Saturday, November 28, 2009

Anniversary cushion!

After trying for a few weeks to decide what to make for my parents 34th (I think) Anniversary, this is what I finally came up with.....

Ha Ha, I am a tease! Just wanted to give you a close up of my screen printing efforts.
Here is a full picture....

It is a cushion! Sorry if the photo isn't very good, it was a bit dark when I took it.
The purple and aqua/teal fabrics are hand dyed by my sister in-law, who I have mentioned before. The strips are made from a fabric I have had in my stash for quite a while, it is good when you don't have to buy material for every project.

So, Happy Anniversary Mum and Dad!

Now I had better go and wave my house-cleaning wand while my littlest fellow is asleep!

Bye for now, Jess

Sunday, November 22, 2009

JC Quilt Along block 2 finished....

Yippee, I have finished block 2! Only a million to go!
Does that sound sarcastic? Sorry, I'm a bit cranky with Yahoo at the moment. I wanted to quickly set up an account so I could post a picture on Flicka and I accidently put the year wrong on my birthdate, so now it won't let me put pics up because I'm not 13 (I wish, LOL). Anyway so now I have to fix that, I don't know how but I will get there!

Now that I've had my rant, here is the pic I will be putting on the JC Flicka page soon....

The block on the left has been pinned ready to sew. So it is full steam ahead! I think I'll do two blocks at a time, it just seems a tiny bit quicker to me.

Okay, problems to sort out so I'll talk more later,
Jess ;-)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

JC Quilt Along on the Square?.....

Sorry I forgot to tell that story!
After many emails back and forth with Kellie, and after looking closely at her blocks and the other blocks on flicka, I have decided that my block is probably a bit crooked.
Kellie didn't understand what I was getting at so it mustn't have been an issue for her, plus although I can't clearly see the edge of her block I don't think she has worried about it too much.
But I will try and have my blocks a bit straighter from now on! Fingers crossed!

I hope everyone fared okay in tonights storms, Jessica.

Screen printed cars quilt

So I have finally put together the quilt top that has been hogging my design wall for the last couple of months. Has it really been that long?!? I'd say so...

The little cars are designed and screen printed by my sister-in-law Debbie, who is starting up her own business doing screen printing and dyeing. The outside border is also her dyed fabric.
The cars are so cute, really happy looking!

This was achieved despite the heat today, 36'C, with no air-con in my house, I was really working in my own little sweat-shop!

Now to the next thing on my list - a present for my folks anniversary! I only have about a week, plus I desperately need to do some work on my JC Quilt-along blocks.

Stay cool, Jessica!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Clucky and her babes

I have finished Clucky and her chicks. Oh, except for the chicks eyes. Anyway, she is my first softy and I think she came together okay. I love Melly and Me patterns, I also have Magoo, who I have been meaning to make for my boys. It is on the ever growing list!

I have also made a start on my first block for the Don't Look Now quilt-along.

I have asked Kellie if the petals need to be square on the background block. The answer is probably going to be yes, which will make this block become a cushion! Either way I will let you know in my next post.
I have challenged my hubby to finish his project before I finish this Josephs Coat quilt. He is building some radios. So we shall see who wins!
I am just starting a two week break, as the boss is going away, whoopy! So I am looking forward to getting some sewing done, and then some housework! In that order! Ha Ha

When clouds are in the sky,
Its time for sewing needles to fly!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Crazy times and all that stuff....

This week has been kinda crazy! Racing here and there, working, sewing, the heat!

Anyway, I have managed to get the first bit of the Don't Look Now Quilt Along done. I had to buy a decent compass and then do a few trys to get the circles to cross over perfectly. I am waiting for my local patchwork shop to get my roll of Stitch and Wash in, so I am kind of on hold....

This is some lovely wool felt that I bought this week from Bumble Bee Boutique. I think it will last me a life time. I have used tiny bits of it for Clucky (a Melly and Me creation). Who I will post pics of when I finish her chickies. She looks very cute, if I may say so myself!

Here is a Lily that is in my garden. It is close up for a reason. Believe me, the garden is a work in progress. The sand-pit is being made at the moment, we are painting it blue to match the swings, the boys will love it!

Until next time! Which won't be as long as last time, I promise!
Hugs, Jess