Monday, 30 September 2013
It was being thrown away. I really liked the shape of it.
Thursday, 26 September 2013
When he had his tonsils out he asked for a witch like the one in the Wizard of Oz. As that film is from 1939 there isn't a great deal of film merchandise in the shops at the moment. So I had to make him a witch.
from hereHere are the maileg elves. I had to make the nose much more pointy and the head was the hardest part. I also needed a brim on the hat.
I always planned on making a dress. I still am planning on making a dress.
Then once I had made this my son wanted me to make a skeleton. I found this one on spoonflower.
Now I think we have moved on to starwars. Also, he doesn't want to wear costumes all the time. All part of growing up I guess.
Friday, 20 September 2013
It is all pink and perfect for a little girl.
My daughter loves it and says it is beautiful!
Saturday, 14 September 2013
I last did some way back in May here and then a little bit in June here.
I made 2 today and cut out another one! I think I will have time to sew up the third one tomorrow.
And then I cut out the pieces for the next block which is block #8.
The finished quilt will look a bit like this one. I absolutely love it. I love the colours and it makes me wonder if I have enough different colours in my blocks.
Have a great weekend!
Friday, 6 September 2013
I started with a few fat quarters.
I cut a strip out of some of these 3.5" wide and also used another fabric which was once a sheet and has tractors and things on it. I sewed 4 strips together. They were all at least 17.5" long so I could make 5 strips. I forgot to get photos of the strips showing how I got the squares to go diagonally but I showed that in more detail here.
I also took two strips of fabric the width of the front and about 3.5" wide. I hemmed the ends and these were used for the drawstrings.
Then I turned them the right way and quilted the front and lining together. I just did straight lines 0.25" away from all the seams.