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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sew Vintage...

Did some sewing today for the shop and some upcoming markets, pants made from vintage fabric samples. Elastic was a local flea market pick-up from a lady whose mother in law used to sew, and thread from a big bag full of spools found at the Op-shop. Bag included this petite 'Super SHEEN' spool pictured above which is too pretty to use.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Quilt revealed...

Here are some pictures of my finished last big push yesterday whilst Emma was at mum's did the trick...Some more details below

Project based on a Quilt from Japanese Craft Book - Patchwork Style ISBN 978-1-59030-649-9
Started December 2009- Finished September 2010
Essentially 30 squares of batting quilted individual in a log cabin style then joined together. The back is then attached to the front by stitch in the ditch on the seams that join the large squares.

Materials : Bamboo batting, vintage fabric scraps and remnants including cottons and some linen

'Quilt as you go' was appealing to me because I could work on the quilt in stolen moments whilst Emma slept. The only thing that I found difficult was when the pieces were joined the batting in the seams was bulky (even after pressing) this made the finished quilt look a bit lumpy. I basted the backing fabric on rather than pinning because the pins wouldn't sit flat on some of the joined sections.

I haven't made a quilt of this size before and I probably won't for a long time, I was really over it by the end. I was originally going to bind with red fabric but then couldn't face cutting all that binding, so just used the striped binding I had lying around from bib making.
Size wise it sits nicely on the top of my King size bed but would tuck in nicely on a single.

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Quilting made easier...

Just thought I'd share a little hint that I found made working with my quilt a little easier today...ironing board at table height perpendicular to my work table. Helped hold the weight and bulk of the quilt so it stopped pulling itself off the table, freed up my hands a lot too.

Yes, I've finished it. Will take some shots tomorrow, am so excited to share it with you, I'm quite pleased at how it turned out.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


1. Cosy, 2. Picnic Blanket, 3. Handwoven Felted Wool Blanket Rug, 4. Blanket cushion, 5. handmade wool cushion set 1, 6. Pendleton Mills vintage HBC-style wool blanket

I've always been a little bit partial to old woolen blankets, I have a big cupboard full of them. I don't always cut them up for projects. Today I'm snuggling under a bright yellow one...