Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The cutest teeny weeny basket ever...

Look what I made. Isn't it the most adorable basket. And it is teeny tiny. I love little things; little tins, little jars, little bottles and now little fabric baskets.

This one is called the The Pixie Basket and you can find the free tutorial over at The Fabric Mutt blog.

The Pixie Basket
I made this for as a little gift for someone. I can't say who it is yet as it is a surprise. She is one of the first people I started following over on Instagram when I joined a few years ago now. Ans a few weeks back she did something very nice for me and I just wanted to say thanks. I was thinking do I send a box of chocolates and then everyone was making these cute little baskets.... what a great ideas for a gift, and easy to put a couple of rolls of thread or something naughty like a few chocolates.

Have a go at this cute pattern... it took me less that 30 minutes to make it.

Happy Sewing
Filomena xx

Monday, March 21, 2016

Block 2 - Project 48

This is a very quick and easy block to make. A simple disappearing 9 block, but depending on how you arrange the small segments you can get so many different blocks. I was looking for some fabric I could fussy cut into the squares, but then thought about keeping this quilt plain and let all the beautiful patterned fabrics steal the show.

Project 48 - Block No2
This whole quilt will be made with aqua orange and low volume greys. It will still look kind of scrappy as the fabrics will be a range of shades of orange and teal. But overall they are the only two colours I will be using. I totally love the orange and teal fabrics together. I go looking for it at every quilt store I go into lately.

Happy Sewing
Filomena xx

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Block 2

I've been making sure that I have been making time to sew, cut or plan something everyday. Some times its at 11pm at night, but even if I do at least 10 minutes of something, it makes me feel good and it's amazing with even just 5-10 minutes each day how much progress I actually make.

Today I am sharing with you Block no.2 from The Splendid Sampler Quilt along. This one is called Wings. Can you see the cute little butterflies?

Block 2 - Wings

Head on over to for the pattern.

It was quite easy to make and I had super fun going through my stash of fabrics and finding all the right shade of teal/aqua I needed.

Happy Sewing
Filomena xx