Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Enjoying the Holiday Season

Happy Australia Day all that live in our great land. It has been a month since Christmas & it has been a great holiday season going to the beach, catching up with friends and family & crafting on the hot days in the air conditioning with the Cricket or Tennis in the back ground. It has been a nice holiday with DH also having the time off.

While watching/listening tennis I have finally finished a Mum's quilt. Finished size is 85"x92" (216cm x 235cm). It started a long time ago (July 2013) as a sampler to challange myself to try different blocks. The colours just reminded me of going to Mum & Dad sea side home, aqua for the beautiful water, gold for the the sunshine, white for the beach & blue for the great skies. Just love a visit to Oma & Pop's house. What do you think?

Maybe be the reason quilts take so long to get finished, is that I get side tracked when I hear there is a new baby on the way or a clarity quilt needs to be made or dance costumes for 19 to be made. Here is the lastest top finished on the weekend.

Looking forward to having some time to craft over the next year.
Hugs Sandra 

Saturday, 16 August 2014

FNSI August

Another great FNSI. Thanks to Wendy & all who sewed with me last night from around the world.
For me August is time for Dance Costume Sewing but last night I wanted to do some enjoyable sewing so this is what I got done.

Frist I pinned, quilted & sew a little cot quilt

Then I set out to make the last of the blocks for my Mums Summer quilt.

And finally a little bit of stippling on a UOF.

So now it is back to the costums.
Hugs Sandra

Saturday, 19 July 2014

FNSI July 2014

Here we are at FNSI. Hope all you enjoyed some sewing last night.
Here are some UFO's I was working on.
1. A pillow for DH threater room which was inspired form this coffee cup in the fore ground.

2. Some samples of modern blocks for a quilt for my Mum(www.lifeontheblock.blogspot.com)
Not sure if my sewing is up to Mum standards! The quilt has a great beachy feel, which sums up Mum's home.

Lub Sandra

Saturday, 12 July 2014

All Wrapped up

Had a great PJ day today! It was very productive. The quilt was about a quater done this morning & now ready for the post. What do you all think.

Ready for Dance costumes time again! Hugs Sandra

SunKissed Mini Jelly Race

Have been wanting to do a Jelly Roll Race for a while.
So I decided to do a Mini one with the left overs of a Moda SunKissed by Sweetwater.
It finished up as 36"x51" a nice baby quilt size.
Just needs to be sandwiched and binding done in more left overs, then it will be off to England for its new home.

We had a beautiful sunkissed today, so Squid2 & I got some weeding done.

Have a great day all.
Hugs Sandra

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Fnwfs and a great finish

One of these great nights always comes up when I have something that needs finishing.
Or is that just I have soooo many things going on and it is the best way to set time aside to do them.

Front panel
Just took these photos of Oliver's quilt and the heavens opened.
This is the fence where the photo was taken below.

The West hasn't been this wet in the winter in years love it. Can go and sew and not feel guilty about being outside. Luv Sandra

Saturday, 14 June 2014

All Done

Last night I put in a late one (1am) to get quilting finished. It was freezing at 3 deg C when I went to bed & it felt very bit of like it.
The quilting was nothing special just ditched around the tone on tone blocks.
Today I started & finished the binding, just in time to give it to my BFF tomorrow.
Sure she will love to cuddle up to it in this weather.
Thanks Mum for all your help. Love Sandra