Sunday, September 30, 2012

No Finish a long this time.....

Sorry Rhonda....I missed out this time.....and look I only had one quilt to finish and I couldn't even do that.
This is how far I got for the 3rd quarter of the Finish Along at Quilter in the Gap
Framing the log cabins....
That's it so sorry no linking up at all!
I have to get something finished for next and final quarter....

Saturday, September 29, 2012


My Totally Groovy quilt top recovered from its mishap with my mocha last week....

I have had to wait all week to get a photo of my quilt....the days are certainly getting shorter and it is far too dull in the evening to try and take a photo. That's not saying I'm not loving's my favourite time of the year. 
Now for the back......Better get sewing.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I must stop......buying fabric.

I have a horrible habit of swanning around through online fabric stores and oh....before I know it there has been something bought.
These are my latest collection that arrived at the doorstep this week.

Yes you might recognise the bottom blue fabric as my Charm fabric that was bought for the Japanese charm swap that Susan is hosting....When I cut the yard up for the charm swap I was thinking that I would have loved a little bit more in my stash......
OK, well it was on sale and look at the other colours that it comes in ...the grey is really nice  isn't could I resist!
But this is it and if you see me at all putting up any more fabric, please yell at me..I am not aloud to buy any more until next year....yes NEXT YEAR. 
Pity as I wanted a Liberty bundle of fabric.....see how it never stops!

Monday, September 24, 2012

I'm a stalker!


Yes it has started and I already have an idea of what I am going to do....
Linen has been bought and some of these lovely fabrics from Cloud 9 collection will be finding its way on my cutting table very soon..
I was quite surprised when this bundle arrived last week...I didn't know that they were a heavier fabric but is just what I am looking for...don't you just love it when everything comes together.
(I'm just putting yesterdays disaster behind me...)
Happy Sewing....

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ah *!$&

Can you hear me swearing and cursing from Ireland........I'm sure my neighbours could!
Lesson Number 1.
(I should know better being a Murphy) 

Ah *!$&
Yep when I went to take a bundle of sewing downstairs to the lounge I have stupidly spilt the last of my coffee over my strips of my groove quilt. 

And I thought I was going so well today...lots of productivity and was so hoping to get the quilt top finished by this evening....(insert curse word here)

Now where is my unpicker?


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Grooving along

This is all I got done in the way of sewing this past weekend...This is part of my Totally Groovy quilt.  I thought it would be easy to do and yes it is just a bit of tedious but then I suppose all quilts are.
I am very glad though that I didn't decide to do the king size quilt or I would be still be doing it at Christmas time....(actually I will probably be doing this quilt till then anyway.)
I have been sewing my curves and am so happy that I bought a curve master foot for the sewing machine....I did try a tutorial showing how to sew a curve without pinning the fabric but it didn't work so this is what I did in the lovely sunshine on Saturday.....
And then on Sunday I got cracking on the quilt top.
 This is only about a quarter of the quilt....
It needs a good press doesn't it.  I think I need to open the and games.
I have been stalling with the sewing of late but it doesn't stop me buying some fabric.
I picked up some of Lotta's new fabric Bella....I have been waiting and waiting for this line to come out.....have an idea of what I would like to do but will wait a while before I start cutting.
and I picked these up from M is for Make this week....I love what Kate has in her store.
This week I need to start cutting some charms for my two charm swaps.
Oh the joys!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mouthy part 2

I was lucky enough to get my name down for part two of Mouthy Stitches....and this is what we have to make...this tote bag by Skip to my Lou  for our secret partner..(which I have no clue of being yet)

I was thinking that I may not join up for this round as I have a  lot  on my list from  Bees and QALs and Swaps that I have joined of late.  I really need to write what I need to do down because I know that I am going to forget something. Really I thought that I would miss the sign up as I don't seem to get time to look through blogs during the week now. 
But when I saw the sign up began on Saturday, I thought what the heck.

So here is my lovely mosaic for Mouthy Stitches.
My favourite tote bags on flickr

I don't know why the links didn't! much appreciated.
Yep I like Organic