Living and loving life in Australia
I picked up a few more fabrics for my strip quilt. I still need a lot more so it will be a while before I start putting it together. I'll be putting in some pinks and darker blues too.
Do you have a special project your preparing for?
What a lovely combo Jooz. I will watch from the side as your creation emerges as I just don't have that sewing streak at all! Have fun. cheers Wendy
I don't really have a sewing streak either but I figure I should be able to sew rectangles of material together if I go slowly. I have a $100 Brother sewing machine so nothing fancy.I will only be making the quilt top then getting it put together by someone else.
Oh, you make me feel so guilty! I used to do all kinds of craft things back in my housewife days. I pieced a beautiful king size patchwork quilt but never quilted it. Still have it, so "someday"! I used to sew a lot, crochet and knit a lot. . . Those were the days! Remember when macrame was popular? I had all kinds of beautiful houseplant holders throughout the house.
Don;'t feel guilty! This will probably never come to fruition but I just need to try. I work 25-30 hours a week in our business which doesn't leave much time for sitting and sewing and I am tired at night.I used to cross stitch such a lot when my girls were small (how did I find the time??) but can barely sit at it for an hour nowadays.
Joolz, my only venture into the world of patchwork has been making a couple of rag quilts for my granddaughters. They are easy to make and once the sewing is finished they are washed and put into the dryer to make them ' raggy'.
Yes, the raggy quilts are lovely. My sister has made a few!
They are gorgeous prints. I wish I had more time for sewing. You make me want to go sew a quilt right now!I have a cross stitch tablecloth on the go right now, I pick it up every now and then, it's being neglected.
Thanks, I'm trying for sunshiney, buttery colours and keeping the flowers small. Its fun hunting down new ones.
Love the fabrics. The top 2 roses are beautiful. I don't have one project I have a draw full of projects waiting to be sewn. This year is the year I will get them all done and finished. I love patchwork and had forgotten I had so many stashes for projects until I went searching for something to do at my weekly class, luckily the pattern I want to use is each stash so I know what I'm doing.