Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Passionately Sewn Add in Patchwork and Stitching


Just a quick note, to keep an eye out for my advertisement in the latest Patchwork and Stitching Vol 14 No 4 on page 89. I would love some feedback.

Cheers Janeene

Friday, 24 May 2013

Chelsey's Birthday Present

Had to make another early birthday present as we have gone away camping.

So here it is, a my little messenger bag for my beautiful niece Chelsey. She specifically asked for a purple bag, so my beautiful daughter Miss J chose the fabric for the bag.

Let me tell you, she just loved it!!!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Vanessa's IPad bag

We have gone away camping for a couple of months. So before I left I had a few weeks of furious sewing for birthday's, new Passionately Sewn patterns and things that were on my to do list. Yes I am a fan of lists.
So my sister in law wanted a bag to fit her iPad, some books and other things. And she wanted the colour purple.

How hard is it to find really nice, grown up purple fabric? Let me know if you have found some!

So using my own iPad, to measure the size, decided that a full zipper internal pocket would be the go. Plus another small zipped pocket on the other side. Vanessa's other request was cane handles.

So I finally decided to use batik fabric in stripes. My bag has a side and bottom gusset as well...

Here it is, and she loves it. I've decided it will be a Passionately Sewn pattern, but that will have to wait until I'm home.

Hope you like it!!

Friday, 17 May 2013

New cushion pattern - my flower petal cushion

Here's a pic of my new flower petal cushion. I had fun making this one, it has lots of individually made petals, but don't let that stop you.... It's super easy. Whilst I made this one in all kaffe fassett material it would look fantastic made of scraps. I will definitely be making a scrappy one... Here's the link to my website if you would like yo purchase the pattern
Cheers Janeene

Monday, 13 May 2013

New quilt pattern - "In the Wild"

Today is the launch of my new pattern "In the wild". It is fast and fusible appliqué of five "wild" animals; a lion, giraffe, monkey, hippo and zebra. They are simple designs using vibrant colours.

If you would like to purchase a pattern, go to your local quilt shop and ask for your Passionately Sewn " In the Wild" quilt pattern. Or go to and purchase online.
Cheers Janeene

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Raffle quilt for hockey

I have played hockey for many years and I was asked to make a quilt to raffle. So here it is, my true love knot. I used a jelly roll ( Moda Spring House) for the colour and a cream tone on tone for the knot. I then bought some fabric from the same Moda Collection for the border. I did an all over pattern for the quilting of loops and double loops. The raffle was yesterday and surprise surprise I was sewing the binding on Friday afternoon. But I do like the fresh colours!! What so you think?

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Quilting my "in the wild" quilt

This will be one of my new pattern release quilts... Can you guess what might be on it??

Anyway today I am finally quilting it. I am really trying to extend my quilting designs, so I am trying some different patterns.
Angela Walters has a book out called "free motion quilting" and it is great.

So today I am trying an all over leaf pattern from her book. I am pretty happy with it! What do you think??

Monday, 6 May 2013

Nana's 70th birthday cushion - they're finished

After a long afternoon of sewing for miss J, she has finished sewing not one but TWO special cushions for her nana's birthday. There was some guidance by me but she did a great job! Hope you think so too!

AND ....... Here they are!!!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Nana's 70th birthday cushion part 1

Last year I made my beautiful mum a Bargello quilt for her birthday, which was white to gold to black in oriental fabrics.

So on Wednesday the 8th of may my mum is 70!!! Not sure where the time has gone. So, my daughter has been learning to sew, so this afternoon she is sewing the left over strips, from the bargello quilt together and we are making two matching cushions.