Monday, 21 May 2018

Friday night excitement!!!

I've been busy putting together a quilt for a new addition to the family - expected in the very near future - but he decided to make his way into the world a little earlier.

I put this disappearing nine patch quilt top together whilst at a recent retreat...

I pinched this photo from Chooky's blog!

... and when I came home I traced lots of little animals in the white patches.

I do love this elephant!

Every night I've been madly stitching in order to get the quilt finished. I'm not quite there, but not too far off either.

Didn't get much done over the weekend though - too much time travelling to Sydney to cuddle this precious bundle!!

Thanks Wendy for the virtual sew-in. I love being part of this friendly, supportive group of bloggers so appreciate all your efforts.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Friday night prepping

It's been lots of fun playing with fabric which is way outside my comfort zone. The fabrics sent for Jen Kingwell's Pretty Circle Game are a far cry from the burgundies and greens I normally gravitate towards.

In saying that, I think I find it easier - I'm not so emotionally attached to the fabrics!!!

These are the templates and fabrics I selected from the latest bundle of goodies.

And here it is, all cut out and ready to sew.

Thanks so much for hosting Cheryll, I hope you had a good night too.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

So close...

Wow..this one is taking a long time!!!

I've been loving Jen Kingwell's The Circle Game BOM. I put this block off because so many who are participating said it was tricky...nothing quite like putting off the hard stuff!!!

I spent days deciding on fabric placements - every time I came back to it I made a little change here and there - and there are so many little pieces.

But surprisingly enough it hasn't been too tricky to put together - just extremely slow going ( I have chosen to piece everything by hand!) .

Come Friday night I'd already pieced all the smaller bits so it was about putting it all together.

Once again, it took so much longer than I thought...I'm so close!!!

Thanks for the virtual sew in on Friday night - it's always so motivating and I love looking at what all of you have been up to.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Friday night inspiration

I continued on with the nine patch blocks for the beautiful Christmas wall hanging and they are finally all ready to go...they seemed to take forever. I feel as though I need a break from that project so I've packed everything away, very neatly, and now I'm afraid it won't come out again for a while!

It's ok to pack it away...Christmas is a long way off!

So for a complete change of pace I pulled out my latest package of goodies from Jen Kingwell's BOM, The Circle Game. I've fiddled around with fabric placements and organised two of the blocks, taken photos, and put them in little bags ready to go - like a mini kit! I'm off to the Scrub Stitchin retreat soon and the plan is to hand stitch these blocks while chatting and laughing with many of you from 'blogland'.

Thanks for hosting another Friday night Wendy. I look forward to admiring everyone else's work.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Catching up...

I've had lots of little squares, in neat little piles, staring at me every time I play in my sewing room...since before Christmas!

Today I bit the bullet, found some interesting podcasts, and finally sat at the machine.

I managed to finish a few ...

There's still plenty to go!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Friday night return!'s been a long time but I have actually been stitching.

A good friend mentioned she had signed up to Jen Kingwell's "Pretty Circle Game" BOM. I decided I just had to join her and I'm loving it. It's the first time I've ever signed up to a BOM and I was really keen to give hand piecing a go. It was love at first are the the first couple of blocks.

Well, Friday night I had a little package waiting for me when I returned home from work. How exciting!

I was too tired to do much but I spent ages just looking, admiring, thinking...I'll do more than that over the weekend!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Friday night sew in

It just dawned on me that Christmas is not too far away so out came a beautiful pattern and kit which I  purchased at the quilt show.

I love the range of fabrics...such pretty prints and soft colours.

So my time was spent cutting, cutting, cutting...with more cutting to go. 

Thanks for sharing your night with me...I'll say goodbye so that I can look at what you've been up to.