Sunday, February 27, 2011

sunday stash #4

I started the day saying good bye to my beloved husband. He has 'gone bush' for 4 to 8 weeks. I really hate not knowing when he is going to be home. Sucks, but you know, that's life :)
Moving on....I had taken photos for todays post but thats not what I am showing you now. I went to spotlight with all the children. Yep. Not for the faint hearted.

I seriously couldn't help meself







I'm hoping the last stack will be ok to use for a unisex baby's quilt. What do you think? I was thinking maybe pin wheels with white? Mmmmm. These people that dont find out what they are having! Unisex is hard! xox

Friday, February 25, 2011

I love Sherbet Pips!

So it's not uncommon for me to fall in love with a fabric range. It happens at least once a month but this, this is different. This is a hard core love affair.

It's serious, very serious.


I love the girls in the swings. Look at the tiny snail and hedgehog!!


I love the dogs chasing the balls with little mice scurrying around!


I love the kids on their scooters!


But my favorite, absolute favorite is the grey! I just love it! This picture doesn't really show the true colour, over cast today and hard to get a good picture. But trust me. It is perfect :)


Nice and easy. Charm squares (about a pack and 1/2) sewn up then quilted in straight lines :)


I do love the graduating colour :)


Backing, white with blue spots from the stash, thinking it might have been spotlight fabric. Binding, red Polka dot from Bonnie and Camille's range 'Bliss' 

I can not wait for this range to be released in yardage!!! xox

Monday, February 21, 2011

Weekend quilt top #1

After the fire, when I was cashed up and needed to restock, I brought this glorious kit from the girls at Ink & Spindle. For me. No one else, just me :)

I have finished the quilt top! I really do love it!


Being a kit there will be others out there similar I decided to add a little red to the mix. I had some Ginkgo and Keys, both Ink & Spindle, in the stash.

ink & spindle

Thinking I'll quilt straight lines across then maybe add some hand quilting lines as well. I do love sitting and stitching xox

Sunday, February 20, 2011

sunday stash #3

Happy Sunday folks :)
I hope where ever you are you are having a wonderful day.
Currently hubby and I are sitting outside, listening to the neighbours mow their lawns, our children playing (nicely at times) and thinking about tidying. We are good at thinking about it ;)


This week, Quite Contrary by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake


 I love this range! Girlie but not babyish.


I would have loved the lot but I was good and only got 8 prints from the range.
All from Hawthorne Threads 


 Tomorrow I have another quilt top to show you. I've finished 2 in 24 hour
xox

Saturday, February 19, 2011

All's well :)

We are all fine. Our house and yard are fine. Messy but fine.




Around the corner from our house. The whole street had trees down.

Carlos cause millions of dollars damage but everyone is alive and well. That's the main thing :)

I have done a bit more sewing too....but you'll have to wait till later xox

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hello Carlos


Don't worry. 
We are all organised. Touches, batteries, chocolate and tarps to cover the stash ;)

See you on the other side xox

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Coin quilt top :)

And just like that, I have another quilt top!




The strips are a precut sweet roll of Sweet by urban chicks I brought a while ago from fabric patch

I cut them into 61/2" pieces, ordered them in colour, then sewn them up. In hindsight I would have ordered them, then sewn them in groups of 10 then cut. Would have been much easier!

I also would have made the white sashing slightly wider. Other than that, I'm happy.

Please excuse the photo too. iPhone pictures are not the best!

We're on cyclone watch at the moment so I'm off to fill the drink bottles and try to stay dry. Already very very wet and windy xox

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Friday, February 11, 2011

order

I noticed a theme today as I finished one quilt top and started another

Order
 

Control


Simple


It appears I am seeking out what life can't give me right now xox

Thursday, February 10, 2011

my creative space

Working on a quick and easy, get me back into quilting, and distract me from the insane life decisions we have going on here right now, quilt!

That's a lot of labels for one little quilt ;)





Details. Sherbet pips, not yet released from moda, but brought from my dealer, retromummy ;) Just a charm pack. Hoping to finish it tonight! Soooooo need the distraction

More spaced at kootoyoo xox


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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday stash #2

Good morning! I do hope you are all well and dry this Sunday. Our crazy Aussie weather has sure turned up the crazy this week. 2 cyclones, more flooding and fires. Stay safe my dear friends xox

So fabric!! This is my Anna Marie Horner Good Folks stash






This is some of the few 'grown up' fabric I have in my stash. I brought it on sale here after the fire to make Hubby and I something for our bed.





I'm thinking of putting it with some dark grey solid and doing the single girl quilt a long....what do you think? xox

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

My creative space



Slow stitches

In the 2 whole hours I have to myself while the boy child is in pre-school (kinder for some of you folks) and the little one sleeps.

Total bliss :)

More creative spaces here