I have a couple of days off and have not really got many plans. I should be studying but the sewing bug has bitten and I have made this today. I have an inordinate amount of stuff (read essential things … Continue reading →
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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)
Right excuse the bad light it is dark outside and artificial light is really naff for taking pictures in…anyhoo….meet Peri. She is Obie’s little sister and she is very tired.
The iPod Touch is so you can judge their size. Aren’t they cute. I have really enjoyed making these, i think my house may be about to be over run by owls. Wonder what my hubby will make of that LOL