Friday, 9 December 2016

p.s. my best 9 of 2016

I wasn't going to post again ... but ... I wanted to join in the fun on instagram at the moment!
So no more rambling, here are my quilting best nine finishes for 2016...

- fun seeing them all in one place, especially as a few of them have now been gifted. 

And I love seeing what everyone else has made during the year
... you too?
then check out here #sewingbestnine and over here #quiltingbestnine on instagram

Sunday, 4 December 2016

taking a break

It's beginning to look a little bit like Christmas around here!

... and just 21 sleeps to go!

...digging out all the usual old Xmas decor bits & pieces!

... tea lights & candles for that subtle sparkle

... the beginnings of a little festive vignette on the dresser,
I love adding to it daily between now and the 'big day'

... just waiting now for Olive & Evie to come and help me decorate the tree


... taking a little break from blogging
... be back next year with lots more colour!   

Thursday, 1 December 2016

midweek snapshot

up on the design wall...
improv tea towel WiP
still working out a plan here, more details of inspiration & progress soon, but having fun so far!

from the garden...
jamjar herbs & roses

off the bookshelf...
pondering next year's possibilities, a little EPP perhaps!

and in the post...
a fat 1/4 bundle of Greenfield Hill by Denyse Schmidt
a more traditional fabric range than some of her others,
one that evokes "afternoon teas, polite gossip, faded wallpaper" - a lucky find on Trademe!

How's your week going?

Saturday, 26 November 2016

a few favourites #8

Here's what caught my eye today, all around home this time
... more summer colour from my garden

... some happy mail
new plaids & florals, love how they play nicely together

... and Annabel Langbein's latest book, lots of ideas for those long hot days of summer!

what are you loving this weekend?

Thursday, 24 November 2016

one more finish

I've made a real effort lately trying to finish a few things
{and then I figure I can start a new some thing!}

... and now auntbetsquilt my moderne utility quilt, is finished too
I really enjoyed making this little quilt, and am tempted to make another in different colours!

It's a simple design,
with large pieces perfect for your special fabrics to shine
and with the 1/4 log cabin and flying geese blocks to add some scrappy 'quilty' interest

- for earlier progress pics & more details see here

clamshell quilting by Annette from WildCotton Quilting 

Linking up with Kelly for 'needle and thread thursday' here at myquiltinfatuation.
with Myra  over here at busyhandsquilts this week
and with Ann & Kaja for the monthly 'Ad Hoc Improv Quilter' here

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

right place, right time

Popped out for my morning coffee
and right next door was the vintage 2nd hand shop...

A lady had put her lovely collection of tea towels up for sale
all Irish linen
each one with crotchet edging...

couldn't believe my luck!

I had a little play with a trial fun block,
mixing up bright modern scraps with vintage colour!

plan B almost underway!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

modern & vintage

Happy Tuesday!
I did have a plan...

... c'est tres hard though
I can't seem to cut up this pretty tablecloth just yet
{sigh} onto plan B!