Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Made from red and raspberry satin jacquard and chenille with gold tone buttons and eyelets.
Red satin padding on the shoulder straps and a tan leather base. Red satin cording with fabric tulips.
This one is for me!!!!!!!
Lots of patchwork in sumptuous green and plum.
Quilted with gold metallic thread.
Pale green satin cording finished with fabric tulips.
Padded shoulder straps.
Pretty gold norwegian clasp, gold tone eyelets and buttons.
Tan leather base.
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
In the end, the patchwork was finished with some metallic gold thread zigzags and a little corsage in my favourite pink chenille.
A little gold tone button on the corsage finished it off.
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Gorgeous fabrics set off with a pewter Norwegian clasp.
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
This is going to be my next one. I bought a jelly roll of these gorgeous olive greens and plums. The whole thing will be patchworked - these are the pocket pieces, quilted with gold thread!
I have a nice piece of soft leather that I plan to use for the base. I might have to keep this one for myself!
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Phew, it's been a while since I've been in here, hasn't it! The sewing machine has been sitting idle over the last few weeks due to family holidays and school holidays (it's hard to get on with sewing when the children want to use the dining room table for THEIR craft work!)
I made quite good progress with my quilt before the holidays, but that has also ground to a halt at present. But here it is so far. I just have the centre section (that piece running diagonally top left to bottom right) to wad, back and quilt. Then the three sections can be joined and the whole thing edged. I struggled to find a good colour for the sashing, one that would tie all the blocks together. But in the end settled on this soft blue. As the blocks are such soft colours themselves, I didn't want to overpower them, and I wanted to keep that feel of a scrap quilt made from vintage fabrics. I think it succeeds in doing that! The back of the quilt is even more vintage - I've used old and many times washed curtain linings. The old cotton is soft from washing and stained with time - definitely has a vintage look to it! Anyway, with the three sections laid out together, you get a bit of an idea how it will look!
The individual blocks were quilted using the walking foot, and a fairly regular pattern reflecting the block's individual design. The corner patches were free hand quilted in a swirly pattern to try to complement to floral fabric. Far from perfect, but a great introduction to quilting and very good practice!
Thursday, 9 July 2009
It was very eye catching amongst all the boring old green and blue gazebos on the field!
Here is my latest bag - a plain black messenger/laptop bag with a subtle navy and cream check lining. Made as a commisson.
Friday, 3 July 2009
More crocheted flowers! Plus some crocheted wrist wraps and fabric bangles. If nothing else they will look pretty on the stall! I will post photos of my stall on Sunday.