Sunday, August 24, 2008
I've finished the top of Lulu's quilt! I've ordered some fabric for the backing from 'sewlovefabrics' on Etsy , can't wait for it to arrive. I still have to decide how to quilt it , most likely it will be by hand but I'm not sure what pattern. I'm going to bind it with the green background white spot fabric blogged previously. I've chosen Sandi Henderson's Farmers Market Medallion in peach for the backing. My apologies for the photos it was difficult to photograph the whole thing. It fun to do even there's a lot of work. I have about 2 weeks until my fabric arrives so I can start my next project!! Not sure what it is because I want to do so many things. More images of the last panels are on flickr
Friday, August 15, 2008
Still working on Lucy's quilt! I had a bit of a block for a week or two but hope to be back on track. I want to finish piecing the quilt together so I can start one from my new book! The floral pattern here is one of my sister's designs. I love her drawings and am very pleased to be able to use them here. The girl falling over pattern came from my Japanese embroidery book I can't name ISBN4834724980 but have used a lot for inspiration in this quilt. I think I blogged it not long ago. More images on flickr
Friday, August 08, 2008
Well what can I say, more books have arrived on my doorstep and I can't say I'm unhappy about it! Buying books is as much a disease for me as buying fabric (and anything that goes with it) is! 'Material Obsession' by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke is a fabulous book about quilting. My mum and sister found the book at their shop Material Obsession in Sydney and told me about it. Sarah (my sister) added a link to their online shop here on our blog which I visited immediately. Through their blog I found I could purchase the book through Amazon Uk, a more economical option for me considering I live in Italy. The book is even better than I had expected and I now just have the dilemma of which quilt to make first!! The book is not only visually beautiful but is also a great read and very helpful. Well worth purchasing it! More images from the book on flickr.
'Sew Pretty Homestyle' by Tone Finnanger, is a book I know many of you ladies already possess. It is so pretty and full of lovely projects for your home. My favourite quilt is in this book with the houses. I can't wait to have time to make one. Lulu is off to kindergarden in September so the creative juices will be in full swing. More images on flickr.
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Design embroidery for kids 365 (ISBN is in my previous post) is a great book. I have 2 of these the first one I blogged quite a while ago but I thought I would share this one too. I think anyone who is interested in purchasing Japanese embroidery books should go for it they are so inspiring with gorgeous designs and colour. I don't think there's a page I don't love. My sister Sarah has included a link to 'pompadour24' on ebay and etsy. I've bought most of my books from her(some came from Superbuzzy too but I think they are more expensive). I too had no idea what to buy but then I found her and she includes a lot of images from each book on ebay which is a great help. So happy shopping! More images on flickr
Friday, August 01, 2008
I have completed some more parts to Lucy's quilt, don't have far to go now. My apologies too as these are not ironed. I have started to piece it together, thank goodness it all fits so far! I'm deciding on my fabrics as I go because the colours in my applique influences my choices too. I'm hoping for the best it all comes together. The patterns for new appliques you see here are one from the Japanese embroidery book I can't name ISBN 4834724980 and the other from Design Collection for Kids ISBN 9784529044769. They are great books I'll scan some images and the cover from the one I can't name so you can see which one I mean. The mushroom pattern came from one of Lucy's colouring in books! Amazing where inspiration can come from. More details images are on flickr.