Friday, January 25, 2013

Jelly Roll Race Quilt

It's been so hot here over the last couple of weeks the only thing I've had the energy to do is sew....... everything else is just too much bother!

This Jelly-roll race quilt has now been sent off for quilting .... along with the quilt I made for Miss 13 way back in May last year. I can't believe it took me all that time just to put a plain white border on and join the backing!  How slack am I, seriously??

I used the instructions from 'Crafty Garden Mom' here (only I joined my strips on the bias) and armed with a Jelly roll of 'Pure' by Sweetwater I had the top together in a couple of hours.

This pattern was a perfect choice as the jelly roll was given to me as a gift by someone special - I loved the fabrics and didn't want to cut them up into tiny pieces where the writing and patterns would be lost.

Anyway.... I love how this top has turned out and will definitely make another one at some stage.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

A4 Art Folder Tutorial - Finally!

Thanks to the lovely Suz from Patchwork and Play who was nice enough to trial the instructions for me (you should see her version on her blog shortly) and has given me the thumbs up..... I'm now happy to share my tutorial with you.

After struggling to get it to display properly in a post, I decided to go with a .pdf version instead.

And of course..... if you attempt one I would love to see it!

Edited 09/02/13 to add -
You can see the Art folder that Suz made here.... very groovy!
And Marilyn has one in progess here as well.... love the pirate fabric!


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Christmas goodies

The crazy week or so before Christmas.....

I went to our Club Quilt christmas party..... this was my swap pressie from Peg.
So very spoilt.... I already have plans for that gorgeous charm pack!
I didn't get a picture of the parcel I made up for Jo but you can head over to the Club Quilt blog here, to check out all our other goodies.

Some little treats we made for the kids to give out at school

Teacher pressies....

And my very extravagant Christmas pressie from my family.... how spoilt am I??
Hopefully you'll start seeing some amazing pics on here in the near future :)


Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Missing Santa Stocking

While visiting my brother-in-law and his family recently I was able to take a photo of the first Santa stocking I made for their children. Another project that never got photographed at the time.

Since making this one about 8 years ago, I have now made another three for Hannah's brothers, Toby's here, Tully's here & or course, most recently Lewis' here.

Don't they look great all lined up together!


A Quilt for my Brother

While on our travels I came across this quilt at my brother's place..... I made it for him quite a few years ago but never thought to take photos of it at the time since I wasn't a blogger at that stage.

I remember when he first told me he wanted a checkerboard quilt how boring I thought it would be... I couldn't help putting a patterned fabric on the back (which makes you go cross-eyed if you look at it for too long, lol). Surprisingly, I really liked the end result. It's a huge quilt and I struggled to quilt it all in-the-ditch but it was well worth the effort - my brother loved it!


Friday, January 11, 2013

Sock monkey by Miss 13

Miss 13 couldn't resist making her own sock monkey while I made mine way back in June.... you can find mine in this post and you can find the instructions at Craft Passion here.

She added the skeleton after being inspired by a google image search for sock monkeys.

This little bloke was a gift for one of Miss 13's friends

 Just look at how different they both are!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Clever Master 10

We've just returned home yesterday after a very relaxing couple of weeks away with family..... we had a great time and hope you all had a very happy and safe Christmas and New year too!

I thought I'd start the year with a couple of brief posts about some things I seemed to have missed showing you late last year before I post my Art Folder tutorial for you.

First up.....These goodies were made by Master 10 and entered into the local show (Can't believe I showed you all Miss 13's creations and completely forgot about his.... Bad Mummy!)

Peek-a-book Toy Sack - Tutorial by Make it Perfect

A cute Cushion for his bed

 A plastic covered and lined Camo pencil case (front left)

All three of his creations won him first place in their sections and he was so pleased. He did extremely well....especially since this was his first attempt and sewing anything!

Until next time