From the studio { March }

March 31, 2015

studio view march 1studio view march 2Blue skies for a mostly dry March. This month I managed 10 trips to the studio which is a fair amount of sewing time. I have felt back in the sewing groove too which is nice. We are on school holidays again now, and so there will be much less sewing in April. I bought home two bags of scraps for sorting though to give me something to do.

March Makes

Inside the studio (top row) Siblings together boy blocks for Mary, Siblings together girl blocks for Joanne, Pouches made for Mr C’s goddaughter.

(Middle row) My Totoro quilt for the #studioghibliswap sent off to my partner earlier this month. I haven’t received my parcel yet, I must get better at blogging about swaps. A Wanta Fanta Block for our March Queen Bee, My Alison Glass fabric finally arrived.

(Bottom row) Commissioned by my mum for friends of hers who asked her to make them – two Kitchen Aid mixer covers. Tricky to make as I don’t have a Kitchen Aid myself and might have been seen surreptitiously trying these on in a shop in town to make sure they fit. I find it really hard to make something when I cannot be sure it is right!(Top row)

March Makes1(Top row) Houndstooth block – I was considering this for my month as Queen Bee in April. I decided I didn’t like it that much but I made 4 to be sure first! I played around with the layouts until I decided to sew it together this way. This will now be my mini quilt for the #alisonglassminiquiltswap – just needs basting, quilting and binding.

(Middle row) My first attempt at paper piecing. I have now done a lot of paper piecing this month! I made this star for the centre of my #cottonandsteelminiquiltswap mini and then I added a border and have fussy cut some blocks to go around the outside. Lou was sewing with me on Tuesday last week and told me that she had lost her sunglasses case so I whipped up this case for her quickly.

(Bottom row) I made myself a Wanta Fanta for my sampler quilt, The Star Plus block is the block I have decided to ask for as my month as Queen Bee in April, and I finally made myself this banner, breaking out my Cricut Explore and the pink glitter iron on vinyl.


I am totally behind on my blog posts for the FAL Q1 so you may be bombarded by makes in the next few days while I get up to date so I can link up. I think that I have done really well this quarter so I definitely need to review.

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  • Reply Jennie @ Jennie's Threads April 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    What a great way to start foundation piecing! And I love the idea of trying the covers on mixers in a shop!

    • Reply Kelly April 4, 2015 at 7:45 am

      I felt quite strange doing it in the shop – I had an excuse rehearsed and everything but no one paid me a bit of notice!

  • Reply Stacey April 2, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Wow, what a productive month! So many beautiful things you’ve made.

    • Reply Kelly April 4, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Thank you so much. It was a busy one.

  • Reply Stephanie April 3, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    That Totoro is incredible! Also love the houndstooth block, I never realized it could create other patterns like that.

    • Reply Kelly April 4, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Thanks very much. I loved playing around with the blocks – it was so much fun.

  • Reply Adrianne April 12, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Nice work.

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