Monday, 29 June 2015

Catching up ..... at the request of Kate :)

I have been continuing the
"Tower of Bonnie and Camille"
collection with the addition of a "Hello Darling" Jelly Roll.
The new line from Bonnie and Camille to be released later this year

This tower continues to represent every line that the talented Mother and Daughter Duo have ever released. Including one each of both the Mother JR and the Daughter JR of their first ever line.
These represent my "Happy Spot" within my sewing space.

I have also been gifted this stunning Mini Quilt from Fiona over at "Bendigo Lioness" and the stunning Tulips. Thank you dear friend.

 (Sorry Fiona, its a belated Blog thank you)

I've also been very luck to have received this Tula Pink Mini for a Swap over on IG.
I must say, I love that it's not square.

Something a little different. I haven't touched embroidery for so long and this one has been on my to do list for so long but after seeing Camille's (Thimbleblossoms) gorgeous progress on Instagram (Camille has long finished hers now) I could resist no longer and started.

"Daisy Chain ABC Sampler"

I have decided to stitch it on the Aqua from Bonnie and Camille's "Miss Kate" range.

Back soon with more updates on what I've been up too.
That;s if anyone actually reads blogs anymore ?!?!?!

hugs Sharon

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Circle Game Quilt

Since attending a workshop earlier this year with Jen Kingwell I have been slowly plodding away at my Circle Game Blocks.  These are a mix of both hand and machine piecing. All of which scare me as they involve curves :)





All together ....... 

Still another 6 blocks to go and I am loving to process of each one.
I am also seeing a new addiction forming ..... hand piecing, just don't tell my Sewing Machine.

Until next time,
hugs Sharon

Monday, 18 May 2015

Introducing "Chuck"

2001 Nouveaux Blocs de Patchwork
by Chuck Nohara

affectionately known as


Something new and a little different has been slowly coming to life in my sewing space.
It all started with some intriguing little blocks appearing on Instagram and then a very casual Quilt Along started.  Before I knew it resistance was futile and the book was ordered.

I had also been in Anna Maria Horner's "A Monthly Gathering Club" for three months so decided that I should put these fabrics to good use and make my "Chuck" using only AMH fabrics and some solids.   This book is also a little different. the blocks are just pictures. You pick your own method of construction and your own size!  In the picture above you can see the original size of most of the blocks. You then increase the size to what you choose to work with. I've chosen 5" finished but there is nothing stopping you from making them much bigger.  So far I am not regretting my size.




These are the blocks that I have made so far.

If you would like to see more blocks pop on over to Instagram and search
#chucknohara and #chucknoharaQAL
Mine are all hashtaged #lilabellelaneAMHchucknohara

Addictive little blocks they are.

Until next time,
hugs Sharon

Saturday, 2 May 2015

A "Cosy" Finish

"Cosy Blanket"

It was quickly claimed by Miss Lily!

This baby finishes at 73" x 61"
or 185cm x 155cm

I cast on an extra 60 (I think) and continued an extra 14 colour changes beyond the pattern.

hugs Sharon

Friday, 3 April 2015


Last week Camille and Bonnie released pictures of their new line coming out in August


With every new fabric range comes new patterns.
I instantly fell in love with Camille's new pattern
So I went stash diving and pulled out some fabrics

then I set to cutting ...

ready to roll

Addictive 9" blocks they turned out to be.

The Pattern calls for thirty blocks

At this stage Lily decided that this would be a great new quilt for her bed
but it was a little short so I let Lily go diving into my Bonnie and Camille Scrap boxes
and pick some fabrics for another five blocks.

I do love the stained glass look

I also went scrap diving for the borders and I LOVE how the scrappy borders look.

I started this quilt last Saturday morning. Worked on it again Sunday, didn't touch it Monday and finished it on Tuesday.  There is just something so satisfying about quality time with pretty fabrics and a sewing machine.

hugs Sharon