Saturday, November 22, 2014

Snug Little Snowmen

This is the large version of the Snug Little Snowmen pattern that I have made and tested today for
http://sweetbriarsisters.com/
Very cute indeed.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thank You Gifts.

This is what I am making today. Skinny pincushions to be used next to the sewing machine for all the lovely staff of Spotlight and Savers who have served me so beautifully all year round. Always with a smile.
This is the link to the pattern.
http://alexiaabegg.squarespace.com/storage/pdfs/Skinny%20Pincushion.pdf

I have discovered that the main body of the pincushion is 6 1/2 inches wide, the width of my ruler, so that was easy! and I have created a lip on the 2 1/2inch wide measurement to make it easier to butt up against the fabric by using a couple of layers of double sided tape. This is a good way of using up small precious pieces of fabric. The filling is polyester fiberfill from washed second hand pillows that were not suitable for toy filling because it was too coarse and firm but great for these. This is what I will be making during the day and in the evening stuffing them. 
I will be starting on the next Aussie Hero quilt on Monday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Shopping.

How cool is this doona cover I bought from Savers? Perfect for my Aussie Heroes. This single cover will be the backings for 2 quilts.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 This is a very scrappy quilt for a female with no preferences. Made up of random blocks and left over strips from previous projects.
This is the back with one of the block strips turned around to give it more colour. The blue and white fabric are the handkerchiefs.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My New Baby!

 Do you have a secret wish list? I do! Well I did, There was only one item on that list. this was it, a treadle was my dream and it has come true! Look at this wonderful machine, I have always coveted one of these.
My best friend has made this not so secret dream come true, I am looking forward to restoring it to use. How lucky am I!
What a beautiful thing she is.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Snowman Advent Calender Continued.

Week 5 of the Advent calender. Sandwiched and quilted and binding added.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Savers Shopping.

I cannot help myself, I have gone to Savers again, and for $3 look what I found! All these delightful cloth badges, from places in Australia.
I am thinking of putting them into signature blocks on a quilt. A good idea do you think?