Friday, June 18, 2010

Sew and Tell #15

Well hello fellow crafters. Its time for the wonderful sew and tell again. I have had a great week. The annual NSW Quilters Guild Quilt Show was this week. Click here, here, here, here and here to see the prize winning quilts. This is an annual pilgramage for me. I had a wonderful day wandering around amongst the quilts and shops. There was lots of yummy quilts to see and many yummy things to buy. Oh yeah and I was by myself. Love it! I could just do what I wanted and buy what I wanted. Oh the freedom.
Okay down to business. I finished Block 8 of the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. I really like the pattern for this block but was worried how much fabric it was going to need. So I decided to make it scrappy as it lended itself beautifully to doing this. I just used leftover pieces from earlier blocks. In real life it doesn't look quite as pale as it does in the photo.
I might not have been doing much quilt making but I have been pillowcase making. Lots of them. I picked up some boy print flannels and thinking I would only get 3 out of the yardage I ended up getting 4. Yes!!!. I just added some accent prints at the end. They are all going to homes after my son picked his favoutite.

Keeping with the pillowcase theme I used some Anna Maria Horner flannel to make some pillowcases for me. With some very careful cutting I also manged to get 4 pillowcases out of these fabrics too. Needless to say I am thoroughly pillowcased out for the forseeable future.

Don't forget to check all the other entries for this week. Just click here.
I hope everyone has a good weekend.
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sew and Tell #14

Where has the time gone? Its been a while since I last posted about my completed projects so I thought I would show you a few of the things I have gotten finished. I have added this post to the wonderful Amy's Sew and Tell. Its well worth a visit.
I made some tissue box covers for Mother's Day presents. I got the idea fter reading this post. I used what I had on hand. Great tip was to use hair ties for the elastic. There are lots of colours available which allows you to colour co-ordinate (if you want). The blue one in the middle in all mine. I decided it was time to pretty up my desk at work a bit. It is from some very precious Tanya Whelan fabric. I slightly messed up the measurements but refuse to dwell on it.

I have been inspired by lots of posts to try and get some old(er) projects completed. I bought a kit for a simple cot quilt when I was pregnant with my son. I didn't know I was having a boy when I bought it though. Well my son is 4 1/2 and I finally have it done. Many thanks to Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie Studios who inspired me to try a more organic quilt design. Love the freedom it gave me. I used no measurements/lines whatsoever. How liberating! Definitely going to do this again. Quilt top fabrics are all Moda.

I have finally caught up with my Jelly Roll Sampler blocks. I love this quilt along!!!Love this block too. This is block 6 and we were encouraged to select a novelty print for the centre square. Fantastic touch!
The next one is Block 7. If you want to join in you can start any time. There are also prizes every couple of weeks. See the link in my side bar if you are interested.

We are having lots of wonderful rain at the moment. Great sewing weather. Its seems so long since we had any decent rain. I love the rain (when we do get it). I find it quite relaxing.
Thanks for visiting and I hope your weekend is good.