Monday, 23 August 2010

I Don't Neglect My Children... Honest!

This morning, before school (naughty, naughty!) I finished this little picture that I started last night.  I haven't played with felt much in recent years.  There's so much fun to be had with the little coloured fabrics.   It's the perfect fabric for beginners to sewing.  I found the idea for this stitching here.

When you have a little three year old helper standing by you side, you end up doing funny things - like turning your house into a person!  I drew the line at giving it arms.  But maybe that would be cute!

This pile of yummy fabrics...

turned into this...
 
which ended up as a finished quilt top overnight.  I sewed it in an evening and a bit during the day while No.4 was at kindy.  Hubby was quite stunned just how fast it all went together!  But really there isn't much to squares is there?  Now it's all ready for pinning.  I would have done it already, but I didn't realise just how much fabric I would use for the sashing and didn't have enough for the backing as well.  And I bought four metres of it!!
 
And finally we have a quote on the wall hanging.  I did it freehand which probably wasn't the best idea.  But I generally just go for it and hope for the best.  It could have been better, but it's OK.  Can you tell I left the second 't' out of stitched?!!  Too funny!
It was a bit of fun, nothing serious. 
 
And lookie lookie.  Look at what is finally finished!!  Last weekend I tackled my string quilt again and didn't stop until it was finished.  I do love it.  All that lovely rainbow colour.
 
It was ironed, really!  Why don't things stay looking nice and flat?
 
And yesterday when the girls were busy playing racing car driving on the PS3 with their Daddy, I played with the fabrics.  A bit of applique and stippling later, and we have a pretty cushion to go with the rainbow quilt. 

I found the stippling strange after the rose quilting.  It's all over the show instead of planned of course.  I think I'll do the quilt the same way.  It's not my favourite to stitch, but I do like the look of it. 

So I have had a very lovely, productive week, even though I had to sell chocolate bars in the rain on Saturday morning.  The things we mothers have to do for school fundraisers.  Still it's nice to meet the neighbours once a year.  Those that have electric gates are lucky people I've decided! 

So what did you do in the weekend?  Something nice I hope.  Hope you had nicer weather than us.  Oh I've joined up for a lovely Christmassy swap too.  Selina is hosting a stocking swap that sounds just fabulous.  If you want to join in, just click on the stocking button in my side bar.  Right, see you!  xx

23 comments:

Heidi said...

I love the cute house....and the quilt fabulous!!

melissa said...

My goodness you have been a busy girl! Love it all... your quilts look stunning!

Serenata said...

Oh my goodness Sarah, I'm exhausted at reading how much you achieved! They are all so beautiful and well made as well. Does your machine do the stippling, or do you do it by hand?

The Patchwork Heart said...

I love the colours in the log cabin quilt mmmmm makes me want to make another one! Well done
Heather x

Leonie said...

Wow, your creations are just gorgeous. I love the little house in the embroidery hoop - very sweet. I might be inspired to do something in a hoop too. ALso the bunting hanging is just too cool!!
Can I send you all my unfinished quilts? LOL!

Floss said...

It's just all awe-inspiring, Sarah! Such verypretty colours - I like the way you're combining them all with white.

bekimarie said...

You have been busy, it all looks gorgeous!
Love the felt picture and the way you adapted it.

B xxx

Cat B said...

OMG where do you find the time.
Seriously I have been non stop go all day since 9.30am and have had NO crafting time and I'm grumpy to boot about it all!
Your crafts are AMAZING!
*sigh* I WILL find time!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your string quilt and the pillow and the stitchery OKAY I love it all.
Now to get off here and back to the online grocery shopping now I've just finished the online banking and then I might make kids lunches.
Cat

karlyn Jackson said...

Your little house is soooo sweet. I love it! and your quilts are gorgeous, especially love your string!

Itch2stitch.com said...

I certainly didn't do as much as you! You are so productive. I love it all, you are a busy bee! Susie xxx

Jak said...

Crikey, how to you fit in so much lovely crafting? The little house is so cute and the colours of the new quilt look stunning together. I think our summer is just about sliding into autumn and it is rainy and miserable at the moment. I'm STILL sewing my grannies together!!!!
Jak x

Green thumb said...

We all know that you're a perfect mummy,Sarah..honest!
Love your mini bunting..and now since you mentioned that dirty word..I'm off to Selina's blog!
Have a great week!
xxx

Croap Queen said...

Wow, you've been a busy girl and with stunning results. No wonder you don't have time to natter on MSN, sniff (oh dear, I've turned into Lizzie, lol).
Keep up the good work
Jo x

mamas collection said...

Good Heavens! Productive AND lovely results!!

Joan said...

Bravo to all! (Except that I didn't recognize that your felt picture was a house until you said so. I thought it was a Care Bear wearing a hat.)

Crafty Mermaid said...

That's some serious creating!

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

That is seriously impressive, you've inspired me to finish all my half-completed projects!! :)

sweet emmelie said...

that house is too cute. Man you are impressive, all these beautiful quilty things and so many of them. good work!

Farm Girl said...

Hi there, I just found your blog today from Carole's (Madness and Mess). Your quilts are amazing, I love the red and aqua one with the white sashing, so simple, but stunning. Will definitely be back to see more of your lovely crafting.

Fruitful Fusion said...

Such beautiful stitching! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Running Thread said...

um .... hello ..... superwoman! So many gorgeous projects on the go. You're putting the rest of us to shame!

The Clip Cafe said...

I love your felt work and fabric, actually the whole post was a delight to read and see :-)

eastwitching said...

Yes - how do you do all this craft and take care of 4 girls and everything else! Sarah these quilts are simply stunning. Clearly your a fab seamstress. I love quilts and can do some log cabin (my fave) ...fabrics shown this way are totally spellbinding to me.

Thanks for your comment aboy Fairy Rabbit. We hope to have it published before the end of this year...another thing you might like to see is I am featuring on page 40 of Lonnymag.com (my fox from my etsy shop is in there) ! I am so excited about this... Alison