Archive for August, 2010


Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

Here are the final photos of my Garden Party quilt. I love how it turned out and I am feeling a bit sad that it is not mine! I made it for my parents and I hope they will love it as much as I do.

I had this quilt professionally quilted and love how it looks. I am running out of time with some quilting projects and needed a bit of help from the quilting professionals. Material Obsession organized the professional quilting and it is just perfect.

I am hand quilting a baby quilt at the moment finding one night of work is about one square. I have 16 squares to quilt and a border so need to get to work!

If you are interested in making this quilt, I think Material Obsession would make another kit up. I bought mine in January at the shop in Hunters Hill. I only wish I could take credit for mixing these fantastic colors and shapes!


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Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

I have been trying to reduce our energy consumption this year and we have been having some success. We lived in a smaller house before and moving to an open plan house in winter…..shock when the electric bill came.

Another thing we are working on is reusable products all around. I have been on the shopping bag bandwagon for some time and just purchased a reusable coffee cup which is magic.

I bought two napkins for our kids at the Be Be Japanese stand at Darling Harbour. Easiest craft ever to make and so beautiful.

Busy sewing bindings, basting quilts and hoping to sneak over to the Hunter Hill show tomorrow. Sewing all around, just nothing finished!

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Beach Pillow


Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

A little something I made for the pre-school silent auction coming up in two weeks. Can’t believe I managed to get it done in time.

Suffering a sewing injury! A little too much hand quilting and my wrist is aching. I have had a few nights off and not any better. Yikes!

The pattern for the pillow is from Hot Possom and you can buy kit versions too. I thought it turned out very cute and tempted to bid on it myself.

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