04 September, 2021

Friday Night With Friends

I headed into my sewing room early and got to 
work on Nelson's new quilt. The top is finished but I need to add 
a panel to the backing as it isn't quite wide enough.
After I put the panel together, I found it needed extra 10 inches 
or so in length for the quilter. I've been using all the leftovers 
and have planned how I am going to add the extra length. 
But it was starting to do my head in so I stopped before 
I messed it up and will finish it today. Then I'll have to wait 
until we're out of lock down to take it to my quilter.
After dinner I sat down to work on some more of my
Heartstrings stitcheries. Finished off this cute one.
And made a start on this one.
I also realised I hadn't stitched the little flower on 
the caravan's flag so did that. 
The pineapple block was done earlier in the week.
Thanks to Chez for hosting us last night. 
You can see what others got up to here.

31 August, 2021

OPAM For August

I've have five finishes for August. My new ironing board cover.

A dolly quilt for Billie.
Shopping bag from the Tilda Lovers Club Mystery Box #1.
A pendant also from the mystery box.
My Scrumptious Friends quilt.
Thanks to Kris from Tag Along Teddies for keeping us inspired.

21 August, 2021

Friday Night Sew-In

Last night I worked on my heartstrings panel. 
I finished the little owl or at least I thought I had. 
I've just uploaded the photo and noticed 
I've forgotten to stitch his eyes!

Then I made a start on my little blue bird.
I'm enjoying doing these little stitcheries.
Thank you to Wendy to hosting us last night.
You can see what others got up to here.

14 August, 2021

Scrumptious Friends!

Back in 2013, my lovely NOTYQ friends gave me a bundle 
of the then newly released Scrumptious range 
by Bonnie and Camille for my 50th birthday. 
I admired it for a long time before deciding what to make with it.  
I finally decided on a hexagon quilt using half hexagon templates. 
I spent ages sorting out the layout. 
Then covid hit. Mum and I were in Port Douglas (Queensland) 
and raced back home before the borders closed and
self isolated for two weeks at her place.  
I got Noel to bring me my sewing machine 
and all my sewing stuff. Lucky I had everything 
together so it was easy for him to find.
I was so glad I had everything ready to start putting my 
quilt together as I had plenty of time to sew.
I got the top put together in five days. 
It would have taken longer at home as I would 
have had other "housey" things to do!
Later in the year when we were in lockdown again,
 I was on-line and found some meterage of
 one of the fabrics to use for backing. 
I was amazed as the range was 7 years old.
I finally got it quilted in between another 
lockdown and picked it up in June.
Tada! It's finally finished. 
I have called it "Scrumptious Friends".
I just love the colours.
It was actually finished it a few weeks ago 
but I've only just got around to taking photos.
I'm so happy with how this turned out.
There's still lots of the fabric left. 
Maybe one day I'll have a granddaughter 
and I'll make her a quilt with it.

13 August, 2021

More Mystery Box Projects

I've made a couple more of the projects in the 
Tilda Lovers Club Mystery Box #1 
from Fiona at Fee Fee and Me
This was my pre-printed stitchery.
A calico shopping bag was in the box and. 
I made my stitchery into a pocket. 
We also got a pendant kit.
I picked out a cute piece of Tilda fabric 
and stitched a little butterfly. 
I think it turned out quite pretty.