Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I can't believe I won something!

I received an envelope in the mail today. It's not an unusual event, I just couldn't remember what I had ordered (again...not unusual)

On opening the package I found 4 gorgeous FQ's!!! It was my 'prize' for joining a facebook swap group.

I seriously never win anything and it has really made my day.... Now I just need to find some time and a fabulous project worthy of my gorgeous fabric :)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's my turn!

June is my month for the QCA Bee #1. I have been pinning and planning which block I should do since first joining the group way back in December - so I'm just a little bit excited.

I have chosen the Ribbon Star Block, and found THIS FANTASTIC TUTORIAL over at Freshly Pieced.  The aqua/teal/white/grey block pictured towards the end of that post really appealed to me, so I am asking for something similar to it.

Each member of the Bee will make a block using the above tute and using the following fabrics :
** A white (solid) centre star
** A grey (solid) background - any grey, I think different tones of grey will give the quilt an interesting look!
** Colour A and Colour B are to be done in one colour - eg. lights for 'Colour A' and darks for 'Colour B' . My favourite colours are Green, Purple, Red and Pink - however I don't mind if you use what you have in your stash, as long as it's not orange!

Here is my block as an example.

It did take me just over 3 hours to complete this afternoon. Hopefully everyone enjoys the challenge!

Kate x

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I have the Stash!

On Monday I came home to find a gigantic orange bag on my chair - it was the Travelling Stash hand delivered to me by the lovely Lara M.

WOW. Here is a pic of the awesomeness that was inside

I have decided to hang onto these goodies... fun animal print bag, homespun mags, leaf pins, 1 half yd and 1yd of Michael Miller prints, the bobbin holder and the rainbow tin with the owly buttons!

And here is what I'm putting back into the stash bag!

There is a half yd of a fun cow print (Alexander Henry), FQ pink Russian doll cord fabric, FQ bundle of Black/White prints, 1m Brown Owl print, FQ Yellow Trees print, FQ Aqua Owl/Trees print, Schmetz needles and a favourite spool of Rasant Thread in grey!!!
I managed to squish as much into the 3kg bag as I could.

Thank you so much Cass for organising a fun Australian Swap.

The stash is now off continuing its journey around Australia - next stop Maribel in VIC.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Had an awesome Easter break with the kids, but its time to get back into some projects I have on the go. Going back through some pics from the last month, it definitely looks like I am starting waaaay too many things with not enough finishes!!

This "WIP Wednesday" might help me be a bit more focused AND hopefully get me a few more  items on the FINISHED list!

1.  Scrappy Stars 
 I made these from my first ever designer fabric charm pack. I used Moda "Ruby". I was a little disappointed to only get 4 blocks from it. I still had about 10 charms left from the pack, they were all the small dot "filler" type fabrics and just would not fit with the other ones. Meh. I will get back to this one when I figure out how I want to use them.

2. Log Cabin Playmat Quilt
This one should be finished in the next few days. I made the top on Monday night after we got home form the camping trip and I just needed to sew SOMETHING! I used solids I had. Not too keen on the yellow but dont hate it that much to pull it apart and fix!

This one will be around for a while...I have 16 blocks done and have a couple of options on what to do with them. I can make the remaining 8 blocks, or do a 30in centre block??

There is more, this will do for now. I'm going to try to get at least one finished, and progress on the other two by next week.

Kate x

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Yep... I'm a Geek!

So I was on my way to work this morning, and someone tagged me on facebook saying "Congratulations!" - just a bit odd, so I had a quick look... It was Craftster friends letting me know one of my projects was featured on geekcrafts.com !!

I made a Tardis Sock Monkey for a swap  (I forgot to take pictures of him) - have a look over at GeekCrafts if you're curious.

K x

Monday, March 26, 2012


It's link up time again over at the FMQAYGQAL, I havent made much progress in the last few weeks but I do have one to show. As soon as I saw the tree block I knew I had to stitch a bunny under it!

 Completely inspired by The Rabbit Tree quilt by our fearless QAL leader. Congrats on the feature in APQ (go have a look over at Quokka Quilts ;)

And another Bunny.... Isn't she adorable?? Made from a pair of white socks, a little bit more of a challenge than a standard Monkey.

The pattern is from LaliDolls on etsy - I just saw the elephant and cute baby doll patterns, seriously..wow.
And just one more bunny... I can see my FMQ skills are definately improving, thanks to the QAL and challenges I'm doing this year. This bunny 'hoopla' was made for a craftster swap I was in last month. The theme was silhouette, and my partner had listed 'bunnies' as a favourite. Cost me a fortune to post a 10in hoop to the USA (what is with that Australia Post?? It was lightweight and still cost me nearly 20 bucks??)

Thanks for looking!

Kate x

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Quilt Blocks and Monkeys

I've been working on the March blocks for my Quilt Bee this weekend. The block chosen was the Garden Fence . The colours were Yellow, Grey, Black with white - just like the quilt in this tutorial!
The first two I made turned out a bit small - my 1/4in is a bit off apparently. Rather than unpicking, I'm going to trim them back to 10in and make myself a small table quilt!

Here is the final version, photo taken outside as it was such a nice day (with the help of the kids trampoline!)

And I have finished some more Sock Monkeys.

This adorable Cupcake Monkey is now available in my Etsy store, have a quick look if you are interested.