Thursday, 28 June 2012

QCA Bee - June Block # 2

It was raining on Monday and Master 2 and I were stuck inside so I decided to make Tracey another block. I enjoyed making the first one and I had some other nice blue/turquoise fabric that I wanted to use. 

I made this one with some scraps of Riley Blake fabric from their Enchanted Garden range. 

I used dark grey for the background this time as Tracey wanted a mix of light grey and dark grey blocks. So I did one of each.

Both of my June blocks together

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Drawstring Quilt

A few weeks ago I finished this drawstring quilt. Made using a pattern by the wonderful Jodi at Tickle and Hide. You can purchase the pattern in her etsy store.

I used a jelly roll from my stash for the top, binding and drawstring. As it turns into a bag when drawn up, I used this gorgeous Amy Butler print for the back. It's called Berry Floral Couture and it's from her Lark range.The drawstring pocket fabric is Tumble Roses from her Love range.

These quilts are just fantastic for mum's with bubs. You can take it anywhere, perhaps with toys inside, and lay it out for bub to lay or play on. I wish I had one when Master 2 was little!

This quilt is for sale here on my Facebook page.

Friday, 22 June 2012

What's In The Ocean?

This week I finished a soft book for my littlest cousin's first birthday present.

It was a panel that I purchased. When I saw it I just had to get it for him as it's the same fabric print that I used on the back of the quilt that I made him when he was born. 

Back of Master L's quilt

Top of Master L's quilt

Cut up the panel as per instructions, add batting and sew together. Easy. Once again I have to give my mum credit for her part in it. She did the hand stitching. I'm really hopeless at it. Thanks again Mum x

I also had two orders for fabric covered baby wipes containers this week.

 Linking up with Gemma from Pretty Bobbins for TGIFF

Friday, 15 June 2012

QCA Bee - June Block

Last night I finished my block for June. Tracey at The Peony Teacup wanted a Lone Starburst paper pieced block in blue/aqua/turquoise on a grey background. You can find her tutorial here.

Once I finished the first two pieces I got on a roll and found it quite enjoyable. These blocks are definately very striking. I can't wait to see her finished quilt.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sunday Stash # 3

Today was such a productive sewing day! I got two quilts finished. Well, one still needs the binding stitched to the back but that won't take long. Hopefully we get some sun tomorrow so I can get some nice outside photos of them. 

A few weeks ago while my local quilt shop had their 30% off sale, I took the opportunity to get some 5" cuts of some fabrics for my scrappy improv blocks. While I still haven't used up my scraps for these blocks, I have found that a lot of the prints are spots so I needed to get some other prints to break it up a bit. Not that I need an excuse to buy fabric or anything....

Some of my scrappy improv blocks

This week my parcel from Fabric Buzz arrived. A layer cake of Lucy's Crab Shack by Sweetwater. I love Sweetwater fabrics and this range is no exception. They arrived in Anorina's shop just in time to be included in her May sale so I got this for $30 plus $7 postage. Bargain.

Linking up with Sunday Stash at Finding Fifth.

 Hope you have had a nice weekend.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Black And White Fat Quarter Swap

Bascially you send in however many black and white fat quarters you like. I am sending in two. One gets placed in the "Hidden Stash" and I will receive one different print back. The "Hidden Stash" will be won by somebody at a later date. Then we have to showcase our fat quarters on our blog and share what we are going to make with them.

I am sending two fat quarters of this.

Can't wait to see what I get back.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Sunday Stash # 2

This week I needed to get some fabric to make a matching pillowcase for Miss T's quilt. This was good timing because Spotlight had 30% off all fabric. Of course this means I end up walking out of there with a pile of fabric that I didn't originally go there for. 

Generally I don't really buy a lot from Spotlight. I prefer to get my fabric online or at my local quilt shop where I can get the designer lines that I like. Sometimes though I can get some real designer bargains at my local Spotlight. Like these little beauties....

Bloom Bicylces by Michael Miller Fabrics, Lime Full Moon Polka Dot by Amy Butler, Alphabet Soup Argyle prints by Riley Blake Fabrics, Colourful Christmas dots by Riley Blake Fabrics, Pirates Black Phrases by Riley Blake Fabrics. The little green flowers is by Quilting Treasures and the text fabric in the middle is just because I love text prints at the moment.

With 30% off the fat quarters came down to $2.09 each! How could I resist?

Linking up with Finding Fifth's Sunday Stash.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Ballerinas & Bugs: A Finished Quilt

It's finished. The quilt for my cousin's daughter who turned 6 yesterday. The biggest quilt I have made to date. 

Mum did all of the quilting while I helped wrangle the bulk through the machine. Thanks Mum x

As I mentioned in previous posts, I used the 1 + 2 = Easy Quilt Pattern Tutorial by Samelia's Mum but I used yardage cut into 10" squares instead of a layer cake.

I used a 2.4m wide fabric from my local quilt shop on the back.

This binding fabric was a remnant piece I got from Spotlight ages ago. Matched perfectly.

I took it over to my cousin yesterday and put it on Miss T's bed ready for when she got home from school. I got a message last night saying that she loves it.

I'm linking up with Laura from Quokka Quilts for TGIFF.