Monday, 25 May 2015

Bits and Bobs

Playing with scraps is fun. I was stitching up a load of HSTs the other night, and it went fast. But I didn't fancy getting cutting and ironing and trimming, so I fished out some scraps and kept sewing.
This is my favourite. It's going to be a cushion cover. The solid borders are from a very special secret project...
What shall I do with this?
Or this? I don't know! 
Finally I just really like this wall art I found at my local farmers market - I never think about what my hometown might sound like to others, imagine if I lived in an actual crystal palace like a Disney princess! 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Finished Trip

I finished my scrappy trip quilt! It's made with Denyse Schmidt Ansonia. I gave it a white border to expand it and then a random scrappy border. It's bound with a turquoise print, good old Ikea Numbers on the back, and it's a good lap/sofa size.

The friend I made it for is a very accomplished needle woman herself, she does amazing cross stich and tapestry work. So it was nice to know she would really appreciate the fabric goodness, and the sheer labour of love that a quilt is. She's going through a tough time and I wanted her to have a hug she could keep. It's a bit cheesy, but that's what a quilt is, a hug you can keep, it literally hugs you again and again!

Here I am trimming off threads in the car on the journey to see her ( my hubby was driving of course) ( sewing and driving is not safe, don't do it!!)

I'm going to link up to My Quilt infatuation, and Crazy Mom this week- thanks lovely link party hostesses.