Saturday, 13 June 2015

Table Runner......

The start of a table runner that we did at our patchwork group. Done in the colours that I like.  The pattern looks quite complicated but it was really easy. Just the way the blocks are joined.  I have ironed pellon on the back and quilted in the ditch and now I need to bind the edges and it will be finished.   I need two of these so I will have to make another one
                                                                           
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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Dear Allison Quilt Blocks........


My grandson Matthew is turning 18 in a couple of weeks and I have been thinking of making him a quilt.  I couldn't decide on the style.   When I saw this one from Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery Designs, I knew that was what I was going to do.  It is all done on the embroidery machine and the blocks I am making are 5 x 5 inches.  There is also a 4 x 4 and 6 x 6 sizes.  There is a new design each week.  I have been making two of each design in different colours so that I will get it finished a bit sooner.  Well that's the plan anyway.   I am using cutaway for the stabilizer and then the wadding and the design is done on top.   It can be put together how ever you like, with or without sashing, but I am just going to join the blocks and put a backing on and quilt in the ditch.  There is also going to be some blocks for the border.  I am putting the link here, so well worth looking at her beautiful work.  For everyone in Australia, this lady is from Brisbane............
                                                                     





















Monday, 18 May 2015

A Fantastic Idea.......



                                                                             
I always nod off when we are travelling and I saw this fantastic idea of the Seatbelt Pillow on the So Sew Easy Blog.
Very simple and easy to make.  The pillow attaches to the seatbelt by the velcro straps..  I tried it out on the weekend and after tweaking it a bit to get it how I liked it, I found that it stopped my head from falling forward.   It also has a little pocket to hold a phone or ipod.   I  made mine out of a piece of cotton, the instructions said to use fleece, but you could use whatever you have on hand.
The above photo is showing the pillow attached to the seatbelt.......















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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Rooster Panel............


I loved this Rooster Panel, so decided to make something for my sewing room. The only thing I could think of that showed off the the lovely Rooster was a bag for the back of my sewing chair. I quilted the panel and added ties to the top to tie onto the chair.  I can fill it with sewing supplies and tie the ties together and I am ready to go in a couple of minutes.  When I come home I just tie it to the back of the chair.


                                                                         

Monday, 27 April 2015

Embroidered Motocross Cushions.........

After I made cushions for my Football mad grandsons I thought I had better make some  for my two Motocross mad grandsons.  I loved the way these turned out, I did the embroidery in the colours of the motor bikes that they ride. I put on each cushion the type of bike that they ride and also their registered  motocross number.. .  A keepsake for them as they get older.........

                                                                           

Monday, 20 April 2015

Another Mystery!!!!!!!!

Once again we had a mystery day at our Patchwork Group.  We had to bring 16  4x4 inch squares made up of 2 pieces of 8 different fabrics.
It makes it a bit difficult to pick fabric when you don't know what you are making.
I guess that is why it is a mystery.

                                                               

Monday, 6 April 2015

Pretty Placemats.......................

Each year our Patchwork Group exchanges a gift at Christmas.  This year we are exchanging placemats.  I decided to get in early and make mine.  This is an awesome design from Sweet Pea Embroidery Designs,   It was actually for a cushion but I thought it would make a wonderful placemat. Now to wrap them and put them away until Christmas.......

                                                                         



Monday, 30 March 2015

Easter Basket..................

An Easter Basket for Cooper.  I bought some baskets in a group buy and wasn't sure of what I would get.  They  are a lot bigger than I thought, Cooper is going to get a lot of Eggs in this Basket....   I don't know why I thought that they would be cotton but they are a plastic type of material with a sort of nylon lining... I was happy with what I got.     I just put in in the hoop with tearaway and hoped for the best.   I had no problems at all.    I thought that the plastic might tear but it didn't.   I still have a couple more left and as the other boys are too big for Easter Baskets I will keep them for when I need to give a gift.   I can fill them with whatever is needed at the time........
                                                  HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE EASTER

                                                                             

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Days till Christmas!!!