The love supreme

8.9.08

Sewing....yes....Ive been sewing...

...as I mentioned....I bought a new sewing machine...my old one was over 20 years old...and I hadn't realised just how old and rattly it was. The last time I made a quilt (my citrus crush quilt) I needed to borrow Mums machine....mine didn't have the attachments required....and just wasn't up to such a big job. So....with some more quilting projects on my planning board.....I decided a new machine was a worthy purchase.....poor Ian took a little convincing.. Ive promised him that I'm now over all my 'must have' purchases....although I'm thinking a steam mop for my tiles would be good...lol

Anyway..... I was so excited when Janelle offered me the chance to be a 'pattern tester' for one of her new patterns..... its such a gorgeous design....called 'Thelma's Day out'
Janelle's pattern includes both the most beautiful bag....and these very funky belted journal covers.....so I set to work on making some journal covers.....and they were so easy to create.... (the pattern was so easy to follow)...and the colour combos are endless...
First I made this one from denim.....
...and because I couldn't stop at one.....I made this one from gingham....
...and then....I was still in the mood.....my new sewing machine was purring along....and I was having lots of fun....so ...I made a cot quilt for Brent and Alex
I am planning on making a second one...a gender specific one ....as soon as I know whether to buy blue or pink.
This was my trial run.... my...'see if I could do it' quilt...and...Im pleased to say... that all Janelle's coaching has paid off...I did remember the basics...and it came together incredibly easily.

So that's it from me today..... I have more stitching projects in the 'cutting out the fabric' stage....its exciting.

17 comments:

  1. Mardi thank you SO much for pattern testing my journal cover for me - and I LOVE your versions SOOO much. AND your cot quilt - my goodness, you are on FIRE Woman. I can't wait to see what you create next - I am SO proud of you xxx Janelle

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  2. Wow, just stunning! Love the gingham journal cover.
    Enjoy!

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  3. Hi Mardi,
    Glad to see you are enjoying sewing again and your new machine would be a lovely change from your old faithful...remember when the kids were little we made heaps of tracksuits for them...it was fun...all bright, colorful and patchy from what I remember....take care, luv Donna:-)

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  4. Mardi I LOVE your quilt!!!!!The colours are mazing!.......id love to have a go at quilting but not sure id be any good....LOL i am however sewing Zoe a dress at the moment....

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  5. Your sewing is gorgeous Mardi, I've been sewing too!

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  6. OMG the journal cover is absolutely divine. Yummo

    Leanne x

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  7. GORGEOUS.

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  8. Mardi i love your journals and your quilt just beautiful.Take care Kerry xx

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  9. ooer very nice stitching
    what machine did u get im off in search of a new one this week too

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  10. Hi Mardi
    omg i just love those journal covers, they are gorgeous! were can i get the instructions for them?? i would love to have a go at some.
    that quilt is beautiful, i bet Alex and Brent loved it. You will make a great grandparent.
    Hope your all well
    Love and hugs Lucy xx

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  11. Just gorgeous Mardi....I love it all...

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  12. thanks for the blog visit

    oh i saw your machine and wondered what it was like, has everything i want too. im off today to look for one woohoo!!!

    thanks for the comment on my masters double and our new house, cant wait until i live there!

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  13. U've got oodles of talent chickie....they look gorgeous
    & such a great teacher u have.
    Jxx

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  14. Hi Mardi,
    i love your journal covers & I am waiting eagerly for the pattern release so I can make some too. I think they'll make fabulous Xmas presents.
    The cot quilt looks gorgeous! and I think a pink or blue one will look gorgeous too.
    (I'm gonna go with pink on the bubs!)
    TFS
    xxTam

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  15. So beautiful Mardi - you are a whiz!!!

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  16. wow love your journal covers and wow lookat that quilt its awesome Mardi, your sewing up a storm, cant wait to see your next creation :)

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  17. Hi Miss Mardi :)
    I have nominated your blog for an award. You'll need to check it out here
    Scrapbook Nook
    {{{{hugs}}}}
    xxtammy

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