Monday, July 19, 2010


Another swap is over and done with and this one took forever! The school holidays weren't quite the ones we planned as two of the girls were sick so much of my time was spent mopping brows and cuddling a miserable four year old! In other words, not much sewing was done!

Anyway we survived and they are back at school and life has resumed it's normal busy pace. I was very lucky to squeeze in a lovely 'quilting retreat' with 15 other mad quilters on the last weekend of the holidays and it was absolute bliss. I did nothing but eat and sew and giggle for two whole days. And I didn't have to lift a finger to make my bed or cook a thing! I did achieve a fair bit but will show you that another day.

So here is the gorgeous cushion/pillow I received in the Pillow Swap.

The Pillow Talk Swap received!

It was made by Rebecca and I love it - thanks!!

And here is mine.

The Pillow Talk {swap} finished

It hasn't arrived at its destination yet so I can't tell you who it is for. I hope she likes it!

The Pillow Talk {swap} finished

I was a little ambitious time wise with this and decided to hand piece. In the end I'm glad I did as I like the way it looks but goodness it took some time.

And here is a little sneaky look at my latest pattern, the "Katy Carry All".


And yes, it decided to be very grey and raining the day I had to get the photos done, but I kind of like it as it makes the bag stand out.

The pattern will be available this week at the Amitie stand at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair. And I'll make sure there is a giveaway over here as well.

I have much more to show so stay tuned and I will be back soon!


One Flew Over said...

Both pillows look fantastic as does the bag!

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful pillows! They're both so bright and pretty. Love the new bag too!!!

Tui said...

Love the black and white striped binding contrasting with the candy colours. Great idea.

Ali said...

I love the black and white binding (on both - or are my eyes deceiving me?)

And that's just the bag to brighten the greyest of days.

Chookyblue...... said...

nice pillows swapped........

Anonymous said...

I love both of the cushions - lovely, lovely, lovely. I wish I could come to the craft show too!

Andi said...

So much loveliness!!
That bag is fab.
My colours!!!!

Kate said...

That cushion is fabulous, hand piecing - I am very impressed!
Love the bag too!