Saturday, June 25, 2011


Whilst ive been rather slack on the blogging side of things ive have actually done a teeny bit of sewing, the latest being a little tunic style dress for my daughter.  The pattern is a PDF from here.  Its a fairly straightforward pattern with a gathered bodice and flared sleeves. No buttons or zippers  - Yay!

I added a little doiley pocket just because...

I also finished this off a couple of weeks ago.  I really love how this turned out and wanted it for myself for a snuggle quilt on the couch but the four year old has claimed it.  

I used my favourite binding (again!) and backed it with my favourite vintage sheet

and probably the most exciting thing thats happened to me lately was receiving this magnificent mini masterpiece as part of the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap!   I was blown away when i opened the parcel!   This was made by the amazingly talented Kirsty of kootoyoo, check out those tiny hand stitches!  Just gorgeous!

Hope youre having a lovely weekend, school holidays have just begun here and im having a stall at the local market tomorrow. They are holding the inaugural "Feral Womens Festival" so hoping it will be a good day,  Should be fun!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Single Girl

I finished off my Single Girl Quilt earlier this week, im really happy with how it finished up and quietly surprised i even got to the end of it.  I joined in on a quilt along hosted on Flickr which had something like 260 members worldwide sewing up different variations on this pattern, it was a lot of fun seeing everyones progress and different fabric choices for it.  The pattern is a modern take on a wedding ring quilt with single rings, hence the name.  Lots of templates and fussy piecing which i wouldnt have thought i was capable of but amazingly i got through it and even enjoyed the piecing of the rings!

Its a whopper of a quilt and fits on a queen.  I left the borders off mine as i thought it was big enough without them.  My fabrics include Dream on by Moda, a few vintage sheets and the solid fabric is a cotton / linen in a natural colour.  The backing is a new vintage sheet sheet which ties in really well
 (i think!)

The original pattern calls for hand quilting, and while it is something i would like to try, i really liked the look of the straight line quilting which was popping up all over in the Flickr group.  Im really digging this style of quilting, organic lines as in not totally straight! Its very time consuming but worth it -  i can see many more quilts done this way!