Friday, 13 July 2012

I'm Ba-ack!

Hellooo! I'm back online! And after about 3 weeks of travel and then a rest and home and some visitors, it's great to be here. :)
My time off has been such a rich, fun, colourful time, full of thinking and planning and just being. Over the next week or so, I'd love to share with you some of the ruminations in my head, but for now I will just show you some colour.

I made the top for this drawstring quilt at the sewing retreat I went on a few weeks ago and then quilted and bound it this week. It's made completely from scraps from my pinnies (the top, that is) and I love that while it's very pink, the blue binding frames it perfectly. I think it keeps it all in. Does that make sense?

Another colour wheel! After deciding to join in our local Hopscotch Sundays Market again, I was lamenting to my cousin, who was helping me sew last month, that these take so long to make but would be heaps of fun to have in my stall. She said, "Let's do it now! I'll help!" And so for a whole afternoon we cut strips and sewed them together. Slowly, I'm turning them into quilts.

And finally, look what I won from Maureen Cracknell Handmade and Riley Blake! (Thank you, thank you!) My first ever big fabric win was such a score! "Seaside" has completely captured me. Those cool beachy colours and lots of vintage basics make what I think is the line for this summer. Maybe even over those I was hanging out for in August? What do you think? I can't wait to order yardage for pinnies and boys shorts. Love!


  1. I am in love with this concept. I need to stop asking my hubby for $4 so I can buy the pattern from you. Would I be allowed to sell the finished product from this pattern for a profit (But not the pattern itself)? Either way I want to get it soon as I know so many who are expecting and would love something like this; as a gift even.

  2. I love all this colour! These are all looking fab!

  3. oh you are so clever!! love the little triangles are they machine pieced? what a fantastic win of fabric - I would just keel over if I won all that!! well done and enjoy! xxxxx

  4. Wow those drawstring quilts are gorgeous! Girl you know you want to send that 2nd one my way!! How do you get the sizes? =D

  5. Those are going to be fantastic for your booth. Soooo colorful and fun!

  6. Those quilts are beautiful! I love the colour wheel one. What a fabulous fabric win!

  7. LOVE love love them!!
    welcome back :)
    Fabulous win too!

  8. Love Love Love the triangle scrappy's. Think maybe that might be something I could try. If I get brave :)
    Looking forward to hearing all about your holiday.


I so love your comments! I read all of them and reply when I can. If you don't hear back, I'm lost under a mound of scraps or outside jumping on the trampoline with the kids. Jodi. xx