Saturday, 21 March 2015

FNWFS March 2015

Thanks to all the lovely ladies that I have joined to FNWFS tonight.
Hope you enjoyed a crafty evening.

Last night I worked on a boarder for the latest UFO quilt that I am attempting to finish.
This quilt just needs a little more width in the side boarders so it sits nicely on the bed.

So I set out to make a braided boarder!
I have not done one of these before, so off to YouTube I head and find myself a tut. 
The tut I found used triangles to make up the braid, which meant that I could use my new ruler which I purchased on a Bloggers get together recently.
The braid is coming along!

Hope you all had a good Friday Night
Hugs Sandra

Thursday, 19 March 2015

UFO Number Three

Here is a quilt Which was started early 2013.
It was a quilt along called Aiming for Accuracy. Another challenge for me to do different blocks and maybe some things I wouldn't choose.

It is only the flimsy at the moment but it shouldn't take long now to finish and put it on the spare bed (Mum's room)!!
Not sure how accurate it is but it is looking good from this distance! Happy when I see this one done.
Then I will let myself start a new one. LOL
Bye Sandra

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Lovely Weekend

Enjoyed sewing with all the people around the world on FnwFs.
I had my best friend over to sew with me for Friday Night with Friends......Mum.
It was more like a long weekend sewing affair.

It started with Mum and I heading to the Sculptures by the Sea an Arts display held every year in March at Cottesloe beach. Here is Mum giving one a cuddle.
There are so many different types to see all along the beach. This year there are also some in the sea, under the sand and climbing the walls. Here is one of my favourites. Looks so light.
After that a quick spot of lunch down at Port beach then home to pick up a sick Squid2. 
That was not in the plan! So home to do some sewing.

Mum helped me pin one of the B&W quilts of my Yin & Yan UFO. Here it is all finished, Yin only!
Sunday we also got together with some of my re enacting friends for an embroidery afternoon.

We had a great weekend with lots of sewing, coffee and laughter. Love you Mum.
See you all next FnwFs.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Hedeby Bag

Last weeks project

Well it looks like I have been side tracked again!

As a member of an re-enactment group 'The Grey Company' I am always making things to wear and use.
My most recent item is something I have been wanting to make for some time.
A Hedeby Bag! 

Hedeby is a Viking town c900-1100 located between modern day Germany and Denmark. 
During a dig in the town they found the wooden handles similar to the ones shown.
So I have made a replica. 

These handles were carved by DH out of Tassie Oak, the bag has been constructed from herringbone wool, which was purchased in Tassie and linen lining. 
Hand sewn with linen thread to keeping with viking tradition.

I think that it turned out well.

As it was the groups 31st Birthday on the weekend. 
We get together for a party and give gifts to friends within the group, secret Santa style.
My partner was very happy with her gift. Always great to get something you can use.
Now I just need to make myself one :-)
Hugs Sandra 

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Bunny Kisses

UFO's on the Back Burner

After meeting new people at our bloggers meeting I have been introduced to some new modern quilt blogs. Mmmmm new blocks to try. I have gone on a little side track Opps. 
Here is a little one I made called Bunny Kisses. 

Made a little mistake when putting it together. Can anyone see what it is. Didn't notice until I hung it on the fence. LOL maybe some webbing was in order!

As apart of the Arts festival on in Perth, giant puppets have been wondering around the CBD. 
So the family & I headed out to see them. It was an amazing site. We found the giant diver sleeping in the park, he was waken up with music, then he had his helmet put on & then off he went looking for the little girl.

Then we saw the giant girl riding on her boat down the street. We had a great spot above all the crowd. And got to see her quite clearly. After this we all went out for dinner. 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Yin and Yang

Progress on a Busy weekend.

Here is the progress on my UFO2. 
Although Mum and I caught up with our WA blogging friends on Saturday, for a great shop, laugh and luncheon.
I have still had time to put together the two flimsys for the B&W quilts, Yin & Yang.
After putting together the blocks I found that some of the whites are a little creamier in the kit. 
Oh well it is off to the theater room where it is often dark with the family movie nights.

Had trouble with the photo bombers today!! Thanks Oma & Squids.

When looking in my stash for some more B&W fabric to make more blocks to even up the two quilts I found myself another UFO!
This was a B&W cobble stone swap which is from 2011 and was done with a local craft group in Willeton.
Looks like I need to finish a table runner and a few place mats next.

After this project I will be catching up on some costumes.
Hugs Sandra 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

UFO Number Two 2015

Yin & Yang
Here is my next project. B&W blocks for a single bed size lap quilt.

It is a UFO from 2010 when we moved into the new house. Mum purchased a whole kit for me to make a quilt for my husbands B&W themed Theatre Room.

The blocks have been going together quiet easily being 151/2" sq finished.
Now it is time to sorted their layout & sew them together in time for the Bloggers shopping trip on Saturday. Where I will find a backing to complete them.
Oh this is only half the blocks!
Hugs Sandra