Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday stash #8

Good morning. Hubby is out doing his first triathlon on the season so I am free to pull my new fabric out of hiding and share with you!

I had bought some half yards from the Sew You're Destashing page on FB last week, and they made their merry way to me from Perth this week. They are to be my last purchase from that page - I have left the group so as to not be tempted. I have enough fabric enablers in my Paper Piecing Bee!

So...I got a half yard of these two prints from Robert Kaufman's Metro Cafe line. You may remember that I already have the cutlery fabric from this line in red and black. I discovered that Sally from SallyBally Creations has a thing for cutlery fabrics, so I have shared the fabric love and sent her a FQ of this fabric below, as well as some pieces of the red and black colourway.

I also bought this fabulous fabric as a bit of an inspiration for my month of Vintage Kitchen for the Wombat Stew bee. I love it. The colours are far more vivid in the flesh - the pic doesn't do it justice!

I also added some more tufted tweets to the stash. I have 5 prints in total now. I am hoping to use some in Kristy from Quiet Play's Polaroid Block Swap

It's been a bit of a quiet week on the sewing front. I worked 4 days this week instead of my usual 2. I take my hat off to all those fulltime workers out's not easy at all. I did manage a few little things though.

We are going to a birthday party next Sunday for a little girl that is turning 1. I thought I would make her a gift rather than trying to find something generic at the shops. I have made this little top before and I really love that it doubles as a dress for younger children or a smock for a 2-3 year old. You can find the pattern and tutorial at Smashed Peas and Carrots.

The front - just needs the buttons and buttonholes and some topstitching.

The back - I love the crossover.

My other little finish this week is the September QCA Bee block for Jodie - 

This was by far, the most complicated block that I have done so far, and I am so so so pleased that I managed to line everything up and get it together. The theme that Jodie requested was red, white and blue.
If you would like to try this block, you can find it here - Stripey Lonestar

I have quilt group this afternoon - can't wait! It's been a few weeks since we last met up, and I know that everyone is going to have lots of things to share...not sure whether there will be a lot of sewing or just a lot of fabric show and tell!

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  1. Gorgeous dress!!! I pinned that a while ago and considered making it for Isabelle for her first birthday but decided I go easier. I should try it again!

  2. I love your stash acquisitions this week Marieka - nice to come home after 4 days of work to find squishy mail. Well done on the dress to0 - great fabric choice and is it reversible?

  3. I think your dress is so pretty. I remember wearing these as a child; they were sold in sets with matching bottoms.

  4. Lovely additions to the stash - they are such bright gorgeous colours!

    The dress is so sweet! Great idea for a birthday gift!

  5. Just thought I'd let you know I popped by. Fiona at Finding Fifth put me onto your blog and I think you live just up the road from me. I'm in Adelaide (for the time being) Lovely looking things you've made!

    1. Hi Camilla :)

      We will be moving back to the Barossa at the end of the year. Currently living on the north coast of NSW :)