Monday 30 November 2015

Vintage Lone Star quilt

As you know, I love Lone Star quilts, so I couldn't resist this beauty when I saw it on Etsy a while ago. Luckily it wasn't too expensive - probably because it has a few stains. It's from Ohio and thought to have been made in the 1940s. It is hand-pieced and hand-quilted.

Isn't it gorgeous?!

Monday 16 November 2015

Stock photographer!

If you have been following this blog for a while you will have noticed that I enjoy making photos (I also have a photo blog).  I am happy  to announce that since a few weeks I have a portfolio on Shutterstock, a website where you can buy images, videos and music. Photos have to be of a high quality to be accepted, so I am thrilled to have reached this stage (quite a few of the photos I have submitted have been rejected as well, always with a reason which is a great learning experience).

Among my sets of photos is one with images of quilts. I hope to add a lot more to this one!

Thursday 5 November 2015

Messenger bag

A few months ago I made this messenger bag, using a lovely home dec fabric from Ikea  for the outside and a chevron quilting fabric for the lining.

The bag was  a project for issue 9 of Love Sewing Australia, which is now available at newsagents and online. I had planned to add the bag to my Etsy shop, but I liked it so much that it is now my everyday bag!

This is the magazine's cover - see that little superhero?

That's my youngest son Robert, modelling the superhero cape designed by Rachelle Page. He is thrilled to be in a magazine!

Sunday 1 November 2015

Key rings

Yesterday I whipped up these key rings - the one with the ghosts for my middle son, who had his birthday yesterday, on Halloween, the Dr Who one for my youngest son who is a great fan, and the one with the tennis rackets for myself.

I bought the ribbons and a key ring kit a few weeks ago at the Queensland Quilt Show from Craft Queen. A very quick project (they have a tutorial here) and they make great gifts!