Saturday, May 21, 2011


Gosh, I thought blogging would be slow, I didn't know how slow! The PC decided it was time for retirement, and just stopped working one day about 2 weeks ago. So my new laptop is fitting in nicely, enjoying being moved around the house, and being super fast I'm surprised! Plus, there's something about 'new', isn't there?

So, 2 weeks must have full of stuff other than on the computer, right? I kept up with a few friends through Twitter; apologies if I'm repeating myself to them!

I finished the custom orders for Carly, the skirts are seen over at her blog. Keep an eye on her blog for better pics of her in the dress (hemming has made a difference!).

( lining )

 The pattern, for interest, is New Look 6910, of which I'm about to make a semi-formal version for my sister's wedding next Saturday. Nothing like a deadline haha.

I also finished my version of a 'stacked coin' quilt. Basically tried to use up some scraps! With a scrappy binding, of course! I've been lucky enough to receive a lot of these 'gourmet' scraps as pressies!

I don't think I'll ever get a corner so perfect again!!

I found the brown fabric at - surprise surprise - the op shop! A few metres, it is a slightly open weave, but the colour was great. Pink gingham sheeting for the background. Cheap and cheerful!

 ( binding)

Just perfect!


Mistea said...

Random perfect binding corners - beautiful.
Love the new quilt, perfect for these cool nights.
Enjoy your new technology.

willywagtail said...

Lovely to see a coin quilt with a different background. Saw a peek of Carly's skirt on her blog a while ago too. You are a good sewer in my book if you can sew for other people. It scares the life out of me and I generallyrefuse to do it. You are dfinitely right to celebrate a perfect corner. They come too rarely. lol Cherrie

Carly Findlay said...

Ooooh thanka :) I will get pics when I wear it Thursday

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt! And the dress is gorgeous too!

And I wish I could manage a corner like that, just perfect.