Thursday, January 21, 2010

Beach Surprise

I too love the jelly rolls. And have finished piecing the Pineapple Surprise quilt from Pam and Nicky Lintott's first book. Here it is: CraftyMummy and I were both taken by the same fabric range: Beachhouse by Moda.

Will take pics of the jelly rolls that arrived today from the states. I'm soo delighted with them.

Fantastic Fairies

Here are the pictures of the fairy quilt that I showed a few weeks ago. My friend loved it and I am awaiting a report from her girl. I quilted the hexagons with flowers- and although they are wonky I am really pleased how they turned out. It's my most adventurous quilting yet.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hushabye quilt - WIP

Since last weekend with Di, I've been getting quite a lot done on the jelly roll quilt I planned. The jelly roll I'm using is Hushabye fabric by Tula Pink, plus some white-on-white fabric from my stash (determined to get that stash down this year!). So this morning I had the white fabric ironed, ready to cut, carefully lying on the floor. Then I realised we have a 6 year old's birthday party here tomorrow, so it had to go. So what do I do? Cut it, of course! Figured that way I don't have to iron it again;-) So now its another step closer to getting done. But back to party prep now...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Quilting tips...

I just came across some great quilting tips on a blog called Eiloren. She has added some great details to make quilting on a domestic machine easier. Thanks, Neroli!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A little sewing...

Di and I were lucky enough to get together for a little sewing this afternoon. Di finished piecing this gorgeous star from this book
Jelly Roll Quilts: The Perfect Guide to Making the Most of the Latest Strip Rolls
with part of a jelly roll. I'm adding this to my "want to do" list for sure! The quilt in the book has 4 stars but one would be the perfect size for my quilt hanger. Meanwhile I did some applique for my boy, Mr Happy, on his sheet bag for Kindy. I also decided on a pattern to make with my new jelly roll. So much for scrapbooking this week...