Saturday, June 25, 2011

I Love my Design Wall!

Cutting instructions have been posted on Don't call me Betsy's Blog
 so I have done some cutting and playing on the design wall.

This is the Baby Quilt size listed on the Blog and I'm thinking of cutting another 4 blocks worth of Fabric to make it more of a Square Quilt.

The Fabric Requirements are very Generous
I only used Half of my Fat Quarters,
 so I have a heap left for extras and maybe something extra in the Backing.

 I Fabric I have used is Mango Kona and Wild Thyme.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

I'm Bad...

I'm Bad...
I really wasn't going to buy these!
I kept telling myself I could live without...Apparently I cannot...

I wasn't sure I liked the latest installment of Birdie Stitches,
but I have to admit it has grown on me since I have finished it!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Kaleidoscope QAL...Finally a Fabric choice...

I have finally decided on my Fabric for the Kaleidoscope QAL.
 Going through my huge stash the urge to use some of my newer fabric was strong but I went down to the bottom tub and look what I found!

Wild Thyme sitting there saying Pick Me, Pick Me, Pick Me!

 I am using a Strong Orange as my Solid so get your Sunnies ready...

Now to sit back and wait for the QAL to start...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

It works!...It actually works!

This is my Finished Needleturn Applique Cushion isn't he Cute!

 Last Weekend I went to the Daylesford Craft Experience and had a Ball!

I met some new friends and even got to sit next to Michelle,
 who I sat with last year.
Great coincidence!

Three Designers attended the event and were all very giving of their time and knowledge.

Jodie from Ric Rac came and sat with us and had us all laughing within seconds, she put together a few projects for us one being this craft clock...

Everyone need a clock like this or at least one that could make time standstill for a while!

We also had Kristen Doran from Kristen Doran Designs who does the most
 beautiful screen printed Fabric came and sat with us and showed us
the process of getting the Illustrations from Paper to Fabric on her designs.

  Melly from Melly and Me came and taught us how to Needle turn,
Promising that it was easy, 
 I went and got a kit for her cute elephant cushion.

 I traced the design on with a pencil and found after finishing my elephant I couldn’t remove the pencil... not Happy!

Earlier this morning I was on Flicker and I read that someone had used a Frixion pen and then ironed the fabric and it disappeared, so off to the store I go...

Anyway after returning I ripped the packaging open, found a scrap piece of white linen and scribbled all over, well it disappeared!!!!!

With this knowledge I got some more Fabric,
luckily I have a Mountain of Little Menagerie in my stash
 and started another elephant.
I am so happy with how the pen works, you will be too!
These are the photos to prove it works!

Please Don't be critical of my stitches I am just a learner!!! and these are serious close-ups!

On the back of the Packet it say that the ink will reappear at minus 20 degrees Celsius, so considering that where I live only gets down to minus 4-5 Celsius a couple of times over winter each Year
 I think I’m fairly safe.
So 3 Hours later I have Finished my Elephant Cushion and he is sooo cute.

I'm thinking of doing the matching Quilt...
Melly has changed my mind on Needle turn,
It really helps when you understand what you have been shown,
so Thanks Melly!

Look Mum I even put a Zip in! 


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Kaleidoscope QAL

Elizabeth over at Don't call me Betsy is hosting a Quilt Along.
This year is quickly  becoming my 'Year of the Quilt Along'
but since I have finished all of my other QAL's on time I can start another. Right?!?
Anyway she is doing a Kaleidoscope Quilt, but you probably worked that out already considering the name of the QAL!
This Quilt is one I have always wanted to make so there's no better time.

It's great fun joining QAL's with a Bunch of People, they help keep your motivation high.

 So make sure you join in if you can!!!

Not sure on my fabric choose yet, but I will let you know when I do.

Well I must get off the computer I have a Daylesford Craft experience to get to!

Talk soon,


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