Monday, September 28, 2015

Mrs Pinny Pincushion (September OPAM)

This is the third one of these I have made.... I think Mrs Pinny is quite cute.  Probably not all that useful as a pincushion but cute.

This one was gifted to my friend Maureen for her birthday.

I also made one of these for my friend Inca in March - and didn't blog it then so here she is.
And in February I made this one - it was given away at the Make It, Bake it or Fake it Swap at Nundle this year.

Just need to make one for me now . . . ..will I do her in purple??
It is an Amy Bradley pattern - the same designer who created "Quilt Diva"

Saturday, September 19, 2015

FNSI - September (FNCI)

Thanks for your company - it helped make a boring task a little less boring...

It was Friday Night Cut In for me - I need 400 2" squares for the next section of Nature's Journey.   
I know there are more than 400 here, but I like to have some choice as I go along so I cut about 40 of each blue and 20 of each colour...I'll see how I go - and will probably end up with some sort of leaders and enders project to do as well.

I'm not sure if there will be much sewing time this weekend - a few other things happening that need priority- but hopefully I can get some time to sew all these critters together.

Hope you all had a lovely night sewing - and maybe a little treat as well.

Thanks to Wendy for co-ordinating and hosting...and providing tempting recipes (Apple Cinnamon loaf this month).  Head over here if you want to spend some time admiring other people's work.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Baby Quilt

I made a quick & easy quilt for a work colleague's latest addition to the family. 
He is a big one - 10lb 9 oz

  I found this cute fabric and stitched along the lines and bound it (using Susie's Magic Binding).  Nice & quick.

Apparently I picked a good fabric as the nursery is decorated with all sorts of animals.

Stitchers Dream Day Out

Saturday saw three of us off on a road trip to Highfields for Stitchers Dream Day out.   Our tutors were Bronwyn Hayes and Julie Lovell from Calico Farm Designs.  The usual deal - goody bags containing patterns for 4 projects ...

and the kit for one project ready to go.  I got this one - I think it will become a mug bag or day

I did do some stitching . . in between chatting with Nundle friends, Sunday Stitchers friends, bloggy friends, and new table friends.

We had Show & Tell so I took two Bronwyn Hayes quilts.  Bronwyn is not keen on having her photo we hid behind the quilts.

I also had her sign the labels of each quilt.

This is the 10th year that SDDO has been held so there was a special cake to celebrate.  It was so pretty - shame to cut it really....

Oh, I may have done a little shopping on Saturday...I have been admiring Flower Sugar for a while now - a pack of fat eighths can't hurt too much ....can it???
A long day but a lot of fun.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

FNWF - September

Friday night sewing with cyber friends is a great time and followed by Saturday sewing with real friends just tops it off!

Over Friday night I finished off the quilting lines on this which will become a quilt for a new baby for someone at work.
and I finished sewing the bottom row and some of the side row of squares on this - the centre panel for Nature's Journey.

It's a bit scary that I am supposed to have it all finished INCLUDING the quilting (^%$%^&&!!) by the end of September - sorry Chookyblue - that won't happen - but I'll give it a good try.

For the Sunday Stitchers ladies - I took a picture of Inca's quilt top - it will get a border yet - probably green, but the last row is on.

(I can whip-crack my friends as well as the SAL girls!!!)

Have a lovely weekend everyone
and a special hello to Shez who is celebrating her birthday.