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

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Who's looking?

One fun bit about the Instagram community is all the fun swaps that you can partake in.
One I signed up for recently was a Zipper Pouch swap.
The idea is to use the Free Tutorial over at Noodlehead and make one of the three sized Zipper pouches for your assigned secret partner. (Tutorial can be found HERE)

I have been stalking my partner, which is also fun 
and decided to add a bit of Paper Piecing to her Zipper pouch. 

I now have a problem.
 I LOVE this, it's going to be super hard to give away. 
Better get to making one for me now :)

If you are interested, this is the pattern that I have used and it can be found HERE

Now, what goodies to put into her Zipper Pouch for her?

hugs Sharon

Monday, 30 March 2015

Addictive Baskets

You know when your surfing Social Media and the same thing keeps popping up. We that was happening to me last week. 

 The"One Hour Basket" as its called,
 kept appearing in my IG feed so I succumbed
 and downloaded the pattern and made one.

People on IG were saying how great they were for FQ storage and OMG yes they are. 
They are just PERFECT!  So I made another .....

This time using an orphan block and some Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in Olive.

Then a third :o)  
Couldn't let this guy be left alone in the Orphan block Box now could I.
This time I made the lining a little taller so I could use it as a binding if you like at the top,

This one is my favourite.
I know I would have made more but I ran out of the fusible interfacing that I was using.

They are super quick to make and fun also.

Two are destined for gifts and I am keeping one.

If you would like to make your own the FREE pattern can be found HERE

Until next time, Hugs Sharon

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Swooning over Ruby

"Ruby Swooning"

I'm adopting a new approach to the fabric I LOVE.
Use it!  Sometimes easier said than done but look.

My prized Ruby Fat Quarter Bundle. The ribbon came off and the iron was at the ready.

That was the easy bit. The hard bit was making that first cut.

But then it all became easier.








I have teamed the Ruby up with some Black Yarn Dyed Essex Linen.

I got to this stage and ran out of the Linen.
I have ordered more and it is here but I am not a big fan of long straight seams so its stalled here.

I think that I really need to be adding the final borders so I can send it out to be quilted, 
then I can snuggle up under it.  
In this photo above its about 96" square. Yep a big one!

And, I don't regret cutting into the FQ Bundle. I honestly think it looks much better like this.

hugs Sharon xx

Thursday, 26 March 2015

A Vintage Finish

2012 Mystery BOM

Back in 2012 I signed up for the Fat Quarter Shops Mystery BOM which was using Bonnie and Camilles new line "Vintage Modern".  I never really fell for this line or this quilt so the flimsy has just been hanging in the wardrobe but this year I have decided that some of the quilt tops need to become quilts so this one got sent off to the quilter.

The lovely Linda at Lady Bug Quilting worker her magic on this one for me.

The binding is on and its all finished. All of a sudden I am in love with this quilt.

Now to pick the next one to be sent off.

hugs Sharon