Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tuesday Stack - Moody

This is my first stack in a while and yes I know it is Wednesday but I did put this together yesterday!  Rather than stacking I have laid these out side by side to show off more of the fabrics.  

From Left to right:

Eden Mosaic Magenta by Tula Pink
Lou Lou Thi Clippings Passion by Anna Maria Horner
Eden Mosaic Moss by Tula Pink
Fashion Magazine Magenta from Suzuko Koseki

My inspiration fabric for this stack was the Lou Lou Thi Clippings Passion.  I love this fabric and have a skirt made from it.  I have also used it in quilts.

This weeks Tuesday Stack is available for sale here.

I hope everyone is managing to stay warm and sew lots!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tuesday Stack - Lil' Red

This week's Tuesday Stack is all about the fairy tale.

From the top:

Calico Days Chicks Red by Lori Holt for Riley Blake
Lil' Red Toss by Stacey Iest Hsu for Moda
I Rome Spot Pink from Kokka
Spot On Pond from Robert Kaufman

I like mixing reds and pink together and I cannot resist a little bit of aqua.  I am also in love with the Lil' Red Doll Panel, the panel includes the doll, her cape, the wolf, pillow and  quilt.  I have already cut a panel ready to sew.

This weeks Tuesday Stack is available for sale here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday Stack - Unicorn Dreaming

Do you believe in Unicorns?  

This week's Tuesday Stack includes:  

Zephyr Gale Teal by Rashida Hale Coleman
Whisper Dashes in Butterscotch by Victoria Johnson
Whisper Butterflies Multi by Victoria Johnson
Fairy Toile in Fuchsia from Dear Stella
Playing Pop Modpop Deco from Art Gallery Fabrics

This week's Tuesday Stack is for sale here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tuesday Stack - Liming it Up

I love the freshness of this week's stack.

From top to bottom:

Hamura - a linen cotton mix from Japan
Doe Ladder Lines in Slate from Carolyn Friedlander
Suminoe - a linen cotton mix from Japan
Essex Linen Dusty Blue from Robert Kaufman
Frangipani - a linen cotton mix from Japan
Monochrome Blooms in Black from Ellen Luckett Baker
Doe Ladder Lines in Leaf - from Carolyn Friedlander

This week's stack is available for sale here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday Stack - Enchanted

This week's Tuesday Stack features some of the new range of Enchanted fabrics from Dear Stella.  These fabrics would make a gorgeous baby quilt where you are unsure whether it will be a boy or a girl.

The fabrics are:
Enchanted in Multi from Dear Stella
Enchanted Antlers in Navy from Dear Stella

The stack is available for sale here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tuesday Stack - Starting Afresh

I seem to have fallen off the blogging wagon there for a while.  No extra drama other than life - a trip to Japan, a daughter off to University in Auckland and a son who has moved out into his new apartment.  You know just the usual.  I am hoping that normal transmission in terms of sewing and blogging will resume soon.

One of the bonuses of an empty nest is a sewing room!  I will try and take some photos soon of what it looks like.

But onto the Tuesday stack:

This week from left to right we have:

Ethereal Floral Diamond in Orchid by Camelot Design Studio
Canyon Weave Agave by Kate Spain for Moda
Eden Deity Orchid by Tula Pink
Canyon Succulent Moonlight by Kate Spain for Moda
Honeymoon Colibri Citron by Sarah Watts for Cotton and Steel
Canyon Sedum Amethyst by Kate Spain for Moda

This stack is available for sale here.

Happy Sewing.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Joy of Giving - A Quilt for My Dad

One of the reasons I like making and sewing is the joy of being able to gift something you have made.

This year for Christmas I gave my Dad a quilt that I made from up cycled shirts.   I put out the call for old shirts amongst family and friends and received lots of lovely shirt fabrics.  

This quilt was improv pieced.  I had a love hate relationship with this - I loved randomly putting fabrics together but I did not enjoy the having to square things up to create the completed quilt top and it did languish in the to be finished pile for a long time.  So instead of a birthday present it became a Christmas present (whoops!).

The Back

The quilting is just straight lines, 1 inch apart (give or take).  Because the fabrics are up cycled they were very soft.