Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Block #2 "Wings" and Block #3 "Lots Of Love"

So as you know I am working on the 
Splendid Sampler Quilt through the Facebook Group 
which you can find Here....
You will find all the information you need 
to get started and while we are on Block #3 
it is not too late to Join the fun 

 Today I am going to share with you what I am doing 

I must be crazy as I am going to tackle 2 quilts...
One will be done exactly how the designer 
has laid out the pattern and the other one 
will be a variation on the block...

 Block #2 Wings 
you can find the pattern Here

I have never really worked with small pieces
before so this has been a bit of a challenge for me 
But I am loving is really pushing me out 
of my comfort zone....the blocks are a little 
wonky but I am sure that I will get better 
managing my little pieces...with all the tips 
that are going around ...

my advice is to starch the heck out of 
your fabric before you cut anything 

here is the block that I followed the pattern to the letter 
I am using Riley Blake Fabrics 
called " Country Girls" 
With a Background fabric with Dark Blue 
spots on white 

 And the Second Quilt I am doing a variation 
on the block....
 and each block will be made from 
my scrap-box not more fabric will be cut 
maybe just a little for sashing and borders 
latter in the quilt 

and both these quilts will go to my Daughter 
and her Daughter (My Grand-baby)
they will be just a little different from each 

here is the block again I really should have starched
the heck out this fabric before I cut it...
Lesson Learnt though :) :) 
I am still not sure if I will add the 
butterflies feelers yet or not 
I will decide this latter 

Now Moving onto Block #3 
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting 

I love this block while it had small pieces 
I found it a lot easier now that I used 
My best press before I cut any Fabric
It is still a little wonky but a darn site 
better than my effort for Block #2

again the first block was done to the pattern 
you can find the pattern Here

here is my Block 
using the Riley Blake Fabric "Country Girls" 
I am very Please with how it has turned out 

and now to the Scrap-box Block....
as you can see I have still used the hearts 
but this block I appliqued them 
Just using a simple blanket stitch 
with white cotton....I would also like to point out that 
I have used a light weight stabilizer on the back 
so the stitching is easier....I think this is just 
too cute :) :) 
So I just cute a 6.5inch block in white and 
then used my Accuquilt heart die for the hearts 
it has 3 different sizes on the die...I used the 
smallest and the medium size heart 

I can not wait to see Block #4 that will
be released this Thursday (Friday Morning Australian time)

I will keep you posted of my progress 
Happy Quilting ") N

The Splendid Sampler

Thursday, 18 February 2016

OH Yes!!!! here is my money :

While have a look around the web today 
a group that I am in on Facebook,
 Shared this article by The Sewing Rabbit 
of Super Cool Sewing Inventions 

Check out some of these awesome Ideas below.....

I particularly love this 
 big Eye needle
How Cool is that....this wasn't a concern for me until 
recently when  I noticed that my eyesight was getting 
a little... hmmm how can i say this 
well not so sharp lol...old age gets us 
one way or another lol

Big Eye Needle

and this Sewing machine is just awesome ....
what a perfect little machine to take the 
those Sewing/Quilting classes we all 
love to do.....and don't get me started on of the biggest hassles is getting 
our machines on flights to go to our 
retreats....This Solves all our problems 

For the Original post By 
The Sewing Rabbit
 click here
and check the other inventions :) :) 

Happy Quilting ") N

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Block #1 "Hearts Aflutter"

 A Facebook Friend Lexie  added me to The Splendid Sampler Group on 
Facebook .... with over 12,000 members this is a massive Quilt-a-long 

This is year Long FREE Mystery Quilt along consisting of 100 blocks 
 being run by 

with Block #1 being released on the 14th of Feb...
with 2 blocks being released each week on 
Sunday and Thursday 
(Or Monday and Friday for Australian Quilters) 

I am looking forward to the challenge of doing these blocks
and I hoping that it will push me out of my comfort 
zone...its soo comfy here in my zone...

I have never done a online quilt along before so this will 
be interesting :) :) and just to challenge myself that little 
more I am doing 2 of each block.
 one will be nothing but what is in my Scrap Box.
As Quilters the Scrap Box is ever growing.
so I thought this will be a great way to use up those leftovers.

The other block I will be  using Riley Blake Fabric Called "country girls"
this is the colours of the Fat quarter pack that i had in my stash 

Here is a picture of the Block #1 that I used the Riley Blake Fabrics in
I am absolutely in Love with this Fabric line

and this is the Block below is the one
 that i have done out of my scrap

you can find the Block pattern by
 clicking Here

Why not pop over to the Facebook Group and 
Join the Fun 

Happy Quilting ") N

The Splendid Sampler

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Quilt Basting Service Information

Did You Know That We Can Baste Your Quilt:

If you’re looking for the perfect finish to your latest quilt project, Darvanalee Designs can help.

Our basting service (for those who prefer to hand quilt or machine quilt their own quilts)

Machine Basting is a wonderful service for quilters who want to complete their own quilts. With machine basting, large tacking stitches are run across the quilt in parallel lines, 3- 4 inches apart for stabilizing.

Basting Prices:

Cot-44"x 60" = $30.00
King Single/Single 41"x 80"= $40.00
Double 54"x 75" = $50.00
Queen 60" x 80" = $60.00
King 72"x 80"= $70.00

From King size and up we charge 
We can do up to 105"  
we measure your quilt and price it accordingly 
maximum charge of $105.00

For More Information Please 
contact Nicole on 
07 4163 6631
0429  55 1970 

We Also offer Mail in Basting, 
so if you don't live Local not to worry 
just send your quilt to us and we
will take care of the rest for you and 
post it back to you for a flat postage fee of