Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sunday Sewing

Today I spent the morning in my sewing room and was surprisingly productive.

A few weeks ago I signed up for the 2011 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from the Fat Quarter Shop. I drooled over the 2009 and 2010 quilts that I saw in blogland and when I found out that this years quilt would be made from Figtree's Strawberry Fields ... well I just couldn't resist!

Block One is called 'Sweet Pea' and was designed by Bonnie Olaveson and Camille Roskelley.

When I signed up I also got the Finishing Kit designed by the fabulous Joanna of Figtree Quilts.

 These nine leaf blocks went together quite quickly.

Of course, I had to give 'Sweet Pea' her leaves. Can't wait for block 2 to arrive.

Feeling very motivated, I also sewed the binding onto my State Fair Schnibble quilt. I used to struggle with getting bindings 'just right'. 

I just didn't get how to join the ends so it wasn't obvious where I'd started and finished, BUT after discovering the Perfect Binding Tutorial at Jaybird Quilts they are looking much better.

 This little quilt in Oasis has turned out rather cute. (In fact, I just might have ordered a fat quarter bundle to make Leanne Beasley's Butterfly Garden.) I love all the prints in the range and the greys are especially nice. Hope to get the binding sewn down in the evenings this week. Will have to drag myself away from the hexies.


  1. Your flower block is beautiful,I love the fig tree fabrics to.

  2. What a lovely flower you've made Cristine, I'm looking forward to your next one. I also adore your fabrics of your State Fair Schnibble quilt.
    Have a nice Sunday, Roos

  3. Sweet Pea looks lovely with her leaves on. I also signed up when I found out that this BOM uses Fig Tree fabrics! I can't wait for block 2 to arrive and the finishing kit also - good to see a pic of that, it looks lovely. Will look forward to seeing your Butterfly Garden in Oasis.

  4. lovely work Christine

  5. You have quite a bit going on and they are all just lovely!! No kitty cat paws though?

  6. Looking good! Strawberry Fields is just divine :-)

  7. Your flower is splendid !! The fabrics are lovely !!

  8. Oh I still haven't got block 1 done and my finishing kit arrived this week ....I better get a wiggle on, the next block will be here soon!

  9. What a good idea to have the leaves and stems ready to attach, forward thinking can speed things up. Not that we quilters are in a hurry. it's just that we like to be organised. Nice work.

  10. Your new BOM looks fantastic Christine...your State Fair looks wonderful as well, can't wait to see this one finished..

  11. I love the idea of using hair clips to hold quilting pieces in place and have seen many people using them - no pin pricks!

    Cheers, Kathy

  12. LOVE it... It will look fantastic once finished..:O) Must be fun to have a flower to wait for each month...;o)
    Love your hexgons too.. . lovely colour choices ...:O)
    really need to get a go on my hexies again..

  13. Very nice Christine.... keeping my fingers crossed that this comment works as I've been doing some troubleshooting!


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