Sunday, August 17, 2014

Red Letter Day quilt

As I finished up the binding on my Red Letter Day quilt last night, it was pouring rain so I didn't think that I would be able to take photos today, but fortunately it has cleared up this morning and everything is all fresh and sparkly outside.
must say that I really love the effect of the scrappy binding and will definitely be doing it again!
I kept the quilting quite simple on this one - just echo quilting along the seams and with the Bliss aqua dots flannel backing it is still super soft.
It is hard to decide on my favourite block...
Possibly the navy one in the top corner, although I do really like the orange "Marmalade"one as it was the first block I made at the class with Camille back in June.
 The obligatory kitty photo bomb!
Just love how pretty the Sundae Scallop prints look together!!!!!
Hoping it stays cold here for a bit longer so I can snuggle up with this quilt:)
I have really enjoyed the whole process of making this quilt -  the class with Camille and Holly was so much fun, and it was great to meet up with some of my bloggy quilty friends in Brisbane.
Pattern: Red Letter Day by Thimbleblossoms
Size: 67.5 x 67.5" (each block is 22.5 x 22.5")
Fabrics: Bonnie and Camille prints from Bliss, Ruby, Marmalade, Scrumptious, Vintage Modern, Happy Go Lucky, April Showers and Miss Kate. 
Background fabric: Prima solid in "Natural"
Backing: Bliss aqua dot flannel
Binding: Sundae Scallop from Ruby and Miss Kate.
Fresh Poppy Design
Linking to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt StoryAnd this quilt was on my list of finishes for the Q3 FAL hosted by Katy @ The Littlest Thistle so this is another tick off my list.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Moody blues....

Blue is the colour for this week 's palette over at Porch Swing Quilts
The colour blue always makes me think of the ocean and if you look closely at the photo above, there are a couple of dolphins jumping the waves we saw during our trip to Yamba earlier this year.
And a recent "blue" sewing project - my Red Letter Day mini Kitty quilt. Linking up with Jennie over at Porch Swing Quilts.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WIP Wednesday - RLD binding.

The binding for my Red Letter Day quilt is made from Bonnie &Camille "Sundae Stripes" which are one of my all time favourite prints.
I haven't really done a scrappy binding before but after seeing some of Camilles quilts when she bought them all the way to Australia, have decided to give it a try this time. 
Some of these prints are from Ruby and a few from the newly released Miss Kate range, and I think they will go well with the Bliss flannel backing.. 
A huge thanks also to one of the lovely ladies at the RLD workshop in Brisbane who gave me some of the navy print which completed my Sundae scallop collection!.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Linking to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

Monday, August 11, 2014

A birthday bag...

A few weekends ago, I went to my local craft group gathering and took along a bag which I made as a gift for a friend who is celebrating a very special birthday this year.
The pattern is Anna @ Noodleheads "Super Tote" which I have made a few times before.  
The straps and gusset are in a dark blue denim which went well with the colours in the main fabric which is a really pretty print - almost like watercolour flowers.
And because the recipients favourite colour is green, I used a cute lime green spot for part of the lining and the recessed zipper tabs. 
This tote is such a good size - she said that she loaded the bag up and took it to work the next day.
Finish Along 2014
And another tick off my FAL Q3 list as this project was on my list of finishes for the Q3 FAL hosted by Katy @ The Littlest Thistle.
Fresh Poppy Design
Also linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Colour Palette: Green

This weeks colour palette over at Porch Swing Quilts is green which is my favourite colour! 
First up is a gorgeous Rainbow Lorikeet that visited our balcony whilst we were on holidays in the Whitsundays a few years ago. It was definitely one of the brighter parts of our trip as it rained constantly the whole week were there:(
(Note to self: do not book a tropical island holiday during cyclone season!)
And this is the "Land of Oz" quilt I made for last years Pantone emerald challenge.
Linking up with Jennie over at Porch Swing quilts.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Red Letter Day quilt

This week I am hoping to get some more done on the RLD quilt. 
I have laid out on the lounge room floor and now have it all basted ready for quilting.
Linking to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Friday, August 1, 2014


This weeks colour palette over at Porch Swing Quilts is yellow which always makes me think of the song by Coldplay. Jennie has some wonderful photos that she has chosen to make palettes from and these are mine for this week:
A glorious yellow Kangaroo Paw which is an Australian native plant.
And a Sprouts block which was part of a mini quilt I made for a swap last year.
Next weeks colour is green which is my favourite:)