Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sunday stash

Its not quite Sunday yet, but I did some stash building today at the Melbourne Quilt Fair...

Stash building

Some more Denyse Schmidt, because I can't resist and I seem to have a growing obsession with yellow.

Retro goodness

and some cute retro prints because, well, they were $3.50 a fat quarter and they were cute...?

Find of the day was a green fabric by the yard perfect for my green quilt I've been about to start for the last 4 months...

The last green

and at $8 a metre I was a happy chappy :)

Also bought some rulers, fabric pencil leads, extra fabric for another project thats underway and some fabric for a planned christmas present (organisation plus!)... in the space of a few short hours I managed to dispose of more money than I had planned, but came way with lots of goodies.

And when checking out the quilts on display, I was reminded of how much I love the tumbling blocks pattern. So after 4 moths of procrastinating starting my green quilt, I completely revised my planned pattern, and came home and have cut all the diamonds to make the fabrics into a tumbling blocks quilt! After making the quilts for my grandmothers I feel ok about the idea of machine piecing diamonds, which I used to think was just too hard. Tomorrow when I start the actual piecing I may live to regret my changed pattern, but here's hoping it will all come together with out too much stress.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I made this

Thought I'd play along with this one from Meet Me at Mikes... so... I made this last weekend:


owl embroidered in chain stitch on to white drill and backed in white minky.

I've just finished the embroidery for a grey elephant and a green turtle... i'm liking making these!

Quilts for grandmas

Both my grandmothers turn 90 next month, and I've made them both quilts for their birthdays. My photos are terrible I'm afraid, but hopefully will get better ones of them in their new homes soon.

This one for Grandma Nancy - a single bed quilt:


and this one (still not bound, getting around to that any minute now) for Grandma Rita - a lap quilt about 130cm squared


Hopefully they'll like them, and they'll coordinate with the rooms they're intended for...

Both patterns are from a Japanese book of star based quilt patterns (no name for you as i have zero Japanese translation skills, but here's what it looks like)