Sunday, 12 August 2012

Yet more stars

Not a huge amount of sewing this week, I seem to have slipped right into holiday mode and am lacking in motivation to do anything much at all, except for these star blocks. I thought I would give myself a break from making these but I seem to have a strange fixation and can't stop. This one is for Leslie who wants low volume and loves Lotta prints, luckily I had some fabric left from my echo quilt that was just the right size.

Then I made some more rainbow stars, I love them and need to make some more.

I also got my radio way quilt back from Debbie and have been busy making binding and hand stitching it in place. Summer is not really the right time to sit with a big quilt on your lap while hand stitching the binding so progress is slow. I really love the quilting Debbie has done, it looks amazing.

Hope you are all having a wonderful Summer.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Perfectly Perched

A couple of weeks ago I entered a give away over at Susan's blog Canadian Abroad and was the amazingly lucky winner of a fat quarter bundle of Perfectly Perched from Annie at the Village Haberdashery. I could not believe my luck!!!

The bundle - what great colours!

I love all of the prints but this one below is probably my favourite, just look at those cute baby birds in the nest under the stool! The eagle eyed among you might recognise the chair print as I used it in my yellow and grey quilt.

I so love Laurie Wisbrun fabric (she has a great give away over at her blog now for some adorable Olive the Ostrich fabric)  and she is a really lovely person too. I have been a frequent customer at her Etsy shop Scarlet Fig and love all her fabric ranges so it was really special for me to win this giveaway. A huge thank you to Annie and Susan for their generous give away.

Now I just need to decide what to make with this wonderful fabric......

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Cupcake Love

I am totally in love with this block. It is meant to be for a Bee but I am sorely tempted to keep it.

It is not perfect so I might give this one away and make another one for myself. That would be the right thing to do since I used someone elses background fabric.

 Oh how I love pezzys! I adore the pezzy bunting! I used this free pattern from Cyrille Zellweger. She also has an Etsy shop with some awesome patterns. It makes me want to make a farmyard quilt!

I also recieved my fabulous blocks from Candy over at Bee a Lone Starburst today. These are my blocks so far. I am totally delighted with them. (Sorry Candy I should have ironed yours but I was just too excited). I just pinned them together since I don't have a design wall. I am so excited about making this quilt, my mind is already full of layout ideas.

Well I have been having a wonderful holiday, sewing until my heart is content. I set myself a list for the holiday and this is how I am doing so far

  • Finish binding FMF quilt
  • Bind punctuation quilt
  • Finish yellow and grey quilt top and get backing ready to go to Long arm quilter
  • Lone Star blocks for Anna, Dar and Katy
  • See Bee Blissful blocks for Kris
  • Lay on the sofa watching tv for hours on end
  • Get backing ready to go to Long arm quilter for Echo and Star quilt
  • Finish 6 swoon blocks
  • Make sidewalk satchel - about halfway done
  • Make art student tote
  • Make baby dresses for my neice
  • Make bags for my sisters (3 of them - I hope they are not reading this)
  • Finish paper-pieced hexagon cushion

  • Hope you are all having a lovely Summer.