Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hexies from Iceland

One of the wonderful things about the Inchy Hexie Flower Swap is that the members are from all over the world including Edda who sent these beauties from Iceland right across the world to here, in Melbourne, Australia.
I've asked for my hexies to be in red, pink and white and I'm just sewing them together at random as they arrive.  I love how this quilt is coming together.  When it is big enough I will bag it and then hand quilt with pink perle cotton.  It is going to live on the back of this couch over my checked quilt.
I love the look of layers of fabrics whether on a couch or on the bed.  No minimalism in this house.

With Halloween nearly here I couldn't resist these little cuties.  You can find the patterns HERE at wonderful Paper-and-String.
Don't forget to pop over to the gorgeous Etsy shop too.
Happy Stitching

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Another wonderful quilt...

...from Quilts Loved and Used, organised by Eastern Palliative Care.
This wooly one was my absolute favourite so I took a few close ups too.

The pattern for this gorgeous bag is very generously shared by Shannon at Very Sharron.  Just follow this LINK.  Enormous thanks to fabulous Shannon.
Have a fabulous day

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Eastern Palliative Care Quilt Show

This is one of my favourite quilt shows in Melbourne.  This year it moved to a new venue and it was as fabulous as always.  Again I enjoyed the company of my dear friends Christine and Ann.
The quilts were wonderful.  Here are just a few of my favourites.

Gorgeous Melanie was one of the white glove ladies and she showed us the back of a number of quilts, including this brilliant one.  I am so in love with the backing fabric.

I just can't resist a hexie or two.

I'll share some more tomorrow.

I always really enjoy a trip over to Molly and fell in love with this beautiful cosmetic bag designed by Kate Smith of The Makery.  You can find this pattern and a great tutorial HERE at Molly Makes.
Hope you have time for some stitching today

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Wonderful Weekend

Sam, Henry, John and I headed off to Cobden on the weekend.  It was their Spring Festival and a special celebration at the Cobden Miniature Railway.  Sam and John played with trains and Henry and I played in the beautiful grounds which include a pioneer settlement, playground, mini golf, lake and fabulous gardens.  There was delicious food in the clubrooms too.  Huge thanks to all involved for making us feel so welcome.
I was pretty excited to see the trees in the main street of town had been yarn bombed.

There is a really wonderful Wool Applique a Technique Tutorial, over at fabulous  Sew Mama Sew. It is written by guest contributor Alison Glass, you can visit her at Alison Glass Designs.
Hope you have a fun day

Friday, October 17, 2014

Another finish

I finished another Gail Pan design.  The pattern is In a Pear Tree and I will make it up into a little mini quilt just like the sample.  
I was lucky enough to have some of Anni Down's gorgeous Christmas fabric from a year or two ago and I felt it went really well with this lovely stitchery.
So two wonderful Aussie designers combined into one project.
Since it is Friday I have another pic of a good fence.  
This one is at Linda's place and I saw it when I visited Quilts in the Barn last Friday.
If you would like to play along with this piece of fun please visit TexWizGirl at The Run *A* Round Ranch.  It's a great way to find some very interesting blogs.

It may not snow at Christmas time here in Australia but that doesn't mean we have to miss out on a Snowball Fight.
You can find this awesome cushion and a great tutorial HERE at Stitchery Dickory Dock. Enormous thanks to Amy.
Have a wonderful day

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happily sewing

I've been happily sewing away on the projects I received at Stitched in Time a couple of weeks ago. My first finish is a sweet little elf designed by Gail Pan. 

Gail displayed her stitchery on a lovely little cushion, so I plan to do the same.  The pattern is called Christmas Elf Cushion and is available from Gail Pan.

Looking for a lovely sewing theme cross stitch?  If that's the case this may just be perfect for you.

The pattern is HERE.  Many many thanks to Tiny Modernist.  Such a brilliant place to visit.
Happy Stitching

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Teeny tiny treasures at Quilts in the Barn

I particularly loved the gorgeous little vignettes which were scattered around amongst the quilts on display at Quilts in the Barn.
Here's a few.

And the miniature quilts were divine.

Are you feeling inspired by those adorable minis?  Why not make one for yourself?  Go HERE if the idea of a spools mini appeals to you.
Many thanks to Free Quilt Patterns for all they so generously share.
Hope your day is filled with fun.

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