Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cottage Garden Quilt Top

I am so pleased this morning to be able to show you my Cottage Garden Quilt top Pieced. I decided that I will quilt it myself as it is only small and I would like to have it finished before Christmas.
I thoroughly enjoyed stitching all the little blocks and watching them grow into this lovely quilt. Now all I have to do is put myself into quilting mode...............and add all the lovely buttons.
Happy stitching.............




Monday, November 26, 2012

Back to Mrs Billings Quilt

Mrs Billings Coverlet


I finally had a chance to do a little on Mrs Billings. I really have been neglecting her while I worked on my other projects. I still would like to do a few more Christmas items and finish my Garden Quilt but thought I should at least make a few more hexies for my next border. I would also like to welcome Usha to our little group.
Happy stitching.







Saturday, November 24, 2012

Birds of a Feather

Something a bit different ,I made these birds for Christmas decorations using the Spool Bird Pattern. Follow the link below for the pattern.

Birds on a Branch
 
Birds of a Feather
Spool Birds







This is my scented bird pattern, I stuff the birds with wadding and lavender. It is a very easy project to make and as I don't add eyes or wings fast results in a short amount of time. I hang the birds on dead tree branches and place them in a vase for an eye-catching effect.
Leave opening at tail




Happy Stitching......

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Handkerchief Bonnets

Here are two more bonnets I made, the white one I used a bought handkerchief and the other I made using some very fine fabric I had in my draw. I have added some pictures of the steps I use to make these little bonnets. If you have any questions I will be only to happy to answer them if I can.
                                                               Happy Stitching...........































Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Ribbon Tree

Yesterday I met with my monthly group of ladies . We decided to meet earlier as we were going to start working on out Ribbon Tree by Sunburnt Quilts. We all began enthusiastically and with lots of oohs and aahs and laughter we worked steadily through the day.We stopped for lunch which was very short as we were all eager to keep going. By 3.30 we all decided to stop and finish the last bit at home. I worked on mine when I got home then stopped to cook dinner and continued for another hour and there it is. Tah dah !!!!!!!!!!
Happy Stitching..............

Monday, November 19, 2012

Garden Quilt progress

It's a beautiful morning the sun is shining and the birds singing. Looking out over the bay there is a lone sailing boat heading out to bass strait. Soon I will go out into my vegi garden to check its progress, then this afternoon I hope to sit down and do a little more stitching. Yesterday I finished my two blocks for the Sandy Quilt Drive to be made into quilts for the people affected by Sandy.
Also I managed to finish another two blocks for My Garden Quilt.

                                                            Happy sewing.......








Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Baby Crochet Hats

Hi and welcome to Debra I hope you enjoy reading about my quilting and sewing adventures.
I thought I would share some more pics of the baby hats I have been working on. I added   the web address below for both  patterns.

                                             Happy Stitching.................

Tegan – Baby Hat with Top Knot  (I found this one tricky)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/94402060/Tegan%20Baby%20Hat%20with%20Top%20Knot.pdf

Free Crochet Baby Hat Patterns

http://www.crochet-patterns-free.com/2012/05/free-crochet-baby-hat-patterns.html


Knitted & Crocheted Baby Hats

Monday, November 12, 2012

Learning to Crochet


I crochet this little hat yesterday, it was my first attempt at reading a crotchet pattern. I have only crocheted plain squares in the past. Unfortunately I must have missed something on the way it is to small for a baby. But I did learn that I was making my DC's incorrectly. Oh well back to the drawing board. I did learn how to make a magic adjustable ring to begin my crotchet. Excellent instructions and photos .Web address below.

The Magic Adjustable Ring

http://www.crochetme.com/forums/t/28917.aspx





Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Another Wonderful Patchwork Display

Well another wonderful quilt display, all members were excited and eager to see each others quilts and works. So many beautiful quilts were on display to see and admire , delicious Devonshire tea to enjoy and  The Wonthaggi Woodworkers had their great display also.















Viewers choice winner, Carin needle turned all the pieces and hand quilted.

Presidents choice Shelley used buttonhole applique on her gorgeous quilt


Members Challenge Blocks

Friday, November 2, 2012

Catching up.


Good morning,back home sitting in my favourite chair with a cup of coffee and catching up with some great blogs. I have just visited Judi at  
 http://judiquilts.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/bloggers-quilt-festival-and-progress-on.html   
 she is working on her Ora bay quilt again which she started with 
Bonnie  Hunter at http://quiltville.blogspot.com.au/ it's looking great Judi. 

Then on to 

http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com.au/p/free-motion-quilt-challenge.html where you will find a wealth of advice on free motion quilting and challenges.


http://www.theodoracleave.com/ where I enjoy looking through their Buttons , decorations, button stories ,
and adorable stitcheries .


I will leave you with this link, http://www.stitchingcow.com/freebies/free-embroidery-pattern 
 As well as  a lovely Christmas pattern to download. 


             Happy stitching................