Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Aus Mod Bee November blocks

Yes you did read that correctly - these are the blocks from November for the Aus Mod Bee.
Luckily the next bee member is a bit late in sending her fabrics as I am just waiting on a bit more of the white to finish the 4th feather. 
Although I really would like to send these off before they get lost amongst all of my sewing stuff!
Fresh Poppy Design
Linking to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory.

Friday, January 24, 2014

WIP Wednesday:on Friday

I tried to post this after work on Wednesday but it was over 40 deg C here and the computer turned itself off after a few minutes which I guess is an safeguard against overheating ?? 
Anyway, I have been working on the item for my Sew Sew Modern swap partner and have now posted a sneak pic in the flickr group - hoping she likes this although I do still have time to work on something else if not...
Linking to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Thursday, January 16, 2014

FAL Q1 2014 list!!

My main goal for this year is to try and use up some of the ever-expanding stash of fabrics that I have here as it is really getting beyond control so along with the usual sewing projects, I am hoping to try and make some clothing items as I do find it hard to find nice things to fit my short and wide shape:) 
Anyway, onto my FAL list:
1. First up is a project that I have selected fabrics for and which I will get onto cutting once the cat removes himself from them:)
2. Feathers quilt - these blocks from my lovely AusModBee members didn't even get a look in during the 4th quarter so once again are on my list. 
 Still deciding on which layout to do though...
3. SSM4 project: I have some fabrics cut out for one of these bags and have started sewing as there is less than a month to go for this swap already.
4. I am starting my clothes sewing endeavours with a nice simple pair of PJ/lounge pants from this pretty rayon fabric which I am sure you will all recognize.
5. I pinned a tutorial by Made By Rae late last year on how to make a nice floor Ottoman and have found some sturdy drill and piping cord to make it.
6. I made one of Anna @ Noodleheads fabulous divided fabric baskets for a swap recently and have decided that I need one too so I have some fabrics pulled.
7.Item for the 2014 Pantone challenge - Radiant Orchid. I have joined in the previous two Pantone challenges and although this is not usually a colour I use, I went though my stash last week -  just hoping that I have got the "Orchid" shade right as I am hoping to make a pattern that I have wanted to do again for a while and these colours will be perfect!
Linking to the Q1 2014 FAL with Katy at The Littlest Thistle.
Finish Along 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Q4 FAL list for 2013!

It has been way too hot here to do much sewing but I have a late finish for the Q4 FAL - this is a mug rug that I made from a selection of black and white fabrics.

Once again, I used the scrappy trip along tutorial to make this block, but started with strips 12.5 x 2 inches wide so the mug rug finished at 9.5 inches square.

I backed it in some newspaper print fabric and have sent it off along with a block of dark chocolate as a gift.
 So this little project rounds out my list of finishes for the Q4 FAL.
she can quilt

I managed to get 9/10 projects done from my original list back in October 2013 which I am pretty pleased about considering I had my husband home for a few weeks after ankle surgery:(
1. An  "Owl You Need" sewing buddy: done!
2. Fabric Basket for swap:done!
3. DUDQS Mini quilt: done!
4. DUDQS Xmas runner:done!
5. Black and white project; done (see above)!
6. Feathers quilt: unfortunately this pile of lovely blocks was not touched this quarter but is first on my list for next time!
7. Ellie Quilt (aka Baby Elephant walk quilt): done!
8. Chicopee QAYG bag: done!
9. Christmas stocking: done!
10. Millefiore fabric projects: done!
A huge thanks to Leanne and her wonderful sponsors for hosting the FAL and keeping us all on track:) 
Finish Along 2014
I will definitely be joining in the FAL again with Katy @ The Littlest Thistle this year!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

ipad and iphone pouches

A friend of mine is a teacher, and I wanted to make her something nice and colourful for her new ipad.
So I made her an ipad pouch using some lovely and bright fabrics from the Sarah Fielke "Millefiore" range.
I pieced the main panel using the Scrappy trip along tutorial before quilting it in a cross hatch design, then lined the pouch with some soft flannelette.
  I also made a matching iphone pouch to go with a new iphone 5.
 Linking to the 4th quarter FAL with Leanne @ She Can Quilt.