I wish I'd used a stiffener in the central panel to give it a bit more structure but I didn't so it will have to do as it is. There is a little personal detailing on the other side of the panel but it will be a dead giveaway to my partner so I can't show it! What a tease?! Thankfully gluing went without a hitch. That is to say I got it where it was supposed to be and not all over the fabric. Whether it will hold is another story. I used some purse frame cord on the lining side of the purse in the hope that it will stop things moving too much.
Friday, 29 June 2012
I didn't trust myself not to make a total mess of the gluing of my In the frame purse so I took some naked shots for you to see. I managed to make the purse look quite tidy by turning through at the top which was a necessity with the middle panel being sewn into the lining. At least if it falls out of the frame it looks quite presentable ;)
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Hello, I thought I'd do a quick post today to let you know Yvonne is recuperating at home following her angiogram. She's very tired and sore as expected but in good form otherwise. Thanks for all your well wishes :)
While I'm here I'll tell you a few other bits of news :) I was recently invited to join a new UK bee called hipBees. I'm so excited to be joining a great group of ladies for a year of sewing fun! There are lots of familiar names in there along with some that are new to me, so it will be lovely to play along and get to know each other.
I've taken on the first month's Queen bee responsibilities so you'll be hearing a lot more about this bee as I prepare for August :) I don't remember if I mentioned that I'm joining in with the In the frame purse swap over on flickr. I've been procrastinating for the last week over what to do for my partner and today I finally made a start.this fabulous purse by Kerry which was in lots of people's inspiration mosaics. I say loosely based because my fussy cutting skills and fabric choices are way off the heights of Kerry's brilliance but I hope that the finished article will be even half as effective as hers.
Next stop turn inside out and glue!! Here's hoping for a good result with minimum mess :) Catch you soon x
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
|Packing boxes in the dining room|
|Rose star flowers in Fresh Cotton Fabric by Fig Tree Quilts kindly given by a very generous person!|
|Vintage Modern bundle|
If it's quieter than normal around here for the next week or so you'll know why. I'll probably update twitter more regularly than the blog so if you want up-to-date news on Yvonne's progress you'll probably find it here from Thursday onwards. Catch you soon x
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Every once in a while a block comes along that screams "make me now". Lynne's new ET phone home block is one of those! I've spent the afternoon playing with Oakshotts and this lovely print from Basic Grey. Coincidentally the film, ET, was on the tv this afternoon.....(do-de-do-do twilight zone). The photo doesn't really do this justice but those of you who know what Oakshotts are like will know that the colours are way more gorgeous in real life. I cracked open my Colourbox for the first time in honour of this block ;)
Just before I go I'll point out that the Brit Quilt Swap has started sign-ups for the next round. We're back to making mini quilts this round :) It's good to see lots of familiar names in there!
Hope you're all having a good weekend so far. Catch you soon x
Friday, 15 June 2012
As I have a summery finish to show you I thought I'd link up with Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts' Summer Sewing Contest. There are some lovely makes over there!
I'm entering this Central Park Triple Squared Tablecloth in the Home Decor category. I had originally intended this to be a quilt but regular readers will know that I'm not big on patience.As much as I love the pattern and the fabric I just couldn't face making another 28 blocks so I stopped at 36 blocks which gives a lovely sewing machine table cover size!
It's funny how projects evolve. I think my impatience did me a favour this time round ;) Don't forget to go and check out the other lovely projects. Catch you soon x
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
So far this week I have mostly been (in best Fast Show voice) hand sewing. I've attached the Siblings Together labels to 6 quilts so I can now ship them off to Delma at Siblings Together!
|Labels ready to go|
I've grouped all the quilt photos together because I felt like it :) That's Pips, It's a Hoot Half Time x2, Grey, Cape Ann and Dr Seuss ready to roll tomorrow.
After my less than spectacular first attempt I am determined to complete a Spring Carnival cushion so I'm having another go with some of my all-time favourite Amy Butler Love fabric. I think I might have got the hang of it enough this time to complete the job, whoop!
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Well there have been a multitude of blog posts from the lucky attendees of the Fat Quarterly Retreat and as I was not one of them (I'm not bitter, much) you might want to look away now. Hopefully you won't be deterred and will stay here to see my finished Mama Said Sew flowers quilt. The weather finally cooled sufficiently for me to finish the hand quilting.
Central Park triple squared quilt :) This is going to be a super cheerful quilt.