Sunday, 14 January 2018

SQUARED AWAY 2018...

Oh yes I have started a new project.
What can I say. Happy New Year, Happy New Project..
I have been following both Mari  & Angela's blogs for a while now. They do some great sewing.
The 2 of them have teamed up this year with a Mystery rainbow Sampler for the year.
I have weakened and decided to join in. I'm not sure if I'll stick to Angela's colours for any of the blocks but I have planned to sew along with a colourway. Red, Grey & cream. Christmas theme.

I got all these fabrics on special for $2.50 per metre. I have quite a few of these colours so I'm sure I'll have enough to complete a quilt. 
I'm not sure if I will make the quilt bigger or smaller or what/who it will be for.
Let's hope I keep on with it and get it finished.


All the pieces cut ready to sew.


3 Blocks completed.
Now I'll be waiting for next months block..


If you want to read about the basics you need to look at this post.



Friday, 12 January 2018

An Aussie quilt is on its way....

What more can I say but FOOD & WINE is a favourite of mine. This was my latest request for an Aussie Hero quilt.
Given that I live in an area that has lots of wineries it was fun to do. I found a great tea towel and used this as the centre of my quilt. I loved the fabric and wanted to keep it big.
Yes it was an easy quilt...
 Look at the difference in colour. The above was taken inside and below was outside.

Here is the back of the quilt. Some sweet treats. It's a little bit of food.


And here is the laundry bag..


I rented my own label but the fabric didn't pick up straight away.
The printing is missing at the start.
Rather than wasting the label I sewed some tone on tone to the side.
Then filled in the rest of the writing.



Wednesday, 10 January 2018

ABC Little Letters Quilt..

Thank s to Sheryl's great tutorial for this fun pattern..
http://temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Little%20Letters

I have started with this plan to make a bigger size kids quilt..

I wanted to make this one a bit bigger. 
The letters are all scrap fabrics. 
I decided to use one constant green and put it as the alternate blocks.
When I put the borders on it will be a great size.
 This one is as per the pattern. I am yet to put the borders on. The yellow is all the same for the letters..

Sunday, 7 January 2018

FRIDAY NIGHT WITH FRIENDS....California Thomas Fire Charity blocks.

How I spent the first Friday night of 2018...
Sewing, sewing & sewing.....
https://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/time-to-sign-up.html


Carole from https://frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com put out a request to help after the devastating fires in California.
It was easy to make a few 12" blocks and post them over the waters... 
If you want to help out here is the pattern 


 This is my favourite block

Looking at this block in mono tone really helps for placement. 
The green spots as the middle block really fits in well. Maybe I should have done them all like this. You can really see the dark & light sides..

I managed to get 9 blocks done. They are in the mail now.

 Change the colour to see the values of the patches. I think I'll be happy with them.

If anyone else wants to help out have a look at this post.
These blocks are easy to make and uses up scraps too.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Breakfast fun with the boys.

When my grandsons were here I took them out for breakfast one morning. We had a little chat, play and food. It was fun to see them be silly.
 Having fun in the playground 


My hubby and I also went shopping for a fun gift for him. Going back to what we used to do before we had kids.. Playing darts. It's now set up in our spare room.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Busy with Bonnie Hunter Mystery.

Oh boy, what a journey... Clue 1 is complete..
 Part 2 needs ironing
Part 3 sewn.. lots of ironing and trimming off the corners.
 Part 4 & 6 all sewn but needs ironing..

 Part 5 all cut and ready to sew..

I still have a lot to do but I'm happy with where I'm at..

If you want to do this mystery you need to hurry over to Quiltville blog to get the pattern. 
It will only be there for another month before Bonnie removes it..
 They clues were coming out every Friday but the last few have been every day.
The reveal should be here New Year's Day. As I am pre typing this post I will add that link with my next post about the mystery but for now here is the last clue 8 on Sunday 31st December 2017..


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Merry Christmas & SSCS 17..

I took part in Chookies SSCS 17
http://chookyblue.blogspot.com.au

I received my parcel for SSCS 17 from Tonje...

Look at the great gifts she made and sent...
A lovely little pack of 2.5" squares of Bannie & Camille..
 Look at the yummy chocolate I get to try. 
Well, yes it was a little melted but in the fridge all is restored... 
I haven't tried it yet..
A mug rug for me to take to work..
 A scrappy bag that will come in handy 



 Look at these all together. What a lovely gift sent to me... Thank you Tonje...

And here is what I sent my partner Martine in Belgium..





Hope everyone has great plans for 2018