Mugrug and table runner - pieced, quilted and joined in the hoop. The second picture is straight from the hoop (just trimmed.) The backing has to be added by sewing machine. Actually, I think I could have done it all in the hoop, but I would have had to h
I wanted to make a reading cushion for a child and having been a teacher for 35 years, I know how important clear fonts are when learning to read. Much as I love the word art type designs, I couldn't bring myself to use one!
I've made this fiddle bunny to take to a concert in aid of Alzheimers Research. I'm sure there will be someone there who knows someone who would like to have him. He has a bell trapped in one ear and a bead in the other. There is crinkly cellophane a
I've been experimenting with the Janome Horizon Link software. I've never tried to use it before, but the recent update includes the ability to use the fancy stitches in circles. I don't like to waste test stitchouts so here is a pair of coasters made
You might have been wondering why I haven't posted any projects recently. This is a Snapshot of our Library now finished and hanging on my kitchen wall. It consists of 25 blocks, individually digitised. It is intended to represent the contents of our ten
Secret Sisters have had the information about who to send their gift to for a couple of days, so I know there will be much scratching of heads. Whether you are taking part or not, please fill this thread with gift suggestions which fit the criteria
This is "Stripnflip Santa" - the latest addition to Engineered in Stitches. Thank you ethan for the inspiration! He is designed to hang, but I think I will make some without the ribbon to sit on bottles like this one is doing. He now has a little bro
Can someone explain BX fonts to me please? Are they just an alphabet which can be used from a keyboard, (ie one size) or are they are a word processable font? The interchangeable use of "alphabet" and "font" is so confusing!
Lucy Locket won't lose this pocket in a hurry! I added the loops and D rings in the yoke seam when I made the skirt. The purse is an ITH quickie with the little lobster claw thingies added whilst making. It is a sort of girlie sporran!
A change from the quilt! I thought I had CD's out of my system some years ago but they have resurfaced! The design for the Christmas version is now available from Engineered in Stitches. The one on the left is made with die cut poinsettia bracts and t
I've been AWOL due to a nasty virus, but in between paroxysms of coughing and feeling miserable I have managed to finish my ITH sampler quilt. I have to say I'm very pleased with the back! (The black stripe across the top is the hanging sleeve. I
A bit early, but for various reasons it is time to start the Secret Santa ball rolling. If you wish to take part, please send an email to cutesecretsanta(at)yahoo(dot)com and in a couple of weeks I'll tell you more!
This is what has been occupying me this week. Aldi had very cheap FQs at the weekend so I bought 3 packs. I added some white for sashing and black for backing and I'm using them to test my own ITH quilt blocks. These are pieced, backed, quilted and joine