Saturday, 19 October 2013


After a pretty hectic week I was quite tired last night so rather than sewing for Friday Night Sew In, I cut out most of the pieces for my next project.

These will be Christmas presents for little Miss M (floral fabric) and her cousin Mstr J (blue spotty fabric). I still have to find a coordinating fabric for Mstr J's softie for the snout and ears. I had the perfect one but unfortunately didn't have enough of it in my scraps. I can't wait to get sewing and see how they turn out!

Wombat Softies in progress
Even though it was a busy week I was lucky enough to be able to go to the WAQA sewing night on Wednesday and catch up with some of my wonderful friends. One of them, Tracee of Quilt Kitty Loves Life fame, was returning a book to the library which I pounced on as it looked very interesting.

The WAQA library has some fantastic books, of which this is one.
It is a fantastic book with some very useful tips around cutting up scraps ready for turning into lovely quilts and quilted projects. Luckily for me I am still fairly new to the quilting game so have not collected huge amounts of scraps yet. Maybe I will be able to get reasonably organised before I get too many bits and pieces.
We also enjoyed the show and tell session of the night. My other good friend, Phil of The Guilty Quilter fame, showed off 2 of her quilts which both won a 3rd prize at the Royal Show recently. She is an amazing hand quilter and appliquer, and her machine quilting is beautiful as well. You will be able to see some of the quilts that were shown off on the WAQA blog very soon.
If you would like to check out what everyone else did for FNSI you can visit Wendy's blog, Sugarlane Designs, here. I'm off to have a quick look myself now.
Happy stitching,
Tracy xx


Charlie and Wendy said...

I like your choice of fabrics ... I look forward to seeing the wombats!

Farm Gate Creations said...

Looking forward to seeing these little Wombats.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I think wombats are just about my favourite of our Aussie furry folk. Yours are sure to be very cute.

Anthea said...

Those shapes look interesting Tracy - happy sewing!! Enjoy the book - great to have access to such a range of books...

Helen said...

Looking good, wombat will look great in those fabrics :)