Friday, 27 November 2015

U. F. O. Finished......for me.

Another project started many years ago and now finished.  It was only something that I worked on when I didn't have another project ready for our sewing day. I did put a bit more effort in the last few months to get it finished.  This is a simple double crochet rug that we started as a project at our Patchwork Group. I was very happy with the way it turned out as I really didn't know how the colours would go.  I just bought the wool as I needed it.  It is very warm. This rug is for me and it will be going in my car just in case I need it.


Saturday, 31 October 2015

Another Minion.......

Finally I found a yellow T shirt and I was able to do this T Shirt for my grandson Cooper.  It was a quick and easy Machine Embroidery Design and I found the design here.  Another shirt to get into mail.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Fat Quarter Bag.........

I  am loving this bag made from 5 fat quarters.   I don't usually make bags but this one caught my eye.
The 4 fat quarters are cut into 10 1/2 inch by 9 1/2  inch rectangles.  They are all joined together and folded in half and you have the bag  and the lining in one.   On the front half I ironed some iron on pellon.  I quilted the rectangles just from corner to corner. With the 5th fat quarter you make the handles and the binding.  You then bind the top of the bag and the 2 sides.  You fold the bag till you get the shape you like and stitch up where the ends of the bag  meet, making sure you leave enough of the top layer to fold down and sew the button on.   The bottom of the bag is then sewn accross and  about 4 1/2 inches from the bottom corner of the bag, make a triangle and stitch accross to shape the bottom of the bag.   Make the handles and stitch on.   A very quick and easy project. I think I will keep this one as I usually give away the things I make.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Folded Work......

My first attempt at folded work.  I think this one is called a Pineapple. Not sure what I will make out of it. I guess I could make some cushions, placemats or even a table runner.  I used some scraps and managed to get three blocks made but don't have any of the spot left.   I found it fairly easy as you have to follow the pattern markings of how to lay the fabric...  It is something that I would do again, maybe I would try something a bit more difficult.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Clown Fish Bag..........

This a gorgeous Clown Fish Bag is from Disorderly Threads.  These little bags are so easy to make.  I made this one for my Grandson, Cooper for his Birthday. I filled it with colouring in pencils as it makes a great pencil case.   I have been told that he  is the envy of his class mates,  The bag was done in two hoopings with the tail and fins done in the first hooping.  The bag is finished off in the second hooping and just a little bit of hand sewing to finish it off when the bag is turned inside out.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Minion T Shirt

Birthday time for my Grandson Cooper who will be seven next week. Not the design that I had picked out for him.  I searched high and low for a yellow T Shirt but couldn't find one in his size anywhere.   Anyway I loved the way that this design turned out and I am sure that he will love it too.
It is an embroidery machine applique design and I bought the design from Kidz Applique.  I will do the other design if I can find a yellow T Shirt.  I think this Minion is so cute.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Frozen Birthday Numbers !!!!!

Once again it is time to do the Birthday Towels for my friends three Granddaughters. There was one stipulation, that there was no yellow.   I think I managed that.   I loved the way they turned out and I am sure the girls will too. I found the Frozen Numbers Embroideryland and as there was no Number 10 and Olya  did one for me without hesitation..   Awesome service.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Cushions from Mystery Blocks......

Every couple of weeks we have a mystery day at our Patchwork Group.  We had to take 16 x  4 inch squares.    I decided to make cushions from my finished squares.

It was a very interesting idea  and the blocks could be put together in whatever pattern that you liked.
We cut the corner out of  the blocks and than stitched them to a different coloured block with a 1/4 inch allowance. We did this 3 times on each block and the corner of each block had 3 different colours on it.    Just something a bit different.  It was a very enjoyable day seeing all the different ideas that the ladies came up with.

Days till Christmas!!!