Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Quick Brown Fox pillow

 The Quick Brown Fox pillow was made using the Fancy Fox quilt pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.
This was the initial fabric pull for the fox pillow...
I ended up not using the C&S dark brown on the far left as the black eyes blended in too much with it.
The Henna fox is probably my favourite one:) 
I added a border to the four foxes to bring the pillow up to about 20" square.
I used my hera marker to mark out a cross hatch style grid for quilting the pillow. 
And it is bound with a wood grain print from Juliana Horners "Modbox" range

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WIP: Modern Maples

I have wanted to make one of the Modern Maples quilts for a while now so as soon I saw the Pantone colour of the year was Marsala I thought this would be a good chance to do it, so that I could incorporate it along with some other autumnal tones.
I went through my fabrics and not surprisingly, found quite a few in my Denyse Schmidt stash, including a few of the burgundy/maroon/brownish prints that fitted in with the Marsala colour - well kind of anyway.
I cut all of these fabrics into the sizes for the Maples block and have been working on them whenever I get a chance...
So this is the where I am now up to with my Marsala Maples quilt ...
Just need to sew these blocks together and start quilting!
2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala
Linking with WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Aussie bag swap

Last week I mailed off a swap package for the #aussiebagswap2015 and because my partner was in Australia this time, it didn't take long to get to her.
I made a Noodlehead 241 tote bag using some Cotton & Steel prints - the front is a patchwork piece...
 And the back is the butterflies print from the Moonlit range. 
The strap features the canvas arrows print with some black denim on the inside.
I lined the bag in an Alison Glass streamers print as she was another one of my partners favourite designers and they also shared the same first name:).
. I made a little matching pouch from some of the scraps and some metallic denim.
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory.
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This was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so I will also be linking up with Adrianne @ On The Windy Side.
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sweet Heart

I have seen a few of these pixelated heart patterns around and thought I'd do one for Valentines Day.
I went through my stash and found a few red and pink prints to use, along with some tone-on-tone white fabrics.
There are quite a few different heart designs - some use squares only and others have a few HST on the edges.
I used the Colour of My Heart pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop but downsized it by cutting 2 1/2 inch squares like Jennifer @ The Quilted Cat did. 
I quilted it in a cross hatch grid design using a variegated red Gutermann thread and backed it in a cute heart patterned print.
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt story.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cotton and Steel mini quilt swap

If you are on IG, you will have seen that there are quite a few swaps going on at the moment! One of the swaps I couldn't resist joining is the Cotton and Steel mini quilt swap - I think there are over 600 participants in this swap and this time I am also a swap mama with a team of about 46 stitchers!
Cotton and Steel is an amazing fabric range that came out last year from a team of 5 designers and they have taken the sewing world by storm - the second line of fabrics have just been released and they are just as gorgeous as the first!
I used some of the "August" fabrics my Sarah Watts in the belated birthday "Leo" Super Tote for my mum last year.
This is the mosaic I posted to the group  - this swap is not due until June but I have already been sewing with some of the fabrics for another project:)
Linking to WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hanging organiser

This week I sewed up a fun hanging organiser using some bright fluoro canvas prints.
And my spotty ironing board cover even matches it too:) 
The original pattern had a noticeboard at the top but I replaced it with some chalk cloth to make a mini blackboard.
I stitched the chalk cloth on using a denim needle which accidently ironed over one corner of the  chalk cloth which has left a bit of a mark but it isn't too bad.
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story.
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Sunday Stash - Doe

A few days ago I received a lovely bundle of Doe from Westwood Acres - I really love the neutrals in Carolyn Friedlanders prints!
I am trying to not make too many fabric purchases until I work my way through my stash, but as this was pre-ordered late last year it doesn't really count??:)
Linking up with Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles.