What I did on my holiday!

Well sadly the week has not ended that well. I have the dreaded cold that my hubby and kids have been putting up with and I am feeling very sorry for myself. I do hate colds they make you feel so awful but thankfully I get them very infrequently so I guess I should count myself lucky. But anyway before the dreaded lurgey set in I did manage to get some serious sewing done and I thought I would show you it here.

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The top picture is from The Quilt Room found here and took me a day to do. I have the backing and wadding just need to finish it off now. The second picture is my own design called “Shattered” and will be a quilt for my eldest daughter and the bottom picture is a cushion that I made and was taken off me by my youngest daughter.

I have had a lovely week off work and feel like I have my mojo back a bit.

Hope you are all well

TTFN x

Cathedral Window quilt sampler

So I have finally managed to get some sewing done. I finished the Raspberry Ripple quilt that I started almost a year ago and it takes pride of place on my bed. Just to give you an idea of size my bed is a super king size bed so it is quite a big quilt Raspberry ripple quilt

I finished this quilt with free motion meandering detail and I am really pleased at how it came out. I tried to machine sew the binding and not hand finish it with some varied results and think that in the future I may stick to hand finishing that final bit but I am very pleased with this quilt.

Today I have been practicing cathedral window quilt samples. This is deceivingly easy to do but getting the squares square and ironed accurately does make a difference so is a little fiddly to begin with. I also struggled to get the window pieces accurate so when you look close up there are a few gaps but….. this is a scrummy quilt that I will be making on a bigger scale in the near future.

Cathedral window sampler

I have a week off now with a few things that need to be attended to and hopefully an old friend for me to catch up with and also some considerable sewing.

TTFN xx

Reverse applique love heart cushion

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.
TTFN xx

Nearly finished.

Untitled by Samantha Halliwell
Untitled, a photo by Samantha Halliwell on Flickr.

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.
TTFN x

Charm Pack Quilt

Can you believe I may actually finish something I start!!!! Gonna be a first I think LOL. I have backed the quilt I started the other day and this evening I hope to bind it and it will be finished.

Making this quilt has made me realise I am not a good finisher. I think I must get bored. I have tons of unfinished cross stitch that I started years ago. I think that if it cannot be done quickly then I lose interest. Maybe I have learned more than just how to sew today eh 🙂

 

The quilt so far…….

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TTFN xx

Love heart decoration

My latest creation is this love heart decoration. I hope to make quite a few of these and use them as part of my Christmas decorations. I have the idea of some kind of bunting design with the jute twine that I have bought. I have cut all the hearts out now just to put them together.

I am still sewing the blocks together for my Drunkards Path quilt as well but I find sewing the same thing over and over really boring so I have to do it in stages. Goodness only knows how long that will take me ha ha ha.

Right I best get back to my hearts

TTFN xx

Snail’s Trail

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Snail’s Trail, a photo by The Demanding Doll on Flickr.

I am experimenting with quilting blocks and have decided to use the Snail Trail pattern. To get the best idea I need to show you how it can look so this photo is from Melody on Flickr. Isn’t it a gorgeous looking quilt. I sincerely hope mine looks at least halfway as good.

Other news. I have signed up for my Masters again and this starts tomorrow so just as I decide to get on with some sewing studying comes along again but anyway at least I can use it to keep me from getting stressed with exams and essays lol

TTFN another block is calling me
xx

Drawstring bags

Drawstring bags by Samantha Halliwell
Drawstring bags, a photo by Samantha Halliwell on Flickr.

I have finally managed to get the urge to sew. Been a while!!!!!
In case you didn’t know we are off on our camping hols soon and I decided we needed some cute little bags to store things in. I did an internet search and came up with this top way of making the bags which you can find here
What do you think then?
TTFN x

And the winner is…….

Congratulations Christine. Your name was drawn by my little Savannah and you are (or will be) the proud owner of a little owl. Can you email me your address and colour choice from blue pink or green and I will get him or her made and on his way to you.

Thank you so much to everyone who replied and let me a little note about how they have spent their Easter I have enjoyed chatting with you all a little bit and I hope to have made some new friends from this also.

Right best be off, got a tutorial to finish and an owl to make ;o)

TTFN x