Tuesday, 27 January 2009

My First Attempt at a Quilt.

After cutting out numerous squares it was time to start to assemble them into bigger squares.

Once the squares were sewn up it was then onto making them into strips for the next stage.

This is a general idea of what the quilt will look like once it is sewn together.

The process is taking awhile to complete as work and going away have played a major factor in it but hopefully soon it will be finished and ready to use.

I will put 3 different colored green strips around the outside to finish it off.

Quilting classes start this week so it may get scrapped when I learn the correct way of doing it and not my way.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Back to School

After talking about doing a Quilters course I have bit the bullet and enrolled in a 10 week course. This time in 2 weeks time I will be happily on my way home from my first lesson. I have a craft bag on wheels to carry my materials etc in. I feel like a little kid going back to school and getting my goodies ready.

I tossed up several ideas before I came up with the idea of making a pin cushion and putting it into a clip sided container. I had no intention of sticking my hand into my bag and getting stuck with a wayward pin or two.

Not being sure exactly what we will be making I have a selection of fabric to choose from.
One thing about the course it will be held in the back of a Sewing Centre and I can make a made dash up stairs to the shop if I haven't got the required item. Being relatively new to quilting I am still unsure on what I will and will not need. But help is on hand.



Monday, 12 January 2009

My First Bag

On a recent caravan get a way to Coobowie, I happened to stumble across a Craft Fair and being one not to miss a Country Craft fair I was quick to go for a look.

I was impressed with what I walked into and bought a couple of items as a guide for me to make some for myself.

The top being one of my purchases and my first attempt at a bag is below.

Well as you can see if isn't quite the same size as the bought one. I had to cut and slice a mistake hence mine ended up smaller.

I have now found somewhere to purchase a pattern from so here's hoping the next one will end up the correct size.


Saturday, 10 January 2009

My Sewing Area

Today we turned what was our spare single bedroom into my sewing room. Well actually I have been using it the past couple of weeks but today we got a new storage area set up.

Now for the fun of packing it with my newly purchased bargains that I have acquired.
Wonder if I could sneak the Spot Light bag full of Material into my cupboard without Sue missing it. Could be worth a try.

Hopefully now I have the area I will soon put it too lots of use.
Not forgetting my 4 legged mates lamb wool mat on the floor for them sleep on while I am busy in there.

I even managed to find an area to keep the ironing board close by and set up for those times when I need it. Don't we all just love our ironing.

C'ya for now

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Getting Expensive

Am I out of control or just a bargain hunter on the lookout for a bargain.
Spot Light have had a sale on Quilting Fabric and I have taken advantage of it.
All the materials I purchased were $3:00 a metre so I don't think I did bad after all.

I have decided that I won't visit Spot Light again in the near future as it is getting a bit on the expensive side. But then again my stock pile at home is looking great.

But then again you never know where my travels will lead me, and oh yeh I have to pass by Spot light on my way home from work.