Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival

This is my first time entering a quilt into the Bloggers Quilt Festival. I haven't finished many quilts this year but thought I would enter my most recent finish - my granny quilt. I finished it last night!  I even managed to get some photos of it this morning as the sun shone for the first time in weeks.

Here are some of my favourite blocks.

Quilt Stats

Measurements: 44 x 60
Fabric: Scraps from stash
Quilted: machine quilted by me with an all over stipple

This quilt has taken some time to finish but I love it and am so pleased it is now done!

Happy weekend


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Grown up bag

I have finished my Mouthy Stitches Tote and guess what it actually looks like a proper bag, you know like one a proper grown up person would make and use! I love it!

Bag front

Bag back

A little bit of hand stitching around the stars
I tried a bit of hand stitching around the stars with some perle cotton. I have never used it before and I am now a convert. I love the way it makes the stars kind of sparkle.
Wow I made a grown up bag!!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Days

The kids asleep by 7.30pm, a glass of wine and some crochet - Happy Days!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


I have been making bags this weekend. I am lucky enough to be in the Mouthy Stitches 2 swap and I wanted to do a couple of practice runs before I make my secret partner's tote. I needed to make sure I could make the bag! So here is my first attempt. I made it using one of my ribbon star blocks which have been sitting around waiting for me to do something with them.

Biggest daughter was very pleased to pose with it.
and this is what you get if you ask the 3 year old to pose.

It was a super pattern to put together. I now need to decide exactly what piecing pattern to use for my partner!

Happy sewing