Saturday, 30 March 2013

Fabric purchases in NYC

Bought this from Purl Soho - I have something with chairs at a different angle in the same colours that I bought in Atlanta a couple of years ago.
Here's a great idea - inside the doorway of this PS they have embroidery hoops with nice fabric in them....

Sunday, 24 March 2013

The City Quilter NYC

More details of interesting purchases later......

Sunday, 17 March 2013

International Quilting Day.... was yesterday!

...... and we all had a great time in Barnsley - many thanks to Janet for organising such a fantastic sewing day.

The block lotto was lime green, black and white 12.5 inch square

Here are most of them - we have to vote for our favourite block and the winner got 9 squares to make a quilt then everyone else had the chance to win - Jean from one of the groups I go to won 9 blocks (containing her favourite and mine!) - am looking forward to seeing her finished quilt.

In the afternoon we sewed buttons on to a calico square - here is Janet's idea to get us inspired

NEXT YEAR - international quilting day is on Saturday 15 March 2014 - contact me if you would like details of the Barnsley event!  We raised over £1000 for the local hospice.

Christine is 60 - happy birthday and enjoy the mug rug!

Our friend J has breast cancer and I seemed to remember I had a pattern in a 2003 Patchwork magazine for the pillows (she was using two balls of yarn).

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Bunny Scissor Fob TUTORIAL


Bunny Scissor Fob Instructions
Now - the problem here is I can't upload the pattern which is a pdf.  Please leave me a comment with your email address and I will send you the pattern.  I will see if my son can sort this out. (watch this space)
  1. Cut out 2 x head pieces on cutting line.

  2. Draw round the sewing line onto the back of one piece of main colour fabric with a pencil.

  3. On the other piece - sew X for nose and sew on beads / buttons / felt for eyes on main colour fabric.

  4. Put one pink and one main colour piece right sides together Draw on sewing line with pencil - you will get both ears out of 2½ inch square. (cut out after stitching)

  5. Stitch with small running stitches - leave the bottom open. Snip curves of seam allowance (take care not to cut your stitches) and using a pencil (with an eraser on the end is easier) turn right side out. Finger press.

  6. Take piece with eyes and nose on put facing up on table, fold ribbon in half and pin at centre of head with fold pointing down. Position ears with pink side facing eyes and nose and short edge to top of head - pin. Put other piece of main colour fabric right side towards ears and ribbon. Pin all round. Sew around stitching line with small back stitches - leave open at the bottom where marked. Do extra stitches to hold ribbon firmly. Keep thread and needle attached 

  7. Snip curves and finger press opening then turn right sides out

  8. Stuff firmly and ladder stitch opening

  9. Attach bunny to your scissors - Enjoy!

by Davina Adams

Angel Policy
Please make as many as you like for gifts or charity, but none for personal profit.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Mystery Monday 11 March 2013

The mystery is revealed.....

Bunny Scissor Fobs....
Sorry Tinks - it is not a new toy for you!
I will post the pattern tomorrow - I can't see how to put a pdf on - will have to consult techy support (aka my son)

And here is the lovely doggie that H made for her mummy for mother's day....

Lucky mummy!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Here's a little quilty card I made for my mum - sadly my sewing machine died - I dropped the feed dogs and there was a scrunching sound!  I put them back up again and they didn't come back up and the scrunching sound continued.... so I had to dig out the old machine from under my bed!

5-1/4 inch quilt mounted on card

And my source of inspiration????????????
an Ikea serviette!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Monday night is Mystery night....

... well it's not a mystery to me - because i have been asked to 'do' something for mystery night at Imperial Quilters on Monday 11 March 2013.... so I thought you might like to do it on here too.

Here is the list of requirements.......

Mystery night March 2013

Sewing needles
few pins
pencil (pref with eraser on end)

4 x 2-1/2 inch squares of cotton quilting fabric
   (3 x light or medium plain or small pattern)
   (1 x paler or light pink)
10 - 12 inch 1/8'' or 1/4'' ribbon
Toy stuffing (small amount - eg sandwich bag full)
2 x sewing thread - to match main fabric and black
2 x 1/4'' black/dark buttons (I coloured white ones with black marker pen)
  or 2 x black beads or black felt 

 Full instructions will be published next week - Monday or Tuesday... (depends what time I get back from Huddersfield!!)

Below is the progress of my half square triangle quilt.......
A box full of 360 half square triangle squares ready to sew into a quilt.  All trimmed to 3-1/2 inches
Happy Quilting
Davina =^.^=

Friday, 1 March 2013

Blocks of the month February

Here is H's February block

A little late - but here is my January block

And my February block

We have decided to do all the hand embroidery on a special day when we have finished all the blocks.