Friday, July 19, 2019

Wattle Skirt

The Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen in Outback Wife barkcloth. The perfect fabric for this skirt. A great pattern - excellent instructions and quick to sew. 


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Foundation Pieced Orange Peel Blocks

I've been slowly working on these foundation pieced blocks over the last few months. I drew up this block in Electric Quilt based on the classic orange peel block and then pieced four of each before going them together with a little square in the middle. One more to go and they will be ready to sew into a quilt top. 






Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Foundation pieced Pineapple Blocks

I've been trying to find a little bit of time each week to try new things. Either a new technique, make a new quilt block or try a new sewing pattern. A few weeks ago I tried a wonky pineapple quilt block. I was not happy with it when I just tried making an improv one so I drew a few up in Electric Quilt (well 6 different blocks, I do go overboard sometimes) and this is the result. 
I used a stack of Heather Ross Kinder fabric and I love them! There will be more blocks, possible to make a lap quilt!



Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Elephant Lino Print

A little lino printing from a few weeks ago. A super simple design to practise using two colours.











Monday, July 08, 2019

Texture

I've been slowly working on this applique quilt since last year. I used some Hawaiian quilts as my inspiration and then drew it out in Electric Quilt so the blocks were symmetrical. I used just four Kona Solids - Silver, Jade Green, Chartreuse and Storm.
After I finished the top I knew I didn't want to machine quilt it, but hand quilting is not my thing so I decided to try some crosses in matching embroidery threads. I ended up using s threads of DMC which gives a fantastic texture. I did regret this idea a couple of times, I'm not the most patient person, but the texture was definitely worth all the time it took.
And yes before you ask, the back is a bit of a hot mess (ok a lot of one), but it's going to end up hanging on a wall so it doesn't bother me at all.




Saturday, May 04, 2019

Roberts Collection Dungaree Dress

I've been stashing this amazing Kokka fabric for several years waiting for the right project to pop into my head. I suddenly realised last week that the Roberts Collection Dungaree Dress by Marilla Walker would be perfect.
This pattern is fantastic, well drafted, great instructions and very quick to sew. It is a very roomy pattern and I definitely could have sewn a size smaller, but it is very comfortable and I've already worn it a couple of times.



Sunday, April 28, 2019

Lino Cut Pebbles

A little pebble lino cut I made last month. I've really enjoyed carving outside in the morning sun over summer, it's so calming and relaxing. I might need to set up a place by the fire for winter.