Monday, June 25, 2012

Pinwheels with a twist

My hubby finally finished painting Julia's furniture so I have been busy sewing decor for her room.  I made her some placemats to put on her side tables so they don't get scratched.  Wouldn't want to ruin them after all the work my hubby put into sanding them back and painting them.

Julia isn't into shabby chic decor anymore she likes red, pink and blue at the moment.  I went through my stash and found some gorgeous fabrics that go well together.  Here is one of the placemats, it just needs to be quilted.

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I'm making another one to match and I will make her a nice big quilt to go on her bed.  Hopefully that will be something I can get done before the end of the year.  I have a few orders to get done first. 

I love pinwheels and I thought I'd try something different with them.  This topper measures 40cm x 40cm and took me 3 hours to make..........yes 3 hours!!!!   Doesn't look like it but I timed myself and I didn't realise how long it takes with all the cutting and sewing and cutting and sewing.  Even though it took so long I'm really happy with it. 

I just had a thought.  3 hours for this small piece, omg imagine how long it will take to make a quilt to cover a double bed.  I better get cracking. 

For anyone that is interested I'm selling a few of my fabrics very cheap as I have way too many and I'll never be able to use them all.  Check out my Etsy store.

Have a great week.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Been busy sewing this week.  A custom order pencil case for Rosie.

 Remember last year I was teaching my friends 8 year old daughter to sew and I got her to sew quilt blocks.  Well she finally finished sewing them and I finally got around to piecing it all together.  Here is the result a gorgeous bright coloured quilt.  I used a fabric line called Oh Cherry Oh which features cherries and lots of bright colours.  On one of the blocks I personalised it with her name.   All I have to do now is quilt and bind it.  Hopefully I'll get some time over the weekend to work on it.

Have a great weekend.