Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Here's a closer view of her, she's soooo cute....
Having seen all the lovely Autumn inspired handmade items over at Stiched in Color - I was reminded of this that I made a few years ago.
It now hangs on my mum & dad's wall and I think it took about 10 years on and off to complete! I don't do as much cross stitch now as I find it time consuming and also a bit restrictive as I need to follow the pattern carefully. I have several that still need finishing, including one from a charity shop that I have just seen is £79 new....so I might dig that one out of the cupboard. I wonder how many part finished sewing projects are hidden away in other crafters houses, when they move on to a new craft?
Thursday, 3 November 2011
My first quilt finished and now on show at the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. I previously blogged here about the making of it. The pattern is over in the Moda Bake Shop and it is by Lynne of Lily's Quilts.
I decided to machine the binding and I was very happy it worked first time as I used this tutorial from Red Pepper Quilts.
As I used some donated scraps I do not know what fabric it is made from, except there is some French General Rouenneries in there, so if you want to play i spy, then please let me know what you can see.
The pattern requires large pieces of newspaper to be covered in fabric and then stitched to the paper. I thought this was a fantastic idea and I sacrificed my souvenir copy of the Royal Wedding as it was the largest paper I had.