Tuesday, 17 September 2013

My machine is broken

I have to wait til the end of the week before I can find out what's wrong with it, but isn't it sods law it's at the worse time... one and a half weeks before the wedding and an unfinished wedding gift and an unfinished birthday gift and the birthday is Friday :0(
I'm sure it will all be alright... how's that for optimism :0)

Friday, 13 September 2013

Friday finish up - 26" cushion cover for birthday present

A birthday present for a 15 year old.

I used 3" squares of gorgeous blues and off blues and I think it has turned out fab - hopefully Callum will do to.

The back is a blue polka dot - purely because it was the right size. It is very weird looking at quilted polka dot, makes your eyes go squiffy.
I did a plain envelope back. 

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Cat Helpers

Having seen Jamie Lee's cat and bird helpers over at The Busy Bee I thought I'd show one of my cat helpers, Zippy, who even though he knows he's not allowed on the table, still gets up there.

He was not well boy earlier this year, some sort of neurological problem, possible stroke and two bleeds into his right eye, he is stable now though, but he doesn't half get away with a lot of things now - like getting on my sewing table :o) That and he's a pretty boy :o)

This is my sewing of a big 26" square cushion cover for a friends
sons' birthday.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Gift of fabric

How lovely is it to recieve a gift of gorgeous fabric in the post.... absolutely lovely, especially when it is even more gorgeous than the picture you saw them in. Thank you Janine @ Rainbow Hare Quilts, it is stunning.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Beach huts cushion

I made a small beach hut quilt top a while back and while I liked it, it never got finished as I made smaller blocks that I like better and that got made into a quilt.

I am trying to use things up from my WIPs pile and this is one of them. It has now become a 24" squate (ish) cushion. I did loopy quilting all over and a strip of beach huts on the envelope back

Friday, 6 September 2013

Friday finish up - a tiny pouch

A little tiny pouch 3 1/2" by 2 1/2", just big enough for a couple of needles, some thread and a little fabric and some 1" hexagon cards, a little something to put in your pocket, so you can sew where ever you go :o)
The outer fabric is a Laura Ashleigh print from a sample book and the inside is part of a gift I received last year for my birthday of all pretty fabrics - it's one of those things that if you knew me you would know how funny that sounds - I am a tattooed biker chick (or I was until someone set fire to my bike), but fabric is changing me, I'm using prints I never would have used before, it may also be an age things as well, but quilting has openend my eyes to a whole new side of me - one where any colour and print goes.

Have a fab weekend everyone.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Sewing pouches

I've been asked to have a table at a craft night to pass along craft skills and show people what is out there and available to do, I'll be doing a bit of patchwork, some quilting, some embroidery and some bunting making.
There will be other people doing other bits like card making and corn dollies.

I have tasked myself with making a whole selection of mini sewing kits, some are just a pouch, some are fold out ones, some have pockets on both sides, some have a thing for holding thread, each one will have different bits in them (though some will have the same as each other), in some I'll put hexies, the paper, the fabric, some made up and some attached to other, I'm going to make some plain mug mats that can be quilted and decorated with other bits of fabric etc, some bunting kits. Each one will have a reel of thread and a needle, some will have embroidery floss and others will have scraps of fabric.

Below are some of the pouches I've made so far - thank you Janine for reminding me I had some bird fabric :o)

 I will try and take better photo's in future.