Sunday, September 29, 2013

Catching up

It's been a busy few months, but I think I may be catching up on a few projects. The Homespun Christmas BOM fell a little behind so I put a bit more effort in and now I only have to finish block eight and I will be ready for the final instalment.

Chateau Hexagon is almost caught up with blocks 1 - 4 completed and the new one started.

Here's my chevron quilt which only needs to be quilted.

Another Craftsy block finished, only three to go!

And a little play on the longarm at the weekend. I quilted this baby quilt that Lauren had made.  Good fun but a lot more practice required.

Many new fabrics coming in. Tilda's new ranges - The Corner Shop and Sweet Christmas, some more fun Christmas fabrics and lots of new precuts from Moda.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Spring sewing

Well we have recovered from our floods, the new carpet looks great, the new shop layout has opened up the area significantly and when I get all the fabrics arranged nicely it will seem
just like a new shop! New fabrics and precuts are arriving regularly.
This week has forced me to take a new look at my blog after a friend told me it was boring!
She's still my friend - I think. :)
I will try and keep it more up to date.
I finished a new cushion on Friday using a template from Zoe Clifton Designs. The cushion took no time at all to piece using Zoe's template.  I think I now need to make a quilt with it.

I received these pinwheel templates this week and I have started to play with them.

I am making up a quilt using 5" squares at the moment.  The pattern on the back says to use
9" squares sewn together so I will do that next. This is so easy, make a four patch, place the template on top and position it using the guide lines, then cut around the template.


This is as far as I have progressed, need more time at the machine.

And to finish - another lovely friend from Hobart delivered some doiley's , hankies and lots of other goodies yesterday. The doiley quilt will soon happen!

The last of my spring daffodils, but more beautiful flowers are appearing in the garden
 -despite the weeds.