Thursday, 20 November 2014

Today's fun!

I have this pile of quilt tops and backings to baste and quilt:


But I don't feel like that so I am pattern testing a block that I designed prior to last Christmas as a gift for a friend. I am determined to get the block made and pattern finalized before this Christmas.


The simple muslin and greens are working extremely well, I'm loving this block. I will reveal the block once the gift has been given.

What are you working on today?


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Another Christmas gift bag

We are doing a charm pack exchange at this years quilt club Christmas dinner. So after choosing a charm pack, I had to choose a scrap of fabric from my stash to make a gift bag (I don't buy Christmas gift wrap anymore all gifts are bagged in reusable bags, some of which I have had since my adult kids were very young).

This is what I came up with:

I love the Christmassy bow ties!
 And I added some small ribbon ties to keep the packs contents secret until the appropriate time:


It was such a small scrap of bunny fabric (about 8" x 13" but it made a great gift bag.

Friday, 14 November 2014

The inspiration shelf

I was at Ikea this week and decided to buy some of these:


For $1.49 each I thought they'd make great mini bolts.


I decided to wrap quilt bundles of fabric around them in sets, ready to make quilts when I find the time!


So here is the first quilt kit bolt ready to inspire me on a shelf above my ironing board.


Bolt two is another Christmas quilt, maybe it'll get done by next Christmas LOL!


So this shelf will contain up to 20 quilt kits of coordinated fabrics ready to cut and sew when I have the time. It's great inspiration to get organized, so I can move on to this shelf of fun.

So here it is a little later in the day:


20 quilt tops worth of inspiration ready to cut and sew. So much pretty fabric!