Singapore Quilters Challenge

The theme this year was “Strip Tease” – the challenge to produce a quilt using 2.5″ strips from a Jelly Roll or similar.   My quilt is from the book Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett, called Over and Under. I used fabrics from both Parisville
by Tula Pink and Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner, with a couple of Pat Bravo Oval Elements thrown in. It was machnine  quilted on my Bernina 440 (not very well!)

Photography once again hampered by our tedious monsoonal weather pattern


Joseph’s Coat Quilt A Long – part 1

Finally something to show.  After ordering the Kaffe Fassett jelly roll online from the US, I just knew the boat would be slow, or the camel would stop for a long drink, but I didn’t quite expect the parcel to go via Sweden to Singapore.  The pigeon finally landed, but no jelly roll – it was on backorder.  This would have to be one of my pet annoyances with overseas/online ordering.  If I had known this I’d have cancelled the order and sourced it somewhere else.  Grrrrrr.

I don’t know whether it is the heat, humidity or the cr*p glue, but the whole process has been quite tedious.  The first lot of petals got ditched, but I’ve managed to finish 24.  I’m now unsure whether to be picky about the colour placement or just stitch them randomly.   Might have to make some more and have a play around.

After all my good intentions, I don’t expect to keep up, but it’s a start…sighJoseph' 001

Joseph' 002

Joseph' 003

Joseph' 004

Long Weekend Sewing

This is my sewing table. Hopefully this pile will soon turn into the log cabin quilt I am making for the Singapore Quilters Challenge, due in only a few weeks.

SewingTableScraps_edited-1It’s a Long Weekend here, so should be able to get some tasks on the To Do List out of the way.

Of course once again I was sidetracked and this was much more fun …

MakeUpPurse I love these bag and purse pattern from Nicole Mallilieu, but have been wary of the complicated looking buckles and other gizmos, so thought I’d start with the Make-up Purse pattern which I picked up in Melbourne recently.  I’m really pleased with it. The instructions were clear and I only broke one machine needle sewing in the zip! What a Klutz! 

Happiness is……

a parcel full of fabric!

Have been a little under the weather and DH said there was a parcel waiting at home from WA (Western Australia) for me.  It was actually (WA) in the US.

It was some lovely, new quilting fabric all the way from Quilt Home  in the USA.  This is one of my favourite websites for drooling over gorgeous patterns and fabrics, all bright and modern and just itching with possibilities. Some of it is for my quilt for the Singapore Log Cabin Challenge, but obviously I can’t show you any of that yet.

 log cabin challenge 013

Hopefully Mr Postman will have some more goodies soon.