I've caught the bug. I decided to road test my knee and hit the sewing machine.
So I had a spare layer cake that was sitting around in my stash for a while. It's Hullabaloo by Urban Chiks for Moda.
It has a great range of dark and lights for the free quilt pattern Layer Cake Lemonade. I love the pattern, the easy to follow instructions and Kimberley's video tutorial. Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for a fun afternoon.
The knee held up enough to get my rows completed and put the quilt up on the design wall. I will be back tomorrow to sew the rows together.
It's day 4. I had an Arthroscope last Thursday and have been on rest and pain killers. Yuck!!
Some nice things about having to be on forced rest, EPP and kittens.
I'm working with some EPP apple cores. Rows will be 11 x 11. I'm using Flirt by Sandy Gervais. I followed the You Tube tutorial by Sue Daly designs episode 7. I have one row done.
Next we have a new family addition. Introducing Miss Peppa. She is 6 weeks and full of personality.
Now back to some stitching. I hope to try out the layer cake lemonade quilt pattern by the Fat Quarter Shop later in the week. I can drive my machine with my right (good) leg. I just need my carer to do some heavy lifting. Fingers crossed.
Hi ladies. To say the least I've been busy. Moving, unpacking, setting up my new sewing room, settling my son into the new house, (That has been a task by itself) and very early mornings. Just to say, my master of mayhem was awake by 4:10am and up for the day. It's still dark darling!!! I'm never planning to move with an Autistic child every again!!! And I knew that the change would be difficult but its no fun!!!
So prior to my move, I started the chevron quilt. The tutorial was designed by Kitchen Table Quilting. It was fun and a challenge.
I managed to get my rows completed but had not had the chance to finish the quilt top due to the move and being unable to locate my various quilting projects in the packing. (we packed as we went to minimise disruption).
Anyhow...my little big girl had been invited to a birthday party this weekend. What do you give a child that gets everything bought for her? A quilt of course!!
So its made and waiting to be wrapped.
Introducing Candy Stripes
I used Candy Bloom fabric range by an Australian designer Rosalie Quinlan. It is gorgeous and when the quilt was made it reminded me of candy stripes hence the name. I just complemented the fabric with a white solid.
My binding is part of the range and my backing was a solid green homespun called Apple. It just is beautiful with the fabric.
I quilted it myself with straight-line quilting echoing the seams. It quilted together quickly thank goodness. I used Aurifil thread (2425) in NE 28 weight which I tend to use for all of my quilting as I like the thickness. I love the photo of the quilting on the back as it just stands out. I just used the same colour for both sides. What little girl doesn't like pink!!
The finished size is 52" by 70". Just lovely for a single bed (twin bed).
I've spent my Sunday afternoon squaring up 164 HSTs. Lucky me. Just to say my sore knee and bung foot didn't enjoy standing. :(
But to say the least I wasn't idle.
Here are some of my recent achievements. Sorry ladies, life has been hectic at home and at work. The best news at this time is we bought a new house. We move next month. I can't wait and I even scored a sewing room.
Another big week here at my house. We had some new beginnings this week as well. Firstly, my big girl started her first day of Primary School. She has been so excited to start and was exhausted by the end of the week.
Master muscles started Child Care this week. We wanted him to have more social contact with children his own age to encourage his speech and social development. Fingers crossed. First day went ok. I picked him up smiling and happy to be going home after leaving him in tears.
So being the first Friday of the month, I joined Cheryll once again. I was exhausted but I did achieve my goal for the evening. I completed my next hexagon diamond. I don't know how many I have finished, I probably should count them again. I started the evening with this...
And ended with this....
And my special helper along the way. He decided that he needed a warm lap.
I can't believe its already the first Friday of the month already. Time flies. DH is working nights on this weekend. The kids will be in bed at 7pm. I'm planning to sewing some hexagons. Come and join me and a bunch of other like minded ladies. Cheryll has the right idea.