Fiddling around with Wonkey Donkey has got the creative juices flowing, as has flicking through a book called Scrap Basket Surprises. And what makes a quilter happiest of all? Starting a new project LOL! There are plenty of UFOs on the list, but only a new quilt would do. As OH pointed out, I haven't made a girly quilt for ages, so here's what I've done in the last two days, a lovely fresh pink & mauve spring quilt top (borders still to be completed). I've used a jelly roll from a range called Eden by Lila Teuller and a white on white, both of which were already in my stash and the pattern is in the aforementioned book. It's gone together very quickly and I'm pleased that the pinwheels have reasonable points. Not having the machine out for a couple of months doesn't seem to have had too much of a detrimental effect on my sewing ability :o).
Monday, 25 April 2011
I started this little applique quilt donkeys years ago (hee hee, sorry, couldn't resist!), and am determined now to finish it. It's not big and the large donkey on the lime green background (Dillon) is already done. I've spent the last two days cutting out and sticking down (Lite Steam-a-Seam 2) the rest of the shapes, now I just need to machine blanket stitch around them before I can assemble the quilt. The pattern is by an Australian design team called Hot Possum and I bought it when I went to the Houston quilt show 5 1/2 years ago. It'll be good to get it off the UFO list.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
I've has this little chap knitted up for a while, but haven't got around to sewing it together. That has now been remedied, I think it could do with a press and it needs a button, but otherwise I'm very happy with it. Like the other baby cardigan, it's knitted in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, it's such a lovely soft yarn and easy to work with.
I was very fortunate recently to win a gorgeous roll of fabric from Shabby Fabrics - simply by commenting on their blog. This is an RJR pre-cut called Twice the Charm, it's 35 pieces of 5.5" x 22", I think I can make something a reasonable size from it, but I don't want to unwrap the roll yet! The range is Scarborough Fair by Robyn Pandolph and it's beautiful. Shabby Fabrics is an online fabric store that I've spent a fair amount of money in in the past, so I am more than happy to recommend them. If you're into florals, they can't be beat!