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 

Saturday, 30 April 2016

News from the Studio - Pattern release

I am so super excited to share some news with you today.

"Lilabelle Lane Creations" 

is now officially the name of which I will be releasing my very own patterns under!

This has been a big step for me and one that I am super excited about.

Allow me to introduce

"Snuggle Time"

I designed Snuggle Time to show off bigger prints.

This pattern is FQ friendly.
It only requires 6 FQ, 1 Yard of Background Fabric and 
1 Yard will be enough for the border and binding.

I have also omitted the batting for this one and used Minky for the back.
It has such a lovely drape and is the perfect snuggle quilt for that special little person in your life.

I had mine professional quilted by Cassie over at  Juicy Quilting.

My patterns will only be available in Hard Copy and I will be adding a stockist page to my blog to help make them easy to find. I do know one store that does have them in stock already though so should you wish to grab your own copy please pop on over to Alison's Online store "Cotton Factory" HERE 

 You could also ask your very own LQS (Local Quilt Store) to order them in for you.

If you are a store and you would like to stock my patterns they are available through my Wholesaler

Friday, 29 April 2016

Introducing "Lily's Garden"

Today it's my turn to share what I made as part of 
Nadra's Blog Tour for her second range, 
"Backyard Roses" 
for Riley Blake.

I fell in love with Nadra's debut line "Bloom and Bliss" and this new line is no exception. 
It is equally beautiful and both lines go so well together.

Allow me to introduce

"Lily's Garden"

I have released "Lily's Garden" as a PDF pattern in my Etsy Store

It is at a special price for the remainder of the Blog Tour
so be sure to grab your copy before the 12th May.

I have teamed 'Backyard Roses" with some Japanese Yarndye Chambray
from the gorgeous online store 'Ministry of Fabric'

Don't forget to pop on over and see what everyone else have been making.

25.4.2016 – Erin (@whynotsewquilts)
26.4.2016 – Amanda (@jedicraftgirl)
27.4.2016 – Gesine (@
28.4.2016 – Peta (@shequiltsalot)
29.4.2016 – Sharon (@lilabellelane)
30.4.2016 – Barbara (@dasmachichnachts)
9.5.2016 – Lisa (@aspoonfulsugar)
10.5.2016 – Katharina (@greenfietsen)
11.5.2016 – Andy (@abrightcorner)
12.5.2016 – Nadra (@ellisandhiggs)
Thank you for stopping by and remember
to "Create what YOU love"
Sharon xx

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Something Exciting Coming Soon ...........

There has been a lot of work going on in the background to get to this.

Full Reveal Saturday ...............

Remember to
"Create what YOU love"
Sharon xx

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

All Over the Octagon

I recently started a new project.

"All Over the Octagon" 
by Sue Daley

It's a "Fussy Cutters Club"

"The club features 13 EPP shapes and templates which combine to make 2" finished octagons. The shapes can be used in a myriad of ways.
Each month for 12 months you will receive:
Six Fat eights of fabric. 
1 template shape and a packet of papers. 
Instructions included. And a bonus pack of shapes/template at the six month mark."

You also have the option to get it as a full kit upfront or just the pattern, papers and Templates.

I have gone the all upfront option :)

 As you can see, I am totally addicted. No surprises there :)

The patterns gives you all the options for your Octagons but you don't have to be limited by that. This one below I created and is not in the pattern.

You also get finishing / setting option and again I came up with something not in the book because, well it's just how I do things sometimes :)

If you would like to see more blocks they can be found on Instagram by searching #allovertheoctagon or #suedaleydesigns

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