Saturday, October 31, 2015

Finishing Frenzy continues

Got up early this morning to go to a fabric sale.  Got 4 lovely fabrics for backings.  So got home and all inspired to sew.  I have been procrastitating over this quilt since this time last year - and it really has been a year.  I got this panel and co-ordinates at last years Brisbane Quilt Show.  It was to be a Christmas present 2014.  Shame on me.  So put the panel up and hummed and harred - AGAIN.  Trying to decide what blocks to make to fill in the gaps.

So went with a small mauve border to start me off and hey Presto that was it.  I realised it didn't need any pieced blocks as that would have been too over the top.

Fairy Quilt
Found some purple fabric I just HAD TO HAVE (well I did around 18 years ago) so have my backing ready to prepare and then get it quilted.  Was going to do fairies but that would be too, too much so thinking just wavy lines or something similar, just very simple.

So feeling very chuffed.  Have even written up my whiteboard with projects to get finished (funny but I just keep finding more with each cupboard I open)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Borders done and Finishinng Frenzy

After my sewing yesterday I decided to keep it up today and get the Stepping Stones top to the quilting stage.  So  got my borders on it today.  It's not a finish but at least the top is finished.  I never consider it a finish till its quilted and bound, but at least I got in some sewing.  I'm so sick of opening a box or cupboard and finding half done quilts so  I can feel a finishing frenzy coming on.  Will find some backing for this one and then line up some projects.  Perhaps this red and white one which is waiting for me to decide how to do the borders.  Or this NYB which is so close.  Or this which also just needs borders.  So many choices!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Two in one day

This would have to be a record for me.....two post in one day - sometimes I'm flat out doing two post a year, but this is for Nicky who keeps telling me to post more.  But sometimes months go by and I have done nothing by way of quilting.  But today I had the urge to sew.  I was going to do some work on my Amy Butler bag but really just wanted to sit and sew.  There is something about sitting a the machine and sewing quilt blocks, seams, borders or anything.  Pedal to the metal?  Is that the saying?  So decided to sash my Stepping Stones quilt.  I started this September last year but put it on hold to make some quilts for family for Christmas.  Time marched on and I still haven't finished it so decided today I wanted to get some done on it.  Got the sashing done and side borders done.  Just need to do the top borders, then the final border which is a piano key style.

Stepping Stones

Never did get around to putting up photos of the Christmas quilts I made.....and ashamed to say there is one I still haven't finished, so really need to put on the priority list.

This one was for the man of the house so choose lots of animal prints and jungly types......I do love those prints.

This was for a two year old who is just mad on wheels......loves cars but the wheels just fascinate him.

This was for my lovely little niece.  Used Me &My Sister fabrics - just love their stuff it's so fresh and happy  The pattern was a free download from I can't remember where.  Will post a link when I remember.

Amy Butler Weekender Bag

Decided to make a bag.....and I hate making them, so wonder if this will get finished.  Inspired by Nicky when I saw hers which is just lovely. This is an Amy Butler bag, but did it as a quilt as you go project.  Still need to put it together so that may get done (or some) this weekend.

These are the bags Nicky made - the aqua one she kept for herself and gave the other one away.