I find this time of year so busy doing sewing - for gifts rather than for myself.
I've just finished making two little reversible aprons and DIY polar fleece scarf kits for nieces/nephews overseas in the UK..its nice to get the kids doing sewing type projects when they are young don't you think?
This weekend I had a huge clean out of my sewing room, got rid of a big table so I could put my Horn sewing Cabinet up properly to sew quilts. I've been using the dining room table as my big craft table seemed to be FULL of stuff on top all of the time.
So a beautiful place to go and disappear from the children and have some mummy time..............until Maya decided it looked like the coolest place to play. The Horn cabinet has all sorts of opening out flaps....making the perfect castle rocket ship come fort. And a perfect place right under mum's feet to have a picnic and to pull out mum's scrap bags and share those with the toys too!
So once retidied and de-kidded and de-toyed....it was back to some sewing.....
Spent a bit of my winnings (free fabric at Wrights Fabric) on a few purchases. A whole lot of batting for a couple of quilts on the go, some backing fabric and some batiks and prints.
I found a few low volume fabrics which are all cut up waiting to be added into one of my 3 plus low volume quilts.
And a bunch of pink and green batiks ( tho they do not look very green in this image)
However my low volume plus quilt is coming on...
I don't think I should cut at night- I used a 1/4 inch foot and I seem to have a smaller sized block that I should. Did I cut a few wrong pieces at night? With only 3-4 hours sleep a night its highly possible!!! so they were trimmed smaller and fit nicely on the back!
I wanted a leaf/nature pattern after considering some sort of horse shoe thing that turned out to be too complicated.....found this... on this website
..seems to be a simple variation on a wavy line.....think I can do wavy without even trying! only 30 days to get it done!
The binding can be attached and then hand sewn down on holiday. There is a saying quilts are made with love and this one definitely is - it would not win any awards!
Perfect stocking filler for a quilter...(besides fabric)
What about this pen- Warehouse stationary sell them as well as quilting stores..erasable pens.
I think they'll be brilliant for me as I do art quilts..can draw and hitting them with a steam iron makes the marks go...and I paint over and stitch over so any ghost image is fine. Robyn from my quilt group mentioned them!
Found a blog entry on them-- they react to cold and reappear and do leave a ghost mark on some fabrics- so test before you mark up a quilt!