Wednesday, 2 October 2013

A quick-quilt WiP and other random tidbits

I got hold of a charm pack of Kate & Birdie Paper Co Winter's Lane, played around to make some smallish blocks and am now working on a layout - this will be a quick-quilt with lots of negative space, I'm all about things that come together quickly at the moment.

I'm paying particular attention to an accurate 1/4 inch seam allowance, and have come up with this easy, albeit crude seam guide:

After sewing each seam I then check it against my rotary cutter ruler, I've been pleased with the results.  My new machine will have a 1/4 inch foot, but until then I'll be 'sticking' with this.

I needed a grocery bag holder; I have a ridiculous amount of vintage sheets - I put the two together and made this, which looked lovely sitting next to this retro coffee pot I thrifted recently.

My sister wanted a headband, so I rummaged around in my stash and made these - the thinner, pink one looks great on Pepper-Mae.

Finally, yesterday afternoon my brother dropped off a surprise (to us all) gift for the girls - twin orphan lambs, only 3 days old.  Ruby wants to name her lamb Ruby.  I suggested that perhaps this could get a bit confusing, how would I know which Ruby to take to kindergarten?

Linking up to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Op Shop Show Off at Blackbird has Spoken 


  1. Winter's Lane looks like a lovely fabric range and you have some great ideas happening with it. Your new lambs are so cute but I imagine they take a good deal of caring for too.

  2. Good idea with the masking tape :) If you find that your masking tape is coming unstuck after a while I saw a similar trick using a rubber band stretched over the sewing machine bed.

  3. Bravo on all your projects! You should not turn your back on that coffee pot, it would not be safe. I hear a song, Ruby had a little lamb!

  4. Oh my, I love winter's Lane and what you are doing with it! I can't wait to see the finish!

    1. Thanks, Jenni - I can't wait to see the finish either!

  5. Hee hee, ruby one and ruby 2!
    I have a soft spot for vintage sheet makings, yours is lovely. Great to have you linking in x

  6. The lambs are too cute! I like the design for your Winter's Lane fat quarters. In September I came across a blogger who created a lovely pattern using this line. You should check it out!

  7. I've had a charm pack of Winter's Lane for awhile and have been thinking about doing similar blocks. I think you're motivating me to get something going!

  8. Loving your blocks with Winter's Lane - gorgeous!

    Those lambs are so cute!


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