Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Sweet Orchard by Sedef Imer

Today marks the start of the 

This is the debut line from Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane
for Riley Blake Designs.

The Blog Tour starts today and here is a list of inspiring blogs to visit.

I can't wait to see what these lovely and inspiring ladies have been busy creating.

15 AugustNadraellisandhiggs.com
15 AugustSarahalittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
16 AugustJemimatiedwitharibbon.com
16 AugustAnorinasameliasmum.com
17 AugustLisaaspoonfulofsugardesigns.com
17 AugustMinkiminkikim.com
18 AugustKimberlyfatquartershop.blogspot.com/
18 AugustKeeralivelovesew.com.au
19 AugustCassiecassandramadge.com
19 AugustLiz & Elizabethsimplesimonandco.com
22 AugustSamanthaaquapaisleystudio.com
22 AugustXanthewife-made.com
23 AugustPetashequiltsalot.com
23 AugustStacystacyolsondesign.com
24 AugustSharonlilabellelane.blogspot.com
24 AugustAmydiaryofaquilter.com
25 AugustSarahpiccolostudio.com.au
25 AugustKristyneprettybyhand.com
26 AugustJenniecloverandviolet.com
26 AugustMeganquiltstory.blogspot.com

It is my turn on the 24th and here is a little sneak peek of what I have made.

I haven't given much away but let me say,  Lily loves it.

Sharon x

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Welcome to "Patchwork Puzzle"

Welcome to

"Patchwork Puzzle"

This is my block and I am super excited to be a part of this collaboration.

My block is available from Alison at Cotton Factory Ballarat.

Alison also has the finishing kit, designed by Sue Daley, available HERE

Alison offers Lay-by and if you get my block and the finishing kit, upfront or on lay-by,
my block ships/posts free.

Check out the talented designers and their partnered retail stores.

Lilabelle Lane Creations - Sharon Burgess    *   Cotton Factory

 Bateman Designs   *     The Quilted Crow

Michelle Yeo Quilt Designs    *    Fabric Patch

Veronica Appleyard Designs   *   Appleyard Cottage

Down Grapevine Lane - Sedef Imer    *    Kraft Daze

Live.Love.Sew - Keera Job   *    Patch ‘n’ Paint For Pleasure

Monica Poole Designs   *    Sew Fab

Wildcraft Farm - Janet Rowe   *     Tranquility Crafts ‘n’ Supplies

Cinderberry Stitches - Natalie Lymer     *     Fabric Pixie

Paula Storm Designs    *    All About Sewing

Paisley and Gingham - Georgi Smith    *    Hettie’s Patch

Sue Daley Designs    *    The Patchwork Angel

Finishing Kit by Sue Daley Designs   Available at all participating retailers 

The Direct link to all the shops can be found on the 
Patchwork Puzzle Website HERE

The Fabrics being used in this quilt are 
"Dutch Treat" by Betz White
for Riley Blake Designs.
Will you be making your own Puzzle?

And what a lovely way to support Aussie Designers and Aussie Stores.

All stores are also posting internationally and with the exchange rate being in the favour of OS customers you really don't want to be missing out :0)

Happy stitching,
Sharon x

Monday, 1 August 2016

Progress on the Octagons

"All Over the Octagon"

This is a slow brewing project which is totally fine with me as I like to flick from one project to another as my mood dictates :)

My Octagons have recently returned home from a little trip to Quilt Market in the US, Perth and then new Zealand.  Whilst they were away I kept adding to the family.  So far I have 40 Octagons so its slowly growing.  I just need to find some more time to sit and join them all together.

Someone please tell me that I am not alone in having many hand piecing project to flick between depending on my mood :)

Happy Stitching,

Sharon x

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Quatro Colouring It!

Quatro Colouring

It feels like it has been so long since I have dived head first into my Bonnie and Camille scraps but this is what I have been doing recently.  Sometimes it is just a matter of finding the right project.

Sue Daley released a new pattern around Quilt Market time and I had the pleasure of seeing it in person and loved it. Initially I wanted to play in the same fabrics as Sue's but after finishing my "Southern Aurora Quilt" in those same fabrics I decided a change was needed and that Bonnie and Camille it would be :)

I started by "toe dipping" with this block. 
As it turns out, it was enough to make the commitment.

Some blocks will be fussy cut but that will depend on the scraps within my baskets.
Yes, my Bonnie and Camille scraps have their own baskets :)

I have started with red in the centre of my version and I will be graduating the colours as I work out and even throwing in a colour change.

I am using Riley Blake Solids in:-

Sugar Pink
Aqua L
Bleached Denim

I am looking forward to the journey that this project will be taking me on.
I am also looking forward to my return to blogging :)

You may also notice that my blog has been "magically" incorporated into my new Website.
If you would like to have a look around just click on any of the tabs under the banner.

I would love to hear what you think of it.

"My day is not complete until my fabric and thread meet."

Sharon xx

Friday, 1 July 2016

Strawberry Biscuit Fabric Fun

It is my turn again on the Penny Rose Blog to share what I have been creating with their gorgeous fabrics.  Their website is undergoing a little makeover and is not quite ready for my post so I am sharing it here for them :)

I have been busy playing with "Strawberry Biscuit" by Elea Lutz.
I just love this fabric range.

My latest play resulted in this "Cute Cups Cushion" from Lori Holts Book
"Quilty Fun".  My little girl has picked some of her favourite prints for the mugs.

A nice big cushion finishing at 24.5" square.

This cushion now resides in Lily's reading corner in her room.

I have also made a couple of other things.
This is my "Snuggle Time Quilt"
One of my first pattern releases :)
It finishes 42" square and is great for a beginner quilter with no points to match.

The batting was omitted on this one when it was quilted and backed it in Minky.
It has such a soft drape and feel.
Perfect for the new little person your life.

Alison over at Cotton Factory has kits made up in these exact fabrics if you are interested.
Available HERE

I have also made another cushion.

I have called this one "Strawberry Scallop"

This one also lives in my daughters room.

The tutorial for this one can be found under the Tutorials tab.

Remember to always
"Create what you love"
hugs Sharon

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Playing with Octagons again

I have been playing with my 
"All Over the Octagon" blocks again

In addition to the All over the Octagon Blocks I have also made some 
#allovertheoctagonblocoff blocks.

The idea behind these blocks is to make something that is not in the booklet for 
"All over the Octagon" So you take a 2" octagon paper and design away.
These are a few of my new ones.

 Time to start planning where these new blocks will join not my existing panel.

Until next time, remember to 
"Create what YOU love"
Sharon xx

Friday, 13 May 2016

It's my turn on the Spoonful of Sugar Blog Tour.

Hi and welcome to my blog.
I was so excited when Lisa contacted me and asked me to take part in her Blog tour for her new book
"A Spoonful of Sugar"  It was really hard to pick one project from the 20 Zakka Style projects within the book but I did and I made the "Sewing Portfolio"

It is such a great size at 12.5" x 18.5" (excluding the handles)

Lisa'a Blog is always a fun place to visit. Full of great tutorials and always inspiring.

Lisa is also organising a Sew Along from June 1st to August 9th.

 There will be five rounds, each lasting for two weeks which will give you plenty of time to complete a project or two from the book.  
Our good friend, Amy Sinibaldi from Nana Company is the Guest Judge, with fantastic prizes for the winner of each round, plus a Grand Prize Winner, generously sponsored by Alisha from Ministry of Fabric. We really hope you join in the fun! #ASPOONFULOFSUGARSAL 

Here is the Schedule for the Blog Hop:

What a fantastic line-up Lisa has organised.  She has bloggers from  Australia, USA, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Turkey and Germany. 

April 26            Jodie Carlton                             Ric Rac
April 27            Minki Kim                                  Minki’s Work Table
April 28            Melissa LeRay                           Oh How Sweet
April 29            Jemima Flendt                          Tied With a Ribbon
April 30            Beverley McCullough              Flamingo Toes

May 2              Sedef Imer                                 Down Grapevine Lane
May 3              Nadra Ridgeway                       Ellis and Higgs
May 4              Amy Morinaka                        Chick Chick Sewing
May 5              Caroline Critchfield               Sew Can She
May 6              Kristyne Czepuryk                 Pretty By Hand
May 7              Bronwyn Hayes                      Red Brolly

May 9              Anorina Morris                       Samelia’s Mum
May 10            Peta Peace                               She Quilts A Lot
May 11            Faith Essenburg                     Sarana Ave
May 12            Angie Wilson                           Gnome Angel
May 13            Sharon Burgess                      Lilabelle Lane Creations
May 14            Stacy Olson                              Stacy Olson

May 16            Ayda Algin                                Cafenohut
May 17            Jennie Pickett                         Clover and Violet
May 18            Wynn Tan                                 Zakka Art
May 19            Lisa Cox                                     A Spoonful of Sugar

Thank you for stopping by.

hugs Sharon