Wednesday, 25 January 2012

New York Beauty

Finally I get to make a New York Beauty quilt. I LOVE the New York Beauty block & this will be my first....... I'm certain there will be many more in my future.

For now though I give you my first ever New York Beauty quilt block.

Happy Stitching :)

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Cross Stitch Progress

I totally missed out on posting the last update on my cross stitch so here you have two update images. I'm really enjoying stitching this design & I think you did indeed guess the name of it correctly. Normal Is Just A Setting On The Washer :)

On the sewing side of things I've been busy designing a New York Beauty quilt & cutting out fabrics for some small makes for a craft table that I'm having in February, so quite busy but not alot of photos or progress to show for it.

Oh yeah & on the design side of things, I'd REALLY like a copy of EQ7, so if anyone woulf like to send me one out of the kindness of their heart... please feel free :) LOL

Happy Stitching :)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Cross Stitch Update & Ooops.... more New Stuff :)

Here I give you the first update on my Lizzie*Kate cross stitch & in the words of Rolf Harris "Can you tell what it is yet???" LOL

Next, I recently visited a local quilt store that has relocated over the festive season to a nice new location. Larger premises, more fabric, better parking, what more could you ask for??

Well I had to go for some interfacing but unfortunately I thought I'd have a browse at the FQ's & I came across a lovely leaf pattern on cream & totally fell in love with it, so much so that I couldn't just buy the FQ but had to buy enough to use in a quilt & then (with the help of a friend), I just HAD to choose some further fabrics to go with it, thus giving me a new quilt project.... Ooops!

I also picked up a couple of FQ's with some yummy cupcakes on. These are for a project that I need to have a few dummy runs on first just to make sure I have all my measurements correct.

Oh yeah & some more FQ's, these are for a kiddy project that I also need to do some dummy runs on before cutting into these adorable fabrics.

Happy Stitching :)

Friday, 6 January 2012

New Stuff

When I got home yesterday I had one of those lovely little cards from the postman that says they tried to deliver a package but I wasn't at home. Annoyingly it was too late for me to collect so I had to wait until today & what a lovely package it was indeed......

Pom Pom De Paris Jelly Rolls x 2

These little beauties are for a commission quilt that I'll be making. Hope to share photo progress with you at a later date :)

With the twins still not back at nursery I've been unable to get my sewing machine out & work my way through the list of sewing on my previous post, so I started a nice new Cross Stitch to work on in the evenings. A lovely Lizzie*Kate design which I'll share just a little of with you for now. Have to let me know if any of you Lizzie*Kate fans know which design it is from the little bit you can see here:

Happy stitching :)

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year

I have lots of work & sewing related goals for this year & here are some of them.
Quilt tops that need to be completed as quilts:

Hannah's Quilt.
A disappearing 9 patch quilt

Stars Quilt.
Stars made from 5in charms & HST's

Pinwheels Quilt
Quilt I did as "Life Of A Quilt", following a quilt top in photos

Speedwell Quilt
A half Jelly Roll quilt from the Two From One Jelly Roll book

Busy Lizzie Quilt
A Stack & Whack style quilt (quilt top is complete, but I haven't a photo yet)

Quilts I want to make:
Log Cabin from workshop
16 blocks already completed & need to be sewn together & further piecing required for borders
12 Day of Christmas quilt
for ME... it'll be all mine, must do it this year :)

Commission quilt - I think I've decided on the fabric & style for this commission, will advise on progress when it happens.

Bloggers BOM quilt - a continuation of the BOM that I started in the latter part of 2011

Craftsys BOM quilt - a new BOM that i've signed up to, will have to see how time goes as to how much, if any, of this is completed.

Winter quilt - Lovely winter panel fabric that my parents bought me in Virginia(?), already received additional fabric to piece what I have in mind.

New York Beauty quilt - this quilt will be worked on as part of my college course, hopefully some weekly progress will occur.

That's about it for now, I haven't yet started on craft fair makes, accuquilt, christmas or cross stitch

Happy Stitching :)