• The Circle Game

    Pattern by Jen Kingwell
  • Duke Road

    Pattern by Sue Daley
  • La Passacaglia

    find it on Instagram #lilabellelanelapassacaglia
  • Polaroid Quilt


Sunday, 30 August 2015

The Circle Game

The Circle Game Quilt

Back in March I attended a class at The Cotton Factory in Ballarat
with the talented Jen Kingwell where we started this quilt.

Well this week I dug out this UFO and decided it was time to get it over the line!


I don't know why I stopped when I did as I only had two block to go.

Here are my final two blocks.



I am in love with this quilt. 
It has taught me so much with the curves and how to let go and let scrappy take over.  


I LOVE the final result.

And I couldn't resist the "stained glass" picture this morning.


I am planning on hand quilting this one, something I've not done before so I think it will be tackled next winter. Too much happening now to even think about starting it.

Thank you for visiting,
hugs Sharon




Saturday, 29 August 2015

Catching up



Just dropping in to say Hi :)

 Thank you to the lovely ladies who have sent FQ's in the Birthday FQ Swap.  
I have received the last few, thank you again. 

I'd love to include a picture but I'm having a few technical difficulties, 
one involving a new computer!

Lots happening here behind the scenes and if all goes to plan a new look blog will appear soon and hopefully a return to regular blogging.  I have missed you all.

Now, does anyone know a Blog reading app/program that works well on an Apple Computer?
Actually does anyone know how to work this thing?
I'm not an Apple girl and dislike change and this is proving to be a little bit of a headache for me 
but I will get it sorted. Positive thoughts.

Back soon,

Until then enjoy every day doing something you love.

Hugs Sharon


Thursday, 6 August 2015

Not sitting Idle

Things might have been quiet on the blog but believe me when I say they haven't been in the sewing room. Allow me to show you some of the stuff I have been up too :o)

Melly of Melly and Me has released a new range of fabrics of which I have made my Miss 6 a pillowcase. Why i have never made a pillowcase before I have no idea and there will be more :)


Melly has also released a panel that creates this gorgeous butterfly

Using the scraps from the panel and what I had left over from the Pillowcase I made a little drawstring bag for Miss 6


I have also had these gorgeous goodies arrive. 
"Toy Chest" from Penny Rose Fabrics


I have been cutting and sewing


I have a half quilted top. I will share when its finished :)

I also made this cute Table topper for someone special.


Have you seen this new range that has just hut shops?

It is called "Bloom and Bliss" again from Riley Blake


It is a stunning range and I am really enjoying cutting it up :o)

Miss 6 has decided that she wanted her machine out again.


My stash is under serious threat! 

I have wanted one of these carts for so long so a trip to IKEA was had and now I have one.


Didn't take me long to fill it :)


I might need a second but not sure how that will go down with hubby.

I have also broken open my Gardenvale FQ Bundle


Time to make a mini for the "Gardenvale Mini Quilt Swap" on IG


I will share this finish later :)

I've also made Jodie's aka RicRacs new pattern "Skittles"
Aren't they cute


and I am sooo close to a finish on my ABC Sampler


Until next time, spend some time doing something you love,
hugs Sharon






Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Hand Piecing a Daisy

Jen Kingwell has a new book.
"Quilt Lovely" and it is a beautiful book.
As soon as I saw the quilt on the cover I just knew it had to be the first one
 that I make from this book.

I started with a test block and I was hooked.


This will be my first completely hand pieced quilt so it will be a slow project in between other projects.

 


As you can see, I have decided to use my ever growing Bonnie and Camille scraps.



My garden is slowly growing.


Enjoy y our day doing something you love.
hugs Sharon




Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Birthday Goodies

I am very lucky this year to be involved in two Birthday swaps.
The first is the FQ Swap.


This is my Major gift. I think that Tarnyia has excelled here. One thing that is not showing in this picture is the amazing pebble quilting. Thank you Tarnyia, it is prefect xx


Here are the contents of the other parcels that I have received so far.
(there are still a few to arrive so I will share those once they are here)

Top left is from Kaylee
Top right is from Anthea
Bottom left is from Debra
Bottom right is from Sue

Thank you ladies xx

The other swap that I am in is a "For the Love of Bonnie and Camille Birthday Swap".

I have been blessed with some AMAZING gifts. I am feeling very special.



This Mini Sew Together bag and Triangular zipper pouch was made by Anna IG Spanzy


These goodies are from Michelle IG coleandtaffy. 


Who cant go past fomr fabric, expecially some Bonnie and Camille.
Sam IG- fortheloveoffabric sent these goodies and below, Linden IG- vinelines sent these goodies.


Linden made my day. See that bottom print, its a super old OOP Tula Pink fabric and with her help i think I will have enough for the border on my La Pass quilt. Huge thank you Linden.

Next up is my MAJOR gift item from Karen IG-karenswa68


The table topper is made from Winter's Lane fabric and is already in my Living Room.
The pink "envelope" up the top opens up to be a shopping bag, so very clever,


Chris IG- mrslill62 made me this gorgeous bag and I can fully understand why she found it hard to send.

And then there is this stunning Binding Kit made by Sam IG- Aqua_paisley
It is a stunner and will get a lot of use.

Last one for today, made just for me by Alison IG-alisonwhite31
Isn't it beautiful. My very own Hello Darling Butterfly's. Thank you Alison


So as you can see I have been very blessed with the gorgeous gifts received so far.

Thank you to each and everyone responsible xxx

Now, lets turn attentions to my first born.  
I'm thinking that he has a bit of a wicked sense of humor


The darling treasure gave me a box of chocolates. all individually wrapped in sticky tape!
He is lucky that I love him :)

 Then yesterday afternoon I decided to tip some out and asses and see if there was an easy on to break into and look, he left one unwrapped!