Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring to finish (week 1)- Fancy Free Sashing & a naughty cat

Off to a flying start with the sashing all done, just need to add the border this weekend and the quilt top will be finished!


 Everytime I turned my back, even just for a second, this naughty cat would appear sitting on it! and everytime I lifted her off, she would appear on it again! She just wouldn't get off and it got to the stage where she would hiss at me if I told her to get off...I gave up in the end, but she still wasn't happy when she had to move so I could sew on a sash and she would promptly resume her position when I had to lay it out to pin the next sash on.
I think she must really like this quilt (she seemed happy when she could sit on it?),  well I hope so because I do :)

Hope you have a great week
Miranda & Charlie

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ooh count me in!- Spring to Finish Challenge 2010

Jacquie from Tallgrass Prairie Sudio is running the Spring to finish challenge 2010, and I'm in!

spring to finish big

I have so many UFOs (incl. 3 quilts) that it"s not funny! However, two of those quilts are still on pause until I figure out how to quilt them and as I am doing Year 12 this year I have a lot of study and exams this term so I think I better stick to one for now :)

So... My challenge is:
-The “Fancy Free Quilt”…In need of sashing, a border, quilting and binding
and my goal is to get as much of it done as possible and if I finish it before May 31 (and have time) ,then…
-Start on my Boutique(by Chez Moi for moda) Quilt
-Or…Make something with my little bag of Liberty Scraps.

My Reward?
Sewing or Working on my quilt is usually a reward in itself for having done lots of study and worked hard during the week...if I have any spare time left after that! so any progress I will be happy with and if I finish it then I will be ecstatic! So my reward will be the satisfaction I guess of having finished it!...if that makes any sense?

Good luck to everyone doing the Challenge and thankyou to Jacquie for such a wonderful idea :)

and If you are not yet doing the challenge but have many UFOs-( it can be anything!) and would like to join the fun, all the details can be found here on Jacquie's blog!

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

Miranda & Charlie

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Naughty but nice #1- Liberty Fabric

OK I admit it, I did by some Liberty Fabric the other day, but how could I resist?, it was inevitable, it had my name on it!

I'm sure there are people out there who have used the excuses "it was calling to me" or "it had my name written all over it", I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Patchwork House has recently had lots of Liberty Fabric, so I was secretly hoping they would have my special one, and as I was wandering around, I found it in all its glory...in an adorable little scrap bag- that jumped into my hands and begged to be taken home. And thats how it ended up to be in my house.

I don't know what I am going to do with them yet (apart from admire them).
My mums first reaction was something along the lines of:
"great and what are you going to do with them? You can't do anything with those scraps"
I gasped offcourse and said "You can do anything with scraps!"...I just haven't decided what exactly.

There's about 2 and a half fat quarters worth of scraps- I could make a mini quilt or maybe a cushion, or maybe even a softie like a Melly and Me pattern...

What would you do with a bag of Liberty scraps?
 Do you have a project that springs to mind?- If sew I would love to know!

Hope your having a wonderful wednesday!

Miranda & Charlie

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday morning cuteness

Charlie was being extremely cute this morning...

 Hope your having a great weekend!

Miranda & Charlie

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pink glorious pink

After another trip to Patchwork House- this time to choose sashing, border and backing fabric, it seems the Fancy Free quilt has become quite pink...but that's ok because I'm really loving Pink at the moment!

 *Backing, border, sashing, backing*
All of the fabrics are by Lake House.

 I wasn't sure about using the check as the sashing, its a bit different, but it's only going to be a very thin sashing so I think it will looks really interesting.

If it is possible to be in love with a fabric, then I am in love with this one!
It was the first one we saw when we walked through the door and it ended up being the perfect backing.
Unfortunately we were a bit short as we got the last of the bolt so I'm combining it with the light pink fabric with the dots.

I know I have been meaning to put these up for at least a week so here are some sneak peaks of some of my favourite Fancy Free blocks:

 Hope you have had a wonderful week!
Miranda & Charlie
PS. Guess what?...I found a piece of the Miranda fabric and I will tell you all about it soon!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fabric with my name on it

Looking for fabric this morning...I found fabric that literally has my name on it!

Here it is: 
(and it also comes in a range of other colour ways.)
 Not only do I adore this fabric by Liberty of London, I realised that it is called Miranda which is very exciting because I was born in London and nothing usually has my name on it here either
AND.. there's more,

The product code is the year I was born! 

I think so, but it has certainly made my day :)

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday
Miranda & Charlie

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and the Easter Bunny brings you all lots of yummy chocolate!

Have a great weekend!

 Miranda & Charlie

PS. I know I promised to put pictures up of the Fancy Free blocks earlier this week, but I just ran out of time trying to get some study done before I had my wisdom teeth out yesterday.  I have taken the pictures but they are misbehaving so I will try to fix them and put them up early next week when I am hopefully feeling better and can think straight  :)