• The Circle Game

    Pattern by Jen Kingwell
  • Duke Road

    Pattern by Sue Daley
  • La Passacaglia

    find it on Instagram #lilabellelanelapassacaglia
  • Polaroid Quilt


Thursday, 3 September 2015

My La Passacaglia


"La Passacaglia"

The journey of my La Passacaglia continues.


The last of my large Rosettes.





I have a love hate relationship with the filler rosettes as some of them I just want to keep going and see where they will go because I never know when I start as to what they will become.




This is where I am up to now.
Only the white spots down the bottom to go and then some filler blocks to square it all up.


I was very fortunate that a few weeks ago I was able, with the help of an IG friend, find and source my border fabric so I have a renewed enthusiasm to get this one closer to a finish but at the same time I am a little sad that the journey is almost over.

Time to think about a replacement project



Until next time,
hugs Sharon







Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Duke Road

I have had the absolute pleasure of working on a special project.

A remake of Sue Daley's 
"Duke Road"

It also allowed me to play with the new "Bloom and Bliss" line before it hit the shops. 
It's such a pretty range that I may just be adding some to my stash too :)


Lots of English Paper Piecing, some appliqué, hand and machine piecing.


 



I planned on working on one stage a week thus having it finished in 8 weeks and a little ahead of schedule. I found it so addictive and such an enjoyable project that in 44 days I had it finished and ready to be sent back to Sue.


You will have to excuse the night time photo and my poor iPad struggled with the spotty background to focus.


I love how bright and different it looks to the original and I can't wait to see how it gets quilted.

I think I was about half way through making this one when Sue left a comment on one of my Instagram progress pics letting me know that this Quilt will be hanging at the International Quilt Market in Houston in October.  Yikes, how terrifying yet exciting it was to be told that.

I know I am looking forward to seeing pictures of it hanging over there knowing that I made it.

One last picture. The full range of Bloom and Bliss from Riley Blake.


Thank you for stopping by,
hugs Sharon

Monday, 31 August 2015

Hazel Hedgehog Finish

A quick post to share a recent finish, my
  Tula Pink Hazel Hedgehog Quilt.

 I am pretty pleased with how this turned out. 
I chose to use up some low volume scraps and randomly place my babies.


I think this mummy has her hands full don't  you?

I also quilted this one myself with a random loop on the background. Spiky bits on the spikes and some basic in the ditch on mum.

The pattern for the Hedgehogs os available HERE if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs Sharon

Sunday, 30 August 2015

The Circle Game

The Circle Game Quilt

Back in March I attended a class at The Cotton Factory in Ballarat
with the talented Jen Kingwell where we started this quilt.

Well this week I dug out this UFO and decided it was time to get it over the line!


I don't know why I stopped when I did as I only had two block to go.

Here are my final two blocks.



I am in love with this quilt. 
It has taught me so much with the curves and how to let go and let scrappy take over.  


I LOVE the final result.

And I couldn't resist the "stained glass" picture this morning.


I am planning on hand quilting this one, something I've not done before so I think it will be tackled next winter. Too much happening now to even think about starting it.

Thank you for visiting,
hugs Sharon




Saturday, 29 August 2015

Catching up



Just dropping in to say Hi :)

 Thank you to the lovely ladies who have sent FQ's in the Birthday FQ Swap.  
I have received the last few, thank you again. 

I'd love to include a picture but I'm having a few technical difficulties, 
one involving a new computer!

Lots happening here behind the scenes and if all goes to plan a new look blog will appear soon and hopefully a return to regular blogging.  I have missed you all.

Now, does anyone know a Blog reading app/program that works well on an Apple Computer?
Actually does anyone know how to work this thing?
I'm not an Apple girl and dislike change and this is proving to be a little bit of a headache for me 
but I will get it sorted. Positive thoughts.

Back soon,

Until then enjoy every day doing something you love.

Hugs Sharon