Friday, October 23, 2020

TiMe AWaY

Three days spent at our twice yearly sewing retreat in Wyee NSW 
& yes... we managed the March date too... just before Covid-19 struck.
Feeling very lucky that both actually took place...🙂

Car packed to leave with  projects... food... wine... goodies...👍😉
Lots of stitching happened on several projects...
Four patch blocks completed...✅
Chain Link flimsy together...    ✅
Lots of Alter Ego blocks...        ✅
2 Basket of Flowers blocks...   ✅
AnD... blanket stitching on a Xmas project all done...✅

We also EnJoYeD delicious foods, a little drink of wine 🍷🍷 or two... & 
snacks in the afternoon on the terrace...
Thanks once AGaiN ladies... for a wonderful retreat . 💖
Now back to the real world...

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

TiMe SPenT aT

Friday Night Sew In... hosted by Wendy from HeRe...
I worked on my Xmas Tree Skirt by quilting the layers together...
Although it's NoT finished... it's always a FuN project to play with...

During Saturday morning, Chooky & a few friends caught up via ZooM. 
Lots of chatting...  & SoMe stitching happened too.

In the afternoon, I managed to sew three Wonky Hexie Blocks together.

Linked to FNSI... www.sugarlane-designs.com

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

THis -n- THaT

I found the FREE instructions over on Jacquelynne Steves blog - HeRe...
for this CuTe little 4 inch PinWheel PiN CuSHioN. 

It was a quick & easy make... so I made another one in reverse colours.
This is the SMaLL size mentioned in the instructions... 
& made using 2 1/2 inch scraps.
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I sewed the last (4) of my Chain Link blocks together too... 
so now I'm ready to make a flimsy at my upcoming retreat.
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I'm using my scrap bucket to make another Charity quilt. 
The blocks (1 of 20) are all 121/2 inch five flower basket design. 
I'll use a few left over jelly roll strips & some white scraps in this one.
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AnD... it's ALWaYs exciting starting a NeW project...

Thursday, October 8, 2020

It's OcToBeR...

 and I'm still wondering where this year has gone...?

We spent the recent Labour Day  l o n g  weekend away with family...
Country style camping on a farm with only stars & a fire for light at night... 
& by day... horses, cows, kangaroos, birds & a goanna or two as play mates.
It was a wonderful spot & ALL the kids LoVeD it...
We'll certainly be going back again in 2021...

In the sewing room... 
I prepared the binding for my SPooLs quilt...
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I also made chain link blocks using the RSC2020 colour of YeLLow... 
& one additional "purple" block as well. 
I've cut the remaining 4 block pieces too so that brings the total to 20.
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I like using items that would normally be throw away... so after hubby finished drinking his "Crown Royal" (that is sold inside velvet bags), I converted them into "point protective" bags for my CRAZY 6 inch & 8 inch templates.
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I've been working on finishing a project as well.
Layering... Pinning... & then Starting to quilt...
More on this one later...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

OPAM... &... FNwF

 This month I managed to finish 10 projects.

Thank you Kris... from Tag Along Teddies... for tallying the numbers each month.
Linked to: OPAM
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And it's time for...
our monthly night at
Friday Night with Friends

Yes THIS Friday is the first in a NeW month... can you believe it... 
so we can all get together for a wonderful night of stitching together...
albeit in cyber space... but it feels like we are sharing something.
And in these "strange" times we ALL need to interact with FRieNDs.

Simply link up & then in a few days, I'll bring some friends over to see you.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

September WOOFA

 I've been working on my SPooLs quilt this month taking it from single blocks ...

to having the individual rows sewn together...

then having sewn ALL the rows together to form one piece...

I've decided to add a border, or two or three?... 
so after some shopping,  retail therapy,  decisions...
this project will become a finished flimsy reasonably soon... albeit NeXT month.
BuT I'm REALLY happy with the amount of progress this month... 😁

Now it's time for you to show us what you've been working on this month...
Simply link to your post showing what you've been working on... &
we'll all come over to visit...

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Friday, September 25, 2020

A Xmas GiFT

Remember this CuTe little "reindeer" face you saw back in AuGusT...


Well... I loved his face so much I turned him into a small 12 inch cushion.
I used grey "dotty" fabric as a front border & found perfectly gorgeous xmas fabric for the back. This simple applique cushion has an envelope back to close.


I've added this cushion to the group 1 Xmas Item a Month with Narelle... 

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

SoMe FiNisHeS

Julie from Edge to Edge quilting returned my "In The Wild" quilt.
As usual, Julie did a fantastic job using a "leaf" design to compliment the quilt.
After attaching the purple binding... this PLaY RuG it now FiNiSHeD. 
I've added it to my completed WOOFA challenge list too.
You can see more pics & read details... over HeRe.

I found some baby pink elephant fabric in my scrap bucket... cut it into 8.5inch squares & the left over pieces into 6.5inch squares.
Added 1.5 inch off cuts of dotty fabric to frame those smaller blocks. 
After stitching them all together... backing it... FM quilting it...
I have another PICU (Paediatric Intensive Care Unit) cot quilt ready for delivery.

This 24in x 34in quilt is a much prettier colour than it appears in this pic...😕

I also made another pencil case... for a granddaughter this time...
This one has 3 horizontal pencils... & a boxed base...
It's made completely from SCRaPs... even the zipper was previously used.

Linking to: 
TGIFF...     at https://www.quiltedblooms.com/2020/09/TGIFF-MQG-Modern-Classic-Quilt.html

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

LaST NigHT

at Friday Night Sew In... with Wendy... from over HeRe...
I played with some paper... and a few coloured pencils...
I used FPP... Foundation Paper Piecing... to make 8 different coloured pencils.
Then I turned the pencils into a pencil CASE for one of my Grandchildren.

                  : FNSI .......... www.sugarlane-designs.com

Thursday, September 17, 2020

AnoTHeR WeeK

                                                          And I've been working on...
my Christmas Tree Skirt  finishing the last 2 pieces...

A couple of CaBLe Caddy's for DD#2 
& you can find the instructions HeRe...

My SPooLs project was progressed a little further by making a few blocks...

And an item for Narelle's 1XiAM group...
that's made using FeLT & is called
a Christmas Bauble from  fig 'n' berry creations...

Linked to: 1XiAM... https://1xmasitemamonth.blogspot.com

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