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
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
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
Monday, July 08, 2019
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
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
Thursday, March 14, 2019
My ideas for quilts don't just come to me when I'm playing around with fabric. A few weeks ago I had 15 minutes before I had to leave for work so I grabbed some paper and began cutting and gluing and this is what i came up with. Four little blocks.
The flower block has inspired some large applique flower blocks.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Springfield Top and Jalie 3668 are both perfect to sew when you have limited sewing time.
I used some seersucker fabric with neon spots from the stash for the Springfield top. I've been saving this for the perfect pattern and this was definitely it. I made this a few weeks ago and have worn it several times.Jalie 3668. Jalie would have to be some of the most reliable patterns I've ever used and this one is no different.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
My new favourite dress - the Mixed Tape Charlie Caftan.
When I was screen printing simple things onto t-shirts last year using I thought a cassette tape would make a great print, but I knew it was probably a bit complicated for a contact paper template. So I found some drawing fluid and screen filler in an art shop (Riot and Spotlight stock it if you are in Australia). I'm pretty happy with how it turned out for a first attempt.
They were a great Christmas present for the brothers'-in-law.
Before I cleaned that screen and re-used it I thought I'd print some fabric for myself.
I used some chambray from Spotlight.Charlie Caftan pattern from Closet Case Patterns.
I've made this pattern a couple times and I wear them lots.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
I first made a Sointu Kimono Tee over a year ago and since then I've made three more. I love this pattern, so quick and easy to sew and it's perfect in a woven rayon.
When I first saw the Lena Pants pattern I knew they would work perfectly with my Sointu Tees. I made two pairs this summer, one from rayon and one from chambray, and they have been worn lots!