Thursday, 22 January 2015

Natures Journey Stitch-a-long


I am going to claim the title of the "Overachiever" for the first lot of blocks for this 
project / Stitch-a-long as they are not scheduled to be worked on until February
and I've already finished mine.


Better go throw myself into one of my other projects so I'm not tempted to work
 on this one again in a hurry :)

hugs Sharon

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Jen Kingwell

Month four of Jen Kingwells Mystery BOM arrived last week.
The first three months have been hand piecing. I had completed month one but then left it.
Month four was all about applique and being I know how to do that I jumped in and started it :)


but not before getting a picture of all the gorgeous fabrics received so far.
Then I set to working on month four.


Month four is completed with appliqueing month one to the center.


I have now turned my attention to month two but instead of hand piecing I have decided to
EPP these blocks. I need to make 11 in total then I will think more about month three, hand piecing curves!   All very new to me.


I have also booked myself into a class in March with the one and only Jen Kingwell.
She lives in Dubai so I wasn't going to miss this opportunity to do a class with her whilst she was home. We will be working on her "Circle Game" pattern


Amitie in Melbourne make up "Starter Kits" for most of Jens patterns so I ordered one.
It arrived Monday and I am in love.  


Also, my PSA (Public Service Announcement) for today is, if you like any of
Jen Kingwell's patterns then pop on over to Amitie HERE and grab some patterns.
The pattern books are $10 off and patterns $5 off.
A few fell into my cart. But it's only a limited time special and only available online.

Hugs Sharon



My Hedgehog Family

Over the weekend I made 6 more Hazel Hedgehogs


Still using up some of my Tula Pink Stash


My cute little family now looked like this so I decided it was time to turn these into 
what I had in my head.


Meet my happy Hedgehog family.
I had always planned to do a random design and I also continued with the scrappy low volume background.


I don't think that I have finished with these guys yet though.

Until next time, hugs Sharon

Thursday, 15 January 2015

"Snapshots"

It's the 15th January and that means that the first block for the
"Snapshots Quilt" was released today.



I have order a kit from the Fat Quarter Shop but they don't ship until the yardage of Daysail is released next month so off to raid my Bonnie and Camille scraps it was.



Not to sure how I have survived so long without these mini design boards.
They make piecing and breeze.

 Ta-da Block one is done.



The block instructions can be found HERE.

until next time,
hugs Sharon

My Mini Design Boards

Mini Design Boards

Lori Holt over at Bee in My Bonnet has a fantastic tutorial for some Mini Design Boards.
They are great for preparing many blocks at a time as they can stack on top of each other and they allow you to get your block pieces from your cutting table to your sewing machine and then to your ironing board without ever getting the pieces all mucked up!


I found the foam core board that Lori uses in my local Lincraft Store.


I raided my Bonnie and Camille scraps for JR Strips and randomly pieced in colour groupings.
I now have 8 boards ready to use. I chose to make mine 12.5" square but you can make them any size you want. Wonder if I should make some more?


If you are interested in making some of your own the tutorial can be found HERE.

Also arriving this week was this book.


I'm plotting and planning again :o)

hugs Sharon