Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
This is Scruffy; he is a stray that turned up on our doorstep about a year ago looking for food, and hasn't gone away. He lives in our front yard. He's an old boy, makes a lot of funny creaking noises instead of a proper meow, and likes to head-butt people. I don't think he particularly liked having his photo taken...And of course, my post would not be complete without a bit of fabric goodness. These will probably be my last purchase for a while, unless the Aussie dollar starts to head upwards again. The top two fabrics are for a Blossom charm quilt I'm planning on making sometime in the future, the yellow is for the back of the Sheep quilt, and the red is for the back of B's baby quilt...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
And there was also a table of fabrics for $5 or $10 a meter, so I picked up a meter of this fabric. Not sure what I'll do with it, but Melly & Me softies might work, or some cute cushions as gifts...
Friday, October 10, 2008
All the blocks laid out on my floor:
Now I just need to get motivated to press all the rows and sew them together. Then I'm bordering it with more of the white fabric, and I'm waiting on the backing to arrive. I've purchased some fabric from the Friends & Flowers range which will match perfectly, while keeping the quilt "gender neutral".
As usual, Bella is being "helpful"; everytime I lie my Crabapple quilt out on the floor, she crawls under it, or even wraps herself up in it...
Sunday, October 5, 2008
It's a large quilt, a little over 2m square. I hand-quilted a diagonal grid pattern.Centre pattern
Close-up of quilting; I'm always surprised how even my stitches look, even after 6 months when I was completely over the quilt.
The reason why I've done little sewing has been due to the lovely weather here, and also because I went to the Red Hill Market yesterday. For those that aren't familiar, the Red Hill market is one of the most well known in Melbourne; it has fruit/veg, cakes/biscuits, crafts etc. We went early (I had to be out of bed at 6.30!) in order to beat the traffic, and I'm glad as the line of cars when we left went for kilometers! Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera, but if anyone is ever in Melbourne I recommend a visit. One of my purchases was a cute little onesie for one of the upcoming babies; very cute, probably not too hard to work out how to make myself.
Friday, October 3, 2008
No quilting news today sorry; I've been at uni the last few days which hasnt left me any energy to sew when I get home. Hopefully I can get a bit more done over the weekend, but it will probably just be quilting of the Crabapple Quilt.
Oh, and while I remember, the Sweet Peas and Angels online quilt store is having a sale! Until October 7, enter the code October 20 at checkout to recieve 20% off your order. A lot of the fabrics are already on sale, so you can pick some up for as little as $US5 per yard!