Monday, 30 November 2015

Vintage Lone Star quilt



As you know, I love Lone Star quilts, so I couldn't resist this beauty when I saw it on Etsy a while ago. Luckily it wasn't too expensive - probably because it has a few stains. It's from Ohio and thought to have been made in the 1940s. It is hand-pieced and hand-quilted.



Isn't it gorgeous?!

Monday, 23 November 2015

New: Blue Jacaranda on Craftsy!



I'm happy to announce that you can now find me on Craftsy, under my business name Blue Jacaranda. I have just uploaded my first pattern (the Lilac & Lavender Baby Quilt that I made back in 2014) and it's free!

I will be adding more patterns soon, so stay tuned!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Stock photographer!



If you have been following this blog for a while you will have noticed that I enjoy making photos (I also have a photo blog).  I am happy  to announce that since a few weeks I have a portfolio on Shutterstock, a website where you can buy images, videos and music. Photos have to be of a high quality to be accepted, so I am thrilled to have reached this stage (quite a few of the photos I have submitted have been rejected as well, always with a reason which is a great learning experience).



Among my sets of photos is one with images of quilts. I hope to add a lot more to this one!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Messenger bag



A few months ago I made this messenger bag, using a lovely home dec fabric from Ikea  for the outside and a chevron quilting fabric for the lining.



The bag was  a project for issue 9 of Love Sewing Australia, which is now available at newsagents and online. I had planned to add the bag to my Etsy shop, but I liked it so much that it is now my everyday bag!



This is the magazine's cover - see that little superhero?



That's my youngest son Robert, modelling the superhero cape designed by Rachelle Page. He is thrilled to be in a magazine!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Key rings



Yesterday I whipped up these key rings - the one with the ghosts for my middle son, who had his birthday yesterday, on Halloween, the Dr Who one for my youngest son who is a great fan, and the one with the tennis rackets for myself.

I bought the ribbons and a key ring kit a few weeks ago at the Queensland Quilt Show from Craft Queen. A very quick project (they have a tutorial here) and they make great gifts!