Sunday Stash

Handwork Expo & Sunday Stash

Saturday was our local handwerkbeurs, or hand work expo, featuring knitting, embriodery, crochet and quilting!

I met some talented artists, collected a little fabric and came home with a head full of ideas.

I had a go on a free motion quilting frame.  Those few minutes before I broke the needle were fabulous!  Theoretically, I could hook a frame up to my current machine but I’d really want to buy a new machine, maybe a mid arm.  I really should just keep practicing on my smaller quilts first, but did I say…fabulous!

This post is a Sunday stash link up with Molli Sparklles so I better link up some goodies!

I promised myself I wasn’t going to go crazy buying up piles of fabric that I’m not going to use in a month of sundays and I must say, I’m pretty proud of myself.

I did buy heaps of thread and some batting and some rulers and some basting spray and pins, quilting gloves and maybe a magazine subscription or two, but not much fabric.

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I did came across some Petite Street for Dashwood Studios on sale.  I believe its been discontinued, but the pieces I picked up will make a cute little baby quilt for a friend of mine.

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Sunday Stash

Sunday Stash and Weekly WIP

I’m a little (ok alot) behind in my sewing adventures this week.  I have so many projects happening I can never decide where to start!

This week my feature fabric is a Japanese fabric called Wildwood.

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I’ve searched for the designer but havn’t been able to find him or her.  If you know this fabric please do tell!

This week I’ve been working on my free motion quilting, I’ve discovered bloglovin and I’ve started on the pattern for my retro quilt featuring last weeks, stash.

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I’ll be trying to stay true to the fabric while using a combination of applique and traditional techniques.

I’m linking up with Mollie Sparkles who has just been to California (jealous much!) and picked up some gorgeous solids from Art Gallery Pure Elements.

Sunday Stash

Superheroes and a Sunday Stash

Last week I posted about the Superhero collection from Robert Kaufman.  I had a quilt pattern all planned out but when I started cutting my fabrics a whole new pattern emerged and I decided to go with it.

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I’ve made blocks in various sizes along with some flying geese.  I’ve also ordered the superhero panel and I’m working on a pattern for a lightening bolt.  Now I just have to pull it all together!

In the meantime, here is my stash for this week.

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This is Wendy Kendall’s Retro Orchard for Dashwood Studio.  I’d love to create a quilt that pays homage to all things kitchy and 70’s.  Retro flowers or kitchy caravan?  Whats your favourite retro quilt block?