Another fabric basket

29 08 2014

I’ve also made a second fabric basket – this pattern has me hooked and there will be more! The first one was not quite as high as it should have been by about 1/2 inch. This one with essex yarn dyed linen and Philip Jacobs lacy fabric is the right size. I really enjoyed the .wavy line quilting with variegated YLI thread.




Working on blocks of the month…

29 08 2014

I have been working on the 3rd, 4th and 5th blocks of the month. Instructions to come but here are the photos:




Foundation pieced blocks

29 08 2014

Blocks for the group quilt. I love the colour combination!


Fabric basket

22 08 2014


One of my purchases at FOQ was a fabric basket pattern by Beth Studley. I have made my first basket using French General Petite Odile fabric. It’s a great pattern though it could do with a few more photos in the instructions! I’m pleased with how it looks.

Sewing sons….

20 08 2014

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My eldest son has recently moved into the first flat he has owned.  He is enjoying making a home and he wants me to make him a quilt. He has set up a shared pinterest board so we can swop ideas and reach an agreed design.  A lot of them feature grey which I like – the one above is typical.  Meanwhile my youngest is using my old sewing machine to make himself bow ties using a liberty pattern.  Today I showed him how to use interfacing and to draw the shape on a rectangle of the fabric and stitch before cutting out.  I also showed him how to do a shorter stitch.  Instant improvement!  I don’t have daughters but I now have at least one son who can cook, clean and sew.  Of course, that shouldn’t be a surprise these days and although I love his cooking and am grateful for his holiday cottage cleaning help I can’t help but be most pleased by the sewing!