Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Work in progress Wednesday - or why I would like a design wall.

 I think I need a design wall. That way I can keep track of my UFOs. I try to only have one quilt on the go at anyone time. This does not always work. For starters there are two quilts that need to be quilted.
After much uhming and ahing I have decided to make a log cabin quilt out of some lovely Rowan fabrics. Again if I had a design wall and not a floor the colours might have looked better on this photo.

 I got distracted by trying to sew curvy patchwork. This is mainly to prove to a friend that patchwork isn't just "cutting squares and sewing them back together".
 I am trying out a red white blue thing here. Might need an orange back for this one to make it really Dutch.
 I am helping my Eldest (10 years old) to sew her first quilt. It is very colourful. I am quite impressed with well she is doing.
Talking of the 10 year old. She has grown again and needs a new summer dress. Luckily I had this lovely Benatrx print stashed and will be cutting into that soon. I have traced the pattern and altered the back. She felt it was a bit bare for everyday but might like it with the heart shaped back for her leavers party next year.

So all in all I'll be quite busy. Fingers crossed there will be a Friday finish but I don't think there will be.

I am linking to WIP wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Sleeve board revamp.

 There has been lots going on here. The girls were in their school's version of Oliver. The performance was great. I have to hand it to the teachers they really got the best out of those children. I have done lists of little bits of sewing. I keep forgetting to take pictures.
 Anyway the sleeve board was in need of a revamp. You can see the old cover underneath.
Cute owls are a must I think. I wonder if I have enough to redo the ironing board?

Friday, 6 June 2014

Picnic Quilt

 Next week is sports day. This is as far as I am concerned my least favourite day of the school year. Carol concerts -  great, Easter service -  fab and of course the summer fete - a must (if only to see if Midsomer Murders is right and all fetes end in disaster). Sports day not so. You stand around and are not allowed to cheer on your child (well that was the case at the previous school - we don't want to encourage competitive behaviour).
 No standing for me this year. I am bringing a picnic quilt with water proof back. Lots of scraps were used (this makes the husband happy). The binding has insects on it. I thought this would be great for a picnic quilt. There are always insects (wasps) at a picnic.

The waterproof back is from Abakhan fabrics. This was bought for this quilt but here in the UK the ground is hardly ever dry enough to get a way without the waterproof-ness.

Now to make myself a dress. Have a good weekend.

Edit: Forgot say I am linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts Friday Finish.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Friday finish

 I actually have three finishes this week but I only took pictures of one. The Quilt top for Husband. It's finally done. Now comes the hard part though. I have to quilt it.
I have the back. Another grey batik print to go with the grey batik check between the blues and greens. The children are of school next week though, so chances of getting it basted etc. are slim.

The other finishes were a pleated skirt for me and quilting the nine year old's nine patch. She claims that as her finish though...

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Some bits and pieces and a new WIP

 I have a few finishes. 
Daughter 1's drawstring bag. 
 Bunting for my birthday. 
 The fabrics a maybe a little Kidstonque for my liking but the daughters told me I had to make it like that. 



My new WIP. I think I need to change the layout. There maybe some seem ripping going on later.


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Well what can I say?

I have no excuses really for not blogging other than I didn't feel I had a lot to share sewing wise. The other stuff in my life kind of got in the way of sewing. Hate it when that happens but sometimes sewing has to take a backseat.

I did finish my sew serendipity skirt and it's a great fit. No photos as yet.

Today I finished this little drawstring bag.
 It is very cute. My nine year old loves it.

Just as well because I made it for her. She can take her suntan lotion and sunhat to school in it and leave it on her peg. 

The 10 year old needs one too of course. Her will be more green/turquoise. Better get on with that and some real paid work as well. 

More pictures soon I hope. 

Friday, 21 March 2014

Finish seven of 2014


 Finish seven? Well I sort of forgot to blog about the other three finishes. I would but two are in the laundry basket.
 And well one still needs to have the lining slip stitched to the zip, so technically not finished.

This skirt however is finished. I love the birds. I bought the fabric on a whim at Lady sew and Sew and luckily daughter 1 loves it. I used Simplicity pattern 1723. I decided to line the skirt because white can be a bit see through. 
My daughters used to love to model new outfits but they seem to be going through a phase of not wanting to be in photos. 


I am also making something for myself. Actually it's almost finished but need help with the fitting. I am wondering if maybe I need a dummy for my birthday this year... Must discuss with husband.

Seeing as the weather is so lovely at the moment I hope to have finishes 4 and 5 washed and photographed by the end of the weekend.

Lots of love
Fx