pictures of some of the projects I got kits for. Another purchase I made from QFD was this lovely soft flannel
I am going to team it with the FQ pack of Ginger Blossom that my lovely EB friends gave me as a thankyou for running the Round Robin Swap last year. I plan to make a half sq triangle quilt like Esther’s using the flannel as one half of the sq and the cotton as the other half, hoping it will look as I imagine.
I have also been working on the Freckled Whimsey Charm Pack Quilt along and am now up to date.
150 1/2 sq triangles all trimmed back
150 1/2 square triangles
Charm Pack Quilt along stage 2 Completed
75 four patch blocks
Finally if you like the look of my IPhone cover, don’t forget that I have a PIF open at the moment and you never now I might make one for you :)