Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Two nights ago though, I started a new quilt. I had designed a house square for the first quilt I made, and I think it was my favourite square, so I decided to just make loads of houses and take it from there. I'll probably add lots of colourful pieced borders, bright hand quilting, buttons, appliqued trees, flowers & birds etc...
I had a wonderful evening - happily pulling out tonnes of bits of fabric and sewing willy nilly - no measuring or careful cutting whatsoever - fun!!
I just roughly cut the house elements,
Sew into sections,
Sew together and square off.
More of my Happy Houses... Harry picking out his favourite house so far.
Monday, 20 September 2010
Iron interfacing onto the back of one of the fabric pieces, and put the fabric pieces right-sides together, then pin.
Sew round edges, leaving an opening at a short end. Turn right side out.
Iron the seams out flat, before pulling the whole thing into shape and ironing properly. (This just makes neater edges, and stops the seams from pulling inwards, when you iron the whole thing.)
Fold up the front, and iron. Decide how much of the pencil/felt-tip you want to have sticking out. Put 2 lengths of ribbon in the opening, for tie closes (or you might want matching fabric ties, or just one bit of fabric coming out with velcro on. I was just going for quick, here!)
Open out, pin ribbon in place, and sew all the way round the whole thing.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Friday, 17 September 2010
They are a slightly odd assortment - I have no plans whatsoever for them - just liked them!(And some more spots of course)
I've spent yesterday and today cutting out pieces for 2 quilts which I am overseeing the making of at a church activity. They are lap quilts for an old people's home, which we have been visiting. I am supposed to be using scraps & fabrics that have been donated, but am having a hard time making them look nice - I keep adding more of my own fabrics. Still not sure I will like them that much. I may or may not post pictures of them later!
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Maybe something I shall be working on in the future, anyway.
Monday, 6 September 2010
Amongst quite a few other fabrics, I bought this selection - quite funny considering orange and purple are my least favourite colours!