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.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Another new project........and some secret sewing...sshh!!!.....

Having just finished my lovely Christmas quilt Tis the Season by Natalie Bird with heaps of other sewers as a Stitch-a-long, I have decided to join in again. It was so much fun to see how everyone kitted up their quilts, and added their own little touches to theirs....I learnt so much.......

Well the quilt we're all embarking on this time is by my all-time favourite designer, Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched, so I am extremely excited to be involved in this one. We are making My Favourite Things from Anni's latest book Some Kind of Wonderful (SKofW). At this stage lots of ladies are showing their fabric choices, and I find it so much fun to see all the variations of choice.....see all the fun here....

I have recently hopped on a bus trip to the Craft Fair in Brisbane for the day armed with my wish list, and highest on the list was to choose my fabrics for this quilt.........

...........of course when in doubt, just buy them all, and decide later!!!!!!!.............that's the theory I applied anyway!!!!........



...........I had pulled a few creams and beiges from my stash for the backgrounds, so I only grabbed a couple of newys whilst shopping.......here they are all laid out......I love playing with fabric bundles!!!......

I am now keen to begin but I have a higher priority at present which is also very exciting.....but it is a secret affair.....sshh......can't show yet.....I have joined Chookyblues Christmas swap, and it's a Secret Santa so I have been sworn to secrecy........what I can tell you is that my gift will be sent to someone in another country, and I should receive a present from another country!!!!.....how exciting.....and we can't open them till Xmas day!!!!!..........delightful surprise it will be.......

8 comments:

Kayly said...

Nice choices. Looking forward to see yours and all the other SAL girls' quilts.

Anita said...

Love your fabrics! LUcky you getting to go to another craft fair!!

Chookyblue...... said...

I love what you have picked.....hope you show the SAL girls too........just post them to me and I am good to go........
goodluck with your SSCS sewing........hoping to do some today too.........

Susan said...

Love your fabrics. Love your fabric buying theory....can't go wrong with that!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love your fabric choices for the SKOW. You have so many beautiful projects in the works that I just have to see them to the end so I am now your newest follower.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks fantastic..... I've got so much to finish before I get started on the new SAL too....

Points Princess said...

As the Queen of points u have just had a visit from the points princess - chooky's latest recruit to blogland

Bec said...

The fabrics for SKOW look very very pretty together, looking forward to seeing your progress!