Welcome to Shiralee Stitches. I live on a cattle farm in Australia with my family.
I am passionate about all things fabric so much so I started my own online and mobile store. Link is on the sidebar to my store. I teach patchwork classes and take my shop to quilting and patchwork groups and also attend various craft markets.
I love English Paper Piecing, applique, machine quilting, working with woven wools. I have started making my own designs which I love.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Machine Piecing......and a new sewing friend....

The sewing machine has been beckoning me. I love to stitch by hand, but every now and again it's nice to give the machine a 'whirl'.......
When at the Girls Day in the Country at Nundle, Mum and I both picked the same prize out of the basket, when we were drawn in the raffle.....a charm pack of Martinique fabric......Mum donated hers to me, and this is what has been happening to them........

....little brown squares onto each corner.....
....some antique white sashing.......and more little squares at each junction.......
....and voila.....the quilt that will look like this once a lot more piecing has been done........
....the pattern comes from Anni's new book, Some Kind of Wonderful......

.....and my new sewing friend helps to care for my pins....his name is Larry the Lamb, also hatched from Hatched and Patched.......I loved making him....the wool is lovely to sew with, like sewing butter..........
He is filled with silica sand, which I am told will sharpen the pins too, so watch out my 10yo son, when he tries to distract me from my sewing he could be fought off with much sharper pins now!!!!   haha....

I hope you are enjoying a pleasant weekend, enjoying some sunshine (we are cold and overcast here), and happy doing something you enjoy......

9 comments:

shez said...

lovely quilt Sandy and larry the lamb is very cute,i have been thing of getting some wool from Annie,great post and have an awesome weekend.

Christine said...

You quilt looks fabulous ... love everything in Anni's new book. Love Larry ... he is so cute.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the look of your quilt........I would love to make that quilt too......and of course Larry is my favourite pincushion.........

bettsylyn said...

That looks lovely. Isn't always nice when a pattern is not too complicated in design but it is wow when it is done.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

It is a wonderful book this one Sandy.....love your quilt...

Anita said...

Love the quilt - Martinique is beautiful!

Cardygirl said...

You brave woman...I loved that quilt but was put off by all those little triangles...no stamina here! Larry is super cute!

Kaye R said...

How beautiful, I have been thinking about buying this book. Can't wait to see it finished.......

Maree: said...

Love the Fabric in this Quilt it looks Gorgeous..Great Design Very Effective.
cheers