Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I've been busy finishing off a quilt that the Sunshine Linus members are donating to the Cystic Fybrosis Charity on the Sunshine Coast to auction off at their annual fundraising event in April.  It's a very pretty quilt (a Kalaeidoscope pattern) and we hope it raises lots of funds for this very worthwhile cause. 

When presenting a quilt, I think it always looks professional to present the quilt in a bag.  I've been making these (Pillowslip) bags for years and thought you might like to see it.

Here's the bag with the quilt in it - looks like a pillow slip but protects the quilt.


Here's the quilt - notice the fabric on the bag is the same as the fabric used as the backing of the quilt.

If you'd like instructions for making this quilt bag, here's the link:

Have fun!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I've been busy making some little baby shoes for our Sunshine Linus stall in August.  You will probably know that I have a few little fettishes, and baby shoes is one of them.  Anyway......

I've made these three pairs, but have found it difficult deciding on a way to close them up.  The pattern calls for ribbon and in the above photo you can see that's what I've used.  These shoes were made of quilting fabric on the outside and felt on the inside.  They're soft, but perhaps not soft enough.  I stitched the ribbon onto the shoe, using a decorative embroidery stitch.  Not entirely happy with them.

These pink ones are made from felt both inside and out, and I embroidered some pretty stitches to hold them together.  I'm really pleased with the result, but still can't get an idea for closing them up.

And finally, these shoes are made with felt on the outside and quilting fabric on the inside.  I've button holed them together and they seem quite Ok.  But again, how to close them up?
Any advice would be very much appreciated!