Saturday, November 28, 2015

5-0 Bag for Wendy

One of my lovely workmates has just celebrated a significant birthday, so I have whipped this up this morning to gift to her when I head over to her house for a small celebration tonight...
Side A
It is made with squares from a charm pack set of Weeds by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda (has been in my stash for a year or so) plus some black and grey fabrics also from my stash...
Side B
It is approx 11" x 14" and has a small pocket sewn to the lining. I loosely based it on a pattern I have used before, called Bird Aviary, by Judith Tetley, printed in Handmade magazine Vol 27 No8 2010.
We've had lots of rain and hail this morning, but the sun came out just as I finished the bag...
Rumbles got off the sofa to come and schmooze outside...

And then of course Bess had to get in on the photos too...

Big "hello" to followers and visitors from Crazy Mom's Finish It Up Friday linky party! Have a nice weekend everyone!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

2015 Online Quilt Trunk Show

I am in the middle of three different quilt projects (as well as a class full of reports and achievement books) so this Online Quilt Trunk Show is a nice way to add a new post while I don't have any new finishes to share (and it makes a nice distraction)...

Whims and Fancies is hosting this fun event - a chance to show-off our favourite projects from the past year or so - here are my favourite ten:
2015: Birdcage - a tote bag for my trainee teacher.
Black and white is such a classic combo, can't go wrong!
2015: 50c Mixture baby quilt - I love the bright
colours with the white, and the use
of the black and white binding. 
2015: A+ Quilt for Lachie - this large lap quilt was
made for my friend's son's 13th birthday.
I have been wanting to do a plus quilt for a while so this
was a good chance to try one.
I loved the mix of blues and greens.
2015: Christmas Joy lap quilt - I loved creating this
from a charm square pack that I had in the stash.
Around the border I free-quilted the song words of
'We wish you a Merry Christmas".
2015: Little Leap Frog - this is a cot quilt or
small lap quilt and I just love the blues, greens and whites 
It was a fun pattern to work with.
2015: Spiderman twin quilt for my nephew -
 this was a lot of fun, especially when it came time
to quilt it, as I had fun quilting web and spider motifs in the different blocks.
2015: Slice of Summer lap quilt - I could not pass by the
blues and whites of this fat quarter stack.
I created a pattern for this quilt and whipped it up
during my summer holidays.
2014: Birds on High wallhanging for my cousin -
this was a lovely, quick project and I loved using the pinks
and greens, as well as the bird silhouettes (which were
overstitched by machine to give them outlines and wings).
2014: Sunny Southland Day lap quilt for my workmate - this was another
charm pack that I was really keen to use and it made
a perfect birthday gift for Jo. These fabrics were fun to
work with, so colourful!
2014: String of Pearls Remixed - this is a very large lap
quilt that I gave to my cousin for her birthday.
I loved using the Remix Ovals for Christa's String of Pearls pattern.

Have you also entered the Online Trunk Show? Put the link to your post in the comments below so I can visit you!