Monday, 27 May 2013

Squawk

This weekend I planned to get a start on my bee blocks but I ended up doing something completely different.

My Roller Derby League was having its first home team bout.
It had a theme of 'pirates of the caribeating'.
It's already really cold in the mountains so I wanted to wear something I would be warm in, as I had the role of penalty box captain so I would be sitting for the whole bout.
Then it struck me, what does every pirate need....

A parrot!!!

I search the shops for a parrot costume but I couldn't find anything, so I made my own.
I bought 2.5 metres of red polar fleece and started cutting.
I didnt use a pattern or any measurements.
I am pretty happy with the results.



The shoes are my ugg boots covered in the same polar fleece. I was toasty warm all night. I hugged alot of cold pirates as my wing were like built in blankets.

It was a fun night but I don't think I'll be making more parrot suits any time soon, it wasn't hard but I feel like it was a fluke and if I was to try again it wouldn't work.

Ohh and I came second in the costume competition.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Sample Block

I have finally decided on a block for the sampler bee.
It is from Tula Pinks City Sampler book.
It is the very first block in the book I just had to make it bigger so it would work in the bee.

I am happy how it turned out in my colour choice and I am pretty excited to see it in everyones colours.
We have a lot of purple in this bee.

Bees are fun, I dont know what I was so worried about.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

I made a bag.

I have finally finished the bag I have been making on Tuesday night craft with the ladies next door. It has taken me a long time, Im pretty sure we started it last year. It is to be a bag for carrying my sewing things when I take them out. I am almost tempted to use it as a handbag because I love it so much but I know how I treat my handbags so I wont.

It was mostly hand sewn so that took awhile and not a lot of sewing gets down with all the chatting and eating of cakes and other treats...... especially homemade nougat (can you say yum)


Some of the fabrics and the felt leaves are the same as the ones I used in this sewing case. So it all matches. It is nice having things that match.

My next Tuesday night craft project is going to be an appliquéd pillow so I can learn needle turn appliqué. It is going to be in yellows. I hopefully I will get to start that soon. We have missed three weeks in a row with people being sick.

It has been so cold in the mountains that I am tempted to make my self a pair of quilted pants. They would be so warm but everyone it telling me they would be too ugly. I'm not convinced. In my head they look good.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

WHITE STAR!!!

                                                  White stars, white stars, white stars
                          I see white stars in my quilty future. More on this to come on a later date.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Rainbow road table runner.

I actually finished this during curves class so I don't know why it has taken me so long to upload, actually I do know why its because Ive been so busy.



Curves are tricky




When I was hand stitching the binding I found this on the other side. I don't know how it happened and I wasn't very happy to see it. I just hand stitched it up and it seems fine to me.
I think I need to be a bit more careful when sewing on binding.

Two weekends ago I went to my first ever quilt show. It was a small local show but I loved it and found a lot of inspirations.

I have also joined this sampler quilt mini bee I'm in hive H!
Now to decide on a block.