Sunday, 18 October 2009

Although am still feeling rubbish, The Flu! Have managed to finish a couple of small items.

A small tote bag for my granddaughter, who will be 6 on Tuesday, where did those years go?

She really loves cats, so I hope she will like this. Thank you once again to Tilde, whose pattern I have plagiarised, please forgive me.

I also made this handy little thread catcher, which has a tile to hold it on the side. I can think of loads of uses for this, and will most likely make a few for Christmas, I thought how handy it would be for my mum, I must take after her, and all her little necessities like glasses tablets etc, she keeps beside her chair.

I think it is a really lovely little pattern. Had it for years, don't know why I have not used it.

I don,t know where I got the plastic banding from,but it worked really well. So no big projects at the moment as I haven't the strength, but hopefully in the next few days will start my seaside quilt quilting.

Monday, 12 October 2009

quilters companion

This is a picture of my little comforter Honey, she is 12 years young and has just had to start on heart meds. I love her to bits, she has a younger sister, Pebbles, who has escaped somewhere chasing flies, will try to catch her in action.

liberty scraps cushion

I had roughly stitched these luscious liberty scraps,(thanks to my friends), I was going to make a small wallhanging, but thought it would be better served as a cushion. As I made it sort of oxford style it is quite oomphy, but no doubt it will sag over time, like me!!

I am feeling sorry for myself today, as I have a rotten flu virus, the cushion was acheived in the 30 minutes I felt ok

Saturday, 10 October 2009

challenge quilt

Today I have put my quilt group challenge blocks together. It was quite a 'challenge' to find some coordinating fabric in my stash, as I cannot really justify adding any more to it at present. I'm sure all you quiltaholics out there know what I mean. So I just have to restrain myself, and I think this fabric that I hand dyed works quite well. I also have enough to back it with, so I just need to find some batting, if I could only get to my hoard, which is covered in guess what-fabric!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Well from my little fabric scraps to this little bag, (many thanks to Tilde Binger).

The pattern for the bag and the lemoyne star block are freebies on Linda Franz's website.

Ithink the pinks are gorgeous, I really suffer when I cut into my favourite fabrics:-).

I hope to make one from novelty fabrics, for my grandaughter who is 6 in a couple of weeks.

Best get back to sewing!!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Tildes tiny tote

Today I have printed and cut out a tiny tote, ready for my stepdaughters birthday present in November. This is to hold her present, no secrets revealed here.

This is courtesy of inklingo. See A wonderful program that prints on fabric as you feed it through your printer, on freezer paper, allowing you to have accurate seams. I shall handpiece this as my back is playing up today, and want to have something relaxing to do.

This is it in the raw state, hopefully soon to be a nice little gift bag:-)

I have not decided what colour to sash my quilt challenge blocks with yet. It may be that I have to dye some fabric, I am keeping my options open.