Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Some recent finishes
I made a new sewing machine cover earlier this year. It was the first time I had done anything other than machine quilting in a straight line. I still need lots of practice! The blocks on the front are hand pieced Dear Jane blocks (A 13 Star light Star Bright......my favourite DJ block so far)
This is a finish from last year. I made a quilt similar to this one for a friend and I liked it so much I decided to make one for myself in "my" colours. I machined pieced it and hand quilted with large stitches using DMC Pearle thread.
A Sunburst Quilt.
I completed this quilt top last year. It is all hand pieced. Many of the fabrics are from Quilt Gate's Mary Rose collection. I really enjoyed piecing all those little diamonds and triangles. They took hours, but it was relaxing. I intend to hand quilt it............when I think my hand quilting is good enough.
Have you ever cut out a bunch of fabric, then when you started to sew it all up..............realised that.......
.......... you forgot to add the seam allowance!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, thats what I did yesterday! It was right there in the instructions.......I just didn't read them properly....until it was too late!
Luckily I hadn't cut out much fabric and I could reuse most of what I had cut up without wasting much. Lesson learnt......I won't make that mistake again!!
Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog in the last couple of weeks.....especially everyone who has left a comment. :) I have found lots of wonderful blogs and some really lovely, friendly and helpful people.:)........and lots of inspiration!