Sunday, April 24, 2016

The blog post with no name....

Autumn is in full swing in Melbourne....

I am planning a whole cloth quilt with this Nani Iro

double gauze,

for a baby due in August.

I had a mini charm pack of these pretty fabrics....

that quickly turned into this drawstring bag.

And my English paper pieced blue wren....

is ready to be appliqued, 

as soon as I get the papers removed!

I've also been playing with this combination...

as the Four-In-Art, May 1st deadline looms.

Happy sewing!


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Not much crafting...

happening here, in between family and work 


But that's ok!

I did knit up a tension square in this pretty blue wool,

finish my Chuck Nohara blocks for April, 

and spent a wonderful day at the

Australasian Quilt Convention,

meeting up with Deborah, 

admiring Rachaeldaisy's gorgeous red and white 


And taking an English Paper Piecing class with Jess 

Frost of Elven Garden blog.

Today I made the backing,

tonight I will get back to the sweet little bird!

More details of the Blue Wren cushion on Jess' blog!

Happy sewing...


Friday, April 8, 2016

My first quilt finish....

for 2016!

Productivity is obviously not my word for this year.

 But sometimes life gets in the way, doesn't it?

I haven't even named this one yet.

The label is half sewn on waiting for inspiration!

If your remember I had some initial

basting problems!

But once I solved that issue, the straightline quilting 

went mostly smoothly.

  It had been too long since I had tested out my FMQ 

skills, but once I started, I didn't want to stop.... 

I used my favourite Aurifil thread in #2021 for all the

piecing and quilting. 

 I managed a couple of quick outdoor shots...

with the help of my son, 

 and a close up of the binding and backing...

Autumn is here and this quilt is already doing its job 

on our bed!

Happy sewing!

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