Saturday, October 24, 2009

OPAM October Finish

The miniature stars in reproduction fabric are now finished with some simple quilting using YLI thread. I haven't used this thread before and chose it because it was a good colour match. I like the wooden cone that in comes on and it was nice to sew with. My favourite quilting thread so far is King Tut.

Good news!

My Friendship Bag arrived and it's just delightful.

It was made by Jennifer from the United States and you can visit her blog here. As you can see, Jennifer sewed on the little yellow flowers and beads. Isn't she clever!

The colours are so pretty and there are self threading needles, some fat quarters, a message note pad. Jennifer has even sent along some of the beads she used on the bag.

I just love it! Thank you so much Jennifer.

Now back to work on a UFO.

Happy Stitching

Monday, October 12, 2009

Small things amuse small minds

This little sweetie is just 12 1/2 inches - well it will be when it's finished. Each star block is only 3 inches.

It's a design by Ann Hermes and I used the lovely reproduction fabrics purchased at the quilt show. Ann uses snippets of vintage fabrics in her projects.

Thanks to some handy hints from Ann this quilt was easier to manage than my first effort.

I do like miniatures.

I have just discovered that Shabby Fabrics have a blog. I do like this shop and they have lots of lovely fabrics and projects.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Quilt Show Report and a Prize

I am becoming rather well known for forgetting to take pictures at quilt shows and the Wentworth Quilters Exhibition was no different.

Sorry folks, one day I will get my act together.

It was a terrific show on what was a spectacularly windy day. Congratulations to all involved. There is so much work involved in one of these. The venue was historic Linnwood House.

I did have a little shopping spree at the stalls. Shop of the Day was Patchwork Plus from Miranda. I bought these.

Scrap Basket Surprises is a terrific book by Kim Brackett. Her blog is Magnolia Bay Quilts. All of the projects use 2 1/2 inch scrap strips or jelly rolls. I'd like to make all the projects featured. Nice work Kim.

I also picked up some reproductions fabrics for making Ann Hermes miniature quilts, some Metro Goes Au Naturel fat quarters and a couple of pincushions.

A little while ago I entered Lena's giveaway over at LeKa Quilts and I won a consolation prize. It arrived this week and it's as sweet as sweet can be.

Thank you so much Lena. I adore it!

Happy Stitching