12 October 2015

What a weekend

My friends daughter recently moved to Brisbane so my friend and I decided to visit her last weekend. There just happened to be a quilt show on!!!! We had a great girly weekend and this is my fabric purchases. I saw some great Zombie fabric but decided not to buy it and now I wish I did. I have soooo much fabric and didn't know what I would do with it so I didn't buy it. Not to worry, we did plenty of shopping for other things and I feel like I bought heaps!!! Also now I have something to look for at the next quilt show. I really think we should make this trip to Brisbane an annual thing. The flight was only just over an hour compared to 3 hour drive to Sydney and when you are finished at the show, there are Southbank markets and a stroll over the bridge to the CBD. Oh boy did we cover some miles.

I have made all the blocks for this so I am going to start sewing it together. I need to finish something so I can feel less guilty about my purchases ( and go buy Zombie fabric).

07 October 2015

Dog Gone update

I finished Karas pink dog. Now all I need is to turn them into cushions. It is a cloudy day here so the colours are not exactly right. I love the dogs in the bright solids. The pattern is dog number 5 in the Dog gone Cute blog hop at Sew Fresh Quilts.

This is the first dog I made. I prefer the brighter colours and the across quilting to the up and down. But sill a cute puppy!
Linking to Lorna as sew fresh quilts

06 October 2015

Dog Gone Cute

Today is the first day of the Dog Gone Cute Blog hop. Here is a list of all the blog hoppers. Lucky I am at the end of the month. I quilted Bella ready to be a cushion yesterday and hopefully will make Kara today!

Tuesday, October 6
Karen of Run Sew Fun
Kris of Kris Loves Fabric
Anja of Anja Quilts
Kelly of Quilting it Out
Tish of Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland

Thursday, October 8
Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
Nina of Inchworming
Doris of The Quilting Queen Online
Brandy of Pampered Pettit
Leena of Creative Instincts

Tuesday, October 13
Ruth of Charly and Ben’s Crafty Corner
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel
Kathy of Kathy’s Quilting Blog
Deb of New Creative State

Thursday, October 15
Anita of Daydreams of Quilts
Gina of Quilts and Cakes
Beth of Words & Stitches
Rachel of Quiltineering
Julie of Mack and Mable

Tuesday, October 20
Cathy of A Quilting Chick
Selina of Selina Quilts
Shauna of Shauna’s World
Gayle of Pedal Sew Lightly
Kathy of Kayak Quilting

Thursday, October 22
Sandy of Upstairs Hobby Room
Heide of Heide’s Quilty Hugs
Britt-Inger of Hill Valley Quilter
Judy of How ART You?
Louisa of Sewmotion
Tuesday, October 27
Teje of Nero’s Patch and Post
Stephanie of Jak and Will
Valerie of Val’s Quilting Studio
Ellen of Georgia Florida Studio
Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts

Thursday, October 29
Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Jenn of A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Anne of Batiks by the Bay
Susie of Susie's Sunroom
Tracy of Tracy’s Bits N Pieces

01 October 2015

Bella's Dog

Bella loves purple and Kara loves pink so I am making them both cushions using the large dog from sew fresh quilts, dog gone cute quilt along. I am making them both the same dog in different colours as they like "the same but different". This is dog number 5 of the quiltalong and he is soooo cute.

I bought a quilt kit. I haven't bought a kit for years but when I was in Perth I could not resist this!

It is gorgeous and very different from my usual style and I love it!!!!! I bought it from a great quilt shop close to my parents house called Quintessential Quilts.

26 September 2015

Another tea pot cosy

I made another tea cosy using the tutorial from spoonful of sugar. I made this slightly larger and it fits Hubbys tea pot perfectly. I love this fabric and have had it for years waiting for the perfect project!

23 September 2015

For Gran

Now I have given this to my mum, I can post about it.I made this tea cosy using a tutorial from a Spoonful of sugar.

I also made a table runner based on one in the book, Simply Modern Christmas by Cindy Lammon of Hyacinth Quilts. i simplified it slightly by using one fabric for the strips at the sides similar to one Cindy made and blogged about previously. I met Cindy when I lived in St Charles and she is a lovely lady. Her quilts are beautiful and her blog worth reading!

16 September 2015

Bear Paw

Some more Kate Spain fabric! This is a bear paw version from the Missouri Quilt Co. The tutorial is here. I want to make sooo many of their quilts. I made the baby bear version but I sashed between the blocks.

The backing was going to be a skirt!