Saturday, September 21, 2013

Batik jellyroll race lap quilt

Finished the second batik quilt (after moving the cat off it - he obviously felt he needed some love while I was stitching the binding on!)
So good to be able to complete all the free motion quilting on my new machine without having to stop all the time to re-thread it (as my old machine was doing!). I did a leaf motif all over, with a wide stipple in the border.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Elephant baby quilt!

A quilt for a baby made from elephant fabrics to be exact rather than a quilt for a baby elephant! And my first quilt-top on my new machine - exciting!!!

It was easy easy easy...about 30 mins to cut the pieces, about an hour of sewing last night and about two hours tonight.  Fabrics were from Spotlight and the quilt pattern was called Tweet Christmas quilt; it was in a Spotlight Get Creative Quarterly magazine. 

I love elephants so couldn't resist this range. I will have to find a stuffed toy elephant pattern and make it too! I am sure I have one in the folder somewhere. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

My new machine!!

So excited! My new Elna excellence 720 has arrived via Wellington Sewing Services (it was on special too!). Got sick of arguing with my trusty 20 year old Elnita dressmaking machine when free motion quilting and decided to finally treat myself to a specialty quilting machine. I think I will need a license to drive it though!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Bags #4 and #5 of On-the-Move set!

The final two bags from the Moda Bakeshop pattern On The Move set of five (all made from just one layer cake of 'Frolic' by Sandy Gervais for Moda, plus a yard of fabric per bag to create lining and handles etc)...
Bag #4 side A
(Slightly shorter than the others due to a minor mishap with shaping the base - was watching Grey's Anatomy at the time and got distracted! - meaning there had to be a bit more trimming of the base end than the pattern usually calls for!)
Bag #4 side B
Bag #4 - the gorgeous orange lining
And the final bag in the the regular size but has shorter handles just for a point of difference...

Bag #5 side A
Bag #5 side B