Oct 28, 2009

Red Raffle

Hi, This is a raffle quilt that our friday group has been working on, I just picked it up from the quilters "Quilts on Q" and i think it has turned out pretty good. Tickets are $1 each and if you would like any just contact me and we can work out the details. Proceeds will go to a project in the Phillipines. We are a group of patchwork enthusiasts who range from beginners to more experienced but everyone was really united on this project. I'm not sure how clear it is but I have added a row of ric-rac braid around the border, for a fun and fresh touch.

Oct 25, 2009

What a lovely way to spend a cooler Sunday. I made another "Dolcetto" from Melly and Me for my future daughter in law (that sounds way to formal and makes me sound way to old) for her Birthday and added a journal cover in the same fabric thanks to Bloom and her tutorial. I have added a link to this I think!!!!

I had enough fabric to make Helen who is the lovely friend that keeps our horse at her house a travel sewing case from 3P Designs. This is a really handy sewing accessory with enough room for a small cutting mat, small rotary cutter, scissors, needles, ruler etc.
Thanks to Brian for bringing me coffee and reminding me to eat the whole time I was sewing!

Bloom: Journal cover tutorial

Bloom: Journal cover tutorial

Oct 24, 2009

Change of Plans

Back in September I happened upon Nancy Halversons http://www.arttoheart.com/ new fabric range " I believe" range of fabric and her new "I Believe" book. I was immediately captured by the fabric and designs. I had grand plans of completing the I believe quilt for Christmas.  Oh to dream!
Well  then i rethought my plans around October and decided instead of the quilt i would use the block designs to make placemats for a truly stunning Christmas table setting. Oh to dream!
Then  yesterday i announced my plans at a Friday group i attend, was that rolling eyes no surely not, they are far too nice for that. So I set about tracing the first design, selecting fabric from the range, working out borders to achieve the correct size, I machine appliqued the design as I thought due to having to be washed etc. then  I stop and thought about it.......................

I was never going to run the risk of  letting my family spill food on them or cover them up with a plate! So what now I 'm still thinking maybe someone will get it as a small wall hanging for Christmas.

Oct 21, 2009

Winners Really are Grinners

When I arived home from work today I was delighted to discover a parcel on my doorstep from Sarah Fielke from TheLast Piece. Yes my beautiful giveaway has arrived in super fast time. The Honey Bun is from the new range by French General called "Rouenneries"
I think I would like to make a table runner from it, I'll have to look for a pattern, also in the post was this handy sized quilting calendar already for 2010, full of lovely inspirational ideas. Thanks again Sarah for the giveaway, it really brightened my day. Be sure to visit Sarah at http://www.thelastpiece.net/ 

Oct 20, 2009


Hi I have just finished this bag from Melly & Me called "Dolcetto" I love the patterns from these two talented designers. The bag is for my daughter, I just need to add some buttons to the sides and it's all done.
My aim at the moment is to finish some projects so that i can start Christmas guilt free! Not sure if I have that much willpower, so much great fabric so little time.

The other really exciting thing to happen today is that I won Sarah Fielke's from http://www.thelastpiece.net/ giveaway of a Honey Bun and calendar . I can't thank her enough for providing this giveaway, can't wait for the postman to arrive.
I hope I am doing all this right. If anyone can give me any pointers i would be very grateful. The other bloggers that I follow have such prety pages, but I'm not sure how to do this. Help!