08 November 2015

A Christmas Present

I finally started my Charley Harper quilt. I have been a bit scared to start this as I love the fabric so much I was worried I would stuff it up and waste the fabric.

I used a tutorial by Hyacinth Quilt Design but I made the blocks a little bigger so I could cut larger fussy cut squares. This design really makes me think instead of mindlessly following instructions. I think I prefer mindlessly following instructions.

I finished the batman cushion I am was making for my son.
I still have quite a bit of this fabric left from the quilt I made 2 years ago, so I can see more batman projects in the future.

02 November 2015

Bright Sun

I finished another quilt top! Work has been very quiet, a little too quiet but I think that will change soon. This was made with a layer cake of Bright sun and silver background. One good thing about living in Australia is we get some fabric early. I got the idea for this design from a kit a friend bought from Fifis Fabricology. Their pattern used 2 different half square triangles to make the flying geese but had some plain background interspersed which I liked ( and copied). I am making a mini that is similar with half square triangles.


28 October 2015

Dog Gone Cute

 Today is my day on the Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop at Sew Fresh Quilts. Lorna has the most amazing patterns. The others blogging today are
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

 I made cushions for my twin nieces. One loves Pink and the other Purple.

How cute are these cushions. I love them. The colours don't look quite right especially the purple one but they are a very cute pair.

 I love the binding I found at spotlight and I am thinking I should make a Hazel hedgehog with it!!!

Make sure you check out all the stops on the blog hop. Link here to post with all participants. Also check out the latest patterns coming soon at Sew Fresh Quilts, Jungle Friends and Forest Friends.

25 October 2015

Preppy the Whale

I am in love with animal quilts right now and thanks to the internet, I downloaded and made this mini (still to be quilted) on the weekend.
It is Preppy the Whale by Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson. This is another fantastic pattern although I questioned my colour choices when putting it together. I like the colours but think Batiks and brighter fabrics would look great, Might have to make a big one!!!

22 October 2015

To the Quilter

This would have to be the fastest I have ever finished a quilt. The top is done and of to Terrace quilting to be quilted. The ladies in this shop are lovely and do an amazing job of quilting. It is a gorgeous quilt and I cant wait to get it back. The quilt  is a kit from Quintessential Quilts in Perth.

There was another kit at Quintessential quilts I really liked but I just bought the pattern this time. The proportions of the block are great for fabrics to shine! I tested it with a batman cushion and it is great.

13 October 2015

1 hour basket

This pattern is everywhere on the internet and made by everyone. I can see why. It is a great pattern, very easy and a good size. I have some pretty tea towels which I am going to try using to make the next one for a more sturdy basket.

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).