Sunday, May 27, 2018

Vinyl Project Pouch

I have been sewing some EPP hexagons for the Tula Pink "Hurray for Hexies" quilt for some time now and needed a little project pouch to keep them all in.
There are a few tutorials around for zip pouches such as the Simple Zipper Bag tutorial at Fat Quarter Shop but I chose the Vinyl project pouch tutorial from the Moda Bake Shop as I really liked the clear vinyl "window".
One problem with sewing vinyl is that it is slippery but by stitching a fabric strip across the top of the vinyl (the lilac fabric in my photo) it is then sandwiched between fabric at all times so it is quite easy to sew.
I just need to be more careful when pressing as hot irons and vinyl do not mix well!
This project was on my Q2 FAL list for this year so linking up with the 2018 FAL team.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

"Love Cats" quilt

Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Company was in Australia recently and I was fortunate to attend one of the trunk shows with her and Sue Daley at the Gold Coast.
Jenny inspired me to start a new quilt using one of her fabulous MSQC tutorials - the Pins and Paws quilt.
And I couldn't resist using my stash of Tula Pink "Tabby Road" fabrics to sew the cat blocks in this quilt. 
I paired them with two solid fabrics - a creamy off white and an aqua blue for the feature blocks.
These blocks were quite easy to sew and I added a border in the cute "Eeek" print in BlueBird from Tabby Road.
I sent the quilt to my local longarm quilter Karen from Rainbow Patchwork for quilting and then bound it in the same aqua blue from the feature cat blocks.
There is a big sunflower farm near where we live so we went for a drive this weekend for some quilt photos.
It was a really lovely sunny day and such a beautiful place for some fun quilt photos.
There was a large fence at the entrance to the driveway which was also quite handy for arranging the quilt.
The backing is in many shades of blues which also shows off the fabulous quilting pattern.
Special thanks to my hubby for holding up the quilt and risking being stung by the many bees buzzing amongst the sunflowers.
This was on my Q2 FAL list for this year so linking up with the 2018 FAL team.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Aussie Ipad Pouch

For Mothers Day this year, I decided to make my mum a pouch for her new ipad as she is about to have a knee replacement operation later this week .
She will be using her ipad more often in the upcoming weeks as she recovers so I wanted to make her something pretty to keep it in.
The fabric features some of our colourful Australia birds including the Kookaburra and the Red-tailed Black cockatoo which is one of my mothers favourites.
I quilted the fabric to some bag batting to make the ipad case more sturdy then bound it in the lime green solid before giving it to her for Mothers Day.
This was on my Q2 FAL list for this year so linking up with the 2018 FAL team.