Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Piecing my week together

I hang my wip's on a "washing line" I have in my sewing room 

It keeps them in focus and at the forefront of my mind and it also stops them multiplying while I'm not looking!
Both have seen some action this week and hopefully will continue to grow and maybe even become fully fledged quilts this week.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Qtr 1 2013 Hive B [3x6] Bee

I had a day sewing yesterday and managed to get everyones blocks completed for the 1st quarter of the [3x6] bee over on Flickr

It was my 1st bee in a while and it has reminded me how much fun they can be :) 
My sewing goals for today are to get some more of my own star blocks sewn up, maybe some x&+ blocks too and then onto some quilting on a friends quilt.

Hope you get everything done today that you're aiming for! 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

All in a Thangle!

We finally got this one finished and photographed, it took two tries and frozen fingers but I'm really happy with the outcome :) 

Yes that is the North sea photo-bombing my quilt picture! 

The binding is a pretty rainbow print I picked up in Ikea a while back, I was thinking of sharing a binding tutorial as I've finally found a way that works for me, doesn't involve hand stitching and basically makes the whole thing less arduous but there does seem to be quite a few out there in blogland already so let me know what you think.

Yup Snow on the field in the background, at this point I think it was decided quilts aren't worth frost bitten fingers so we gave in and came home.

I'm pleased I managed a pic of the backing before we totally packed up though as it is the softest, loveliest cotton shirting I've ever felt even if it makes your eyes go funny if you stare at it for too long...go on click the picture and you'll see what I mean when it goes into full screen...it does feel delicious though so I will be using it again.

I added this quilt to the shop last night, speaking of which I've taken the Blythe doll dresses out of the shop for now while I work out if I want to open a separate shop for them after some feedback that it was a little confusing having the quilts and doll things together in the same shop. 

well I'm off to the loft to sew now so I hope your having a fun weekend and get everything cleared from your to-do list :) 

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Quick quilts and bedroom cleaning

Easter weekend involved whipping up some Echino lap quilts to pop in the shop

After we caught the run away quilts we headed home to sort out Madams room, the plan had been to quickly swap her bed out for the new one...however it turns out when a ten year old tells you she has really, honestly, with a cherry on top tidied her bedroom she is not telling you the truth! 
I have taken photos to show family members why my little angel is telling everyone I threatened to put all of her belongings in black bags and take them to the tip but I shall not shame her by putting them on the internet...This time! 

Hope you had a lovely weekend and got away without doing any housework!