Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday's Stack - Mia's Stack

Mia is in her last year at College and started working at Stitchbird late last year.  Mia loves sewing and came pre-infected with the fabric bug! This week Mia selected the fabrics for the Tuesday stack. I love her choices.

Quarter Moon by Amy Butler
Lottie Da Carousel Stripe by Heather Bailey
Hatbox Tiger Stripes Green by Alexia Marcell Abegg
Triangles Blue by Ellen Luckett Baker
Moonlit the Monarchy by Rashida Coleman Hale
Miss Kate Sundae Apple by Bonnie and Camille

The stack is now available for sale here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday Stack - Itami Houses

With these fabrics it is 8 for the price of six!  As one is a double border and the other is a cheater. So from the top:

Dot - Olive from Echino
Itami Border from Cosmo
Itami Border from Cosmo
Garden Square Fuchsia by Ellen Luckett Baker
Garden Square Fuchsia by Ellen Luckett Baker
Itami Houses from Cosmo
Garden Flower Cluster Fuchsia by Ellen Luckett Baker
Garden Critter Stamp Grey by Ellen Luckett Baker

The stack is for sale here.

I hope you are having a good week.  Happy sewing.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday Stack - It's a Bird's Life

Netorious Orange from Cotton and Steel
Sweet Tweets Organic Black and White from Penguin and Fish from Clothworks
Wildflower Meadow Hummingbirds from Melly and Me for Riley Blake
It's a Bird's Life Floral from Heather Rosas for Camelot Fabrics
It's a Bird's Life from Heather Rosas for Camelot Fabrics
Flurry Light Grey from Dashwood Studios
Love Letters Ditsy Twig from Jane Farnham from Camelot Fabrics

The stack is available to buy on line here.

Have you seen the skit "Put a Bird on It".  This week's stack reminds me of this scene from Portlandia.  if you have not already seen it, it is very funny.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday Stack - Without the Rain

We are certainly learning to survive with minimal rain this summer.  Lovely summer days, but the garden is suffering.  This week's stack is based around the new Lewis and Irene fabric range called April Showers.

April Showers Without the Rain by Lewis and Irene
Just Dreamy Petals Pink by Riley Blake
April Showers White from Lewis and Irene

Whilst the garden could do with rain I am enjoying the sunshine and hope it will stay fine for the weekend and the annual Stonestead Quilt Festival this Sunday.  The quilts are hung in the gardens and I am excited as I am displaying on of my quilts for the first time.  I have never put anything I have done into a public show.  Mostly because I give them all away.

If you wish to you can buy this week's stack on line here.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Second Finish for 2015 - A Baby Quilt

I am on a roll!  Trying to finish up those lingering/malingering projects from 2014.  
I asked Midget if she would help hold the quilt for a photo.  This is her idea of how to hold a quilt!  Thanks Miss M!
Despite her concerns of dissolving in the drizzle, I did persuade her to hold the quilt outside for 30 seconds.

This quilt was made from a small jelly roll I bought last year at the Great Tokyo International Quilt Show.  (I bought three of theses rolls, so there is enough fabric to make another larger quilt).
The quilting is a rose pattern.  The backing fabric is a red ticking stripe and the binding is a random fabric I had in my stash.  (Because it was in my stash the fabric is free - right?)  And the use of it now frees up space in my stash so I can buy at least double the amount of fabric as a replacement.

This quilt pattern requires ½ a jelly roll (or in my case one small jelly roll).  I first saw this pattern on Vanessa Christenson's blog, V & Co when she made her two quilts here.  This is the type of quilt that you can realistically finish in a day.  But why rush things, when I can spread them out forever!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tuesday Stack - Yes I know it is Thursday!

A couple of days late, but working on the better late than never theory here.  
I love this stack.  Thank you Diane for stacking again.  These soft blue greens are perhaps my favourite of all colours.
Aurora Teal by Tilda
Crumb Cake Marshmallow from Moda
Sevenberry Mink Linen Spot
Peach Cobbler Blueberry from Moda
Rococo Sweet from Lecien
Miss Kate Sundae Grey from Bonnie and Camille
Very Spotty Duck Egg Blue Mini from Kokka
You can buy a fat quarter of each of these fabrics here.  These colours remind me of the amazing quilt I saw at QSM of a kina shell on the beach, the quilt is called Fragility - mina on Rangiputa by Mathea Daunheimer.  I since found out that the quilt won the viewers choice at Quilt Symposium.  Very well deserved.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday Stack - Make it Work

Another season of Project Runway has come to an end and I don't know what I will do on Thursday evenings.  This stack is based on a new fabric, Make it Work from Michael Miller.  When I think of Make it Work I think of the lovely Tim Gunn.

The fabrics in this week's stack are:

Miss Kate Sunshine Grey from Bonnie and Camille
Colour Full Words Grey by Jennifer Sampou
Miss Kate Sundae Tangerine from Bonnie and Camille
Fly Away Cross Stitch from Dashwood Studios
Make it Work from Michael Miller
Colour Full Math Azalea by Jennifer Sampou
Sewing Studio Tape Measures from Robert Kaufman

So whatever you are creating - make it work.