Wednesday 28 June 2017

The quilts are coming together

At the Madec building we have lots of room to spread out our quilts.
We have the space to cut, sew, iron, eat and most of all spread out and plan the placements.
The tops are coming together.
You can seee my challenge quilt on the table in the background. 
They were being judged at this class. Not sure when we will find out the winner.
I forgot to get a photo of all the entrants. I'll have to remember to get one at the show.

Now for the quilts progress.

My Xmas fabrics from Mari are coming together nicely..

This is how far I have got with miy top. 
Now I have to work on the borders. 

Monday 26 June 2017

Lorraine Cocker works

I was lucky enough to do a 2 day workshop with Lorraine Cocker and make her jelly roll petals quilt. 
We had fifteen wonderful ladies in the class and we had a great 2 days. 
What we are making.

Careful cutting happening

The happy sewers

Strips being ironed.

Strips being sewn

Correct cutting placements and ruler lessons. 

The lay outs are being decided. Strips are sewn  & flower petals appliquéd. Blocks are made. 
Now quilts can be planned.

All the quilts in progress will be on another post.... 

Sunday 25 June 2017

Scrap happy Saturday yellows turn Aqua...

I have been following Angela for a few years now. I thought I was sewing along last year but when I searched my posts it was 2015... This is what I made back then in yellow.

Well I have run out of yellows and have back tracked to earlier this year and used up my aquas.
I am making double ended oven mitts again ready for the trade table at our quilt show. I hope that they will sell.
So here was today's sewing...
So that is 4 done now. I do hope I get more made....

Tuesday 20 June 2017

What the Sunraysia girls were sewing...

Whenever there is 5 Tuesdays in the month we sew for charity... A while back we cut out super hero capes for the kids at the hospital. Look here to see us at work. Cutting out capes...... These capes are given to the children when they have had a super operation...
Well on the 30th June we had another night and sewed them up. We made about 30... Great effort...

We made about 30 of these for our special kids. 
Well done ladies 

Sunday 18 June 2017

Scrappy blogs & Yellows have ran out

After reading the blogs of all the others scrapers joint in with Angela and their yellows here....

And I'm joining in and linking up with OH SCRAP

I came across Joanne making these cute butterfly blocks.
I asked for the pattern and she had blogged about her tutorial. So I gave it a go....
I have had a lot of people ask how I sew my scraps, CRUMBS, together to make them into a block of something interesting. So while I was sewing up these butterfly blocks I took some photos.
Any size piece fits in somewhere. Just join them together... You'll be amazed with what you get....
I sewed lots of pieces together.

Then trimmed one side.

Added some more fabric...
 What you cut off somewhere, just join it to another side. It will all fit..

Then trimmed to block size I needed.

And here we go following Joanne's tutorial this is what I got...

Go here for Joanne's tutorial.

Friday 16 June 2017

A workshop on the weekend...

I have got a workshop coming up on the weekend. There is a bit of cutting to do before hand.
It is designed for a jelly roll and some background fabric. I didn't want to go and buy anything. I have had a beautiful pack of Xmas fat 1/4s sent to me by the lovely Mari..

When I received the fabric...

Anyway I have worked out that there is enough fabric and I had some background to go with it. So now to get it all cut ready for class.

I'm not sewing tonight but I am playing with fabric. I am still joining  in with Wendy and others for

Tuesday 13 June 2017

a NAN again

My husbands son and girlfriend have had another beautiful little girl. I consider him my own son as I have known him since he was very little. This year he will be 38. So I am a NAN again.
Little sweet Indy Grace

One looks like Mum and one looks like Dad..
Indy with her big sister Madeleine 

Mum and Dad and baby all doing well

Look at these 2 little sweeties all dressed up in my knitting projects. I'm glad my work is keeping them warm. Doesn't the big sister look like she is holding a doll.

Monday 12 June 2017

Some crochet is finished and a new project started...

I have made this cute little cape for our new granddaughter due now. It's in the mail for her...
I love making this pattern and so easy to do. I do not have to count rows and very little sewing up..
Hopefully some baby news soon..

Next I opened a bag of knitting of my mums.... Yes there is still plenty to finish.
I sorted through these pattern pieces that were done and matched them up. These are the paired up pieces. Worked out what to do and they will make 2 baby blankets...

 I will sew them together and then crochet around the square until they are a big enough size.
I'm now on the way with one blanket..

Saturday 10 June 2017

Glowing yellows

Scrap happy Saturday working with yellows.
EDITED... I have had a lot of queries of how I make these... go over to this post to see the measurements.     Double ended oven mitts
The extra wadding I add in for the hands protection is a square of insulbrite wadding...

Last weekend I started sorting out my yellows tub and wondering what could I do you use it up. I wanted a project that could be finished and not just added to a pile of UFO's...

Start making some crumb block fabric on wadding...

Decision has been made. Mobile phone holders and double needle oven mitts.

I love using these oven mitts. I find that as soon as I make them they disappear for presents...

Do I add the flowers for a bit of decoration... mmmm I'll think on it. With or without ????

These are the rubbish scraps going in the bin. All my crumbs are used up...

I'm linking up with Angela at

Thursday 8 June 2017

I've finally cleaned up my space....

After being away for a few weekends, sewing for charity and now slowing down a bit I finally got around to cleaning up my sewing room. That meant unpacking my retreat stuff, packing away other stuff, sorting out for workshops and finding things to continue with. Also keeping in mind the cold weather has set in and I need to keep warm. 
I'm all set for my next project..
Now to sort out and start cutting for workshop I will be doing next weekend. More about it then.
My friend Rosie had also given me a heap of fabric to use for charity. 
She had a clean up so from hers to mine....

Now what will I do....