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
In a recycling mood today - I began with the skirt from a sundress I bought at a jumble sale, the lid of a CD spindle and two scrap CDs. I had to add some Bump from my stash but that is all. The basket is in two sections, each was made ITH. Pockets fir
My big sister dropped this owl fabric off yesterday and told me that she needed a bag to send to her great granddaughter in Australia by the end of the week. As little sisters always do as they are told, I came up with this. I digitised an applique owl i
Here are some pictures from my recent trip around a couple of folk festivals. I love to collect pictures of the Morris costumes - particularly when they are English Paper Pieced. The video is of Mike and I with a group of people we had been teaching ov
Fresh out of the hoop - this green man has been in my head for a couple of weeks while I have been away and has just seen the light of day for the first time. He is made in the hoop using felt (3 hoopings) and measures about 30 cm across. I plan to stretc
This table runner was English paper pieced by hand, but quilted on my embroidery machine. The second picture is the back of the runner. I digitised the quilting design to fit the large hexagon shapes.
Meg needed a new bandana to be festival ready. If you don't believe she is a wonder dog - watch the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B... It is a simple triangle fastened with Kam Snaps. (Her ID tag is vinyl with a snap as well - lasts
Tote bag - made almost entirely in the hoop. (Testing a new design.) The second picture shows it still in the hoop - all that remains is to join the side and bottom seams of the lining.. The front section has a pocket which is closed when the flap is fast
Just finished! English Paper Pieced with a fleece backing folded to the front to form the binding. I used a fancy stitch on my sewing machine through the layers to emphasise the stripes. The hand stitching keeps me sane when I am away from home!
Biscornu brainwave! A simple little cross stitched biscornu pincushion stitched in multicoloured thread on evenweave fabric to look hand stitched. Whip stitched together by hand through the edge stitches. (Foolproof!) Finished off in the centre with a
In my Facebook group, there was a cry of despair that the swirly unicorn couldn't be made in the 100 mm square hoop. (The horn just wouldn't have worked!) So I decided to make her a little sister. I used a different design (the reindeer), made the nose
This cheese cloth top came from a jumble sale (50p). It was a bit plain so I added some embroidery from Urban Threads. I've used this particular set of designs for so many things it has become a habit!