Saturday, 19 July 2014

Back to Lucy Boston

"Lucy Boston / Patchwork of the Crosses"

I revisited my Lucy Boston box yesterday as I didn't have any blocks cut ready to piece.
I now have these blocks ready to stitch.

Whilst I was at it I decided to lay my other blocks out to see how they would
look with my chosen filler fabric / squares.  I am liking the way the darker maroon colour is 
anchoring the blocks as I was getting a little concerned that they were getting a little washed out with the TOT border of each block.  All happy again now :o)

And a lesson for anyone making this ..... add your borders as you go!

Then today, after all the cold wet weather we have been having it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon.
So much so that I took my sewing outside and enjoyed the warmth of the winter sun and the smell of the freshly mowed lawn whilst I started to add some of those tiny squares to a block.

Perfectly Perfect.

hugs Sharon

Tilda Swap

Time has finally arrived to share what I sent in the F.H.F.S. Tilda Swap.

Dearest Keryn was my person to send to this time around and I have to admit to a little 
"stage fright" here.  Keryn makes the most gorgeous Dolls / Characters and loves Christmas
but Tilda Fabrics are not her style.

I was originally going to make a Tilda Doll but more in Keryn's style.
Insert huge fail ......... I, for the life of me can not make Tilda Dolls, or snowmen.
 Believe me, I tried!

So my take on the "Tilda Swap"

A 12" Mini made with a Cross Stitched Reindeer.
Isn't he cute :)  I think so and Keryn likes him to :o)

Now are you wondering how I incorporated the "Tilda"?
Easy, the label on  he back!  I used Tilda Fabric.

oh, and I included a Tilda Book and of course something to nibble on 
(which obviously hasn't made it to the pic)

Our next F.H.F.S. swap has a Spots theme.
 Watch out secret swap partner, I might use my creative licence here too!

Hugs Sharon

Thursday, 17 July 2014

My New Cards

I ran out of Business cards 10 days ago so decided it was time to change things up a little.
Online I went and new simple cards (top left) were ordered. 
They arrived this morning so it was time to see if this
vision I had was going to work.

These cards are bigger than your standard business card.
The plan was to sew mini bunting to all the cards but then later today
I found myself also making these.

And just in case you didn't know, yes I am a huge Bonnie and Camille fan!
The Tepee and Bunting are made from Scrumptious.
The Umbrella is April Showers and the flower is Bliss.

These were fun to make.

hugs Sharon

The Jingle of Bells

Dear Elf,

I don't know who you are yet but wanted you to know that my parcel has arrived safe.

Is it opening day yet!

Thanks in advance,

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

My new Mini Mini

The lovely Angie over at GnomeAngel is hosting a Quilt Along this month.

Sea Breeze Mini Quilt-a-Long. Quilt Image courtesy of Canoe Ridge Creations.

Image of Sea Breeze Mini Quilt #107, PDF Pattern

The Quilt Along kicks off on Angies Blog on the 21st July
and it is a fun Mini Quilt to make.  How do I know?
Because I made mine over the weekend.... whoops, did it again :/

The original pattern has the Mini quilt finishing at 22"
Mine, well I shrunk it 

The pattern said to trim to 3"
pfttt ....... I trimmed to 2"
I know, rebel right! lol

mine finished at 14.5" and has found its home up on my Rainbow Mini Wall.


Thanks for popping by.
hugs Sharon