Saturday, 31 August 2013

Mug rugs

I forgot to post the pic of the finished mug rugs

Table runner finished

Finally finished my table runner "August Maui Wowie" from homespun. Its taken me awhile as its all hand appliqued and quilted, but lots of fun to do. Funny how I've finished it on the last day of August and winter, which just happened to be a day for the beach with 27c temp lol
Nearly finished the fairy EEP project. Got the fairies, mushroom and centre done now just the outter to square it all up.
Now for the next project my eldests daughters quilt and my quilt which is a QAYG black n white with a hint of purple.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Quilt finished

Got the Jungle quilt finished and now ready to be sent to my new grandson. Also got 2 mugrugs finished and the center of my fairy ring done. Next the mushrooms, ready to be cut out. Love this new Sewline glue pen I bought from http://www.busyfingerspatchwork.com/ . Its great for EPP makes it so much quicker, and I find a better edge than thread basting.
Next to do is Sarah Fielke's teacup block along for her 40th birthday. ( http://thelastpiece.typepad.com/the_last_piece/2013/07/a-birthday-quilt-along.html )  Got it all cut out and will sew it up tomorrow so hopefully will send it off to her next week. Mite get started on either my black n white quilt or my daughter Sam's quilt. Not sure yet or mite do both at once lol. Then got to get started on making some rag dolls for my granddaughter's christmas presents. Busy busy busy !

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

New Grandchild

Welcome to Bryson Jon. Born this morning. Congratulations to John (my twin son) and Bianca on a new life of joy with Bryson.  Now I can put his name on his quilt and bind it. I hope it keeps him warm for many years to come. Bryson also shares his birthday with his Auntie Ali. Happy birthday to you both Bryson and Ali oxoxox

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Also started this EEP project. I've got the fairies done so far lol. http://ildicolor.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/ildicobolde.jpg


Table runner

This is my first table runner and i just love how its turning out. I got the pattern from homespun hearth and its called August's Maui Wowie!
It was fun to applique concidering I haven't done that before and I'm hand quilting it with perle 8 cotton. 

I've also got 2 more mug rugs just waiting to have the binding and my 7th grandchilds hand quilted quilt to be bound as well. Busy busy busy lol .

Monday, 17 June 2013

The Quilting Edge: Tutorial/QAYG # 4/Joining the Blocks

The Quilting Edge: Tutorial/QAYG # 4/Joining the Blocks: We are finally ready to join the blocks together .  I usually join the blocks using one method, but various widths of joining strips...depen...

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Busy last couple of days

It's been busy the last few days. Getting sewing in and packing for our trip in 5 days. I finished Abby's mug rug all hand quilted and appliqu├ęd. It was a first for me so I learnt a lot by doing it. I got 2 others to do so I will get to practice.
Made a hot iron bag for my daughters hair straightener and it turned out great. Pattern from www.sew4home.com http://www.sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/travel-accessories-curling-ironflat-iron-case
I also did two other projects that there was no pattern for and things I had never done before. A glove box organiser that goes on the outside of the glove box. A drink holder as we never can find one that works for us so we had to make one. This sits at the end of the console and big enough for 2 cokes/waters.







Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Abby's mug rug.

I had fun yesterday trying to make a mug rug for my grand daughter Abby. She loves My little Pony so i got out one of her colouring books and found a nice pic to applique onto her mug rug. I got her mum to print up her name fonts to add to the rug. I have done raw edge applique and finished the blanket stitch around the pony and her name last night. Now just tring my hand at hand quilting it. Haven't done hand quilting before so yeah see how I go.