Monday, October 29, 2012

Flying geese tutorial link

I love this block and have found a great tutorial here by Lily that was so easy and helpful. I sat and made this little block, this afternoon and was thrilled at how quick and simple it was. The instructions were great and hassle free.  Go to see Erica's blog to see the quilt she made with this tutorial. This will make a great quilt from the scrap box, and endless supply of scraps. I so love this on line sharing community, of like minded mad sewers!

Happy flying Stacey

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Birthday quilt

Hi in my winter hibernation I had a birthday. Now my beautiful mother also a quilter has been sending me fab quilts over the last few years for all the beds up at the Retreat. She says she just wants to use up all her fabrics. But as we all know the stash grows as we are madly trying to use up the pieces.
Last year when I went to Houston for the quilt market and festival( girls put it on your bucket list) mum asked me to look out for some Japanese prints for a lady she knew. And this is what I got for my birthday this year.
I had been telling mum about the disappearing nine patch block. So my tech savvy mother googled it and voila.
Mum has been reading the Jennifer Chiaverini "Elm Creek Quilts" series and can't put them down. so if you haven't read them check out your local library

Sorry Mum I am late in my display of thanks but better late than never. xxx

happy stitching

Monday, October 15, 2012

For me

Hi well I have been unwell nothing drastic just ear, nose, & throat so I have been cruising Pinterest from my bed. Wow what a great source of inspiration. I have found loads of great tips for biodegradable cleaning products, recipes and of course patchwork. I love all the fabulous ideas and designs.
I haven't worked out how to attach a link to my blog. I am sure someone out there maybe able to give some tips.
I love all the great sayings. So here is one that I think we will all love. I am circle retreat quilter Stacey if anyone wants to have a look at my pins.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's a Lark

Okay so I was chatting to Liisa, from The Quilters Corner last week about Amy Butler's Lark range. Now I do love this range and have picked up about 10 pieces, over the last little while- as you do. So I have been cruising Pinterest lately and inspired, with a patchwork lark skirt. So I adjusted a pattern by Monica Poole - reversible wrap, bought from Liisa a few weeks back and this is what i came up with.  I cut 2x 10" squares from all the pieces and made the waistband out of a peach skin black, cut on the cross and  Voila.......
So a unique skirt for under $40.00 thanks for coming and i still have half my fat quarters to go in a fab scrappy quilt. Maybe half square triangles with the rest of the black. something to think about. Go see Liisa for the pattern and fabrics.

I wore it today and am really happy with the result. Not all fab fabric needs to be quilted right?
What a Lark.

Cheers Stacey

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Well the dress was finished and didn't fall apart on the night. My girl received some nice comments about her dress and some from the mums which is always great. A fun time was had by all! I have been sewing and hope for a little showing by the end of the week.
Happy stitching