Wednesday 30 August 2017
Before we went away I couldn't help but try out a new pouch style, though. Unfortunately it didn't quite work out as I'd planned. I think that I'll be able to re-jig it (and add the planned magnetic snap) but at the moment I'm just leaving it to languish!
I still love the fabrics, so I'm keen to complete it properly once I'm over my post holiday brain fog!
I'd heard (thank you Radio 4) that we would get to see a partial eclipse in the UK last Monday, with full eclipse honours going to a band across the USA.
It was handy that I'd shared that info with DH, who happened to be facing the window at tea time and realised what he was seeing
I'm very proud of DD2 who took these amazing photos! Big thanks to her for letting me share them!
Wednesday 16 August 2017
These are the result of the last quilt. An A4 book cover, a tissue pack, a zippy pouch.
Oh, and the two cushion covers, of course!
It's working out well!
I'm pleased with this one too.
There are flowers....
It was a whole bundle of fun to quilt!
Time to give these to my niece and move on to other projects now, but it's been lovely to play with these over the start of the summer holidays!
Wednesday 9 August 2017
I love how the 3D effect works on this!
I'm so pleased with it!
It says "Let your smile change the world but don't let the world change your smile".
Quilted with a loopy line and some simple motifs.
Happy summer sewing!
Thursday 3 August 2017
I knew that I wanted to make a couple of cushion covers to go with the quilt, so the diamonds provided the perfect jumping off point!
They needed to be added to with other scraps, of course, but all these pieces were cut quilt easily from what was left over.
This one is complete - with spiral quilting.
Funny story about the fabric that acts as a border and backing for these cushions.
I bought it online, Was delighted by the colour match of the aqua and purple in in to the quilt top. Stood back and wasn't sure that I could make a whole quilt back that looked like rain - it doesn't feel very huggable, somehow. I showed the fabric to my DH, explaining my dilemma. When he said "Rain? I thought you were going to say tears" I knew that I couldn't use it for a quilt backing!
I'm still happy with it for small areas - or things that won't be wrapped around someone - but the quilt now has a deep aqua print instead!