• The Circle Game

    Pattern by Jen Kingwell
  • Duke Road

    Pattern by Sue Daley
  • La Passacaglia

    find it on Instagram #lilabellelanelapassacaglia
  • Polaroid Quilt

Monday, 1 February 2016

Wish upon a Star

"Wish upon a Star"

Over the last few months I have been busy working on a new pattern for Sue Daley.
It all started with the arrival of the above fabrics and a grey scale picture and the request that some fussy cutting was included, the rest was up to me. These fabrics were just a guide and as can been seen in further photos I chose not to use them all and some more than others, especially that stripe :)

The fabrics are a mix of Riley Blake and Penny Rose Basics and "Fancy and Fabulous" by Fancy Pants Designs.
The entire quilt is English Paper Pieced.

I have probably spend way to many hours staring at my design wall questioning what I was doing but it slowly stared to take shape.

Today the quilt top was sent back to Sue.
I can't wait to see how she has it quilted.

The pattern will be released soon and if you are interested, there will be kits available in the same fabrics that I have used :)

If you pop on over to Patchwork with Busy Fingers and sign up for the newsletter you will be amongst the first to know when its available.

(I have tried to add a Flipagrvam above. If it does not work, sorry)

Until next time,
hugs Sharon

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Smitten Again

Last year I started a Smitten quilt using all Bonnie and Camille fabrics, fell out of love with it and then gifted the blocks to a friend.  Then I got all 

Smitten again .......

This time I am using predomiately a mix of fabrics from Tasha Noel. Some have been a little hard to find but my collection is slowly growing :)

I love the fussy cutting opportunities both with this project and the fabrics.

And lastly a group shot of where I am up to so far.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.
Until next time, hugs Sharon

Sunday, 17 January 2016

I have been busy

Although I did not blog much late lat year I have been keeping busy.
Here are just a few of the things that I have been playing with.

I was crushing Coral so I teamed it with the Quatro pattern by Keera over at Live. Love. Sew and some Bonnie and Camille

I love how it looks all finished, we as finished as a flimsy is.

It's now sitting in the to be quilted pile.

I've made some cute Zipper pouches using "Woodland Spring" by Designs by Dani for riley Blake"

Meet "Chatsworth" by emily Taylor Designs for Riley Blake
This bundle of gorgeousness came courtesy of Millhouse Collections.

I've been busy teaming Chatsworth with "Morocco" by Keera at Live. Love. Sew

Apricot & Persimmon" by Carina Garder for Riley Blake

I decided to play with Jen Kingwells "Glitter" pattern in her book "Quilt Lovely"
but I upsized the pattern 200%

I am loving how these blocks look.
They are still a WIP and my machine piecing has slowed down at the moment as I am working on a major EPP project that I will share with you soon as its almost finished.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.
Hugs Sharon

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

A Quilty Finish - Ruby Swoon

And the slack Blogger award goes to Me!

I don't "do" New Year Resolutions but I am going to try and be more disciplined
and Blog more in 2016.  

So with that said, here was my last finish for 2015.

My Ruby Swoon.

This beast finished at 98" square and is pictured below on a Queen sized bed.

I have teamed the Ruby Fabric from Bonnie and Camille with some Black Essex Linen.

I do love this combination and seeing this quilt all finished makes me happy and with it the realisation that much loved and "hoarded" fabrics need to be made into something that can be loved and used and not left to "show" on a shelf.

I am also getting some of the Essex Linen quilted in the same all over pattern to make into some large European Cushions.  Yes a full room makeover is is progress.

The quilting on this one was done by Linda over at Ladybug Quilting.
The link to Linda's Facebook page is just over there on the right.
I can highly recommend Linda, she does beautiful work.

Quilty Stats

Pattern is Swoon by Thimble Blossoms
(I did modify the size of the blocks so that I could cut bigger pieces 
to avoid cutting the fabrics and to show them off more with no seams).
Finished Size - 98" Square
Fabrics - Ruby by Bonnie and Camille
Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Black

Monday, 2 November 2015

Meet Harriet and her sister.

"Pocket full of Posies"

I have had the absolute honour of Pattern testing for Natalie over at "Sewing Room Secrets"

This is her new pattern 'Pocket full of Posies' and this is Harriet.

I have used some of my much loved Tasha Noel stash for this one.

Being I fell in love with this pattern so much that I made two.
Meet my blonde version of Harriet.

For this version I have used "Woodland Spring" by Riley Blake Designs.

I love the mix of florals and bolder prints.

If you would like to make your own Harriet the pattern can be found HERE by following the links to Natalie's Easy store.

Until next time, hugs Sharon