Sunday, September 27, 2009

The joy of sewing....

This is what I've been working on the weekend.I've started a red and white quilt,just gotta love that combination! and with this quilt are red work stitcheries by Bronwyn Hayes.I'm making her quilt called cotton country and this is the first stitchery block I've stitched so far.I'm loving the simplicity of her work and just using one colour to sew with.

I've also been putting the borders on Gail Pan's BOM.I still have the final block to finish but I hope to have that done before next weekend so I can start putting it together.I'm thinking of maybe using a 2" sash between each block in a gold toned fabric....I don't want to use another dark colour as I want the finished quilt to be light and airy looking that's why I displayed the blocks on a light coloured material.I'd like to use a white toned/gold background as all my block backgrounds are a crisp white.What do you think I should do?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

1st Stitchers Angel suprise.....

Shhhh....don't tell my swap angel that I'm posting this photo of one of the finished suprises I'm making for her here on my blog!! Hehehe if she does figure it out it'll still be suprise because I've made three of them and I'm not telling which one is for her.A girl has to keep some secrets you know!
Now onto the next one.....I'll post a sneak peak when it's done.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thanks Stefanie!

Look what arrived in my mail box! A beautifully fabric wrapped parcel.A few weeks ago I entered Stefanie's giveaway on her blog and won it!! I was certainly doing the happy dance.Stefanie also included with the gorgeous Aviary charm pack a fantastic mag all the way from America!
I was going to post about it last night but I'd been fighting a migraine all day yesterday and wasn't up to posting about it and wouldn't you know it the migraines still hanging around today!!I hate migraines!
Anyway enough about me I just wanted to say a very big thank you to Stefanie for hosting such a lovely giveaway and being so generous in sending the extras.Thank you Stefanie!!
If you want to check out Stefanie's blog just go to my blog roll on the left and click onto "Quilt buddy" and I tell you,you won't be dissapointed she has some gorgeous stuff there.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The secrets out!

Check out the button on my side bar for the new blog called "Among the gum trees".It will be worth it!I can't wait for the fun to begin!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sewing Machine Mat...

This is what I've been working on for the last few days.I used a combination of two charm packs.One I won on Ryan's giveaway a little while ago called Folklorique and another charm pack my sister gave to me ages ago called Poetry Collection.I wanted the mat to be plain as it was going to be sitting under my machine and I hate to waste applique if it can't be seen so I added a bit of bling by edging the mat with prairie points.Have I told you how much I LOVE prairie points.I think they just add that little something to the finished design.Anyway what do you think???
I'm also working on a sewing machine cover with the same charm pack combination.Should have it finished soon.I'm still working on the applique at the moment.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I've been published!!

Wooo Hooo When Sam from my craft forum said we'd both had our blocks published in this months issue of Homespun I couldn't wait to get my hot little hands on it(Sam's photo is the one on the top of page 31).I just had to wait two extra days for mine to come to me in the post!But boy was it worth it.I've loved making up these blocks for the "Breast Of Friends" BOM Homespun has been running.I'm eager to finish the last couple of blocks and start putting it together but I must admit I'm not looking forward to cutting up 198 x 2 1/2" squares for some of the borders!Oh well I better get off here and start cutting them up so I have them ready when I finish all the blocks.

Hexagon one from Keza!

This is the beautiful hexie I received from Keza in the swap on the craft froum I'm a member of.All the hexie's I'm having made for me in this swap will have a Chrismas theme to them as I want to make them up into a runner,hopefully to be used this Christmas.Thank you Keza for being my swap partner and making me such a lovely hexie.