Sunday, 30 August 2009

A Finish at Last!!

Don't faint with shock. I actually finished something this month! After no finishes in June or July it was time to get serious! On Friday I re-discovered this stitchery.

A couple of hours later it looked like this. 

The pattern is by Bronwyn Hayes and is called Christmas Cups. There are three different
cups in the pattern .... I still have one more to complete. Maybe it will be a September finish?
I used one of my favourite Judie Rothermel reds for the handles and lining.

Oliver was pleased I was home and joined me in the sewing room ...

overseeing activities from his basket near the window.

Not sure what was happening with his tail ... it was doing a lot of flipping about!

One more week of school then we have two weeks holiday here in Tasmania. I plan to catch up on my blog reading and do lots of stitching. This morning I received my partner's name for Chookyblue's SSCS 2009 so I will be lurking around her blog to discover what she likes.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Sarah the Sewing Angel

This is Sarah the Sewing Angel. I must admit she's been finished for awhile but I've just been too busy or tired to post these last few weeks. Most night's I fall asleep in the chair by about 8.00 pm so there has been very little happening on the sewing front! However, there is light at the end of the tunnel as next week is the last week of term here in Tasmania. Yippee!

Only two more of these Angels to finish off so hopefully I will complete the top in the holidays. Happy Birthday Dad, who today turns a number starting with 7 and ending with 0! We are going out to a Chinese restaurant tonight to celebrate.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

More Snippets from the Quilt Show

This post has lots of snippets of quilts we liked at the Melbourne Quilt and Craft Fair. I said recently that it was difficult to take decent pictures of whole quilts with my little camera ... even my Dad read that post ... so these will have to suffice!

I was drooling over the red fabrics in this border!

A modern log cabin quilt. The pink, orange and green fabrics worked really well together.

This round quilt with Sunbonnet Sue applique really stood out amongst all the square and rectangular quilts.

I can't resist star quilts .... would like to make one myself one day.

This was one of my favourite quilts in the show. Love the red, white and blue fabrics. I seem to remember the design is called Postage Stamp.

Look at the quilting on the white sections. WOW!

Two of Tali's favourites ...she has great taste!

I have a 'bit of a thing' for blue and brown quilts in reproduction fabrics ... this is a lovely example.

Isn't this sashing fabric great?

Love this quilting.

Gorgeous1930's fabric. Don't think I've ever seen a 1930's quilt I don't like.

Tali liked the mermaids.

I was very pleased to find this quilt .... I bought the pattern in February at the Australian Quilt Convention. It is called Snowflake Medallion and is from Ballarat Patchwork.

Another nice appliqued quilt.

A Tree of Life medallion quilt.

Another of Tali's favourites.

Hope you saw something you liked too.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Quilter's Blessings

Been having a play with my Quilter's Blessings stitcheries ... last years free BOM from Capricorn Quilts. I've added scrappy borders to all 16 blocks ... so must now decide how to set them.
I found 3 fat quarters of this blue toile in the depths of my stash and will probably alternate it with the stitched blocks.

This fellow decided the sunny spot on the table was the perfect place for him to have his afternoon nap. Too bad about my quilt!

You get away with a lot when you're cute!

Back soon with some more quilty pictures from the recent show in Melbourne.