Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival!! Yay!!

I LOVE this time of year!
All the designers are coming up with new fabrics and patterns to release at Market AND there is the BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL run by Amy over at Amys Creative Side!!! YAY!!!
I couldn't decide on which quilt to blog about, I have a few favs at the moment that i just love and have a story to go with them but I have decided to tell you about my Parisville Quilt.

I am absolutely hopeless about coming up with names for my quilts. They usually get named after either the pattern I use or the fabric I've chosen. How's that for exciting! ;)
Anyway, This fabric range so many amazing fabrics that each could be a feature fabric in any quilt. How do you showcase a range like that???
I decided to give "Sweet Garden" by Carolina Patchworks a go.

Not knowing how it was going to look, I thought I'd try the first block out to see what it would look like. You know those nerves you get when you first start cutting into your fat quarters? Argh!
Luckily, I loved that HUGE first block. so then I cut more fabric and kept sewing.
Bit by bit.

I know this is a "busy" quilt but I love it! I love the Purple sashings,

I love the faces peeking through, I love the size... Everything!

I would definitely recommend the pattern to anyway that wanted to give it a go. It was so much fun to make!
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you are enjoying all of the gorgeous quilts through the festival!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Are you ready???

Market is just around the corner, I REALLY wish I was going but the next best thing has got to be THE BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL that is run by Amys Creative side.
That was one of the main reasons that I started a blog!

So now, the clock is ticking....

I am not sure which quilt I want to finish for it!

Any suggestions???

Speaking of Amy, I want to send a big Thankyou to her for featuring me on her blog!
Thankyou to her and all of the lovely people who have stopped by to say G'day!
(The interview was written well before my big spend up, Honest! )kellster

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sponsored Shopping Trips

You are all going to wish that you had my Dad as your own after you read this post!
It is no secret to my friends that my parents spoil me rotten.
well, my Dad actually takes notice when my Mum and I talk to him about sewing/quilting/patchwork.
He also takes notice when i plan a shopping trip with friends or if a sale is coming up.
So, He sponsors my sewing needs!
Without any asking from me, he gives me money that has direct orders to buy fabric!!!
I know, Awesome, Right?!!!
Well, over the last couple of months, here are my recent hauls from these sponsored shopping trips.

Started off with a trip to GJ's. My first trip to GJ's.
I must admit, I have a crush on that store!!!
I HAD to get some Parisville.

Then, On to Primitive Patches that same day.
LOVE Summer in the City!!!

And a bit of Cosmo Cricket just cause.
Fast forward just a couple of weeks, While my Dad was enjoying the company of my two ferals, Oops, I mean lovely Sons, I popped into Darn Cheap Fabrics.
This was also my first time there.( I don't get out much hey?)
Wowzers! Surprise surprise, They were Darn Cheap!

Nearly 6 metres of Fabric for $30. In Australian prices, that is UNHEARD of!
Major score there was 2.65 metres of Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo for $7.00 (That's pretty much 3 yards people!)
Then, My Local, Patchwork Passion was having a secret sale for their club members.
40% off all fabric! 25% off all notions. How is that for awesome!?!

I got the backing for my single girl quilt. Yay! Along with some other prints for a baby quilt I am starting real soon!

Yesterday was back to Primitive Patches for their annual sale.
25% off all fabric with a $5 per metre table.
It didn't help that I had planned to meet Rachal there. She IS a bad influence people!!! Be warned! ;)
I scored some backings, flights of fancy and Freshcut, Some Pop Parade, More Summer in the City and some more Cosmo Cricket but...

My Major score was this 1.4 metres of Summer in the City birds at 25% off!!!
Can you believe there is more!?!

My Mum bought me these dots which go perfectly with the purple in Tufted Tweets, so that quilt now has a back!
That's a heap of new fabric! I am still kinda in shock at it all!
This doesn't include the rolls of wadding and bolts of white that Dad buys for my Mum and me!
Can everyone say it with me.... SPOILT!
Sorry, the role of being his (only) Daughter is filled! :)
Love you Dad!