Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Bag

Made this new bag today, am planning on making three in all for my teenage nieces here in Queensland.  They have very different personalities, so the bags will reflect that with the differences in fabric choices.  This Amy Butler bag pattern is very easy to make up. The fabric is Central Park from Moda.  Beautiful range of fabrics, soft yet not over the top girlie.  Love the over sized flowers. Again l added the extra pockets because of the size of the bag. :}

Friday, October 14, 2011

Spooky Tree

This is my Spooky Tree for my Halloween wall hanging /Quilt.  Needed a Spooky looking tree and was given inspiration from another, great work of art from my good friend Jennifer, which is going to work out just fine.   The back ground was another quilt which l made, especially with this idea in mind.  The 1600 quilt so l am hoping it will all came together.  If you have any ideas l would love to hear them, you never know they just might end up in this quilt.  That would make it a bloggers round robin quilt. LOL.  Cats, Pumpkins Bats, Vines and wording such as BOO! Have already  come to mind.  This will be a  machine appliquéd project.  So will be interesting to see how it turns out.  
 Up dating my progress.
   Added cut out shapes to my wall hanging quilt, it is coming along very nicely l think.  Next is to and appliqué pieces and sew them in to place.  Has come together very quickly and l am very happy with the outcome.  

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another UFO Completed.

Having a very good week on the machine, see what you can achieve when you stay home waiting for trades people to show up.
The biggest surprise was that they did show up, and on time.  Now don't faint, its true l tell you!!

This is an Amy Butler pattern l purchased early in the year and decided to get a start on it in June.   Cut it out between looking at house to buy.

Ran out of iron on interfacing, after a trip down to Spotlight where they also had run out.  Was a little down heartened.  Waited a few weeks for  stock to come in, then lost interest in the bag.  Like too  many things these days it was shelved.

After completing the Flutter-by bag  l was on a roll.  In between trades men arriving to quote on the new shed and extensions l sewed and was surprise how easy this bag came together.

The photo below shows the large inside pocket, there are two in the pattern, but l gave it another one for my Phone and Glasses case. Nothing worse than hearing the phone go off and fishing around in on oversize bag  trying to find the silly thing.

 The bag is HUGE, great for the beach, pool or over night stays at friends homes. The fabric range is Laurel Dots for Westminster fibres.  Considering l will be going to Brisbane Craft Show very soon, it will came in handy for any purchases. LOL.  I can keep spending until the bag over flows.   Maybe l need another one just in case......sound like a plan.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Butterfly Bag Complete

You may say about time... started this project back in May and got way layed.... as we sometimes do, but don't worry l finally finished the beautiful Flutter-By Bag designed by Val Laird.  This bag was for one of my nieces birthdays but now she will receive it for Christmas.  Enjoyed making the bag and learning along the way how to add sequence.  Did have a little hiccup buying the plastic tubing for the handles at Bunnings.   Machine did not like sewing through the tubing.  Very happy with the finished product.
I know little Teoni will just love the bag.  Her mother will have to now put sequence on her shoes & hair pieces to match.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Next Project

 If you read the previous post l need space to lay out my next Patchwork creation.  Well here it is an old favourite of many quilters, the Dresden Plate.  Making it from a Bali Pop that l purchase in Melbourne whilst on retreat this year.  Always wanted to make one, but unsure which method l should try. So when l was recently at the  Toowoomba Quilt show, l scanned the stores for ideas and came across Busy Fingers and the paper piecing method sounded the better way to go.  After making my purchases and heading home. l had to put things on hold for several hours to finish another project place in my path.  After tracing around the template for many hours and cutting for even more hours, l was finally able to place my pieces on the floor to view what l was going to be working with.  After a while l came up with the colour combination l am happy with.  This is a project to be taken to quilting each week, where l can hand sew it and watch it grow into a beautiful quilt .....or if l tire a table runner.....   lol.

Scout Poncho

This Scout Poncho came about after many many years of collecting scout associated badges. Many many years of nagging from DH, DS3. Both came up with the idea that Mum could make this Poncho blanket.   They moved  things along by buying a small blanket, from Sams Warehouse.  Trying to get me motivated, still meeting much resistance from me.  As l have no time to sew on badges due to my constant quilting obligation and on going imagination in patchwork.  So determined  were they that they placed the blanket on the dining room floor, with badges spaced and pinned on waiting for me to tire, which l eventually did.  It took me several hours to sew them on. Lets pray that they don't earn any more badges.
I needed the space to lay out  my next quilting creation.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Whats in a Name" ???

Was just over checking out Joy's blog where there was a very interesting question being asked,."What's in a Name" and instructed to go to Dawn's blog, "Sweet as Cinnamon" . There was discussion about the reason we choose the blog names we have, maybe they describe our personality, hobbies,etc.   ....Sounded like a lot of fun and l do enjoy a good laugh.
 The name for my blog came about because we now live in  Toowoomba (2x Woomba).
Hence the name'Woomba Woomba"   
Hope this makes sense to you all.
They also stated there may be a prize in it.   You know l cannot resists a freebie, not that l am lucky enough to win.  But you gottta be in it to win it.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Present The Present In The Present.

Hope this heading is not to confusing.....but would like to share a gift l have sent off, to a friend for her b'day.  The mail from here takes about 4 days so hopefully it should have arrived. I couldn't wait to post about it.
It took me sometime to decide what to make....  In case you have no idea what it will be it is a Bolster for her bed....needs to be stuffed......now now no funny comments....LOL.

Made from a pattern from The Rivendale Collection by Sally Giblin " A Thing Of Beauty"  also sent of a bag pattern, a  pre printed panel for a table runner.
A lovely little flower brooch  purchased from the Toowoomba Quilt Show, which was made by one of the members.  I am not an embroiderer..... so please no stitch police. 

Day out at the coast.

 Spent a few hours down at Surfers Paradise on the 23rd September, was great to be on the beach. The water was a tad cool, but was an enjoyable time.  Had lunch at one of the street Cafe's  with family. It has change since l was there last, always new buildings going up up up.
 Headed on to Greenbank Army Barracks, where one of our Sons was on Parade, after a week long camp for Cadets.  There were over 600 Cadets on the camp that week. They do a lot more than learn how to march. They form friendships that could last a life time, they learn how to be part of a team effort and how to problem solve.  Sleep out in tents with out Mum cleaning up after them. Spend a night or two camping out in the bush with out the comforts of the tent.  The chance to learn how to handle weapons with respect, was given to a few. Overall a great time was had.

Of course Mum was not forgotten, because when he step back in the house the next day, the washing was handed over. Whilst he went for a long need sleep. lol.

Toowoomba Quilt Display.

 Toowoomba Quilters Displayed their quilts at the local Quilt show, held the same week as the carnival of flowers a must see event, these ladies have a load of talent and very willing to share all they know. Beside the Quilts there were stores with items to purchase for friends, Birthday gifts, Early Christmas gifts or even something for yourself.

 Members were also on hand to teach or show you different patchwork techniques such as Paper piecing hexagons, Foundation piecing curves, and Strip piecing to name a few.
Very popular event on the week long carnival.

If you wish to see a full display of the quilts go to the Toowoomba Quilters  website. http://www.toowoombaquiltersclub.org/membership.html

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Queens Park Flower Display

 Beautiful display of flowers, in the garden beds.  Lots of colours and textures.  Efforts of many many people with great success over the week of the carnival of flowers. People from all over the Toowoomba region and the Country, come each year to view the gardens. Well worth a trip to the city, there are many activities that happen though out the week.  Put this on your calendar for next year.