Thursday, 29 January 2015
Sunday, 25 January 2015
So this weekend I have added binding and more binding and more binding:
One shirt quilt
Another shirt quilt
The rainbow 'floating squares' (LJ 7R) quilt
And another boy's ISpy quilt for the same friend
A "just in case" ISpy bricks quilt
And an enormous Lone Star quilt
That'll keep me busy for a while!
Friday, 23 January 2015
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Congratilations Pricilla - have emailed you - let me have your address so I can send it off.
Ah yes, 'it', the prize? Do you want to know what it is? It's this little sewing case.
It's based on this from Pinterest:
I couldn't find instructions but I reckoned I could work it out: Cut card in heart shape and half heart shape for inside of each section, and for the outside of each section, plus the pocket
Use the card pieces as a guide to cut wadding for outside of each section
Use the card again to cut fabric slightly bigger than each piece of card
Start sewing together with whip stitch, shoving lace between the sections as applicable to create the hinges
Heave a sigh of relief that it's finished!
Saturday, 17 January 2015
Binding for this quilt
Friday, 16 January 2015
Yippee, Jackie is here for a long weekend - we've been shopping and baking and discussing sewing plans! And sharing (belated) Christmas goodies.
My pressies for her . . .
And my goodies from her . . .
Lucky us eh?
Thursday, 15 January 2015
We have reached the final swap in the Richmond and Kew Consequences Round Robin . . . And I can't show you what I'm going to be working on!
I've finally received a quilt started by someone that I know, that I adore, and whose work I really love, but who I know checks in and reads my blog, so much as I'd like to show you the (fab!) strips that have been created by the previous ladies, all I can show you is the scrummy fabrics I can work from
Hi Plum - you didn't really think I'd spoil the surprise did you? You have to wait until the first week of February, and so will any other visitors to the blog!
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
I had a bit of a "bleugh" afternoon yesterday, and left a friend's feeling a bit down, so I needed cheering up.
Can you guess what I chose?
I needed something very cheerful - and preferably calorie free!
I bought these three:
I pondered for a while, then used one of them with some stash Kona solid to make this:
Her husband still has cancer, and I still feel a bit bleugh, but I made something pretty, so that helps a bit
And I have the bright stripy fabric to make something else, probably lined in yellow. :-)
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
I thought I'd share a few of her pics and messages:
But I wasn't quite so impressed when this message arrived a few hours later
And it's some consolation to know the weather isn't *always* perfect!
Still, it sounds as if she's having a great time - and doesn't miss us half as much as we miss her (if at all) . . . but I suppose it's meant to be that way eh?
Monday, 12 January 2015
We were working on Proddy Rugs - being taught by one of the students, Ann. Given that she had made this she was deemed to be well qualified!
It's made from 3.5" strips of fabric, so is about 1.5 inches thick - really lush and tactile
It even looks fab from the back!
So we've all started - lets hope ours look as good! We've got an old fashioned Dolly Peg - albeit slightly modified - as our proddy
We also made some plans for the next few sessions: February and March will look at Cathedral Window blocks: the real way, and the easy way
May will be a felted fairy (dry or needle felting)
with help from Kaye, and this book
While June will be felted flowers (wet felting)
And in July we are going to have a go at painting hessian bags, like this one that Stephanie brought in:
And finally a few more photos - a bit of Show and Tell from Christmassy making: (well done ladies)