Friday, 20 September 2013

My never ending Patchwork quilt.

Oh dear i don't think i will ever finish this quilt.
I started making it two years ago and was full of enthusiasm to create a beautiful piece of needlework, but as time has gone on that enthusiasm seems to have dwindled. Rather than get on with it i seem to become side tracked with other projects.

 Just the quilting to do now, which i calculate will take at my slow pace possibly another year or two !!!!!!!! 

I must admit it looking  pretty good for a beginner and its all hand sewn!! ......... Ooh lots of sore fingers!!

dread to think how many man hours i have spent on it so far. 

The quilt is made up of twenty different designed twelve inch squares and is called a friendship quilt.

I chose 100% cotton fabric to make the quilt which when it is eventually finished will be an heirloom for future generations.

I'm not sure if i will ever attempt another though.!!!!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Big Oak Trees Grow From Small Acorns

Now that Autumn is upon us and the weather is becoming more seasonal i have an urge to do some sewing, I haven't done much over the holidays as i have been busy out in the garden, mostly watering due to the lack of rain. 

I thought i would start with something small to get me back into sewing again so i chose to make miniature baby dolls from a book of Japanese small crafts.

The book is called Omiyage - the Japanese word for GIFT - Its full of enchanting small crafts with an unmistakable Japanese style.
 Its also a way of using up those small pieces of fabric that other wise would be thrown away.


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