Tuesday, 27 September 2016

"Wonderland Quilt"

I am so pleased to announce my latest pattern release ....

"Wonderland"


Wonderland finishes at 56" x 56"
Which is a great size for a Throw Rug or a play mat and even as a wall hanging.

I have used "Pixie Noel" fabrics by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake.
Making my version a great Christmas or Winter 'Wonderland" Quilt.


I have wanted to make a quilt set on point for a while now and I just love how this one has turned out.
Eight simple blocks set on point makes this Quilt a quick one to make.


The centre of the blocks are great for fussy cutting your favourite print or Novelty scene.


Linda at LadyBug Quilting here in Bendigo has again worked her magic on Wonderland for me.

Wonderland is now available for immediate download in my ETSY store HERE or ask for it at your Local Quilt Shop.

Wholesale enquiries can be made to Creative Abundance.

Happy Sewing,
hugs Sharon xx





Friday, 16 September 2016

Playing my my scrap bins - Pineapples anyone?


Pineapples Anyone?


You know when you see something online, instantly you love it but you scroll past because you have so much on the go but then you find your thoughts turning back to it. Well this happened to me nearly a week ago. I was scrolling Instagram as one does and Julie at Intrepid Thread had posed about a new tutorial over on her blog with the following image.


You can find the tutorial HERE.

I knew that I wanted mine to be a scrappy Bonnie and Camille version as my scrap baskets are overflowing.  I am not sure that this will make much of a dent but I will try :)


I have set myself a little target of trying to make at least one a day.
Five days in and five blocks made, so far I am on track.

School holidays start today and the addition of this little cutie to our family last week might mean that I don't stay on track but I will try :)

Meet Elly,


For those of you who have been with me here for a while will know that we said goodbye to our last Pug, Molly, just on 4 1/2 years ago at the age of 16. It totally broke my heart. She was with me before I had my own kids and was the only constant in my life through a very hard time for a while there. 

The only pets we have had since have been fish! 
It was time to fix that as I was ready to love another Pug again and Miss Lily was becoming more fixated on dogs in general.  Hubby is more of a big dog person but oh well :)
 The breeder did warn me that Elly had the 'biggest personality' from the litter and that is true but in true Pug form she changes from a, lets just say, handful to a sleeping ball of Puggie fluff that looks like butter would not melt in her mouth.




Photo shoots will have a slight added degree of difficulty now ........



But I would not change that for a thing.

Expect to see more photos of Elly pop into my Instagram feed and here on my blog.

Time to prepare another block.

Happy Stitching,

Sharon x




Friday, 9 September 2016

Lovely Little Patchwork - Blog Tour

Today it is my turn on the 




We are celebrating the first book by the lovely 
Kerri Horsley of "Sew Deerly Loved" / "Lovely Little Handmades" fame.

Kerri's Blog was one of the first I started following, long before I began blogging myself so to be asked to partake in her Blog Tour is a huge honour for me.  Kerri's book keeps with her vintage style and I always knew that it was going to be hard to choose a project.  I was very lucky that Tuva Publishing had sent me an advanced copy of Kerri's book so I have been enjoying for a little bit now and as such I have made two projects.


My first project was the   
"Oh Deer Wall Quilt"



I chose to mix "Backyard Roses" fabric by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs 
and some Essex Linen.


And I just love how it turned out.
For my second item I have made the 
"Back to School Pencil Pouch"


 For this one I decided to fussy cut Sedef's debut line "Sweet Orchard" for Riley Blake Designs
and mix it with some Red Chambray that I picked up from Ministry of Fabric.



Here is the schedule for the Blog Tour.
Be sure to go and check out what the talented line up of bloggers have created.


27.08.2016Amanda Niederhauser @jedicraftgirljedicraftgirl.com
28.08.2016Sarah Edgar@sarahedgarprettyfabricsalittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
29.08.2016Heidi Staples@fabricmuttfabricmutt.blogspot.com
30.08.2016Megan Jimenez@QuiltStoryMegquiltstory.blogspot.com
02.09.2016Cheri Lehnow@tinkerellentinkerwiththis.blogspot.com
03.09.2016Ange Hamilton@alittlepatchworkalittlepatchwork.wordpress.com
04.09.2016Sedef Imer@downgrapevinelanedowngrapevinelane.com
05.09.2016Kimberly Jolly@fatquartershopfatquartershop.blogspot.com
06.09.2016Samantha Dorn@aqua_paisleyaquapaisleystudio.com
07.09.2016Ayda Algın@cafenohutcafenohut.blogspot.com
08.09.2016LeAnne Ballard@everydaycelebrationseverydaycelebrate.blogspot.com
09.09.2016Sharon Burgess@lilabellelanelilabellelane.blogspot.com
10.09.2016Lauren Wright@mollyandmamamollyandmama.com.au
11.09.2016Kate May@thehomemakerythehomemakery.co.uk/blog/
12.09.2016Debbie Homick@happylittlecottage1happylittlecottage.blogspot.com
13.09.2016Wynn Tan@zakkaartzakkaart.blogspot.com
14.09.2016Kim Kruzich@retro_mamaretro-mama.blogspot.com
15.09.2016Jennie Pickett@cloverandvioletcloverandviolet.com
16.09.2016Veronica AM@VividFelicityvividfelicity.wordpress.com
17.09.2016Nadra Ridgeway@ellisandhiggsellisandhiggs.com
18.09.2016Amanda Woodruff@acraftyfox_amandaacraftyfox.net
19.09.2016Minki Kim@zerianominkikim.com
20.09.2016Sharon Yeager@daisycottagequiltingInstagram
21.09.2016Peta Peace@shequiltsalotshequiltsalot.com
22.09.2016Sarah Scott@piccolostudio_sarahpiccolostudio.com.au
23.09.2016Kristin Cobb@goobadesignsInstagram
24.09.2016Erin Cox@whynotsewquiltswhynotsew.blogspot.com
25.09.2016Kerri Horsley@sewdeerlylovedlovelylittlehandmades.blogspot.com


Also, be sure to keep your eyes open for future Tuva Publications.
I know there is one coming that I am particularly interest in!
More on that one soon I'm sure.

Thank you for stopping by,
Happy stitching,
Sharon x

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Giveaway Winners Announced

Whoops,

 I am a day late but with further delay allow me to announce the winners of the two Giveaways.


First up .........



The two winners for my Souther Aurora Patterns are .....

Joan and June S.
Ladies check your emails as I have emailed you both already.

Congratulations and enjoy your patterns.


Next up we have our winner for a copy of the new book,

"Sew Illustrated"



Huge Congratulations goes to Tina M.
Tina, I have also emailed you so please check you inbox!

Congratulations to all three winners.

Happy stitching,
Sharon x




Saturday, 3 September 2016

Free Tutorial - Christmas Spin Table Runners

"Christmas Spin Table Runners"


There are so many exciting things happening in my studio at the moment that I am so excited to  share with you but I can't just yet.  So in the meantime, and to celebrate all that is happening in the background around here, I have turned one of the first patterns I wrote, Christmas Spin Table Runners, into a free tutorial over on the Bernina Blog HERE.


It's never to early for some Christmas sewing.
I hope you enjoy :)



I will be back on Monday to announce the two winners of my current Giveaways so if you haven't had a chance to enter yet now is the time to be doing so!

See my two previous posts for details.

Hugs Sharon.


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Southern Aurora Quilt - Bittersweet Blog Tour - GIVEAWAY

Today is my day on the 


"Blog Tour"


I had the absolute pleasure of starting to playing with this new range from Sue Daley back in November last year.  When you English Paper Piece you need a LOT of lead time!


I had this design sitting here waiting for the perfect fabric and once these arrived I knew it was the right time to dive in and write my first EPP Pattern - Southern Aurora.



Sue has designed this range with the fussy cutter in mind and has worked the colours to team beautifully with Riley Blakes Basics Range.


I find keeping my secret sewing to myself really hard and during the making of this quilt I did let the occasional pic sneak through to my social media :)



I designed this quit to allow for as much or as little fussy cutting as the maker would wish.
I also designed a NEW SHAPE!

I wanted the hexagons to stand out in their own right so I designed the "Lilabelle Polygon" to frame the 4" Hexagons perfectly.




Here are just some of the examples of the fussy cutting within my Quilt.





This Quilt is pretty special to me. Not only is it my first (yes there are more coming) EPP Pattern, with my own shape, this one also made it Debut at the International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City.


 Linda at Ladybug Quilting has quilted this one for me.
Linda is very clever at choosing a design that works with the quilt.
This design gives Souther Aurora a nice flow and movement. 


The pattern for Southern Aurora can be purchased with the templates and papers.

Ask at your Local Quilt Shop or visit some of the stockists that I have listed on my stockets page HERE. If you are a retail outlet that would like my Wholesale details please email me at sharon@lilabellelanecreations.com 

I also have it available as a stand alone hard copy pattern in my ETSY Store HERE.
(No papers and Templates)




These photos were taken here in Bendigo before my quilt left for its adventure at Quilt Market.





If you are in the Ballarat area, my quilt is currently hanging at Cotton Factory and if you are in Queensland it will be on show on the 22nd and 23rd October in Roma and the following weekend at the Gympie Show.  Just look for Janeene at the stand for  "Fabric Patch".

**GIVEAWAY**
Giveaway is now closed - Thank you
To celebrate the release of my first EPP pattern and the Blog Tour I have two copies of my
 Southern Aurora Pattern to GIVEAWAY.
(Pattern only - no papers or templates)
All you need to do is leave me a comment below, ensuring you have a valid email attached to your profile and I will randomly draw two winners next Thursday.
~   ~   ~   ~   ~
Here is a list of all the stops on the Blog Tour.
Some amazing things have been created so be sure to pop on over and visit to see for yourself.

28 AugustSue Daleyhttp://www.suedaleydesigns.com/
28 AugustAmanda Herringhttp://www.thequiltedfish.typepad.com/
29 AugustAnorina Morrishttp://www.sameliasmum.com/
29 AugustCarrie Bwww.beribeedesigns.com.
30 AugustSedef Imerhttp://www.downgrapevinelane.com/
30 AugustMarissa Rae Gunhttp://www.raegunramblings.com/
31 AugustSharon Burgesshttp://blog.lilabellelanecreations.com/
1 SeptemberDeanne Coombeshttp://www.fabricpixie.com.au/blog.asp
4 SeptemberPeta Peacehttp://shequiltsalot.com/
5 SeptemberKeera Jobhttp://livelovesew.com.au/blog-2/
6 SeptemberAlison Von Bibrahttps://cottonfactory.wordpress.com/
7 SeptemberLorraine Lovellhttp://www.hettiespatch.com/
7 SeptemberLeonie Batemanhttp://www.leoniebatemandesigns.typepad.com/
8 SeptemberLeanne Ivanoffhttp://www.sewfab.com.au/blogs/news
8 SeptemberJina Barney - UShttp://www.jinabarneydesignz.com/

Thank you for stopping by,

Hugs, Sharon

Monday, 29 August 2016

"Sew Illustrated" - My Makes and a GIVEAWAY

Today is my turn on the 



I can't remember exactly when it was that I stumbled across the Instagram feed of Minki Kim but I do remember being an awe of what I was seeing. I was not sure what it was called or exactly how she was creating the artworks that she was but I was in full admiration of her talent.

With this in mind you can just imagine my excitement when she reached out to see if I might be interested in participating in her Blog Tour for her new book with Kristin Esser.
That excitement turned into slight horror shortly after I sent back my yes email. I had a 'performance anxiety attack' but rest assured, once that book turned up l was at ease and so excited to begin.

This book is so well written. All the tips and projects are so clear and photographed beautifully that I felt excited to get started and playing. All the secrets are shared for achieving great results.
Honestly, any anxiety I had felt was a total overreaction.



My projects.


Have adapted one of the projects to make it mine.
We have a new puppy coming home in the next 10 days so I dove into my stash and found some Pug fabric so I could add our new puppy Elly to my picture and of course I have added a little Bonnie and Camille Jelly Roll tower.

I also have some mini bolts of fabric and a quilt drapped over the ladder.



I have also made some pincushions. 


These were so much fun that I may just have a few more traced ready to make more.
They would make the perfect gift for sewing friends so with that in mind I am planning on filling a basket with them for exactly that purpose.




I must say one thing though, this book should really come with a warning because once you get started with your Sewing Illustrations you will be addicted!


From the Publisher:- 
Sew Illustrated—35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs by Minki Kim and Kristin Esser is so zakka. With projects for The Table, The Crafter, Every Day, Every Occasion, and Home, it fits the definition perfectly. The projects are all small and guaranteed to make you smile. You can stitch the adorable motifs by hand or by machine, and you can add bits of fabric to to make them come to life.
Making these darling projects is almost instant gratification. 


** Giveaway **
Giveaway is now closed - Thank you

C & T Publishing have kindly offered to giveaway a copy of the book to one of my lucky readers.
If the winner lives in the US they will receive a hard copy of the book and for those of us outside of the US it will be the e-book.

To enter into the competition please just leave a comment below and make sure you have an email that can be accessed via your profile or leave your contact email in your comment so I can get in contact with you should you be the winner.

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

Here is the list of all the stops on the Blog Tour.
Be sure to pop on over and see what the others have been busy creating, you will soon realise how addictive "Sew Illustration" is :)

August 15: C&T Publications
August 16: Amy at nanaCompany
August 17: Wynn at zakkaArt
August 18: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane
August 19: Lisa at A Spoonful of Sugar
August 20: Amy at chick chick sewing
August 21: Stacy at Stacy Olson
August 22: Debbie happy little cottage
August 24: Faith at Sarana Ave
August 25: Ayda at  cafenohut
August 26: Melissa at Oh, how sweet
August 27: Jemima at Tied with a Ribbon
August 28: Veronica at Vivid Felicity
August 29: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane Creations  (ME!)
August 30: Nadra at ellis & higgs
August 31: Kristyne at pretty by hand
September 1: Elnora on Instagram
September 2: Jennie at Clover and Violet
September 3: Auribuzz
September 4: Minki at Minki’s Work Table and Kristin at They Grow Up Too Fast

Don't forget to leave your comment below for a chance to win a copy of the book.

Hugs,

Sharon x