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.

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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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