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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

A Couple of Finishes

I haven't had a chance to post a picture of this yet but I had so much fun playing with some scraps to make this cute little Mini I found over at SewCanShe. There are a heap of other amazing tutorials over there too I can see I might be spending a bit of time following along making things from over there!
I even had a bit of fun giving free motion quilting a go on something other than a plain square of fabric. I still need lots of practice with it but I was happy with how this turned out!

Today I started and finished a nice quick project that had been just waiting to be done. I was really lucky to have a good friend who showed me how to do it and I am really pleased with the results.
What do you think?
I can see myself making more of these in the future especially when I am making quilts to go with them😜
I have a couple of other projects on the go at the moment and I can see I will need to update my UFO page again😳 as I am still finding projects (or starting projects with my sewing friends and not getting around to finishing them!)

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

One Monthly Goal Check in and August Goal

I met my July goal early in the month The Butterfly quilt was finished and delivered
I also finished a few other things that had been on my list for a while and a couple of other things too.

For August I still need to bind this quilt

and I want to finish another Crochet project or two! 

I'm off to Elm Street Quilts to check out how everyone else is doing with their goals!

Friday, 28 July 2017

One Of Those Quilts That Just Kept On Growing

DD asked me to make a quilt for one of her friends, the only stipulations were it had to be the Very Hungry Caterpillar and it needed to have green in it. So I found a panel and searched all over town for coordinating fabrics to go with it and only found two. I couldn't find a pattern I liked so I had to come up with a plan of my own.  I decided to offset the two blocks from the panel with two big green blocks. Then I added lots of coloured circles to the green blocks and all that was needed was some sashings and borders! What do you think?
 Is this quilt too big for a one year old????

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Loving the Fanfare!

I have fallen head over heels for the latest range of fabrics at my local quilt store. It is called Fanfare! So far I have made these little baskets but I do have some other projects planned using this fabric!
What do you have planned to make soon?

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A productive day in the end!

I finally finished the binding on this quilt that has been on my list for the past few months😁
I finished it just in time too! We have just had visitors arrive!
Having finished that I had a bit of fun playing around with these cute little pouches
I have more sewing planned for tomorrow. What about you what do you have planned for tomorrow?

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Finally Finished Mumma Turtle

I finally got some more black yarn for my dragon so I could finally finish my turtle too! Now Mumma and Baby have been reunited 😉

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Friday Night With Friends

I had a great night crafting with my internet friends. I took this from this
 to this 



I love these little characters!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Progress

This is the latest project I have been working on and it is very close to being finished😃
 Hoping to get it finished while I am creating with my Friday Night Friends!
Luckily that wasn't one of the links I accidentally deleted when I was trying to update my page! I was trying to update my things I am participating list and I accidentally deleted the whole list! ARRRGGGHH! Of course now I can't find some of the buttons because either I started participating in them a long time ago or I've forgotten what else I was participating in. Oh well I will have to find some new things to participate in.... Any suggestions?

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Can't wait to deliver this!

Well it's all finished and ready to deliver! Tomorrow is going to be such a long day as I wait for the right moment to give it to the person it is intended for! I'm soo excited to see what their reaction will be!

Look at the amazing job they did with the quilting! Love Jude's work!

Saturday, 1 July 2017

July OMG Project

I've decided that my July project will be to get the binding on the butterfly quilt now it is back from the quilter...plus I would really like to be able to give it to the person it is for by the end of the week! That should put me off to a great start to the month and I may even get a few other things finished that I still haven't  managed to get done!😣
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG
Now I might just go cut that binding!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Yellow blocks completed

Finally I feel like I'm making some progress with my 2014 RSC quilt . 
Today I finished the Yellow blocks
I also made the last of the blue blocks that I had started ages ago but had one more block to make
I have also finished the purple blocks
the more I make of them the more I want to get the quilt finished. 
I'm off to decide which colour to do next(since I already did the blue) I still have to catch up some colours from earlier in the year. I'm linking up with RSC on soscrappy

Sunday, 25 June 2017

RSC Progress

I haven't worked on these for a while so I really need to get stuck in and do a heap more but I did get these three finished and I'm off to work on some more yellow blocks after I check out what everyone else has been doing for their RSC Blocks this week.

One finished One to Go

I joined a crochet along to make these cute little watermelon turtles. I have finished the smaller one and I just need to finish sewing the bigger one but I have run out of black so it will have to wait for a bit.

Hats finished and safely delivered

Apparently they were very happy with them too!

Friday, 9 June 2017

I was supposed to be finishing hats first.....

...but I couldn't help myself. This was just waiting to be made and it kept calling and calling "Make Me, Make Me" so I did. It was much quicker and easier than the bunny. The Bunnies & Yarn pattern was so well written and easy to follow. What do you think?

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

I'm so excited she is finally finished!

When I first took up crocheting one of my friends asked if someone could make her a bunny she had seen on facebook it was a free pattern and although it was way more complicated than the other things I had made I said I would give it a go. It tested me and it was much harder than anything else I had crocheted. I learnt a lot by making it. I'm actually glad I didn't notice the warning about not attempting this if you were a beginner that was at the beginning of the webpage because I might not have attempted it. I gave it a go and I am very happy with the results. I hope my friend will be too!

May OMG & OPAM Finishes & June Goals

May got off to a great start I finished off this top and took it to the quilters
Then I got this one bound
 I even got this top finished and took it to the quilters too!
Then I got distracted by other things so I still have these two quilts to bind but maybe they can be my June goal. 

I'm heading over to Elm Street Quilts to see what others achieved in May and what they have planned for June.



Where did the last few weeks go?

I didn't realise how long it had been since I last posted. Here are some of the things I have been working on since the last post. I've done some more blocks for the Free Motion Quilting Project

I think I need a bit more practice with this one I was very wobbly, but I am liking the darker thread on the fabric.

I put this quilt top together.

I made some repairs to a friends teddy and discovered teddy likes playing ninja turtles so I made him a ninja turtle mask while I was at it!

I really need to practice those curvy lines!

I started making some postcards for an upcoming postcard swap being hosted by Quilty Desires

I will keep you posted about the sign ups incase anyone would like to join in.



Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Been to busy sewing to post

I just looked at the last time I posted and I realised it has been a while so here is a bit of a catch up of what I have been doing
 I have finished this hat and almost finished 2 more of these
I have also started making some mittens to go with them.
I made some petit four baskets
Then I machine sewed a binding on one of the quilts I needed to bind 
(I will post a picture when I have finished the hand sewing)

Then while I had the right colour thread on the machine I finished off this quilt top. It is at the quilters now waiting to be quilted.
Today I had some fun doing some scrap busting on this table runner
and having a go at the first block of the Free Motion Quilting Project by Leah Day.
 (I'm hoping that if I do a block everyday my stitches will become a bit more even than they are now!) 
I just signed up for Friday Night Sew In too are you going to join us?

Saturday, 6 May 2017

FNwF

I'm glad I had some sewing time with my Friday Night friends out there! I managed to complete my main goal for OMG last night. Monday this top will be off to the quilters :0)
I might just get my other projects done this month too...if I don't get distracted by other things again!

Like this
Master Eight had offered to make his friend a pencil case and when he found out his young friend liked dinosaurs Master Eight wanted to make a dinosaur pencil case. Of course I could not find a pattern for one so we had to do some creative thinking. Master Eight picked out the colours and I found a toy pattern by Melly & Me that would be easy enough to modify to make a pencil case. At this stage Master Eight decided to delegate the sewing to me so I spent the day putting him together. I decided to give him a layer of wadding to give it a bit more sturdiness and lined him too.

I hope Master Eight's little friend likes him!

Friday, 5 May 2017

May OMG

My goal for this month is to take the thin black border off this add some other borders and get it to the quilters.
If I get that done I will bind these two quilts which are now quilted

Then I will work on this top which I still need to finish
I wonder what the other creative people are up to this month? I better pop over to Elm Street Quilts and check it out! Then I will head over to FNwF to sign up to help me get started with these goals!