19 July 2017

pillow cases

My daughter has had a Winnie the Pooh pillow case since she was a toddler but it has been looking worse each time it was washed and finally fell apart. I did not have enough fabric for a burrito style pillow case and I wanted the fabric to be up the right way. It took me an embarrassingly long time to work out how to do this. I first practised with some batik.

It turned out great!

05 July 2017

Debs quilt


One of the reasons we bought this house was the amount of light. In the middle of winter it is great with so much light. It has made it hard to photograph quilts. I have discovered early mornings outside there is enough shade to make it possible to get a photo. I am finally going to give this quilt to my friend so I wanted to try and get a better photo.

July OMG

The same goal as last month although I did have to do some resewing to fix the faded green. 

Linking to Elm Street Quilts.

02 July 2017

Not even close

My OMG for June was to quilt this quilt top and it didn't happen. I was horrified to find the green had faded on the line it was folded on. Luckily I had some Kona in a similar colour so I replaced it but I am worried about some of my solids. I buy quilters cottons from Spotlight and Lincraft but I have no idea where I bought the fabric I used in the quilt. Now I am putting off the quilting as I hate basting.
I love looking at cross stitch and buying them but not sure if I like doing them as I never seem to finish one. I have put this one on a frame so it is ready to go at all times and hopefully this will make me do it. I have told myself I am not allowed to buy anything cross stitch related until I finish at least one.

27 June 2017

quilt show


I had a lot of fun at the show! I didn't buy a lot but I love everything I bought.






23 June 2017

Zombie Book and fabric purchases coming up

It has been a great week. I won a $50 fat quarter shop gift voucher from Melissa at Happy Quilting. How exciting as this more than covers shipping to Australia. Even with the exchange rate, fabric is cheaper in the U.S. Tomorrow I am going to the Sydney Quilt Show. I am looking forward to it. We actually have a small local quilt shop now which is great but they don't have a huge selection and as usual in Australia, it is expensive. I am making sure to make some purchases to try and keep it open. It will be great to see so much fabric and quilts all under one roof in Sydney.


I love this  tall tales block by Quilt with Kate. I have no idea what I am going to do with it. I might make a quilt with lots of different books.

15 June 2017

Swoon


 Finally I have made a Swoon block. Have had a lot of trouble trying to get a good photo showing the colours.
Now I need to decide to make a quilt for our bed using Swoon blocks or Sawtooth stars.