Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Small Quilt and my garden in Winter

Made this small quilt with some of my scraps today.
The pattern comes from a book of Kathleen Tracy and it was a quick project to get done.
It will be a gift.

I have been playing with my scraps again, this time using solids. I don't have a project in mind but it was fun just sewing away and listening to music.

This is a section of my garden outside my studio today.  It's quite cold now but but we had some sunshine throughout the day.
 Some dianthus...

Asian Lilies...

And now for some music....
Someone today sent me a link to this song recently. It's performed by Ivete Sangalo and Roberto Carlos, who are very popular in Brazil and many other parts of the world.
The song is roughly translated as "If I didn't love you this much"... 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Made a new bag....

I made one of Monica Poole's bags last week but just haven't had a chance to take a photo until now.

It's a nice size to use for various purposes, with two external pockets and a zipper closure at the top. It was quite easy to make it.

My scraps continue to increase so I decided to play with them by making this 7" block.
I got the pattern from the latest Quiltmaker magazine.  The block was presented by Bonnie Hunter and it's paper pieced/foundation.  It uses quite small pieces so unfortunately it has made no dent on the scrap bin.  But I enjoyed playing with the fabrics and making a big mess when cutting the pieces down to size.

I have participated in a pincushion swap, so this is one of the pincushions I received.  Very cool block and I love it in red.

I have been given a few tops to practice my quilting skills on and the quilt will then be given away to charity.  This is one of those I completed.
And this is what the entire quilt looks like....

I have started a new quilt using wool applique and pieced blocks in reproduction fabrics. I think it's going to be a while before I have something to show because work commitments and holiday preparations are taking a fair bit of my time.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Little Pouch

I was hoping to have spent a lot more time sewing this past week but it didn't happen.
I managed to finish this little pouch that will be a gift for my aunty when I see her in a few months time.
For the applique I used wool and felt from my stash. 
Still had some leftover fabric so I made a bag for the MELWAY (Street Directory book) I have in my car. 
I have a small quilt loaded on the HQ18 just waiting for me to start playing.  Hopefully tomorrow I will have some time to have fun.