Wednesday, 30 October 2013

WIP's Wednesday

First up is an owl - probably going to be a wall hanging over my bed, just because I love it so much and it goes with the curtains behind it :o).
It needs another border on it, then quilting and binding.
It's from an All People Quilt pattern.
Pattern here.

Next is an advent calendar I'm making for my niece and nephew, who I'm going to see at the weekend (sorry about the pics, I don't count photography as one of my skills), it has a green border on it an inch wide and needs cream borders around the corners, so it encompassed the corner squares, then I'll be using a fab strippy Christmassy fabric to fill in the gaps on the sides and top and bottom, then each blank space will have a pocket - this is going to be filled with a game from Pretty Patches magazine, like pairs, but using a piece of fabric as the pair part - I'll post it when I've finished it.

I'm going to use seed beads on cotton for the tinsel in the trees - half of one done below and only another thirteen to go.

Happy stitching!

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.
Freshly Pieced

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Cushion cover

I made this a while back using foundation piecing... I've finally quilted it and it looks really nice quilted. I hadit unquilted as a cushion cover before but it lacked something and I'm pleased the quilting has added that something.
It is definately a cheerful cushion.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Wedding gift quilt finished... yay

This is a quilt for my God daughter's parents who got married a couple of weeks ago, so it's an important quilt for me to make... and my goodness was it a pig to quilt. It is by far the biggest quilt I have done to date and I sew on a Brother Innovis 400 and it was tough going... there are a few little folds in the back, but I'm hoping a good washing will help with that. I am really pleased with it and hopefully they will to. Now onto the owl wall hanging.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Wedding quilt... it's coming along.

The sewing machine is now fixed - the timing belt was shredded due to exessive use... I've done a fair bit of hand sewing hexies, but now I'm back to the wedding quilt. I'm glad I had a bit of a break from it as I came up with different ideas about the borders and back and I like them... now just the quilting to go... loops or stippling... hmmmm