Monday, August 18, 2008

Black and White....with a bit of red

Mark deciding he wants a black and white quilt has opened up a whole new "black and white" world for me.....I didn't have any black and white fabrics in my stash so have been collecting a few to get me started......they are such fun to work with!! So I have been playing in my sewing room...........many blogs have featured this little bag/bucket which is a tutorial here...I have had it saved for a while but yesterday made this little cutie......hard to stop at just one though....so I probably won't!

Also in black and white and a bit of red.....with some stitchery fun as well......a sneak peek at a work in progress....

I have been working on Viv's Sampler (from the Loxton weekend) and am making progress...thanks to late nights watching the Olympics...........


Given that I have almost finished this stitchery I spent a bit of time yesterday getting another one ready to go.......I was lucky enough to win a copy of Natalie's Twelve Red Robins pattern in a giveaway on her blog and it has been waiting patiently for me to make a start.......so it is now traced and ready to go as soon as I am.......this is really cute and a "must finish" for Christmas.....this year hopefully!

Also "waiting in the wings" is the latest Dolly quilt from here.........(and it joins two others)....... there are holidays on the horizon so at least I won't be bored!..........Maree got me started on the Dolly Quilts so I have her to thank for that......I just have a few other things to get finished before I make can make a start on these little puppies!

Someone else has been up late at night! This is how I found Chelsea yesterday when I went to vacuum in the lounge room........well I couldn't wake her up could I ......so had to go and find something quiet to do......!....it was quiet in the sewing room!


On that note......'til next time........................Lorraine

23 comments:

Carol said...

Lorraine, your bag is so cute. Good choice of fabrics. Yeah, sometimes is fun to do a project with black/whites. The red on the bottom is perfect contrast.

Dawn said...

My have you been busy, bag and stitchery look great. I've come to a stand still ( injured my finger at work) and haven't picked up a needle in a week......will try this week as finger a bit better now......unless you've got some spare time maybe I'll send my stitchery to you....Lol.
Have a great week,
Hugs
Dawn x x

Mar said...

your bag is adorable, do they take long? I was just thinking about making a couple of these. Too cute! and lucky you to win that pattern! Congratulations.

Amanda said...

You must be a very quick stitcher, wow haven't even started the sampler yet. Looks great, love the robin one must get my hands on that one myself.

Pat said...

Hi Lorraine, I love your little bag. I have seen them everywhere. I will have to try one. I rreally like your sampler. You are going right to town.

Sue said...

Hey Loz, Love your little bag it is just gorgeous thanks for the link ... think I need one of those. And how nice is your sampler ... mine is progressing slowly, Im quite enjoying doing it. Ive also got the Robin stitchery pattern to do .... thats too cute as well. Look forward to seeing you progress - much quicker than mine will. Have a nice day.
Cheers Sue

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful black and white bag Loz...and your stitcheries, very nice and I am glad mummy didn't wake up the baby...so peaceful..

May Britt said...

I have to make that bag soon,have printed the patterns and it is next to my sewingmachine. Those stitcheries are so cute. Lucky you who won the christmas stitchery.

ozjane said...

I was going to admire the bag, then I came to the puppy and your soft sucker heart........do our pets have us on a strig or not.
I love the justification for sewing room retreat.......could not wake up poor puppy......love it.

The bag is pretty cute too.......

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lorraine! WOW! You've been a busy bee! It's funny, I love the effect of black and white with a splash or red, but have never made anything with those colours - mostly, I think, because our house is all greens and reds!! Can't wait to see that stitchery all finished!! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

ozjane said...

And that miss spelt word was meant to read string.
It only takes a look at a cocker and I go to mush.
I also got the bright idea from looking at your great color cominations, that I have some floral osnaburg (we will not worry about spelling that one) and the floral may look nice with plains or checks.

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness I love your basket - it's beyond adorable. Gotta love those prints. Cute, cute, cute!!!

Love the stitchery projects, too.

Hugs, from Miss Millie! :-)

Michelle said...

found you at pink penguin comment page and thought i would checkout the basket you made from the tutorial.wow looks great i am going to do one as the instructions sounded easy for even me to follow.

Kim said...

I love black and white fabrics and have a small stash but I'm always looking for more! It looks so crisp and graphic! It sounds like you have a lot of exciting projects going on--I'm looking forward to seeing them all!

Doris said...

Careful, Black & White can be addictive!

I finally posted your cupcake package today..nothing like waiting until the last minute! ;-> 5-10 days it should be in your mailbox!

sandra said...

Hi, your bag is gorgeous!

Stina said...

Oh this litte bag is pooping up at a lot of places!!! And all of them are lovely...your was fantastic...my daughter liked that one very much!! :o) Your stitchery projects are wonderful...I just love that sampler!!

KCQuilter said...

Wonderful eye candy today!!! Especially love your black and white basket. What's black and white and red all over? Lorraine's darling basket! Tee hee. I'm on my way to download the tutorial.

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, you lucky lil girl, to win that stitchery pattern!! You have a lot on your plate,,, better get busy!

You were just kidding about the vacuuming, right???

On my Verandah. said...

OOHH Love your little Bag/Basket Lorraine in the B & W fabric looks Great...your stitcheries are looking Great Too....
cheers
maree

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Lorraine, your bag turned out really cute, love the colors. Congratulations on your win.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Levin (and Emily) said...

i love your bag - i love the fabrics and the design. i'll definately be looking up the tutorial - so i can add it to the ever growing pile of things to do......
l
x

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Loving that little bag and your stitchery. I think I need to whip up one of those bags.