Friday, 16 February 2018

Project #3 Show and Tell







Hello week-end!!



Today we're showing the cute little Bookshelf pattern we had from
last week...










It was really easy and quick to put together.
The pattern without the border was 14" and then with the borders
made it into 18".







I used up a few selvedge edges I had on the spines of the books.


























This is the finished top of the Bookshelf...

I was going to make a pillow with it but then I changed my mind and made a mini quilt instead.












The back was something I found in my fabric boxes. It had no edge with a name, so Im not sure where it comes from. Its bright and beautiful so no explanation needed...
I can always use it the other way around under a cute vase of flowers...
Hmmm, now to get hubby to buy me said flowers....





















Today is also Chinese New Year, and it will be the Year of the Dog, so....
I made a dog pattern for my shop...


It's a French Bull Dog puppy and measures 14" (36cm). Its available in my Craftsy Shop.



Have a wonderful Week-end!!
My daughter and I are going to a Bridal Expo - so very excited....


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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Fox in the Garden


Hi there,

What a couple of days!!
My new office/sewing room/ general computer central is finished!! Nothing spectacular, but the fact that it actually has a new ceiling and been repainted is already a big thing... Oh and I got a new light that actually works properly.... The old one was a stupid spotlight that could be moved if you climbed up onto the desk and wanted to burn your fingers.... and the new one is a long double tube light that shines bright, bright, bright.... loving it!
Yesterday we carried everything back in here and then the fun of connecting all the computers started...


Today....
I've finished the Fox in the Garden #1 and I'm going to print out the Fox #2 this morning and look for great scraps that can do the job...



I saw a finished Fox in the Garden #1 on the new Facebook group I started. It was amazing. I love the colour fabrics that was used.


I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns.


Today is also Valentine's so I have a little something for all of you...
Download your FREE pattern here <<<<<


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Monday, 12 February 2018

Miracles....


Hello there everyone...

Today we have a miracle taking place here in Pretoria....

As you can remember our ceiling in my sewing room turned sour on us and after making a bulge a huge piece fell down and since then I've been working in my husband's office and running back and forth to try and sew something.
Anyhoo, forward 3 months and they've arrived today to fix everything.... Yaay! AT LAST!!

We spent the whole weekend cleaning everything out of there and putting it in the dining room and now that looks like we're hoarders.... I can only hope they don't take forever...



The past while, I've been wanting to make patterns for larger quilts, so these cuties have been going out to testers to see if the software can handle it at a much larger size.






The young Giraffe measures 40x52" (1m,16cm)
Easy Intermediate level


Still looking for help...





















This is Elefriends....

It measures 60x72" (1m,52cmx1m84cm)
Intermediate level


Have enough on this one Thanks...







Also:

I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns.


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Friday, 9 February 2018

Week-end Project #3


Hello everyone..






Today I'm going on with the
Week-end Warriors Project #3

As you know, this need to be something that can be done quickly and maybe in an evening or even just in one day.




For this week-end, I'm making a cute 'Bookcase' block. 
This cute mini will be hanging on the wall.






It measures 14" (36cm) on its own and then with a border it will be 18" (47cm).





It's really very straight forward and with this one, you can use up a few Selvage Edges you have lying about to look like writing on the book spines.





You can get your FREE download pattern HERE...<<<<


I hope you enjoy the block.

Have a great Week-end!!


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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Fox in the Garden #6



Fox in the Garden time again....
and this time I've finished up the cutest part - the Fox himself.




I somehow forgot to take a photo of the layout of pattern pieces but not to worry, you all understand that part already...

I've finished up with this cute boy and then sewed it to the Part 5 from last week. They're still missing a piece on the bottom so I can't sew it to the house yet.

I did remove all the paper from that first 'house' part already.




And this is where we are at the moment. I've only got the tiny-est part to finish up with the trees and the snow in the foreground and sew it up and there you have it....

I will add the Fox in the Garden #2 pattern to the shop for those who want to carry on with the QaL.

I hope those of you joining me with this slow quilt a long are enjoying it...


Quick link to the Fox pattern #1 is HERE.....<<<<<


Link to Fox pattern #2 is HERE.....<<<

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Monday, 5 February 2018

February Bitty Block


Hello to everyone!

Today we're doing our Bitty Block for February...

Naturally its going to be a Valentine type of block so we're going to make a cute Hearts block.



This cute little block measures 5" (13cm) and is on the easy intermediate level

I hope you all have fun making this one...

You can download your block for FREE here in my Shop....<<<<<<


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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Feb. '18 BoM - Into the Wild - Nuthatch





It's already February and we're back on the edge of our seats...



Drumroll please...



It's time for our "Into the Wild" 
February Block of the Month...





Today we have a cute little White Breasted Nuthatch...


Each month's block will be available in 2 different colour ways. The more natural colouring of the bird and then a brighter option. It's up to you to make it however you like.

Here's a look at some of the blocks back from being tested...






 This block was sewn up by Annelise Kleyn of SAfrica. I just love the little flowers on the ground. Its so pretty!! Love it!













This one was sewn by Julie Mirdoch of Canada and it was also done with the brights option. I think its beautiful!

















This one was sewn up by Mania Hatziionannidi of Greece. This one is the more natural colouring of the bird. So beautiful!!













Thanks to everyone of you who test the blocks for me and send a great photo...
Big hugs for each of you! I really appreciate your help.


You can get your FREE for February block of the month right HERE....<<<<<<<


I really hope you enjoy sewing this one up too!

Have a great week-end!


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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Fox in the Garden...


Hi there to everyone out there...

Today is another fun episode in our Fox in the Garden soapie...

cue tranquil music with a light and fun feeling - ♭ ♭ ♭ ♭





Enter - flashes of past episodes...


Narrator: Mr Red Fox in a deep calming voice...

When we last left off we passed the halfway mark in season #1 where the cute red house was built, a quiet landscape with tall trees was established and an introduction was made at the garden wall where our 2 of our 3 main characters was off on their winter walk.





 In today's episode...

We start on the wooded area of the garden where a small stream is running through the property ...
such idyllic county living....what could upset this peace??



Next it's onto the area where the Fox is introduced and the mini 'soapie' is finished....

Or is it?

Here's a sneak peek at our Season #2 in the series...


This season will be brought to you in 16x24" and airs in February.
Be sure to press record so that you don't miss out on this exciting new twist!!

Quick link to the Fox pattern #1 is HERE.....<<<<<


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Monday, 29 January 2018

Charley Harper Calendar


Hi everyone...



Today was earmarked for the Map quilt I started but....

I had the piece I made up on the wall, and I kept feeling that I just don't like it in those colours.... I really do want it brighter and with solid fabrics....which means....

I have to start again. Not too much bother because I only made one of the corners. Now I need to go and find solid fabrics that don't look like some cheap see-through excuse... and I'll have to save up for them too ....


So for now....No map quilt...



 My Charley Harper calendar arrived in the post, so naturally I was doing the Happy Dance...


This was a To Me, From Me Christmas present that finally got here....

our postal system here is soooooo slow...
But now, I'm thrilled!!





I painted the January page using watercolour inks... They're really intense on their own but they do also water down nicely. The paper just wasn't too happy about it though... Really thirsty paper...





























Anyway, that's it for Monday...

Hope you all have a great week!



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Friday, 26 January 2018

Project #2 - Show and Tell


Hi everyone...
Thanks so much for all the encouragement. I really do appreciate it.







Today I'm doing the Show and Tell for the Project #2 we had last Friday.

We were making bookmarks..












I decided to make the little apple bookmark that sits like a 'hat' on the corner of the page.







And here it is....
The cute little apple corner bookmark


I think next time I might sew a top stitch over the fold to keep it from wanting to turn up on the edge...








You can get your FREE pattern for the bookmarks here (both are in one PDF) .....<<<<<

Have a great Week-End!!


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