November 24, 2012

Christmas Stockings

I have been sewing up a storm with these Christmas Stockings :)

I think this is the first time that I am ready for Christmas season. I made these as a Christmas presents and soon they will be traveling across the world to reach new owners :) I hope that Santa Clause will fill them with lots of small gifts on Christmas Eve :)

Here in Australia Christmas tree is usually put up on 1 December which occurs about a week before school summer holidays so we are having plenty of time to enjoy this festive season even if we don't have snow :)


November 17, 2012

Chevron pillow

 I have been busy making pillows lately. I was inspired by  I love Chevron pattern it is very trendy easy and fun to make. Using half square triangles to form the zigzag pattern.
First I made just one but I just couldn't stop and made few more plus some different patterns.  I wanted them to be very colorful so fabrics are mish-mash. 

November 15, 2012

My first quilt

Star Sampler Quilt

In March 2012 I took my first patchwork class. I had no idea what I will get myself into. I discovered this deep love for patchwork and sewing. 
Course had 10 sessions and we learned all basics and how to make 9 different star blocks for our quilt. Hardest part for me was to choose from a huge variety of gorgeous fabrics :) My quilt was professionally quilted and I am very pleased with results. 
Big thank you to Pam our wonderful teacher!