Saturday, 29 May 2010

A Bag for Peg

This is the bag I made for Peg in our latest FIS (Friends in Stitching) swap. Our bags had to contain either needle-turn applique or stitchery AND a trim (frill, lace, ric rac etc). 

I used a  Simply Pretty Bag pattern by Threadbare Creations, substituting a stitchery block from Rosalie Quinlan's Little Patchwork Village for the pieced star block in the original.

The fabrics are a mix of Allspice Tapestry and Patisserie. I like to mix ranges up a bit sometimes.

The strips are all 1 1/2 or 2 1/2  inches wide so it's a good pattern for using up bits of leftover Jelly Rolls and Honey Buns.

I was lucky to find this button hiding in my 'shabby' button collection .. just about matches the ric-rac perfectly.

Looking forward to making another one soon ... it looked so nice hanging in my sewing room!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend .. Vicki, Sarah, Roseanne and I are meeting at Latrobe tomorrow. A visit to a quilt shop, lunch and some more bag reveals are on the agenda. Should be fun.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

FIS Birthday Quilt

My Friends in Stitching Birthday Quilt is ready to be quilted.

I borrowed the stitchery for the centre block from a Bareroots pattern ... 

just changed the wording.

Hopefully it will get quilted over the weekend so I can count it for this month's OPAM.

Short and sweet tonight! Will be back soon.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Tail Feathers

 After months of procrastinating Tail Feathers is finally underway with block 1 completed today.

 I enjoyed stitching each of the mini blocks. This one's called 'Tree of Delight.'

Even the satin stitch was fun!

 The block below is called 'Those Love Birds.'

  A mix of stitchery and applique keeps it interesting and I LOVE working with the Patisserie fabrics. Nine blocks to go!

Tomorrow I'll be posting a parcel off to Peg for our latest Friends in Stitching swap. Photos soon ... I promise.  This week is the last week off term in Tasmania so fingers crossed I'll get this blog active again during the holidays.

Sunday, 2 May 2010


The snout in the last post belonged to Claudine. She is a Melly and Me design and will be going to live with my niece Tali.

The  purple is Tali's choice ... not my favourite colour but I don't mind it in these prints.

The wraparound skirt is reversible. I had trouble machine appliqueing the face pieces so did them all by hand ... turned out quite cute.

Oliver doesn't know what to make of her!

He didn't want to sit up close ...was content to eye her off from a distance!

I finished another project today but as it is for a swap I can't share it just yet. Feels good to have two things finished already after April's rather slack effort!