Thursday, August 30, 2012


Progress has been made on Bella's quilt. It is back from the longarm quilters and I am beyond thrilled. I LOVE the pattern. It has prettied up my simple strip quilt beautifully.

The past few nights have been spent handstitching the binding. Three sides down and only one to go!
While the quilt is made of thrifted vintage florals, I decided to use a new fabric for the binding. Just one from my stash...a kona solid in a bright teal. I think it does the job nicely.

I am also throwing in some kids making! I promised Bella Boo I would show n tell her cool new shoes. I picked up some white sandshoes from Big W for about four dollars something. She had so much fun decorating them using some coloured Sharpies. It was such a good value project. Cheap, cheerful and kept her busy for ages;) And best of all...she really loves them. I think she did a great job!

Linking up with Our Creative Spaces.


Kylie Hunt said...

Fabulous shoes! My girls would love this too :) Love the quilt. Kx

Brave New Fiona said...

I think your quilt is lovely and a touch of new is perfect. Those shoes are adorable. Excellent work Miss Boo. xx

Kylie said...

Bella's quilt looks gorgeous Lea, and please tell her for me that I think her shoes totally rock!

Yvette Adams said...

Gorgeous quilting. It looks like the pattern I chose for my one and old machine quilted quilt. Oh boy I wish your lady was handy to me!

nicole kane said...

yep that binding is perfect! and you definitely chose well with the quilting pattern.
bella's shoes are the coolest!

Mardi said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Lea.....I cant wait to see it totally finished. The quilting looks so beautiful.... totally worth every cent.

Bellas shoes...WOW! They look so cool....and she has done them so well.... she is crafty like her Mumma.

Mardi x

tartankiwi said...

Aw how cute are those shoes??? Well done Bella Boo!
Love the binding on your quilt, very striking.

Catherine said...

I really like the colours in your quilt, they are so pretty and my Miss 13's favourite colour combo:) Bella did a great job on her shoes, too cute. xx

Kat @ I Saw You Dancing said...

Hi there and OMG! I love those shoes! :-)
Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at:
And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
Kat xxx