Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WIP - Let's Catch Up

As promised yesterday - I'm baaaack.  In truth I haven't actually been anywhere but whenever I'm online it seems to be to organise our wedding and, thus, my poor little blog has a few nasty cobwebs.  Massive apologies!

Saying that, though, I have still managed a few crafty projects in between party planning, including...


To help Kristy test her fabulous new Just My Type paper pieced alphabet patterns a few of us joined forces to make up some encouraging words for a charity quilt.

WISH and DREAM in Just My Type by Quiet Play

For an update on "Fontastic" be sure to check out Kristy's recent post.  LOVE!!


For March's blocks in the do.good.stitches Care circle, Jane chose Scrappy Tripping blocks in seaside colours of greens, aquas and turquoise mixed with low volume neutrals.

BLOCKS - Seaside Scrappy Tripping, Mar 2013 for do.good.stitches, Care circle

I have discovered that scrappy isn't really my thing but am keen to see how this one turns out.


After seeing Lucy's gorgeous block from the How Far Will You Go? QAL I had to jump in and make a few for myself.  Of course, "a few" turned into 9.

Tippencanoe quilt blocks, 3x3, March 2013

Original plan for this was a pillow / cushion cover but I'm now leaning towards a quilt.  Hmm...


Our mechanic / friend and his wife recently welcomed a new bub into their little family - a much anticipated girl.  As I knew the mum was super excited about the chance to decorate in pink, after having two boys previously, and had chosen owls as her nursery's theme, I went with a sweet little framed cross stitch.

EMBROIDERY - Owl & name for baby girl, Mar 2013

I found the free cross stitch chart here and then just played around with a few different fonts for the name.  Admittedly, I'm a little bit chuffed with how this one turned out.  It's just a shame that I seem to have misplaced my camera charger and, thus, only have crappy phone pics to share.  Boo!


Speaking of owls - this is also the theme chosen for my niece-to-be's nursery.  Of course, I have to make her a quilt and when I saw these adorable owl and flower fabrics by Ann Kelle I couldn't resist basing my whole colour palette around them.

QUILT TOP - Girl plus quilt (close)

I've wanted to try a plus quilt for ages so bringing that all together I've come up with...

QUILT TOP - Girl plus quilt

I'm currently working on the back and hope to have this one finished by the end of the month.  Ha!


I started this one in January - with the hope to send it to Jess and her Tasmania Bush Fire Quilt Appeal.

QUILT - Birds in the Air (top)

It was rather simple to put together - it it consists of four orphan Birds in the Air blocks from a swap I used to be a member of.  I then added another splash of colour with some orange binding.  Fun!

This little baby (and by little I mean just 24" square) is now on her way to Tassie.


I'm also making another quilt for a special little girl who has been patiently waiting for over two months now.  Luckily her Mum knows I'm a complete weirdo and stresshead and can just laugh at me when I admit to a few unpicking sessions.

Never fear - I'll get there!  ;)


Lastly... whew... I've also jumped on board of Lucy and Nat's fabulous new Le Challenge.  This month's theme is "geometrics" and has certainly got the cogs turning.  Check it out by clicking the button below and join in the fun.

Le Challenge

Ok, I'm out of breath after all that so time it's probably time to shush and get back to some wedding planning.  Less than 5 weeks til the big day.  Wowsers!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I can not believe that 2 months have passed since my last post - and WOWSERS - so much has been happening.  One of the crazier pieces of news is the closure of Google Reader so, in the interests of staking a claim on Bloglovin...

I promise to be back tomorrow to show you that I haven't been a complete slacker during the time I was awol.  ;)