Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Little Gift

Just a little pic of what I'm up to today....

In my usual style I haven't given myself enough time to finish this gift.
On the weekend I decided to have a go at making these lovely hot pads for my grandmother's birthday this coming Friday. The only thing missing from my stash was some insul bright wadding. A quick phone call to a fabric store to track some down.....only 1 metre left in stock.......great!! I'll take it!

After picking up the insul bright on Monday.....and getting home late and utterly exhausted.....I chose some fabrics on Tuesday. All pressed now and cut into strips. Will have some fun with these today!

Sunday, August 18, 2013


So great to get these blocks done on Friday night.
All sewn up Friday.....but only pressed them this morning.
I had to turn in early on Friday for a family day out with an early start on Saturday.

It's very helpful to see all the lovely creative inspiration on your blogs.
These are a couple of my favourite blocks.

31 blocks in total now. I am really pleased to get to this stage.
Happy stitching :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Getting Started...

After a little inspiration from FNSI coming up tonight I started putting together some pinwheel blocks last night.

I had started these at a quilting retreat weekend back in May and came home with this shoe box of half completed pinwheels...and there are some smaller cut triangles underneath those aswell.

The pattern is Saltwater Taffy by Fig Tree & Co. Hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew! I suppose there's a first time for everything, and for me its pinwheels.

I finished five pinwheels and it was surprising how quick they were to get together. It was hard to stop there. Very addictive :)

Just love the French General range. This one is Rouenneries Deux, together with some yardage 'Violet Wishes'.

So hopefully some more pinwheel action happening here tonight for FNSI. Come and join us here.