March 9, 2010

A Little out of the box....

Well, most people who know me would know that I like subdued almost 'faded' colours for my patchwork and quilting, so it may come as a bit of surprise to find out that I recently purchased these fabrics:


What is it for you ask?  Well...I am going to keep you in suspense until I have a sneak peak finished to share...few bits and pieces in progress....but none finished....so you will just have to wait!!!  :-)

I have been feverishly sewing in the last week and dearly missed my sewing machine when I went away on the weekend to the Taste of Rutherglen visiting many a winery and sampling some very yummy wines (my favourite is St Leonards Muscadello).


What is this I hear you ask?  Well, one project that I have completed is the first batch of Whirly-Gigs that I have just to posted to Wendy of 'hARTylittlepeaces'.  Above is the scraps left over after much cutting of blocks to size.  These are the finished products:





I am so excited by the fabrics I have bought for this swap and look forward to making some more Whirly-Gigs!!!

Another project that I have started is the Pinwheel Quilt-Along over at 'Twiddletails'.  I was a little behind in that I had not completed block one when the instructions for block two were posted on her site, but I made up for it tonight.  I really enjoyed a sewing evening whilst DH was at SES.  I managed to get both blocks A1 and A2 completed!



I have also been working on the easter hunt bags for our niece and nephew.  I have completed the stitching for both bags and also designed a name plate for Z.




Just incase you would like to make a nameplate of your own, here are the designs that I have come up with:




I that you like the nameplate designs and can find a use for them!  Hopefully I will have the bags finished (well at least 2 of them) by the next post!

Until next time....Keep stitching!

Cathy

5 comments:

  1. Cathy you look like a professional quilter! Well done! I'm part of Wendy's block swap too but was too daunted to try the WG's. Was it hard?

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  2. Thank you for your lovely comments!

    Katherine...I am no where near a professional quilter...just a self-taught want-to-be!

    I'm hoping to start doing some designs for an alphabet quilt....so look out for them on my blog...(hopefully soon)....just a bit daunted, but I'm sure I can pull it off. I really want to turn a hobby into a profession...we'll see how that goes!

    The Whirly Gigs weren't too bad...just a lot of cutting as you can see from the photo!

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  3. Hi Cathy, looks like you have been busy... I was wondering if Brooke had her baby, details please... Your Whirly gigs look great, do you have the pattern or cutting instructions for the block, looks like a great way to use up the stash... How's your Ballarat project going? Happy Stitching... love Jo (Don't Look Now workshop)xx

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  4. Hi Jo, Brooke has had her baby. A beautiful little girl! She must be about 8 weeks old now. How the time flies!

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