12 March 2013

Swoon Baby!

Assembly of Swoon I Assembly of Swoon II Assembly of Swoon III
Assembly is well under way. I think if I had applied myself (and not used a rotary cutter with 2 blades in it, how is that much stuupidity even possible?) I would have spent about one 1 planning fabric and cutting.

I'm now about 90 minutes into assembly.

So, total current tally: 2,5 hours - it may well be a Quilt in a Day.

24 February 2013

New project: a Swoon baby quilt

New project: Swoon baby quilt
There is another baby on the way, in fact, she is due in 6-odd weeks. And when the baby's mum was feeling utterly low by really useless comments from her doctors, I promised I would make her a quilt. This will be a small project, not entirely along her phantasies of a non-pink rock chick, nor within my comfort zone in terms of colour. But it's good to push one's boundaries, yes?

18 February 2013

Lazy Baby Blanket

Lazy Baby Blanket
My second finish of the year is basically another large granny square - crocheted in Kaffe Fassett's chunky variegated cotton. I especially love the bordering on this one. Now let's see if I am right about this babe being a boy.

27 January 2013

First Finish of the year: iPad case

iPad case
Just in time for my mum's 75th birthday - my first iPad case following this tutorial though the measurements are a bit too generous for my liking.
Sewing Sunday
As part of that project, I also finally - after eleven years of ownership - learned how to make a button hole, Youtube be praised:
Learning to make a button hole with Youtube
and enjoyed some sewing time with my girls:
Super Sewing Sunday

3 November 2012

Christmassy Nine Patch in progress

Christmassy Nine Patch
This one has been going on forever and a day. I only ever worked on it on retreat so no surprise it never got finished. "All that's still needed" is the backing and that proves a bit of a struggle ...

2 November 2012

Dr Seuss Kiddie door pockets

Lorax Kiddie Door Pouches
Another finish from the retreat ... and they look darling dangling from my kids' door handles!

1 November 2012

Finished: Twoo-Hoot

Twoo Hoot - DONE
I took a number of projects on the quilt retreat, this was one of them and I'm pleased to say that it's finished! I'm not too sure about the colours and fabric design but I liked how fast it came together and I really like the quilting on it. Also, this was quite the deviation from my usual fretting. All I did was divide up squares into light and dark and assemble as they appeared in their piles.