Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Very Special Baby

There’s a friend’s baby on it’s way very soon and I had the honour of making a quilt.  The request was for a Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt and after a little net surfing we found the perfect one! The pattern is by Jean Ann Wright and sold by The Fat Quarter Shop.


Here it is being basted ready for quilting.


Over a few days I quilted it in a large stipple while the family ate dinner at the kitchen bench!


There was enough fabric left over to make a pillowcase and cushion cover, I now have my quilting mojo back and must get on and finish a few of the quilt tops that are folded away in the sewing cupboard.

                        The Grouchy Ladybug Quilt Kit

I see there is a Grouchy Ladybug quilt…..anyone else having a baby??

I’m off to eat through one ice cream cone….one pickle….one lollypop….

Happy stitchin folks

Friday, August 12, 2011

a little bit of origami

Slowly adjusting back to Melbourne time after a fabulous week in Western Australia with the sewing sisters.  While there, Katherine and I had a go at this little Origami Bag. Quick and simple to put together and looks rather cute I think.


Katherine managed to convince me to give English Paper piecing a go and I think I am now addicted.  So much easier when you buy the pre-cut papers and use special glue to tack them down.  This project may now take over the as the piano quilt and I’ll finish the triangles on the machine!


Happy stitchin :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Cause it feels so good... The Sewing Sisters are in the same state again, Katherine and Kylie arrived in WA on Wednesday afternoon. Since then there has been much laughter, chatting sewing, shopping, snorting, singing, eating etc... Here's a little of the sewing we have done so far.
My 'Andalucia' Hexagon Quilt

Kylie's 'Fabulous Fall' Coming Home quilt (pattern by Camille Roskelley)

& Katherines 'Naomi' Pyramid Quilt

We are off to High Tea tomorrow afternoon with a special bunch of gals, should be lots of fun ;)

With Love

Janelle, & Katherine & Kylie XXX