Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Goodies in the Mail!

Yesterday was a great day for mail in my house, some nice squishy envelopes and a my Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine arrived.

A little over a week ago I was lucky enough to win a giveaway by Fiona at Finding Fifth and yesterday it arrived in the mail.

Its a cute little mini quilt (or mug rug) kit in lovely rainbow polka dot fabrics.  Thanks Fiona, looking forward to getting stuck into that down the track. (Must not start any new projects until others are done though!)

Must be my lucky month as then on Monday I was the 70th liker on Quilting at Get Stitched Facebook page and scored a free fat quarter. Who couldn't use another fat quarter?  It arrived yesterday as well!

Its a very pretty purple and I think it will fit into my Craftsy BOM blocks colour scheme.  Thanks so much Karyn!

Its fine but very cold in Adelaide today so after warming up with a bit of vaccuuming, floor washing and clothes washing I decided to fiddle about with a project I want to send to Canada for my step-daughter for Christmas. Knowing my lack of speed at completing projects I wanted to get onto this one soon so there is less pressure closer to Christmas.

Its a wallhanging similar to the one I made last year at a workshop using fabric from the Under the Australian Sun range by Leesa Chandler. If you would like to see my original wallhanging, have a look here.  Only difficulty was that by the time Kymberley told me she'd like one so she could have something Aussie on the wall in Canada, I couldn't get any more of the fabric could I?!  I waited for the second series to come out but its not as bright and bold as the first one.  I did buy some though and between that and some scraps I had left of the first series I'm hoping it will turn out okay. So after some application of fusible web, I'm now at the fussy cutting stage.  Here is what I've cut out so far:

This is not in any way arranged, this is simply a collection of flowers I hope to make look like a cohesive bunch further down the track!  Actually the flowers look better in this photo than they do in real life! The banksias tend to look a bit too gold but I'm hoping with a large amount of machine stitching in red I can make them stand out more. Now off to prepare the backing and keep cutting out those flowers!

Its a long weekend here in Adelaide for the Queen's Birthday so with an extra day hopefully I can get a bit more done on this one if my other half doesn't try and cramp my style too much!

Have a great weekend, long or standard!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That fussy cutting is impressive! It'll be a beautiful wall hanging - love your previous one too :)


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