13 5 / 2012

Chevron Baby Quilt finished - made to replace the faux cathedral windows as a gift for the imminent arrival of our friend’s baby.

Surprised myself by hand quilting it - I used sashiko thread and it turned out really well. What is more, I actually enjoyed doing it.

Used the remnants of Moda “Just Wing It” from an old project.

02 5 / 2012

Amy Butler Birdie Sling.
Much easier than the Sunday Sling, although it is also really really big.
Am quite proud of my neat pleats.

Amy Butler Birdie Sling.

Much easier than the Sunday Sling, although it is also really really big.

Am quite proud of my neat pleats.

01 5 / 2012

26 4 / 2012

apotospitimou:

a quilt for harry. (by CB Handmade)

I love this quilt - the pattern, the colours, everything.

apotospitimou:

a quilt for harry. (by CB Handmade)

I love this quilt - the pattern, the colours, everything.

21 4 / 2012

If only I had seen this pattern for chair socks before we scratched up the marble (shhhh don’t tell the landlord).

If only I had seen this pattern for chair socks before we scratched up the marble (shhhh don’t tell the landlord).

18 4 / 2012

yellowfilms:

fox patch by f. bearclaw on Flickr.

I love this type of embroidery - I want to learn

yellowfilms:

fox patch by f. bearclaw on Flickr.

I love this type of embroidery - I want to learn

(Source: emeabsorta, via femail-deactivated20130627)

18 4 / 2012

Have been back in Aus for a while, hence the lack of progress on any projects.

While I was there I did manage to make a “Reversible Sunday Sling” from Amy Butler for my sister (modelled here by my ice-cream bespattered niece).

I think next time I make it I will leave out the Thermolam interfacing on the lining, or try it with thinner fabrics - it all got a bit bulky. I also found the interior pockets very loose, but that could also be my sewing skills rather than the pattern.

Overall, pretty happy with the result for my first try.

29 3 / 2012

Example of pixel quilt from a picture.
Have promised to make one for @carlahackett. 

Example of pixel quilt from a picture.

Have promised to make one for @carlahackett

25 3 / 2012

Is it just me, or is everyone making “swoon” quilts at the moment?
I feel left out - want to make one too.

Is it just me, or is everyone making “swoon” quilts at the moment?

I feel left out - want to make one too.

25 3 / 2012

Have my irish chain back from the quilter.

I originally wanted to go with straight lines through the whole quilt, but am very glad that she talked me into the feathers.

Now have miles of binding to sew on - but am one of those strange people that enjoys it.

This is a gift, and now I kind of don’t want to give it away…