29 May 2014
link to the PDF. I used the details for the shuffle at LaVieEnRosie to make the blocks. I am going to finish it in a 3 x 3 setting. The colours are pink and purple batiks and do not show up very well in the photo. Hopefully the block photo is a better indication of the colours.
27 May 2014
I love the quilty stitches cross stitch at little miss shabby and am going to do it but.....it has been a long time since I did any cross stitch and I cant decide what colours to use. Then I discovered cross stitch rainbow at the crafty mummy. This is perfect as it is simple, no choice in colours and looks fantastic. Finca pearl cotton thread by Presencia which I got when I did the stitch me up blog hop at Sew we quilt. I love this thread and hopefully a shop in Newcastle stocks it. If not I will have to buy online.
18 May 2014
Bloggers Quilt festival at Amys Creative Side. I always enjoy looking at all the quilts.I haven't entered a quilt in this for ages and decided to enter my umbrella quilts mini this time. I made this mini for me and love it. I think the matchstick quilting is what makes it. The fabrics are gorgeous and are a combination of canvas and cotton. As it is a wall hanging the different fabrics don't matter but the quilting has so much texture you don't notice the different weight of the fabrics. Here is the link to the minis I thought I should edit this to add that the fabric is all from a trimmings pack from Umbrella Fabrics. They have some really gorgeous fabrics. This is the blue pack.
friendship bag by PS I quilt. I love this bag and often make it to add to friends gifts. This one uses left over Arcadia by Tula pink from this cushion.
13 May 2014
Umbrella Prints for the first time on the blog Noodlehead. I thought the fabric would be from America and would cost a fortune to get shipped so I wouldn't be able to get it. When I saw it was an Australian company I decided I had to buy some. I made a simple wall hanging using rectangles and loved how it turned out. I have made similar ones with batiks and quilted them with simple straight lines. I decided to do something different and have now had my first experience with matchstick quilting. I love the look and the texture but it is very time consuming. For small projects only!