"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Two finished projects and a WIP.

Last year I was showing a fellow Elvis fan some of the Elvis fabrics in my stash, and she gasped "Ooooh!  What are you going to do with that one?"and I rashly replied "I guess I could make you a quilt".  Well, I couldn't go back on my word, could I?  She lives in Qld. and only comes down to Melbourne a few times a year, and I knew she was coming back in February, so I got my bum into gear and made this:

The back is a denim print fabric of which I have several metres in my stash, given to me by a friend who had decided she would never use it.  I thought it was perfect for Elvis' back!

This is the second tea cosy I have made for this year's teacosy festival at Bundoora Homestead.  But there is a slight problem....Ken has taken a fancy to it, and doesn't want me to donate it to the festival!  So I might be making another teacosy this week...

At the Eltham Quilt Shop sit and sew on Friday mornings, I have been mostly working on the hand stitched binding of recent quilts and wall hangings, but if I haven't got a quilt to work on, I need something else to take.  I was looking through my thousands of patterns (you know the feeling) and when I came across this one, I looked no further.   The magazine has it made up as a cushion, but I don't need any more cushions, so I'm thinking of making it into a framed picture or wall hanging, and hanging it in the chook house just to remind the girls that we do not tolerate moods.  Just keep laying eggs, thank you!

Monday, January 04, 2016

A good start to the Sewing Year.

I have big plans for 2016!  A list of to-dos that are achievable.  I was happy to close 2015 with most of the projects on my wish list completed.
I finished the backing and binding of the Naughty Kitty clawed quilt yesterday.
Then I made a  denim pincushion that I saw on Pinterest, and had to make for myself, to match the denim sewing machine cover I made last year.   And I made a tea cosy for the forthcoming Tea cosy Festival at Bundoora Homestead, which opens next month.  I am going to make a few different ones, as there is no limit this year to how many can be entered by one person.  I've got some nice chicken fabric out to make the second one, but Ken was admiring the fabric, so the teacosy may not get to the Festival!  We'll see.  I have until 31st January to make them.\