Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wrapping up twenty-eleven

Fresh Sewing Day

Just wanted to do a quick end of year post - more so that I can remember what I did his year:) So here are the quilts:
And  a few mini quilts/table runners/mug rugs:
Some other sewing projects:
And I even managed a bit of crochet......
But I think the highlight for me in 2011 was being chosen as one of the 10 finalists in the Umbrella Prints Trimmings competition. There were some amazing entries and it was a lot of fun thinking of how to use almost every tiny piece of fabric in the pack!
It has been so nice to meet so many other lovely bloggers this year since starting this blog and becoming involved in flickr group swaps. Thank you so much for your sweet comments and wishing everyone a happy new year!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Crafty Christmas

After seeing all of the lovely quilts at the Craft and Quilt Fair back in October, my sisters- in-law and I decided to make quilts for their other 3 brothers and sisters families for Christmas. We came across this pattern which was perfect for their youngest brother and his family who live by the beach and love surfing:
L and S made the applique blocks for this one and I put them together and quilted it. And for their oldest brother who lives in the tropical north of Australia, we decided to make a "Raw Edge Layer Cake Quilt" using Kate Spain's Terrain:
Raw edge layer cake quilt  
And made the same quilt for their sister using a Chez Moi "Sophie"  layer cake:
All recipients loved their quilts - the only problem now is that we will have to think of something else to make them next year!!