Friday, 27 September 2013

A new sofa means new cushions!

On Saturday Him in doors took me to Ikea to pick up the rest of the sofa! It has been months (see this post) with the chair sitting there in the corner so as part of my Birthday weekend it was turned into a sofa, this one to be exact and obviously I need to make some cushions to go on it :) 

Soooo I've started crocheting a cushion front using this pattern from Lucy at Attic24. It comes together really quickly and I will show more once I've worked out how to add a fabric envelope closure to it. 

My other little purchase has been some Liberty Hexies, I figure they'll look sweet sewn up into a cushion and add a lovely POP of colour to the sofa

I've also recently finished up some more fabric baskets, I made them up in two sizes to be used to give gifts in around the holidays.

They work really well sewn up in home dec weight, keeping their shape without any interfacing at all :)

So thats been my week, how has yours been? 

Sunday, 8 September 2013

A quiet improv finish

So after a day at work today we thought it would be a good idea to head to the beach to get some photos of my latest finished quilt :D 


My quiet improv quilt is all finished, bound in a beautiful deep petrol blue and backed in a funky white and grey check print. 

I love looking at it and spotting all of the different prints.

It is now listed in my Etsy shop if you'd like to see more.

It finished up at 46"x53" made without a pattern, just cutting and sewing together prints as I went. I've quilted it in a serpentine stitch pattern running diagonally down the quilt and I love the movement it has created. 

All in all I am chuffed to bits with this one and can imagine making may more the same way. 

Monday, 2 September 2013

Can you help my blog?

As you may or may not have noticed, depending on your method of viewing, I have been Faffing around with my blog. Now while I don't hate the layout or the banner it's just not really what I'm loving right now. Do any of you lovely people know anyone that can help me redesign my blog and maybe my etsy banner too? and because I don't like leaving you without a photo on a blog post here is the latest happenings in the sewing room :)

Getting some quilting done :)