Tuesday, January 8, 2013

So easily distracted.....

Well.... so there's Zac's quilt which really NEEDS to be done, and then there is new fabric which whispers sweet nothings in my ear........  What's a girls to do I ask??

This gorgeous new fabric which I am madly in love with is aptly named... "Crazy Love" by Jennifer Paganelli.  I arrived in our humble little shop just before Christmas but I didn't have time to play.  Yesterday I found time (ok, MADE time) and cut out an new variation on my Pyramid Parade pattern.  Its the same pyramids but with a completely different effect due to fabric placement (I've always loved the way you can make the same pattern so different).  Hopefully it will be put together very soon and I can show you... oh yeah... and Zacs. 

You can see here Zacs 'square in a square' blocks (NOT square with borders! ;) ) sitting patiently in the top right hand corner, with my new fabrics in the forefront.

Sheesh!  Better get a move on!

Michelle x

Monday, January 7, 2013

Paris Traveller overnight bag

I love this bag! The pattern belongs to 'Fig Tree Quilts', and it works out just beautifully. This is the third one I have made, and this time I made it using the gorgeous Tilda fabrics (available at the Quilters Corner of course!). 

Have a great week,
Michelle xx

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Perfect start to the Year!

I realised as I started cutting a new quilt today that it was in fact (of course!) the best way to spend the first day of the new year.  I'm hoping that it is indeed a sign of what is to come. 

Now you may look at the photo below and think.... what??  And I agree with you!  These are not colours of my choice but they do have a special meaning.  Zac is the son of very good friends of ours and in a couple of weeks he fly's the nest.  He has been accepted into the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra as an intelligence officer with the Royal Australian Air Force (near and dear to my husband and I as we met when we were both in the RAAF).  So!  I needed a special present, and of course and I didn't need to think too long. 

I am doing a very basic 'square in a square' quilt, which is never fail, quick, masculine quilt.  Our Zac is a mad keen soccer (sorry! 'football') fan (nut), so these colours represent his favourite teams.  The green and gold for Australia, red/orange/black and white for Manchester United, and orange/white black for the Roar (Brisbane).  The blocks will then be sashed in black.  I will post photos of the finished product.

Before I could even contemplate sewing today however, I needed to tidy my pigsty of a sewing room and actually make a path to the sewing machine.  My sewing room still isn't ideal, but I do have a sewing machine on a table (great help... sewing on the floor sucks) and a cutting table actually being used for its intended purpose (a treat indeed!). 

So without further adieu (to you and you and youuuuuu..... sorry... 'Sound of music' came into my head), I will make a start on those square in square blocks (although according to a customer the other day, this is completely inaccurate as it is a 'square with borders'... isn't it??  sheesh!... I did try and explain my way of thinking, but she smiled and shook her head, so I bit my tongue!)

Michelle xx

p.s.  I'm very proud of myself as I have blogged every day so far this year, quite an achievement!