28 December 2012

Maple Leaf Quilt Finish!

Hi folks! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and gearing up for more celebrations to ring in the new year. I spent my Christmas away from my parents and siblings for the first time, ever! Instead I spent it with my soon to be in-laws - and my nana on Boxing day, which brings me to my first finished Christmas gift to share with you all! Yay! The maple leaf quilt is finally finished and was well received by nana :)
I backed the quilt in a lovely vintage sheet I recently purchased that was destined to be the perfect backing :) It's a nice throw size, with a total of 20 blocks and some simple solid blue corner stones to let the printed fabrics shine. I really had to raid my blue stash to make this, luckily I just had enough to have a different print for each maple leaf ;) I went with my favourite binding choice of the moment, a great little checkered print by Darleene Zimmerman, so versatile! 
Hope you like it! I'll be back soon to share more of my Christmas makes, and crafty gifts to me! Jessie, xo

21 December 2012

Patchwork Christmas Decoration Tutorial

Hello, today I wanted to share my tutorial to make this Christmas patchwork tree decoration. You can find the whole tutorial and materials list over on the fabulous Liberty craft blog. It's a great way to use up those fabric scraps we all have lying around, and what better way to decorate your tree with a mini quilt! :)
I was lucky enough to receive a charm square bundle of the gorgeous new collection 'Stile', so I picked out the most festive colours and started cutting! Soon it turned into a basic 4-patch star design, top it off with some sweet candy cane binding and voila! 

Now hop over to the blog and whip up a bunch for your tree! You'll be done in no time ;) Please spread the Christmas cheer, with a tweet or 'Like' - I'd love it if you could. Speak soon, friends xoxo

14 December 2012

Sew and Quilt Shop Update

Hi friends! Just a super quick post to let you know I'm alive! (such a long blog absence!) 
and the beautiful Pam Kitty Love collection has now arrived, if you're a regular follower of my blog you will know how much I adored the Pam Kitty Morning fabric collection, and this second instalment by the ever talented lady certainly doesn't disappoint! I'll be sharing a full post of these pretties next week, lots of eye candy ;)
and as an early Christmas gift to all, Christmas fabrics are now all on sale at 25% off at Sew and Quilt! Grab a bargain while you can! ;) 
Have a great weekend everyone! Are you all ready for Christmas yet? It's come round too quick, I'm so behind, not even cracked on with the decorations!! 
Jessie, xo