Sunday, 19 June 2011

Quick Bag

With the flooding in my sewing room we needed to totally disassemble the sewing room so work could be done on installing a sump pump. We were taking the sewing room apart on Saturday, so it may not have been the best plan to decide to make a bag on Friday.

LM and I were invited to a friend's daughter birthday party and I had decided to give her books as she has tons of toys and clothes.

On Friday I decided the books would be nicer if they were in a book bag. I knew her favorite color was purple as it mine so with out much time I started by looking in m stash for purple fabric, none of it seemed right, or the bits that did were not big enough for a book bag. So I started looking around for other fabric when I came across the green butterfly fabric. Now to come up with a pattern. It had to be large enough to hold the large book. I decided I wasn't going to line it but wanted that lined feel at the top so I knew it would have a band around the top. After that I just started cutting, the purple fabric was a fat quarter so that determined a lot of my choices. The bag came together nicely and luckily quickly.

Now the toys when over better at the party but I'm still happy with my choice to give books and a bag

The sump pump was put in this week. Now it's a case of putting the room back together, from redoing some drywall, painting and relaying the carpet. I am thinking of having some one in to help do this otherwise it may be a long time before I can get back to sewing.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Quilts from Guild members at HP

Here is my purple square quilt on display at the show.For a guild group display we enter our Winding ways quilts. I love seeing the same quilt made with different fabric. I found this extra fun as the patter and leave are all free form.Here are some of the quilts other guild members entered. This on was made by Janet and you can read her blog about it here. The lady who made this next quilt is making a group of small quilts to hang on a "washing" line around her sewing room.

I love this next sunflower paper piece quilt.

This next quilt was a pattern share with the group a couple of years ago and these quilts keep showing up, and the fabric choice really makes the difference.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

The Park

I though I would share a couple of photo from around Heritage park. The week before the show it had rained every day here but the forecast was for sun over the weekend. My friend and I normally go on Saturday, but based on this we decided to go on Sunday to increase the change of the park being dry. It was a good decision. Fewer people go on Sunday and we could have asked for a nicer day, so as well as taking pictures of the quilts I found my self taking photo around the park
The first house we came to is Princess House, this is a beautiful house which always have quilts inside and out. This year no quilts were upstairs in any of the houses, which was nice as it can be tricking with lots of people trying to get up and down narrow stairs.I had to take a picture of the horse and I though LM would love them.
This is the view as we walked to wards the farmhouse, this is one of my favorite areas of the park, there are always animals in the small fields around it.

These ducks made us laugh as they were busy cleaning themselves.

Quilts hanging on a fence
The hotel covered in quilts. As you can see in all these photos the sun is shining and it is a wonderful place to send an day.