Thursday, 19 August 2010

Table Runner!!!


It’s finished!!




So, for my first attempt at quilting and patchwork I’m very pleased with it. My wadding came this morning so I was happy that I could do some more with what I’d made yesterday. I didn’t do any fancy patterns for the quilting, I just basically followed the edge of the rectangles. I also got on better with the binding than I thought I would, although my whip stitch needs to be less visible next time. I think I should have used cream thread instead of black lol.

I think next month I shall order some more Christmas fabric and make another runner, this time for the coffee table.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Patchwork sewing!


My new sewing machine came yesterday. I love it! I ordered it from Sewing Machines Direct. Fab service. Russell emails you if you have any queries regarding anything, he is a great help. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Free next day delivery too!


Here is a pic of my lovely machine! Plus, you also get the free 5 pairs of scissors, and all those spools of thread which I’ve put in a box. 50 spools of 1000 metre thread!

q02Here is a pic of what I’ve been fiddling with today. It’s a Christmas table runner. I bought the charm pack from Quilttaffy’s Etsy shop. The fabric is from BasicGrey and called Fruitcake. I have ordered the wadding today, and I have some cream cotton that I can back it with. The charm pack came as 5 inch cut squares, and I then cut them to 2.5 inch strips. As this is my first project I didn’t want anything too big or complicated to start with. The next picture shows that my patches don’t meet up, but who cares?! I made it for us and for fun.



I can’t wait to buy another charm pack now!!

Friday, 13 August 2010

It was time…


…that I made a scrapbook page! It’s been ages since I made one and I had an image of a page in my mind last night so got on and created the background, adding in the photo’s this afternoon. The photo’s are from last year’s Christmas Eve tea that we have every year. I’m pleased to say that Darryl has had a hair cut since these were taken.


I think the papers are from BasicGrey, but I’m not sure as I bought them as single sheets from my local Coleman’s. I wish I knew because I LOVE the stripy/spotty one at the bottom and the Text cardstock. I cut the sleigh with the Cricut using Joys to the Season cartridge, and used stickers from DoCrafts.