Sunday, 31 August 2014

La Passacaglia - Week 5

My addiction that is the

"La Passacaglia" 

Wow 5 weeks into this project already and I am still hooked as much as I was when I first started.

Last week I added some smaller block to start squaring one corner up.

Which got me to this stage.

Then this week I added another 3 Rosettes.

Last night I sat and finished adding the Rosettes and it now looks like this.

And the progress shot to show where I am up to and how much further I have to go.

Looks like it's time to dig out the Tula Pink fabrics and start some more Fussy Cutting.

hugs Sharon xx

Friday, 29 August 2014

New "Dilly Bag"

I picked up a couple of goodies last Saturday whilst at
Millrose Cottage in Ballan

Then on Sunday I started to make these.

Until I had all these.

They have been my portable project coming to ballet and school pick ups etc
until yesterday when I finished the first lot off in to this :o)

One Dilly Bag finished and a couple more to go.

Enjoy your Friday.

hugs Sharon

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Our STUNNING Blankets

On Saturday I received the most beautiful Crochet Blanket from Barb.

Words just don't seem to explain how special I feel.
The colors are beautiful and the hexies, drool worthy :o)
When Barb and I organised this one on one swap (I made Barb a Weekender Bag)
I envisaged a throw but no, this one is HUGE, Queen Bed Huge.
Barb, thank you, thank you, thank you.

But wait ..... there was also a parcel for Miss Lily :o)

Sorry - a moving and excited Miss Lily meant a blurry photo :o)

Yes, Barb also made Lily a blanket and again it is HUGE.
Lily Loves handmade goodies and her blanket has not left her side.
She has it on the couch at nigh, she sits on it and reads to her dolls and she
makes sure we put it over her when she goes to bed.

Here are both our blankets together.
Mine on the right, Lily's on the left.

Barb, I am blessed with your friendship and both Lily and I are blessed to have one 
of your beautiful blankets, each, to treasure forever.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
hugs Sharon and Lily xxxx

Friday, 22 August 2014

Finished on Friday

"Simply Blessed"
a BOM by Rosalie Quinlan

When Rosalie first released this BOM I fell in love with it
but just knew that I wouldn't commit to all 9 blocks
so I picked 4 of my favorite blocks and set to making a wall hanging.

With a little help from some friends over on Instagram earlier this week I decided
to add some hand quilting to finish it off.

and here it is all finished followed by a close up of the 4 stitcheries.

In other news. I did a little thrifting last weekend.
I went into the Recycle Yard looking for a ladder to use to hang some quilts on.
I lucked out on that but did find these Vintage Honey Tins so they came home with me instead :)

I've also signed up for this ..... 

I now have 12 quilt block/blocks to make for my partners over the next 6 months.

And arriving for the stash today were these pretties

Far Far Away by Heather Ross.

Oh, and I nearly forgot. I have signed up to receive a pretty little pile of Liberty Fabrics every month.

I'm currently looking for a pattern so that I get to play with them every month and not have them languish in the stash untouched.  If you have any suggestions please let me know.

Until next time, happy stitching.

hugs Sharon

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Holding my attention - "La Passacaglia Quilt"

"La Passacaglia Quilt"

progress ... progress ... progress ...

It's not too often that a quilt comes along and holds my attention so well.
It is all English Paper Pieced and I have the holes in my fingers to prove it! lol

here is a quick look at the 3 new Rosettes.

I decided to give the Racoons back their tails in this large Rosette 
and I am liking how it looks like they are poking out under the stars :o)

This is where I am up to so far.

Thanks for popping by,
hugs Sharon