Archive for November, 2011

November 30, 2011

Presenting my third quilt!!

I introduced this quilt here. ¬†I made it for my sister for her 30th birthday and it is now signed, sealed and delivered so here it is…

(I managed to catch a moment of sun to take some pictures!)

I was very happy with the final result.  I love the mix of colours against the grey solid background.  I think the fabrics stand out really wall in the simple design, which is why I chose the simple design, along with time constraints.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the back (oops).

I quilted it with a simple stitch in the ditch along the horizontal joints. ¬†I haven’t really experimented much with other quilting designs, maybe on the next one!

I love the tones and patterns of these fabrics

This is the third quilt that I’ve made. ¬†The first one was for me, and the second for my mum which I haven’t posted yet but will do soon.

It’s make, make, make here as this weekend I’m having my first craft stall with some of the ladies from sewing group. ¬†It is the first time any of us have tried to sell any of our makes so it will be interesting to see how it goes. ¬†I will post with an update and photos of the fair.

November 22, 2011

Sewing group update

Last week in sewing group we were depleted in numbers but it was still a hive of creative activity…

The hive of activity usually involves coffee and yummy things!

All sorts of exciting and beautiful things were being made. ¬†Here is a round up…

Tea cup candles in these gorgeous vintage cups


This beautifully made Christmas bunting on display on the fireplace


And this brilliant lavender filled chicken by a new convert to sewing and making!


All accompanied by lots of sharing of ideas and catching up.

Love it!!

November 9, 2011

Work in Progress

I like to have a project that is easy to pick up for five minutes here and there.  Currently I am making some button hearts.

I use aluminium florists wire which is sturdy but pliable to form a heart shape with a loop for hanging.  I then take thinner jewellery wire to attach the buttons starting at the top and winding around as I go.  I love them and will hopefully turn out a few over the next few weeks either to sell or as gifts.

Here’s a finished one

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