19 October 2017

Craftsy


I needed backing fabric for the twin quilts and had to buy Tula Pinks latest fabric. I decided to buy from Craftsy as it is one of the cheapest options in Australia and the butterfly fabric was perfect. This is the second time I have bought from Craftsy and I am very impressed. Shipping is reasonable for Australia and their range of fabric is gorgeous AND you get a free charm pack.


My first purchase was during a big sale and I haven't made anything with any of it it yet! The lily and loom range is gorgeous, my first Alison Glass and Ombre fabrics. I love Tula Pink and variegated thread so I couldn't resist that thread pack. I gave my free charm pack to a friend before I took the photo. We are hoping to make baby quilts together soon!


09 October 2017

Baby quilt

My niece is having a baby and likes colours I don't have a lot of so I ordered a scrap pack of pink and pastels from Cotton Factory. Most of the fabric is perfect for a baby quilt. Now I need to decide what to do with it. The fabric makes me think Red Pepper Quilts so I might try a small postage stamp quilt or something similar with the fabrics on the right and maybe some solids. I am pretty sick of brown and yellow so will be good to try and figure out something with this fabric.

07 October 2017

Q4 of the 2017 FAL

I have several projects I want to take to Perth next time I go. Hopefully this will be this year so I decided to join the last finish along for the year.

1. Twin quilts



2. Peters quilt



3.Quilt for my nieces baby
No photo as I am waiting for the fabric to arrive.



O.K that is enough but I am going to add
4. Skull quilt cos I love it and really want to finish it.

5. Mini house quilt for a friend who lives here for Christmas.


6. Emu cross stitch
I have taken this off the big frame as it was to hard to handle. I have been doing a little of this the last couple of nights although once I have binding to sew I will do that at night.


Linking to Quarter 4 Finish-A-Long

03 October 2017

1st block done


I made my first skull block from the Quilt book by Tula and Angela.
Love it. Need to make a quilt with this block. I am thinking 4x4 blocks to go on our bed.

02 October 2017

October Goal

One of my brothers is a huge Hawthorne supporter so I decided to make him a quilt in their colours which unfortunately are brown and yellow.

I planned to make an Irish Chain quilt because I have been wanting to make one in two colours for a while. But there was a good chance it would be an ugly quilt with those two colours!!!

Then I saw his team playing an away game in white jerseys with a little brown and yellow and the jerseys looked nice. So I thought why not make a mainly white quilt. Then I remembered this pattern in Love Patchwork and Quilting. This is the only magazine I always buy. I love it and I think one day I should make one quilt from each issue.


Here is a test block and I think it will look great. I will need to take this quilt to Perth next time I go so I am going to make it my October Goal.
Liking to  OMG at Elm Street Quilts.

28 September 2017

Tula Pink

 I love Tula Pink fabrics and really enjoy the midnight quilt show with Angela Walters so I decided to buy this book. To be honest I don't care about the quilting side of it, just the patterns.
This skull pattern is the main reason I bought the book. I love purple so I love the quilt in the book but I think I should use my favourite PJ shorts for colour inspiration. I cant make this quilt right now as too many other projects the go so I will make a mini!!!
These are my fabric choices.
It turns out this book is full of projects I want to make. I will add them to my ever increasing list.

September One Monthly Goal

I did it. I finished the second quilt top and have ordered purple butterfly fabric and pink butterfly fabric from craftsy for the backings.The pattern is a freebie at Me and My sister designs 
I am looking forward to finishing these.
Linking to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goals