Monday, 14 June 2010

Lots of Show and Tell Part 2

Finally I have finished my Fat Quarter Shop 2009 Mystery Block of the Month. I think it took just as much time to make all the sashing strips and stars as it did to make the individual blocks but I am sooo happy with how it has all come together. I absolutely love the fabrics (Glace) and star blocks are my all time favourite. I am now going to bundle it up to send to the Quilters Coop at Cowra to be quilted.

Last Tuesday I headed down to Singleton to the movies to see Sex in the City 2 The Movie. I ended up going on my own as my girlfriend had to cancel at the last minute with sick kids. I felt like a bit of a nigel sitting there on my own but there were a few others doing the same thing so it was not so bad. I really enjoyed the movie - lots of laughs - but have to admit that it was not as good as the first movie. After the movie was finished I headed to Busy Needles for a little fabric therapy. They always have a large range of the latest Moda fabrics so I was able to pick up some yardage of Rural Jardin (just love this range) to make a mug bag (yes another one) for my Aunt for her birthday as well as fabric to make a bag and coin quilt using a jelly roll that I purchased from South West Rocks a few months ago.
I am going to use the blue and pink fabric to make the mug bag and the other two pieces will be used to make the bag.

I am now off to make some invitation for DD's 9th birthday next Saturday.
Hope you all enjoyed your long weekend.

Chat soon
Kylie xxxx

Lots to Show and Tell Part 1

I cannot believe that it has been over a month since my last post. Where has the time gone???? I have been busy though.

I made a skinny verna tablerunner for my kitchen dresser. I got this pattern from the Moda Bakeshop Website and it is sooo each to make. This was my first attempt at sewing the binding on completely by machine and I think there is some room for improvement but overall I am really happy with it.

Some friends of ours from Adelaide had a baby girl last week so I whipped up this cute bag from fabrics in my stash. I got the pattern from a Quilts & More magazine. Very each to make.
I also have finished the first two blocks of my Gardeners Journal quilt.

I also decided to rearrange my sewing area as I was sick of having no room and just one big mess everywhere. This area is located at one end of our main lounge room. As we also have a TV room where the kids always watch TV I have claimed this room for myself. At the other end of the room are two lounges and the TV. I can close this room off from the rest of the house which is lovely and quiet and warm and cosy in winter.

I tidied everything up and added another tressle table to use as my cutting table.

Please check out my next post to see what else I have been up to.
Chat Soon
Kylie xxxxx