I have finally managed to find some time to get a little bit of sewing in. This is the third cushion in a set of 4 that I am making for a friend. Another new technique for me but I have posted previously about it. I have made a couple of these and made quite a few errors so this is the current incarnation of this design.
I do quite like this and think that I will make a lot more using this technique.
OK so I have bitten the bullet and gone for it. I am free motion stitching today. I hope to get this quilt finished by the end of my holiday, not sure if that will actually happen but I am giving it my best shot.
I have decided on doing a meandering quilting stitch. This will be on all of the triangles around the edges and contrast stitching on the cream sections. Lets hope it looks as good as it does in my head LOL
Spring may have finally sprung but it is still flipping freezing out. One positive thing though is that the sun is out and I always like how that makes me feel.
I am at home today my eldest daughter has introduced me to her boyfriend and I am quilting, trying to finish off the Raspberry Ripple quilt I bought over 2 years ago. Heres hoping the sun continues so I can get a good picture once I have finished quilting it. I am thinking of doing some free motion meandering design. Last time I free motioned I got into a bit of bother with breaking a needle right through my finger. A trip to A&E was called for to get the broken needle out.
We have been for a walk today to King’s Wood nr Ashford in Kent. It was fairly bracing but very nice to see the sun and blow way the winter cobwebs.
Savannah had this idea to build a shelter from the wood she found. However, this was soon found to be fairly impractical so a small bridge over a large muddy puddle sufficed but such imagination bless her.
I hope you all had a lovely Easter and I hope that the sun continues and we soon get some warmth.
S0 I am trying my hand at paper piecing. My mum used to do this when I was a child but I don’t remember her making it into a final design, just lots of paper and scrap fabric. I am quite enjoying making this, it is time consuming as it is all hand sewn and my hand sewing is not that neat. I am not sure that that matters to much as when it is the size I want it to be I can back it and then finish it with some decorative sewing which means that my poor hand sewing won’t notice.
Anyway work in progress and I will update you regularly
Its pretty rough out there today! We have escaped the snow (so far!!!) but it is extremely windy. Not a nice day to work in the community eh!!! But the sunny days will make up for these when they finally get here.
I hope you are all nice and snuggled up warm
…..but things have been a little hectic and for the last few days things have been positively awful. Fortunately that was short lived and I think I am heading back to an even keel again. I am not going into tons of detail but it was not my head that was the problem it was a temporary glitch with hubby’s new job.
I may well get onto a sewing machine tonight so here’s hoping I can upload some pictures of what I am making later.
So I have had a tidy up and reorganised my work area. I have put one of the centre sections of the table in and made it longer to fit my computer and sewing machine on it. This allows me to watch iPlayer when I am sewing LOL.
I have tidied up my fabric stash and am a little sad that I have not got as much material as I thought. Still I hope to remedy that gradually, can never have to much fabric eh!
Things have settled down a little more in the Halliwell house. Tony is getting his head round his new job at DPD. It has changed a lot since he worked for Parceline 10 years ago some stuff is better some is not! we are all finding it hard not seeing much of him, he is out of the house at 5 in the morning and gets home about 7 in the evening and is generally in bed by 9:30. This means that weekends have become extremely special family time. This is also challenging as not much housework gets done during the week as I am working full time too, the girls are being fab and stepping up to the mark with helping out with their chores. I do have to do a considerable amount of nagging tho to remind them to do them LOL.
Tony is currently cooking a roast dinner for us and Savannah is feeding her new obsession with Minecraft on the XBox. Roll on summer so we can go out in the warm and enjoy long evenings together.
Right best be off, happy Sunday to you all
I have finally managed to get all of the blocks together and the border to complete the quilt top.
I am actually quite angry with myself cos i made a really stupid mistake with following the pattern so the design is not as crisp as it should be. In a few places the lines don’t match up but this is my first attempt at a quilt this big with a complex pattern (well complex for me!)
Now all i have to do is buy the batting and backing and finish it off.