A new year has begun and I am excited about what it brings.
Having transitioned from Singapore last year to be living full time in Melbourne has been great. But still more moves are in sight this year with us having to move houses. But what fun. On the checklist is a dedicated studio/sewing room for me. I cant wait.
But just looking back for the moment I have had fun quilting, sewing and crafting
At last I have finished my first baby quilt. Soon to be on its way to London for my nephew's baby. A Koka square in the middle, backed with an orange fabric and acqua binding and hand quilted with an orange Perle 8 thread.
I downloaded this Speedy Baby Quilt pattern from Quilttaffy
Playing along with Jenaveve at August Street with Her Just a Minute meme.
So as my crafting has reduced somewhat what else have I been doing
Watching............Kirstie's Homemade Home, watch it here. I love it. Kirsty transforms a delipated cottage in the English countryside with all things handmade..........forget the rules, rearrange and reuse!!
It's been a long journey but finally I have finished my diamond quilt inspired by a Kaffe Fassett pattern and made using my favourite Amy Butler Mid West Modern fabrics. Hand quilted along the diamonds using cream perle 8
I love how many of you have done a crafty wrap of your year with wonderful mosaics. So I have done my own. My common theme seems to be Amy butler fabric (but I am branching out this year), bags and homewares ...with my first dress in over 30 years.
and for another crafty gal check out Kellie at Don't Look Know, the queen of applique. She has launched her pattern range with a Big Top Theatre plus has wonderful tutorials for Art Smocks and Pillows.
and if you are after some more Japanese fabric, Ziguzagu one of my favourite stores has a sale