Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Three more bags!

I've made lots of these now - everybody I know will get one for Christmas!

Sunday, 25 January 2009

This one is very pink!

I finished this quilt over the weekend and just finished stitching the binding. I feel I am getting better, although I still had puckers on the back of my quilt. It was made entirely from fabric in my stash and I didn't have to buy any fabric specially for it.

But look at my corner!

And I've tried machine stitching the binding down but I don't care for it; I much prefer to hand stitch it down, I think it looks neater.

But I really do wish I could make a single bed size quilt. I just wouldn't be able to quilt it without it puckering though.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

I did these a while ago but thought I'd post them here

I made these when I was "into" machine embroidery. I don't do it much now, as the machine is in the conservatory and it's darned cold in there!!! The red and white one was made for a friend who was getting married and it's so not my choice of colours or design! But it's what the bride wanted and she was very pleased with it.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

I think this is soooo cute!

I whipped this little bag up the other night in about an hour and I love the fabrics in it! Made from scraps, more or less, too - oh, and a little interfacing. I see more of these in my future and I've sewn some more for Chistmas gifts next year. Yes, I know its a little early but I need to start somewhere!

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Its finally finished!

I started this tumbler quilt before Christmas and although it didn't take long at all to piece the top (all cut with the Accucut!), I had been dreading quilting it because I knew I would have difficulty on my domestic sewing machine. I ended up just stitching in the ditch and not doing any meandering. I love meandering so I felt a bit cheated but at least there are no puckers on the back. I cheated and sewed the binding down by machine instead of hand stitching it, as I have always done before. Fabrics are Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut line. Backing is Heather Bailey's Bijoux.

I have another pieced top to quilt and another being designed (in my head) then I will cut another tumbler quilt as I do like the look of them and they piece together very quickly.

I feel quite smug now, having finished this quilt this weekend!

Thursday, 1 January 2009

I just don't like it!

Having seen and walked past this quilt hung over my stairs for the past few days, I've decided I just don't like it!! Some of the squares aren't cut straight, not all the seams match and the stripes are crooked. Oh, and I decided it's just blargh!

Having said that, I will finish it - but I'll probably give it away :-(