Hello 2023!

Hello. Hope you’ve had a great start to 2023.

Here’s a couple of pics of my first finised quilt for 2023.

This quilt is at the request of one of my daughters for her to gift – very soon the new Bub witill be with us!!

The back of the quilt which inspired all the fabric choosen for the front of the quilt. Finished size 92.5 x 104 cm

Basted WIP
Hand sewing the binding.

Thanks for stopping by

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

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A few finished projects…

Hello

Popping in to share a few projects I finished recently. If you follow me on facebook or instagram you may have already seen these.

First up is the cutiest Pirate. This pattern is from Jodie RicRacSews purchased recently from Bella’s Patchwork

Here he is without his eye patch!

Still deciding whether to put buttons or stitching down the middle of his body.

After attending the quilt show earlier in the year I decided I wanted to make a fabric book. Well the stars aligned and Patchwork with Gail were open one Sunday a few months back so off I went!

On that trip I also picked up a Ava and Oliphont panel from the Circus range, also by Jodie. One of the first quilts I made included fabric from that range.

On a recent charity shop visit I picked up some merino yarn which was too good to leave behind. I was looking for tea towels and doilys and got distracted.

Simple raglan jumper is from a vintage Sirdar pattern Sunshine Series 284 and the hat is Vanessa Ewing Basic Beginner Hat 2×2 rib brim.

More knitting – this time a premie knit for charity

And back to sewing – Christmas isn’t that far

This is my first ever hand pieced quilt. I began stitching the hexies and the grandmother’s garden pattern way back in January 2017! Most of the fabric is left over from other projects.

The Grandmother’s garden blocks are joined with white hexies, some with self print.

This quilt measures 150x178cm. This was quilted on my domestic machine in a diamond pattern.

The back is a lovely floral. I finished with yellow binding – it seemed a nice happy colour to go with all the colours in the top and the backing.

Well I think that’s enough for today!

I do have some cards to share but I will do that another day!

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Finished and Gifted…

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Popping in to share my latest quilt.

I did finish this a few weeks ago however I didn’t get to meet the new member of the family until yesterday. Such a gorgeous looking bub she is too.

The quilt top is 5 1/4″ squares set in a pattern which creates diamonds. When I checked what the nursery decor was going to be I was informed “muted neutrals”. Um brown tones came to mind. Off I went fabric shopping – any excuse! I found the lovely rainbow print and chose two solids from the pattern.

The back is a simple print. I quilted around the blocks and on the diagonal on my domestic machine. I bound with the darker of the solids. Now after purchasing the fabric and I had begun construction my Ms 17 spotted a pic on instagram of the nursery and informed me there was a rainbow print on the wall in the same tones as the fabric. Whew!

Now I couldn’t give a present without a card. I stamped the onesie from TGF onto some pattern paper and fussy cut out, popped onto some white card stock and added to card base. The sentiment is from Jane’s Doodles The sky’s the limit. Love making personalised cards.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A little update on what I’ve been upto

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Just thought I would pop in and share a few recent finished projects before I start the next one!

A bunch of finished cards – I had coloured for what seemed like ages so it was good to colour again.

A finished quilt as you go upcycled HST shirt quilt

and the reverse.

I love the extra texture with more quilting lines.

One sock down! However I have developed second sock syndrome 😉
A special 80th Birthday card for a special lady from my Days for Girls Group who had a birthday last week. With the news today she will be able to celebrate now.
Pirate pants made from a singlet top. The mum wanted some pants to make a complete outfit and with shops closed the only matching fabric was a singlet!
In this pic bub is wearing a cloth nappy, is 4 weeks old and around 3.8kg.

and of course a matching head band!

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

WIP Upcycled Quilt as you go…

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Popping in to share an update on my latest quilting project.

I started this project with 23 mens business shirts. I used the sleeves of 20 shirts to make 1/2 square triangle blocks. I have used approximately 2/3 of them to make these 16 blocks. I then used 8 shirt backs to back these blocks in quilt as you go style. The next step is to make the sashing and join the blocks.

The batting is 100% cotton not large enough for a quilt without joining so perfect for this style of quilting.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A little sewing update

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Back in Feburary I took part in the #seworderly challange on instagram run by @arabesquescissors and @mollyandmama. I was lucky enough to win a pattern pack from @arabesquescissors which included a very cute catherdrawal sachet pattern. I have never made a cathedral window pattern before so this was a first for me. I had fun making this little draw string bag.

I recently also took part in my very first SAL on instagram with @emmajeanjansen sewing #brontesstarssal. Here is my finished quilt top.

Another fun project waiting now for me to decide on backing fabric and binding to complete it!

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki