Friday, 22 May 2015

Twin Quilts

The twin quilts are finished - yay!

You can pop over here to see the work in progress, but basically the brief was full of ice-cream colours ... mainly yellow, pink and mint green in pastel shades) ...

Cute little animals ...

and a minimal design ...

I added some straight line quilting in matching variegated mint and yellow threads, creating 60 degree diamonds (channelling my inner waffle cone) and some stripy binding for extra yum!

They are sweet and simple at 40" x 60" and I can't wait to see them in their new home.  The little twins will be welcomed into our crazy world any time now ... Exciting!


Monday, 18 May 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Mini Quilt

Hello there!

I'm quite proud of this little mini ...

... so ...for the very first time ... I'm entering a quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival - gulp!

It all started with Ruth sending me a copy of the Little Quilts book, I instantly fell in love with everything in this book!

Then Sarah announced a mini quilt swap on Instagram and the rest is history!

I had the absolute pleasure of sewing the required hexagons from Art Gallery's Dreamin' Vintage fabric range and even more fun when it came to the embroidery part.

I'm not the most elegant embroiderer, in fact I've had one person comment that it looks like I'm about to stab my work with the way that I hold my needle, but this little bee was so much fun!

I embellished the embroidered abdomen with some gold thread ...

I was so pleased with the result that 'gold fever' instantly hit and I started putting gold everywhere!

I hand quilted the mini in the same gold thread ...

Went totally gold cray-cray on the back ...

... and calmed myself down a bit with a touch of gold spots on the binding.

As this was a swap, the little bee quilt now lives in another loving home.  I keep promising to make myself one too ... one day.

Thanks for visiting and yay me for finally having the bees to enter!

Serena xx

Minis On My Mind

May seems to be the month of Minis for me.

I'm in two swaps on Instagram.  The first featuring Anna Maria Horner fabric (like I could resist that!)

My partner is not a fan of anything too bright, she prefers more muted colours (fluro is not her friend) so I started with this hexie/half-hexie configuration ...

It was starting to look more dull than muted to me so I've decide to add a bit more colour to help this mini bloom.

Here's hoping I'm on the right track!

The second Instagram swap I'm in is all about Lizzy House fabrics, fun right?!

I flipped/flopped with a few ideas for this swap and just couldn't settle on a design.  Then I spied that my partner is getting hitched soon so I thought it might be fun to do a double wedding ring mini (disclaimer: of some sort lol).

Turns out Lizzy House fabrics are really fun to fussy cut and I think the added selvedges are a nice touch for a mini focusing on a single fabric designer ... even if I do say so myself :)

I'm hoping to have these minis ready to quilt soon so that I can quilt them at the same time as Hubby's half hexie flimsy ... I don't like having to change feet on my machine ... lazy bones.

May has also brought with it many other M's ...

We've ... Moved house

Sewing room (lol)

We held a My Little Pony birthday party for Miss 5 ... two days after we moved (madness)

I made 26 of these pool noodle ponies for the birthday party - such fun!

We had a magical Mother's Day

We took some silly selfies as Daddy is away visiting his mum (aka Nanny London) in the Mother Country

and we've been helping Master Monty settle into our new home ...

He seems to be coping just fine ...

My goodness it's been a momentous month so far!  I might just join Master Monty next time he flops on the couch.



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