Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Free Going Batty Quilting Design Pattern

This is what I get up to when I'm not in my sewing room.

What did we do before we surfed the web??

Seriously, Halloween is just around the corner...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Design Seeds

Have you discovered Design Seeds yet?

Lots of colour palettes to inspire.

I'm really enjoying this website ...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A charming time...

For the past few days I've been chopping up my novelty fabrics in to charm squares (5 inch). Anything fat quarter size and smaller got the chop.

These fabrics have been sitting around for a long, long, long time.

Here's my progress so far. I may just chuck the other scraps back in the box and call it done for now. Or not. We'll see.
It feels good to have these under control. And prepared to share or throw into a quick baby quilt.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Another Retreat Project

This little table runner is another one of my retreat projects. I used the fabric squares I won in a giveaway and I blogged about it here. I added two fabrics of my own. I'm pleased with it overall and will show it again once it's finished. I love these fabrics. It is Finally Free by Caroline Simas. It's not quite available yet (sigh) but the Fat Quarter Shop will email you when it's available if you ask them.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fabric Box

At my recent retreat, I made this fabric box from orphan blocks in the scrapheap. (The scrapheap is a bunch of scraps from quilters attending the retreat - it goes in a pile for people to rummage through as needed.) I used this as a warm-up project before I made the Dr Seuss bag.

The free pattern is from Val Laird and can be found here. I'm surprised at how sturdy it is and how well it stands up by itself. A very useful project and I will probably make one again sometime.

Isn't it amazing how life pushes forward so fast? And it feels like forever since you've been away but it's only been a few days? And now it's September and before you know it it will be Christmas...

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