Saturday, May 26, 2012

some updates

Here is one of the items I made on the retreat last weekend. It is an attempt at felt work  and while I like it ,there were more that were spectacular.
Here are some of the latest AHHH's from Tonya. I managed to  make the star one into the correct size so that makes me happy. The blue and yellow one was one I worked on at retreat.

This is the beautiful star block I received from Jane in the QBSA. I am in awe of her work. 

This is the quilt that I have made for my DS2's girlfriend who turns 18 tomorrow. I even quilted it myself so doing a happy dance there even though it isn't as good as it could be I tried and as she isn't a quilter I think she will like it. It was a pattern from Designs by Fee that I worked on last year.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

plans for the weekend

This weekend I am off to a sewing retreat in Maldon with Kilmore Quilters and I am so looking forward to it. I have to get some sewing ready though so I have been madly cutting and sticking , using the window as a light box as mine wasn't big enough. I was lucky in getting a pattern from Marina and here is the dragon all ready to be stitched. DH's niece is expecting a baby in July so this is going to be the centre of a quilt for her baby boy. Lots of sewing but I think it will be worth it.

 Looks better in the flesh. I can see that the wings blend a bit with the background but they do stand out really. The pattern shows the wings embellished so I will do some fancy stitching on them when they are firmly stuck to the background. The tower also has a vine stitched up it so may do that as well.I am doing needleturn applique which is why it looks a bit messy and I have got pins in there as well cos I don't trust my glue!
I have also taken a photo of some more AHHH's.  I'm a bit lazy and didn't draw the star one  on the left out just followed Tonya's instructions and when it came to the outer cream triangles was a bit bemused as to why they were a bit big. I'm doing 3 inch ones and this was a 2.5 in one. That will teach me won't it? Hope you like them

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The postie brought goodies

It's a dismal, wet, cold day here in Melbourne so I dropped DD2 off at uni and visited Spotlight... did I really need any more fabric? Actually only got two fat quarters for a block swap so didn't spend too much.
 I then posted some hexies off to my May partner and headed home. 3 letters in the mailbox and two for me.
The lovely Jane ( had sent me 6 hexies to make up for some that have been MIA since July last year and the lovely Tonya( sent me a pack of needles that I won from her and some fabric that I can see in some AHHH's very soon. Thank you to both these gorgeous people for lifting my spirits.