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.

Monday, 22 August 2011

A start on Paper Piecing......

You may remember that I kind-of brought home everything (and I mean everything!! lol), that a girl needs to start some English paper piecing when I was at the craft fair in Sydney in June...

Well I had purchased a pattern, and decided recently to embark into these unknown waters.
As the hexxie bug hit the sewing world, everyone warned me I'd get hooked, and I have only one thing to say to all those well-meaning ladies..."you jinxed me" !!!!....'cause I am DEFINITELY hooked, but not on hexagons....I'm hooked on thimbles, and here's the proof......


....aren't they sweet????.....
.........I just so love fabric, and this is really a lovely relaxing way to play with fabric yumminess........
I'll show you what these circles will become in a little while, although anyone into paper piecing will already have guessed I'm sure!!!

Well all new projects need a way to transport and store them, so I had a play with some lovely linen-like fabrics I picked up in Sydney, and created a project bag from Anni's newest book, Some Kind of Wonderful.


........and then I quickly filled it with all the paper piecing necessities...........



.........Just perfect.......


I hope you have all been busy with your crafty projects.........

9 comments:

shez said...

I love your projects,especially the bag

Lyn said...

The bag looks great , just perfect for holding a project in..love the thimbles and the fabric you have used

Farmyard Crafts said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! (The Bag!)

Anita said...

Love the bag!!! I am in the middle of making one for myself! Plan was to take away with me ....but as usual time is getting away from me LOL

Farm Girl said...

Beautiful! Your paper pieced thimbles are so pretty, what lovely colours.
Love that bag, gorgeous and useful too - the perfect project!

Chookyblue...... said...

love your project bag....gorgeous.......was working on some paper piecing today at the cows....finally I am back there.........

Too many eggs said...

Love your project bag, it looks great and the thimbles are gorgeous, can't wait to see what you do with them

Susan said...

Just cruising through some new blogs...love the thimbles and your bag...I can feel myself being lured into the paper piecing too.

Val said...

I love this bag. I might just have to buy this book. You have been busy joining in the sewalongs and swaps. Your fabric for the Favourite Things quilt is lovely and the patty cakes look very cute.