Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ruby, Scarlet, Rouge...........

whatever word you choose to use to describe the colour red is OK with me....I love it!  And red is an absolute favourite with the sisters too.

When my daughter decided she would paint one of the walls of her room red and chose a beautiful red carpet to go with it, I knew I needed to make a quilt to match.  Of course it has taken way too long to finish the quilt, but better late then never I say!

 The quilt I chose to make is called Indiana Starburst.  The pattern is by an Australian designer, Michelle Yeo.  It is all machine pieced.  I used fabrics from the Sturbridge Scarlet collection which was such a gorgeous and varied group it didn't need much else.

Here are a couple of close ups so you can see Katrina's wonderful quilting.

And one from the back so you can see some more detail.

Thanks Katrina, for making my quilt come to life!

Oh yes, thank you Clover for making beautiful red binding clips that match my quilt (lol).

They are the best binding clips I have ever used - truly - and so pretty.

I think she likes it.

Peace and Happiness,


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Where did June go?

I really did plan to come back and post in June, truly, but somehow it disappeared right before my eyes!
With many work commitments taking up my time I have had little time to sew so not much to show you.  I have had quite a few nights out of the house and a short trip to New Zealand ....which is lovely....wish I could have stayed for a bit of touristing.

I haven't yet bound the red and white quilt, though I did square it up this afternoon, so hopefully I will sew the binding on tomorrow.
I have finished the next pair of Caswell blocks


love the red bird!

I finished sewing "the bag".  I really didn't need a bag but I saw the Amy Butler Weekend Bag and got the bug.
To be honest I'm not much of a sewer, and this bag was hard and fiddly. It took a lot more time than I thought it would. But it's finished and it's CUTE but far from perfect.

The pattern doesn't have much internal division. I added a pocket to the bag and bought these

to help me keep things in order. Overall I'm happy..........and glad it's finished.

The last thing for today is another sneak peek.........thank you Katrina for the beautiful quilting you have sewn on this quilt. You are an artist!  The more I look the more I see.

If you would like to see more before I get a chance to post about Sallie Ann, do visit Katrina's blog.

That's it for fingers need to do something!


A Ball of Pink Fluff

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