Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tuesday Stack - Yes I know it is Thursday!


A couple of days late, but working on the better late than never theory here.  
I love this stack.  Thank you Diane for stacking again.  These soft blue greens are perhaps my favourite of all colours.
Aurora Teal by Tilda
Crumb Cake Marshmallow from Moda
Sevenberry Mink Linen Spot
Peach Cobbler Blueberry from Moda
Rococo Sweet from Lecien
Miss Kate Sundae Grey from Bonnie and Camille
Very Spotty Duck Egg Blue Mini from Kokka
You can buy a fat quarter of each of these fabrics here.  These colours remind me of the amazing quilt I saw at QSM of a kina shell on the beach, the quilt is called Fragility - mina on Rangiputa by Mathea Daunheimer.  I since found out that the quilt won the viewers choice at Quilt Symposium.  Very well deserved.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday Stack - Make it Work


Another season of Project Runway has come to an end and I don't know what I will do on Thursday evenings.  This stack is based on a new fabric, Make it Work from Michael Miller.  When I think of Make it Work I think of the lovely Tim Gunn.


The fabrics in this week's stack are:

Miss Kate Sunshine Grey from Bonnie and Camille
Colour Full Words Grey by Jennifer Sampou
Miss Kate Sundae Tangerine from Bonnie and Camille
Fly Away Cross Stitch from Dashwood Studios
Make it Work from Michael Miller
Colour Full Math Azalea by Jennifer Sampou
Sewing Studio Tape Measures from Robert Kaufman

So whatever you are creating - make it work.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

First Finish for 2015 - Rainbow Explosion Quilt


This quilt has been in my pile for quite some time, so it feels good to finally have it finished.  It is made up of lots of half square triangles.  I hate squaring up HST, but love the look of them.

This quilt is based on the the Rainbow Stash Buster quilt from the book Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe.  It stalled first time around as the pattern said you needed x number of fabrics.  Without looking very closely, I started making up lots of HST, but when I started to lay out the quilt quickly discovered to get a similar look you needed more variety in your fabrics.  Consequently I have a lot of left over HST and the long pause in the making.


It has been "claimed" by Midget - she needs another quilt apparently.  Here she is wrapped in it on a hot Wellington afternoon.


The colours make me happy.


The backing chose itself.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday Stack - In the Pink

This week's stack was put together by Diane.


The fabrics are:

XOXO in Plummy Silver from Cotton and Steel
Miss Kate Sundae Apple by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
Garden Pindot Black from Robert Kaufman
Geo Pop Canvas Cross In Pink from Robert Kaufman

I love how the grey pinks and greens work together.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tuesday Stack - Back to Work and Back to Stacking - Day of the Dead Style



From top to bottom:
Mustang Daisies Pink from Cotton and Steel
Baile de Calaveras by Alexander Henry
Green Medium Spot from Kokka
Mini Calaveras Black by Alexander Henry
Mimosa Beginnings Aqua by Windham Fabrics
The inspiration fabric behind this week's stack was Baile de Calaveras


I was not quick enough with the camera today.  Mr S was being silly and photo-bombing the Tuesday stack and for that he is in this blog post.  (He says his image is copyright - Yeah Right!). He is a silly sausage.


Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy Holidays

We are enjoying a relaxing and wine filled holidays with family in Christchurch. (I will be booking in for detox when I get home).

Today we visited Akaroa.  I have memories of school camps at Akaroa and playing pranks on each other - including shining torches into tents to attract moths into them and then zipping up the tent fly.  Cruel - but we were teenagers.


The locals were out in force, keeping an eye to make sure we did not get up to any mischief this time.


They say Wellington is windy - but I would just like to say we have had a fair share of wind in Akaroa and Christchurch.  Hope everyone else is having a great holiday season and if you are working I hope it is not too arduous.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Welcome to our New Store at 25 Kilbirnie Plaza (just a 20 second walk from our old shop)


With a lot of help from Mr S (husband of the year), Midget and (the not so Midget) Son, plus sewing friends Anne, Adrianne and Vicki, we are all moved and sort of settled into our new shop.  Rather than Tuesday Stack I thought I would share some photos of some of the space.  And there is lots of space - if I was still of cartwheel age and ability, I could do cartwheels in the shop.  (While I am posting this at home I realise I have not included any photos of the front of the shop - I think it is a symptom of the sleep deprivation that has been happening here).


There are still messy bits!



Part of the new classroom/workroom space - still needing a wee tidy up!


Beautiful flowers from one of our lovely customers, thank you Terry.