Wednesday 27 May 2020
My DD1's business, FabWraps, also generates scraps, which she wants to turn into a Project Linus quilt.
I've been helping her work with them this week.
You will spot this one in the photo at the top of the post.
It's a relaxing way to sew blocks. No templates or measuring required, just lining up a few bits of fabric.
Hope that we make good progress over half term!
Wednesday 20 May 2020
OK, so this is an easy version of it. Perhaps it's a Carpenter's Star instead of a Carpenter's Wheel - I've never been good at knowing what pattern / block names are, I'm afraid.
I extended the size of it with sashing and blocks of more charm squares (I have no more blue, green or neutral charm squares left).
It reached 66" x 44" which is a good size for me to quilt.
Pieced backing. I was delighted to find this peice of 'nummer' from Ikea, which only needed extending in one direction.
Happy sewing, everyone!
Wednesday 13 May 2020
My version is a triple layer (quilting fabric outer, breathable non woven polypropylene middle, and a soft cotton jersey by the skin.
Different fabrics for different family members.
Wednesday 6 May 2020
Two metres of plain fabric, about 20" deep, a Sharpie pen colour chosen by each member of the family, and a dry bit of cardboard to keep the fabric clean and dry (more or less!).
Then each of us lay down with our arms stretched out and were traced around with our pen colour.
Sentiments and signatures added.
Of course I know that it isn't really the same. But we've shown three people that we are thinking of them and raised a smile or two in the process.
More on this next week, I hope!