28 November, 2018

Sew Along

It's not like I don't have plenty of other things to do.  

But I saw this one Instagram & had to join.  I had purchased the pattern bundle for the gnomes last year.  

So I got stuck in.  Foundation paper piecing again, & after the quilt recently I was pretty impressed that I had a clue now.  Some of the things I learnt from that helped a lot now.  

Not that it went without errors.  Bwahahahha...  I don't start easily either...  why not begin with trying to pattern match a stripe fabric.  But I really love this little Tomte's sweater.  

Pattern is fro Moss & Lotus on Etsy.

04 November, 2018

All Sorts of Stuff

I had a chunk of fabric left that was sewn up for my quilt.  So I had a little play to experiment on some Ipad covers or some such kind of thing.  It turned out ok, but I need to work on the best way to close them.  

I dug out the hexagons that I started early this year.  I haven't touched them in so very long.  I wanted to have a little play though & got more cut, & more glued, & more sewn.  This is the layout I am playing with but I am still not convinced & have put it away again now while I think on it. 

01 November, 2018

And Then There Were Two

After a month of fun sewing, I finally got brave enough to put together DJ's stocking.  

Of course it didn't take very long but I was nervous about wrecking the stitched picture.  

He was very excited to come home from school & find it done.  

31 October, 2018

Pillow Puppies

Somewhere in the middle of quilt making I made a new pillow.  This was the perfect theme!  I have lots of dog fabric & this one is one of my favourites.

She loved it.  I think her mum loved it more...

Pillow Present # 19

30 October, 2018


The last bit was auditioning fabric for the right hand side, the top, & the 2 rectangles on each end of the diamondy squares...  It was actually quite tricky & something I couldn't decide on until the rest was done.  Then it was a play with options & the right ones just popped up in the right place.  Another couple of favourite fat quarters from my stash to go on the side & top.  A bit of cutting to make them work but I love them. 

I am really pleased with it.  it was such fun. 

However, it didn't make much of a dent in my scraps. 

29 October, 2018

Row 6

Again!  Circles are still not my friend & not very circular.  They took nearly the longest of any of it.  

But the wonky zigzag bit was fun!

24 October, 2018

Row 4 & 5

My wonky geese were fun & so fast!  

Foundation paper piecing again.  But circles are not my friend.  I don't care how good they look, they are not well done.  Don't ever look too closely.