Thursday, 31 July 2014

From Old to New.............

                                                             From This
To This
When I first saw the picture of the Sprocket Pillow, all I knew was that I wanted to make one. This is my idea of a Sprocket Pillow. After I thought about it for a while I decided that my old foot stool from the patio could do with an overhaul.  I remembered that I had some pieces that I had not used in another project from many years ago.  I was going to cut the points off to make the top curved but then the piece would not be big enough for the pillow I wanted to make. This is when I decided to add another piece of fabric so then I could curve the top.  I put the blue fabric pieces on a piece of paper and cut a pattern for the red triangle pieces.  After I stitched the all pieces together, I then put batting on the back and quilted it and made it up as a normal cushion. I made this from pieces in my stash, even the covered button for the centre.  I always feel I have achieved something when I make something that I don't have to buy anything else for.

                                                                       

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A Boy Quilt!!!!

Always looking for something suitable for boys, I decided to use  the mystery blocks that had a Halloween theme for a quilt for my grandson Thomas.  The fabric had ghosts, spiders,  bats and all the things that little boys like. It is just big enough so that he can use it when they are camping, and it won't drag in the dirt. I wanted to use all the fabric so I cut the left over pieces into squares and backed the quilt with that.  I also quilted the blocks with a spiderweb design. I did this freehand and it is certainly a lot harder than it looks.
Not too sure if I will try this again. I need a lots and lots of practice.

                                                  My spider web Quilting.



Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Pot Holder Challenge.........

Every year our patchwork group has a challenge and this year we where given a fat quarter to make something.  I was given the green piece which I used in the owl pot holder.     The pattern for the pot holder came from Embroidery Garden and it is made In the Hoop.     
  
I love that there is place to put your hand when you need to pick up something hot.





Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Dragon Embroidery ..........


Another design that I always wanted to do, but my hoop was not big enough.now that I have a 6 x 10 Inch hoop I thought that I would give it a go.  The design came from Lindee G Embroidery and has nearly 50, 000 stitches and took about 3.5 hours to stitch out.  I am really impressed with my new Singer Machine. So glad i bit the bullet and bought it.

                                                                               

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Birthday Towel......

I didn't know what to get the Pharmacist that I work with for his Birthday.  First of all I thought that I would put his name on the towel but when I saw these letters from Urban Threads I knew that it was the perfect choice. I was so happy with the result that I purchased the whole set.   The designs from Urban Threads always stitch out wonderfully
  I belong to a Embroidery Group on Facebook and someone was taking other peoples photos and using them on her web page,.   A lovely lady by the name of Daniela Rodrigues offered to make water marks for the members of the group.  I really love the one she did for me and I would like to send her a big thank you.



                                                                               

Monday, 16 June 2014

State of Origin Game .............

This is a little game (like noughts and crosses and tic tac toe in some countries) for the kids to take in the car when they are bored. It was all made (In the Hoop) on my embroidery machine.  As you can see the green felt is the playing field and I did the footballs also made of felt  in the State of Origin colours (Australia) State versus State.  QLD  is Maroon and NSW is Blue It has it own carry case. I will be making some of these for my grandsons with their favoutite footy teams.
It is hard to find things for boys and I am sure they will love these. Here is the link to Newfound Applique lots of nice things here.
  http://www.newfoundapplique.com/

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Breakfast Anyone !!!!!

Bacon , Egg , Croissant & slice of Orange. Made from felt and fabric on my embroidery machine.  There are so many great designs for the little chef in your life.  My grandchildren loved these.  These are In The Hoop designs.

                                                                         

Monday, 2 June 2014

A Great Little Bag...........

This is a  In The Hoop Purse (made entirely in the hoop of an embroidery machine).   It is totally lined and no seams are showing on the inside.  The flower is FSL ( free standing lace)  which is embroidered on a water soluble type fabric and  when you wash the backing away you end up with a flower. You have to use special designs for FSL, otherwise the design will fall to bits when washed. The bag design came from Moose B Stitchin