28 January 2013

And Then There Were Two

Two finishes this time - two!

They're both tiny though, baby sizes:

The first one was really simple - I used a panel, so no piecing! It was just a matter of layering, basting, quilting and binding.

I really, really liked making this one - because I always have fun stippling :-)

Yummy Hubby thinks it's a little boring, as all it is is a panel, but I love it all the same. Such cute safari animals...

In the photo above you can see the stippling a bit more clearly (I hope). And I'm happy to report that there's not a pucker in sight, hu hu! (Tip - always baste properly!!!)

Even the backing fabric is so cute...

Hmmm... can someone tell me please how to keep a kitty off a quilt?

It seems every time I lay down a quilt a kitty will come along and try to claim it...

The second quilt is a girly patchwork quilt.

If you've been following my blog recently you'll notice that patchwork quilts are fast becoming a favourite. This one's not so scrappy though - I used about 10 different prints, but threw in the odd matching square here and there. I only just finished this one this last weekend. It was made in a bit of a rush, for a neighbour who just welcomed their first grandchild a few days ago. As a personal touch I machine embroidered the little one's name in the corner:

I haven't had a chance to pop over next door yet, the poor thing's got jaundice now, so she's still in the hospital :-(

Hope everyone has a good week ahead!

16 January 2013

Quilter, Interrupted

I was happily unpicking in front of the telly the other night.

Then got up to get a glass of water.

When I got back to the sofa, this is what I found:

She seemed to love snuggling in the quilt - and wouldn't move no matter what I said or did. Needless to say, that was the end of my unpicking activities for the day.

But you know what the strangest thing about it all was? I don't think that's even my kitty!

In other news, this came in the post for me:

There isn't anything quite as exciting as getting fabric in the post, is there? It's a baby panel, some backing fabric and binding. All bought locally, from May May Shop.

I began basting immediately! Told you I was excited :-)

Quilting - and more unpicking hopefully - soon.

13 January 2013


It's been a little slow going on the sewing front so far this year, but I musn't complain. I did manage to make my first ever softie, and then this past week managed another couple of projects.

I finally finished sewing a yoga bag for a friend. She's asked for it for a while now, but I was too busy procrastinating until recently. You know how it is, eheheh. I was very happy when she said she wanted pink, because I have plenty of pinks in my stash. And she also wanted to have the bag monogrammed with her name on it. That meant some applique, and more procrastinating ehee.

But here it is at long last, in it's finished form:

And a close up of the applique flower:

I can't wait to give it to her :-)

Then once I got sewing I just had to make something else, so I made a little shopping bag for myself.

Whoops! Someone's foot is in the frame, hehee.

It's foldable (the bag, not the foot), with a tie, so when I'm not using it I can bundle it up and keep it in my handbag. I feel all environmentally friendly now :)

And this is what I will be up to this week:


This is what happens when you don't bother to baste your quilts properly. I was so keen to start quilting something that I rushed the basting. And now I have puckers galore.  Yuck.

So as you can imagine, I'll be pretty busy with yards of unpicking. Until the next time, happy sewing!

06 January 2013

A First and a Last

My first project for 2013!

It's a puppy, in case you can't tell... made using this tutorial.

A little woof keeping a little meow company during nap time:

I was actually really wanting to make an elephant softie, but couldn't find a pattern. Or a pattern I liked/could understand. So if you know of one, you could always let me know ehehe.

And this was my last project of 2012 (bad lighting - sorry!):

A baby boy quilt...

For a colleague who's expecting a little boy this month.

I've been really into patchwork lately: I love the variety of prints that goes into the top.

It's now impatiently waiting to meet its new owner :-)

Wishing everyone a great week ahead!

01 January 2013

Welcome 2013!


Party in the new year!

From Milo 

(And also the rest of us at A Fabric Case)

We hope this new year brings you lots and lots of tuna, bugs and frogs...

Oh, and also love, happiness and pleeenty of fabric too!