Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I decided on the pattern in Annie Down's book 'Some Kind of Wonderful'....and they have turned out wonderful indeed.
Primitive Willow in Dubbo. I was very pleased with the painted wooden buttons that Lee-Anne showed me....they have added that nice finishing touch to the cushions.
So in total I did not deliver on my 'other' projects that I took with me...and yes the layer cake in my last post is still a layer cake! More projects to keep me inspired for the next retreat or hopefully some time to sew at home.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
So I just had to make some time to do just that. I just love these burgundy Icebergs at home. Still putting on a bit of a show despite the lack of rain.
So before heading off to a quilting weekend tomorrow (yay!) I set to work and finally finished the hems along with a pair of school trousers.
my youngest daughter's quilt I finished last year, which is very special as my Nan gave me the remaining fabric from making my eldest daughter's quilt that she had made.
With some extra fabric I am hoping to make a cushion for both of my daughters to go with their quilts.
My machine does not have a blanket stitch setting. The most similar looking is one with the horizontal stitch on a diagonal slant. But overall it has still come up okay. All ready for Red Shirt Day!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
She picked some pink cupcake fabric from my stash along with coordinating lining and binding. And this is what we came up with.
Miss 12 had a pack of 24 pencils she wanted in the roll so we changed the dimensions a little and were able to accomodate all but 1 pencil! To finish she picked a couple of blingy buttons for the clasp.
Surprisingly, it didn't really take that long for a great result.
Definitely on the 'do again' list.