Supertoting

A while back I made myself a supertote – perfect for hauling projects around and I even take it to work if I have paperwork to haul around! (might need a second …)
I made it using my new favourite block “Fox and Goose” and used some awesome fabric from Jessica Wheelahan called “texttype”. I think it is available from Material Obsession but I have her email if you are interested! It is is perfect mustard fabric and it is a little heavier than quilting cotton so it was perfect for my bag!

Well I also had a conference in Melbourne in September and decided to make a long weekend of it when two of my girlfriends also decided to tag along and make it a super long weekend! One of them lives in Perth so we don’t often all get to catch up. Both my friends are quilters (or learning) so fabric shopping was certainly on the agenda. Therefore they both needed supertotes as well – how else where we going to carry fabric around??

And here were my fabric purchases… Amitie Textiles on the left and GJ’s Fabric on the right. Supertotes did well :)

G + Y Wedding Quilt

I get very excited about making wedding quilts – there is just something special about making something celebrating such a beautiful event. My friend G from Melbourne recently got married so of course I had to make a wedding quilt. We had only met Y a few times as we live in different cities but I knew her favourite colour was green and I wanted to keep it masculine and minimalistic as I know G likes that style. After searching Polka Dot Tea for some perfectly yummy green and grey fabrics and playing around with a few designs – I decided that a simple plus quilt was the way to go. The green is a Michael Miller Cotton Couture in “Turf” – my new favourite colour!

I was really hoping to get a pic with a tram in the background but they ended up all too shady!

I used 4″ squares and once I had laid out the quilt used this fantastic method from Poppyprint to sew it together.

It was really quick to sew together! I quilted it in a square random grid kinda way using a few different shades of grey and green aurifil thread across it diagonally.

The back is a light grey and a panel from Jeni Baker’s Nordika range – it matched perfectly with the grey. I also embroidered a “G + Y”  into the panel but forgot to take a photo!

I was in Melbourne over the weekend so I got to hand deliver it to the recently wedded lovebirds!

Dilly Bag-a-long

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Have you heard about the Fussy Cutters Club hosted by Gnome Angel – there is going to be a Dilly Bag-a-long using Judy Newman’s Dilly Bag pattern. 
As a recent convert to hexies I am going to be part of the blog hop so watch this space! I had my orange fabrics out the other night so I may have already started…

You can purchase the PDF of the pattern from Gnome Angel