Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Finishes & Gifts

With the binding done, quilt washed and given to the Birthday girl, another quilt done.
Here is the end product! 

Quilt made using "Oh Deer" fabric range from Moda. 
Enjoyed doing the herring bone block. First time using this block.
This was an old technic used by the vikings in there weaving, as this was going to an reanactment friend it was really appropriate.

I would like to say a big thank you to Cheryll from Gone Stitchen for my lovely prize as the winner of FnWF. 

Off for a walk with the kids before they head back to school tomorrow.
Hugs Sandra


Last night after going out for dinner with Squid1 & friends. A very nice evening.
It was time to do some sewing for FNSI. Thanks to all the ladies joining in.

Frist I finished heming new curtains for Squid1 room.
Then it was onto another hated job.....pinning a quilt!! The quilt has been sandwiched on the floor for the past week. My knees have talked me out of getting it done each day. 
So DH came up with a solution for crawling around on the hard floor to get it pinned & done.

Today I had the time to get into the quilting......only one more step to go.

Hope you all had a great night.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

FnwFs July

What a great FnwFs. It was my Birthday.
Had a great day with my Mum by the sea with coffee & lunch then fabric shopping in the afternoon.
Thanks Mum for a great day.
Also got some great flowers from DH.

Started a new quilt for a friends big Birthday. 
This is the progress so far. 
Happy sewing Hugs Sandra

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Winter Solstice Time

Well at this time of the year one must renounce all other crafts and get on with some costuming!
Or be truthful and say it is only a week and a half until Mid Winters Banquet and I don't have a dress to wear....Opps to much quilting he he.
Finished one wall hanging.
And all blocks for X & + finished.

Here is the beginning of my dress, with an old one being sacrificed to make a pattern.
I had planned to hand sew this whole dress! That is not going to happen as this dress will have hand made fabric buttons and button holes!! Also need to start/finish a dress for Squid1. 

Squid1 dress started fitting tonight.
Off to pick kids up from school.

Friday, 5 June 2015

FnWF June

Thanks to Cheryl and all the ladies sewing on Friday night.

Just pottered around my craft room doing some finishers.
First I finished off another piñata block. Time for a new iron after it spat dirty water all over it.

Then some quilting & binding to finish off the wall hanging. Didn't quite get that finished.

Then I went back to my X &+ quilt & finished two of my blocks which I sorted out on FnWF in Apirl.
Time flies when you have craft to do!

Hope you all had a great night sewing, will pop over now & have a look.
Hugz Sandra

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Long Weekend in the West

Friday night I joined in with Chooky Blue and the girls for her party. Happy Birthday Chooky.
Sorry I think my Http address was wrong!!
Some great work was done by all. I just manage a Piñata block.

Mum had found this scrappy block which we are both using to work through our bucket loads of scraps or unwanted fabric. My twist on the theme is that every time I finish a quilt I make a piñata block. So in the end all my sweet quilts will be in one! Just like a Piñata!

Now this was a lonng weekend in the west so Squid2 was off on an annual Scouts camp 2hours North of Perth. Thanks to DH for taking him there on Friday otherwise I would have missed the party!

With one Squid1 out the door it was time to repainted Squid2 room as promised!! Full steam ahead to get it done before the end of the weekend. So with DH help we striped the room, filled the gaps, cut in and manage two coats. What a job. All Squids things need to return.

In between painting duties I manage to start a project that I have been eyeing off for a while. 

After buying some fabric for Squid1 (which was rejected)! I could not see this lovely fabric (in Mums eyes was just right) go to waste. So I put it to good use.Can you believe it starts with a triangle.

Just need to sandwich and quilt then I can hang it proudly in my craft room. What do you think?

Hugz Sandra

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Little Finishers

As time passes by you don't think of yourself getting older....until one of your oldest freinds daughter is having a baby!!!!
Wow stop the world I would like to get off for 5mins.

After finding out the news my crafty mind kicked into planning a little quilt.
These guys live up in Kununurra in the north of Western Australia, so not a great need for a quilt.
So a floor rug was more my thinking. 
Quilt finished size 45'x45'. It was meant to be a dissapearing 9patch but I got lost along the way!
Used fabric brought on the last Bloggers get together!
Here is the quilt what do you think?


Also wanted to show you the backing of the Pink Pinwheel Jellyroll quilt. It has stopped raining long enough to hang it out.

Have a great day Hugz Sandra