Saturday, May 7, 2022

A NeW MonTH

May started & I finally got some quality time in my cubbyhole.
Last night at FNwF I stitched another 2 cats in RSC2022 colour of GReeN.
This month "Forest" & "Sage" are the colours...
Linked to: So Scrappy...

But during the week I also managed to...
1st... Add the binding to finish my "ribbon" quilt...

2nd... A "Poppins" bag was FiNaLLy finished & gifted to DD#2...who has been very patient...

3rd... A baby playtime quilt panel was quilted, bound & then gifted...

So over the weekend I'll be over to your place to see what you accomplished...
I hope you all had a fun & fulfilling night at FNwF...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

FNwF

 Yes it's Friday Night with Friends time again...
Simply link up using the Mr Linky box below... then I'll 
see you all on Friday night for a sit-n-sew...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

CaTCH uP

I feel like I’ve been MIA for the past few weeks...
Hubby had Covid, then he fell off a ladder, he’s OK...but still repairing broken ribs...
Easter happened & a wonderful couple of days spent with FaMiLy, camping, relaxing & just enjoying each others company. I also had the pleasure of my new GD & her mummy for 21/2 weeks... so NoT a lot of sewing happened in the cubbyhole... or even blog reading for that matter... but I should be back to my normal routine now after more time was spent away last weekend.🎉🥳

So catching up....
DD needed a large “boxed base” pouch... so I made her one.

Pink  was last months RSC22 colour so...
two PiNK cats were made...

I finished preparing the "hearts" by fusing them onto donated fabric.
I'll be appliqueing them using my machines blanket stitch soon.
These will eventually turn into a child's charity quilt.

AnD... I forgot to show you the silk scarf I painted while on retreat in March...
My pastel "roses" are really pretty even though this pic doesn't show colours well,
but I'm very HaPPy with the finished scarf...😀
Thank you Chris for showing us the technique.

And as April has ended... it's OPAM time...
I finished 17 items this month... includes the 10 bags for Days for Girls...
& you can visit Kris at OPAM... HeRe.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

S.N.O.W... "Project 4"

This time on  Something New On Wednesday ... 
I'm using a HRT ruler set.
 HALF RECTANGLE TRIANGLE.
I have made HRT's before but I haven't used a special ruler to trim them.
This set gives both directional seam lines too & a cutting guide as well.
I picked this ruler up at a Buy, Sell & Swap & wondered IF using it was worth it.
Well now I have my answer...

The ruler set gives you accurate sizes for fabric requirements, cutting of unfinished sizes, then finished sizes in 14 sizes & 
a template for trimming in both directions too.
It's from BLOCK LOC  & I'm not sure of cost BuT as mine was at a discounted price... I felt like I should give it a go.
I actually printed out more sizes for preparing HRT from another site.
1. Cut 2 pieces of contrasting fabric to required size.     
2Cut in half diagonally.
3. Flip fabric pieces (i.e. one of each) & stitch along length.    
4. Trim to size using LOC ruler... I chose the "B" ruler.
Very easy...
You can decide HoW YOU use these blocks too...
by facing them in the same direction...  OR... turned around forming a ribbon...
OR... perhaps in a border with another block ???

I also found these different quilt layouts... courtesy of Pinterest...

I've decided on my final layout which is different to any above... 
BuT you'll have to wait to see what I have chosen... 😘 
I think these rulers will make it easy to make accurate HRT...
& from this first use, I'm very happy I bought them.✅

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

After FNSI

 Wendy was our host last night  & I put together another child's book bag.
I found a small piece of "owl" fabric & made it to size by adding a double strip. 
The strip fabric looks like leaves in a tree... so it was PeRFecT...
I enjoyed making it soooo much, I made another one too. 
It was quick, easy & FuN... 
A few of these "colouring in" book bags are off to a shelter.

You can visit Wendy AnD her FNSI friends over... HeRe...

Also linked to:  Oh Scrap.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

1XiAM

 One Xmas Item a Month... with Narelle... from HeRe...
and I finished a Santa Sack for my little GD.
I added a VeRY cute reindeer & GDs name. 
Hopefully at Xmas time... it will be filled with goodies.
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Friday, April 8, 2022

It APPeaRs THaT...

I'm on a roll in my cubbyhole... and I'm very happy about it too...
Another FiNiSH was added to the list this month after I basted & quilted 
my Red Door House charity quilt.

AnD...
I made 14 "pockets" & 10 "bags" for the Days For Girls project. 
Unfortunately this project lost everything in a recent fire... in Newcastle...
so hopefully my SMaLL effort will help them restore their stock levels.

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