Saturday, 31 January 2009

baby boys...

I recently was visiting a friend over in Perth and became a godmother to her little girl. Her mother had created this amazing quilt for little Zoe and it gave me inspiration to make a quilt for another friend who had just had a little boy Maximus. I have tried making quilts for boys before and have had a horrid time trying to find suitable fabric. Well little Maximus' father owns a demolition company - so I could not go past Michael Millers Dig it! fabric and I also found some David Walker Robots fabric. For the backing I found a cute print at the local spotlight store that was gingham and had trucks and mixers etc

The great thing about this quilt is the little velco shapes that will be highly educational or make great chew toys. Also when he is old enough we can just unpick the velco and it can be a normal quilt. and just cause i had some leftovers I also made a cute little double sided bib and appliqued at detour sign on a little singlet.

Friday, 30 January 2009


I realised the other that this is a year for significant birthdays - I have an 18th, 21st and numerous 30th (including my own) ... and i want to make quilts for all of them!!! I have therefore gone into a fabricmanic mode and trying to match fabric collections to friends and family and am scouring flickr to find inspirations for patterns. so much FUN!
So the first one I have to get done is for an 21st in 3 weeks time. I had some dots & stripes from Heather Ross Lightening Bug Collection + the extra cute dog print. Of course i had to order in some more fabric especailly the horse fabric as this person is a mad horse fan. I am hoping it arrives before next weekend so I can complete it on time. I am going to use this great pattern from o fransson and the Paintbox blocks

Thursday, 29 January 2009

first post...

Well I finally got on the blog bandwagon. I should be posting some interesting stuff about my craft, travels and so forth.