Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pretty little baby quilt

I used a charm pack of Little Apples for this cute little baby quilt. Simple straight line quilting and cute Ikea fabric on the back. Theresa is right; a quick finish is very satisfying.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Slow Sewing Week

as I've been suffering with a sinus infection over the past few days (weeks actually, but I initially thought it was hayfever). So while I've been keen to get some stitching done, the body hasn't co-operated and I've been falling asleep at ridiculous hours (ie if I sit in the same spot for longer than 5 mins). Having days off work are just not as much fun when you're too sick to enjoy them.  :-(

I have managed:
  • to put together a baby quilt for Clare's Retro Baby market stall, but if she doesn't want/need it, I'll hang on to it for my niece who dropped by unexpectedly on Fri night to reveal that she is expecting #2 in May.
  • my Port Power scrap vomit is almost done - just needs binding and the ends sewn in. I'm going to attempt that today while I catch up on some TV.
  • to check out some new patterns/inspiration for my next project. I was planning to do a Swoon quilt next with some lovely fabrics for Kate Spain's Terrain range but I just keep putting it off, which makes me think that I'm not overly keen and maybe I should just move on.....

Hope your sewing week was more productive.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

And another that I haven't shared yet...

I was asked by a friend to make quilts for her 2 daughters as Xmas presents. One is very musical and the other is training to be a teacher to work with Indigenous communities in the APY lands. I know that I have shared the musical quilt but haven't posted the finished product for the Indigenous one.

It turned out rather well. I was a bit dubious about it but it came together beautifully and the fabrics, while not exactly my cup of tea, look brilliant together. It's also quite large at around 86" x 68" so tricky to get it all in one shot.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Christmas Table Runner

Yes I know Christmas was a while ago but I was looking at some downloaded photos and realised I probably hadn't shared this one. I threw it together quite quickly and think I only did the binding the day before Christmas Eve. I'd bought a layer cake of a Kate Spain christmas collection obviously with something in mind, but then I couldn't remember what I had planned, so ended up with this simple layout. Turned out rather nicely, I thought.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Extending the Stash

I've been very good lately about buying new fabric - having 2 mortgages will do that to you - but when Clare mentioned that she had bought some lovely fabric from Spotlight recently, I thought I would check it out. I was heading down to Victor on the weekend - it was Mr G's weekend to work and I somehow managed to offload Miss R overnight so I was ON MY OWN - so I dropped in at the store in Colonnades. Now, this is not my side of town, but I managed to find my way and not get lost and then had a lovely time browsing.

Some of the fabrics were down to $4/m, some $6/m and some were 30% off. Theresa would be pleased to  know that one of those prints is called Feedsack, and I have been more than happy to express my views on feedsack prints (not always complimentary LOL). And I liked that blue floral on the bottom there so much that I bought all that was left on the roll - not quite 2 metres. I tried to get some colours that I don't normally buy, so some lovely yellows and greys and there's also some from the new V&A collection. I've found Spotlight fabric to be a bit meh in the past but the quality has improved dramatically! In fact, looking at this little stash again has made me want to stock up some more....maybe while Miss R is at Scouts????

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Buying a new mobile phone

used to be so straightforward. Just open the box, pop in your SIM card, import your contacts and away you go! Personalise the ring tone and Bob's your uncle.  :-)

I just bought a new Android phone. I think that bloody Android is laughing at me.....