Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another UFO bites the dust and some trash n treasure finds

I've been working on finishing this UFO I found while cleaning my sewing room (and OMG I keep finding more and more UFOs!). I think I started this one as a cot quilt for someone but it ended up being bigger than I thought so it ened up smallish lap sized.

I'm thinking this design would be a good scrap quilt to use up small pieces of fabrics and would one day like to do a multi-coloured one.

I've been to Blacktown Markets with my friend Lyle this morning and found lots of little treasures. We were lucky as it was drizzly yesterday but we woke up to a fine, sunny morning and now that we've finished shopping it is starting to get a little overcast again.

I love this iron shelf with painted roses. I am trying to decide where to put it. It goes really nicely with the blue wall above my fireplace, and the yellow wall in my kitchen.

I also bought this pretty bowl. I don't know why, I don't normally collect porcelain bric a brac. For some reason I just liked this bowl.

It is by Johnson Brothers from their Australian factory so I don't think it is very old and probably not very valuable, but I think it is pretty and it cost me $3 so I am happy.

I also bought a cane wine basket for no other reason than it was $1 and some cushions from this lady whose cushions I love. She sells big, firmly stuffed cushions in pairs for $6 and today had these huge cushions (nearly 80cm square) for $4 each. I think she used to be a dressmaker so just uses things up from her stash which is how she does them so cheaply. The polyfill alone to stuff one of the big cushions would be nearly $20 worth. So I bought a few to use to make patchwork covers for.


Dandelion Quilts said...

I really like your is cute. :) Good for you, finishing it!

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty quilt Vanessa -- doesn't it feel good to get a UFO done? And I love that cute little iron shelf you bought!

a good yarn said...

Your quilt is delightful - so pretty! Great bargain buys - especially that bowl. Ann :-)