Recently I've not spent as much time at my machine as I'd like... the good news is I have finished quilting my Shattered Stained Navy and just have to sew the binding on so I should have a reveal soon!

I also managed to make a cute I-Spy baby quilt to donate to my son's school PTA raffle. I hope someone will enjoy it.

I am officially in love with scrappy binding! This is the first time I've used it and it just looks so fun.

I have done a little bit of hand sewing. I finished another Rose Star block:

I adore making these but I'm trying not to think how many I still have to make to do a whole quilt! This is the fifteenth one I've done. If you like to try, please go and visit SelfSewn and her marvelous tutorial!

I also decided to start (and finish) a new project. After seeing Laura's gorgeous veggie stitched bag I decided my plain bag from the Fat Quarterly Retreat could also do with a bit of stitching loveliness! I've totally gone off veggies since being pregnant though so I had to think of something else... and since I'll be carting around baby gear with me again I thought I'd stitch a baby bag theme!

We're not going to find out the gender of the baby (unless my husband can convince me otherwise... although I'd need a really big bribe - like a new sewing machine!!), so I went with bright fun colours.

All the patterns are from the Sublime Stitching book. I seriously can't recommend this book enough! Great tips and I want to sew all the patterns in it, they are so fun.

I have no idea what happened to the glorious sunshine but it's raining cats and dogs here today. Thankfully I was able to relax yesterday and spend some much needed fun time with the fantastic Kitchen quilt guild over at Lynne's. Sitting in the sun, eating cake and talking sewing - life doesn't get much better :)

Yet again I forgot my camera but there was a fabulous show and tell of the wonderful things these creative ladies have been making - go and visit Lynne, Trudi, Katy, Mandy and Laura (whose birthday is tomorrow, Happy Birthday chick!) to see what they are working on. They are so talented! I really enjoyed getting some tips from Trudi and getting to see her outstanding quilting up close was totally wonderful and so inspiring.

Now if you're getting your sew on and fancy a fabric splurge, what better way to do it than take advantage of a SALE!

Prints to Polka Dots are having a fabulous sale, with up to 50% off!! Check out all the great reductions and also use the discount code below to stock up on goodies!

Click HERE to visit the shop!

I'm linking up to:

There and Back

at Quokka Quilts this week

This weekend I'm determined to catch up on much neglected bee blocks, wish me luck!