29 July 2012

more blocks and purses too !

I had a fabulous weekend of sewing - its so nice to be back in the sewing room again !

I finally got the purse done for the in the frame purse swap - phew - just before the final deadline too !!

It took me a while to work out a pattern for it - in the end I kind of based my pattern on one by Lisa at u-handbag - I'm pretty happy with the finished purse - but I'm very glad I did a practice one first though - I got some glue on the fabric !

I also made my secret partner a hexy needlebook and some magnets to go inside the purse :)

for the june long distance quilting bee Pat asked for a flower block and I made this applique flower and finished the buttonhole stitching today.

I also worked on my first Star of Africa swap block - we are doing blocks that represent our country -  Patti asked for bright colours and an 8 1/2 inch block - I decided to use green and gold for the background and added Uluru - I was going to do strips for Uluru but found this fabric that reminds me of an aboriginal painting so I thought it suited well - I'm thinking of adding some embroidery as well.

luckily I'm not at work tomorrow so I'll be able to finish off my needlebook for the ratz swap that has to be posted on Tuesday and I hope to get the July long distance bee block done as well - then I'll be caught up with all my swaps !

I'm loving sewing in the new house - there's way more room and its so warm and clean !!  and the view from my sewing room looks out over the paddock across the road where they keep sheep and some cute little lambs :)

hope you had a great weekend too :)


  1. Wow - the purse is completely beautiful as are the extras. Your partner is one lucky ducky!

  2. I love your purses and the extras are gorgeous! Your new view sounds lovely!

  3. My goodness! So many swaps. You must spend a fortune on postage. I bet you're on a first name basis with your letter carrier!

    Oh, do show pictures of your sewing room! And your view too, please. I want to see it all, especially because I'm still looking for organization arrangements and ideas for my own new sewing space.

  4. The Aussie block is really original, I love the concept of the Rock "Uluru" - Dad.

  5. Love my purse and goodies! Thankyou so much Leanne. The fabrics are lovely and modern, so my colours. The fabrics are out of my usual range which makes me love my purse even more. The hexie needlebook is a gorgeous touch, love fabric magnets too.
    thanks heaps X


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