Friday, 27 January 2012

Bits and Pieces

So I put on my big girl pants and went for it and quilted the Soul Blossoms quilt in a wavy grid pattern, and I'm very happy with the result.

It's not fussy quilting which I don't think would be the recipient's style and it was fun to do (if quilting is ever fun - yep, it's the part I hate most in the process).  The fear of "should I? shouldn't I?"  with the quilting design originates in my inability to visualise how quilting lines that cut across or through the patchwork patterns will actually translate onto the fabric, and what effect they will have on carefully created patchwork designs.  This one turned out well, though.  And, I've since managed to machine stitch the binding so just need to finish it off on the back (hopefully over this weekend).

Also this week in the Sew Me "playroom"  I've been fiddling with scraps and ribbons and notions.  So far this is what I've got.

The maths went out the window on this one, so I'm making adjustments left, right and centre (literally) as I go along.  There's still quite a bit more to do but I'm in no hurry as this one is just for me and I've already been waiting 6 mths since I decided I wanted to do it!  BTW it's supposed to be a jewellery tidy, but we'll see how (or what) it ends up!

At class we played with our scraps and bondaweb last night, and ta da!

I'm showing you now before I let myself loose on it next week with my newly acquired sketching skills (ahem!).  So in case you never see it looking this beautiful again, you will know that it did at least have potential.  And yes, those are soul blossom scraps along with bits of my old denim skirt.  Finally, a little bit of SB to keep for me!

And lastly, I've been trying to think of an idea for my partner in the Mouthy Stitches Swap.  She's made a lovely mosaic and has been helpful in her comments on discussion threads, so I'm hoping I can make her something she really will like.  As a starting point, here are my design options -

They're all based on linen and embroidery with fabrics, possibly scrappy.  Hope at least one of them will be her type of thing!


  1. Everything in your post looks wonderful! I love the Soul Blossoms quilt with the wavy quilting! And I'm glad to see you are making something for yourself. You could also use the jewelry roll to hold quilting supplies. Your Welcome banner is very bright and cheerful-- and a great way for you to use up and enjoy some of the SB for yourself and your home. Why do I suspect that Judith is your teacher?? (Could it be the banner?) And your sketches for your partner with embroidery look wonderful! (I've put Mouthy Stitches on hold this week, but will resume participation after tomorrow's class is over!) You have been a very busy quilter!! Lots of great projects!

  2. Great post S! Love your pouch designs! Your partner has already won having you make something for her! Jxo

  3. Quilt & quilting looking good. I think your banner is lovely and your pouch design is very nice. A post of lovely ness. Thanks for sharing. Di xo

  4. Your quilting looks really good, I might try that design some time, banner is lovely and your swap partner is very lucky!

  5. I love your soul blossoms quilt and the quilting is wonderful! And I love those zipper pouch designs!

  6. love the quilting on the quilt, great idea and I love the welcome banner, looking forward to seeing the finished item!


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