Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I've been busy

Guess it is a while since I posted. Lots has been happening in my world, including a trip to Tasmania to meet Jonas and play with Sophia.
Also done some sewing and made them both quilts.

It was lovely to see them and play Grandma.

Jonas' quilt. This is a variation on the Hugs N Kisses pattern "Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite". I added a few more flying geese.

Sophia's Quilt - this one is from a picture I saw on a blog. I'm really sorry I can't remember who it was, the block just stuck in my mind and I had to make it.

Friday, January 17, 2014

New Project

I want to make some more quilts this year using some of the fabulous patterns that come into the shop, and I've decided to go with this one first. It is called Penny Lane by Abbey Lane and uses 25 fat quarters, which I just happen to have in my stash. It should be quick and easy as it is all done with simple strips. Here are the fabrics I have chosen and the original picture. It also needs some contrast fqs but I haven't got them out yet, I need to see how it looks first.

And I also made a cute little baby quilt last weekend. I was looking at Red Boot Quilt Company patterns and found one called All You Need is Love with this fabulous applique word on it. I didn't want to make a big quilt so I just used the applique word to put on a simple baby quilt. I think it's great and I might have to use the letters again. The quilt is pretty nice in the pattern too - it might get made later in the year.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ready for 2014

I'm back home from a lovely Christmas break in Tasmania, and now I'm planning some quilts and other projects for 2014. I want to make a couple of Christmas Tree quilts, and some kitchen type things - hotpads, placemats, etc. I would also like to start a larger project that I can work on throughout the year - think it may be the Whitework Sampler. I have loved it since I first saw the pattern a few years ago, and it is done with only 3 colours. I don't think I will do it using Needleturn, more likely it will be with fusible web. If I get it started I will put some pics up.