Thursday, 21 July 2011

Ready for the fourth of July two thousand and twelve!!

This little pillow was started on my American Sewing Day on 3 July 2011 and it's still July, so I'm doing well and it is now finished!!
This is the front, the heart is applique and the rest pieced.  Piping around the edge - I don't have a piping foot for my machine, so will have to try and get one to see if it works better than a zipper foot.
The back is pieced from random rectangles of fabric used for the border on the front.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Decisions Decisions....

Trying to find an interesting layout for my well travelled blocks for the circular seagull quilt that is going to be on display at the Harrogate Quilt Show.

And while I was visiting Northampton, as the weather was far too wet to do anything else - we just had to visit Bramble Patch and have a coffee and of course buy lots of fabric.....

A nice collection to add to my stash (and of course someone elses!!) Now I wonder who the lucky recipient could be.

After a weekend away (which wasn't exactly as planned), I actually got some sewing done on Sunday afternoon and finished this little pillow......

Remember this - I started it on my American Sewing Day on 3 July!
With a little bit of help from a friend......
Who found it altogether far too tiring (or maybe too boring!!)

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Birthday Girl was 86!...

... and she received a peg bag

Nice light fabric for the inside.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Travel Sewing Kit

If you have been reading on Apple Tree Crafts you will know that I received a yummy parcel from my son and daughter in law this week. 
This fabulous book by Rashida Coleman-Hale was something I saw when I was at Intown Quilters in Decatur.  And I am now the proud owner of a SIGNED COPY!! (with a few six inch squares too)  Thanks J - a lovely gift.

Look at all they yummy fabrics... the robots and the yellow on yellow cog wheels are designed by Rashida from her new iheart range.
This is what I made from the book using the hello kitty fabric that J sent me.
Open it up to reveal a little needle case with pincushion, needle holder and pocket - which I turned a different way from the book just so nothing would fall out.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Happy Fourth of July

Working today - but yesterday I spent the day having an American Sewing Day.  I started making a couple of little ''American Style'' Pillows.

I bought the pattern to make this pillow and some other little 'American' things while in Atlanta from a shop called Little Quilts (somewhere I have a photo of me sitting outside the shop, in the sunshine on their rocking chair).  This one needs piping around the edge I feel.
I used some fabric I had bought in Atlanta and some that my son and Daughter-in-law had bought me in the border of this little pillow - a lovely reminder of a great holiday!
As usual they both still need finishing off.  But here follows a quilt I have FINISHED - I did start it at a workshop many years ago....

My Bison quilt is a 'through the garden gate' technique.  Can't remember who was running the workshop, but I think it was at Festival of Quilts a few years ago.  I added a little flashing before the binding just to highlight the sand that the Bison are standing on.