Saturday, September 20, 2008

One down, many to go...

Well we had a little taste of Spring sunshine and warmer weather in Melbourne and now it's turned cool again, we do need the rain though.   I must admit I was happy for a few cooler nights last week as I finally stitched the binding on my flannel quilt for our bed.  I would have been disappointed if it was too warm to sleep under!

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So that was one project finished and many more sitting on the sewing table waiting patiently for me to pick them up and keep working on them.  I really do need at least four or five projects on the go at the one time, when I get bored I just move on to the next project and go back later.  This has prompted me to write a list of projects and stick it up in the sewing room with the idea that next time I'm tempted to start something new I can check the list and choose something that needs finishing first.........well that's the idea!

WIP's

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This is a project that comes out each year and I have a burst of energy on, girls knickers!  I could never find any for my wee princess that weren't too skimpy.  So what does a crafty Mum do.....make my own.  They cover a bit more and are a bit more "sensible" for little bottoms!  They also last way longer than the store bought ones.

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You may remember my Scrappy Cabins that I've been working on.  Well I decided to sort my scrap box into colours to make finding things a bit easier, that was fun and now I have 22 cabins complete....only 78 to go.  The wee princess has had so much fun helping me choose which fabric to choose next that I think this quilt will have to be for her.

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My Mum gave be a bundle of fabric for my birthday this year from the "Mother Goose and Friends" range.  I have 4 of 9 Bears Paw blocks complete, this has come together nicely and I can usually get one block done in an afternoon every other day...

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My most recent purchase has been from the Fat Quarter Shop.  A gorgeous range called "Fabulous Fall". My favourite combination of Autumn colours, now I just have to decide what I'm going to do with them...

Did I mention there were 23 projects on the "To do" list and above are only a few of them, hopefully the blog will be incentive enough to get some finished soon!

Katherine, my Mum and I are off to the Stitch In at Glen Harrow in a few weeks, hosted by Rosalie Quinlan and Leanne Beasley.  I am very excited to be going after seeing all the beautiful photo's from last year.  I'm taking my Mum for her Birthday and Katherine arrives home the day before from a 3 week road trip with four children up North through central Australia.  Katherine is REALLY looking forward to it, she'll wash the red dirt off her hands and jump in the car for a day to sit and stitch.
 
I was the very lucky winner of the Nicole Mallalieu Hat Pattern giveaway.  So there's another project that has made it to the top of the list!

I have a night of hand stitching the binding onto my big boys quilt tonight, one way to while away the hours and see who's going to be playing the Cats in the Grand final next weekend.....

Keep smiling
love :)Kylie

10 comments:

Janellybelly said...

Hey :)Kylie
Such beautiful work as always, you have been a busy beaver.
Love JanellyD (you know what the D is for...)

Nikki said...

Can't believe how much sewing you can get done!!!

I LOVE the little girl knickers.Did you make your own pattern for those?

Looking forward to seeing the finished hat/s!

Leslie said...

making your own unders for little ones...wow! Do you have a tutorial or pattern for that. I would love to try.

mellyandrosie said...

Hi there Kylie, Glad to see you are getting into more scrappy cabins!! I cant wait to get my quilt back from the quilters and finish it off! Your bears paws blocks are amazing too! I love them!! What day are you going to be at the stitch in?? I am going to go along on the Sunday and I cant wait too. Melly

Princess Martha said...

Hi Kylie,
I love your flannel quilt, and the bear paw blocks are gorgeous. You are so creative making nickers, much nicer than the shop bought ones! Did you design them yourself? Would love to have a go, although my Princesses are a bit older!

LuAnn said...

I love those bear paw blocks with those fabrics. Great blocks.

Jacquelynne said...

Love the rich colors in those quilts! I keep a list of what I'm working on too- otherwise things might get lost in the studio, never to be seen again!

Carin said...

Do you sleep? I love the flannel quilt its great!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the flannel quilt...it is divine. And the quilting looks wonderful...did you have it done or do it yourself? Fantastic. I too need to sort through scraps....have 4 small drawers full!!! Shame on me. Love your blog....and the little girl knickers.

elliebelle said...

your quilts are amazing!!!