January progress

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Well apart from litle Mr Clyde keeping me busy, he has also allowed me to get some sewing done over the past few weeks (wow can’t believe he is 4 weeks tomorrow!) while I haven’t felt motivated, or had the energy to tackle the “big” projects I need to tick off I have managed to do a few small things here and there – and most importantly snuck in a sneaky fabric order while hubby was away working for the week. I like to think of it as a present for Clyde as I saw and fell in love with Safari Soriee by Dan Stiles for Birch Oragnic – and as I am currently waiting for hubby to finish painting a giraffe on a set of drawers for my new little man I thought it would go well! So I ordered a fat quarter bundle – no plans yet for it…but soon!
A few other things accidentally fell into my cart to make shipping worthwhile, including a mini charm pack of Aneela Hony’s Posy. Über cute girly squee is not my usual style or Miss E’s but there are a few bubba girls making an appearance this year and I like the green with the pink. So playing around with the mini squares I came up with this heart. Only problem now is that I want to make it into a quilt but I need some more and bigger pieces! *sneaky ebay order for a charm pack done*. So more to come later… Charming Posy
I also finished the Feb bee block for the Simply Solids: {a modern bee} for Adrianne in NZ. She requested HST and sent through some fabrics. I was a litle unsure of the colours to begin with but as it came together I certainly dig the colour combo and think it will be a strikingly beautiful quilt when finished. Feb-Fallow group block
I also made a start on the Pile O Fabrics Skill Builder BOM. I decided to make it completely scrappy as I don’t really want to purchase fabric for it- I am more interested in learning some new techniques. I am using a light grey as the background and some of the Spotlight Denyse Schmidtt fabric as the backing – but the rest is what ever is in my scrap box. Trying to do a turquoise/yellow/bright pink/dark grey combo but we will see!
Block 1 : Soundwave Soundwave Block Skill Builder BOM
Block 2 : Magnum Block 2 : Magnum Block

Quilt for baby Angus

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This was one of my 2012 finishes – a quilt for the adorable baby Angus! A new bub for one of my mothers group folk, it was actually a quilt I started ages ago but had lost momentum soon after starting it. It contains all sorts of random fabric goodness – Laurie Wisbrun, Jay McCarroll, Heather Bailey, Ta dots, bicycles and bugs! I appliquéd a heart and “Angus” into it and quilted a giant “A” into it. I backed it in one of the Denyse Schmidt fabrics from Spotlight – never been an overly big fan of her fabrics but this print I am absolutely in love with! Even went back to buy some more and discovered it on the bargain rack plus they were having 30% off fabric that day so I may have purchased a larger quantity than I told hubby…
Trying to take some pics was hard – kept getting photo bombed by Little Miss and Puppydog Nala.

Quilt for Baby Angus

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