Friday, March 11, 2016

March is craft month

March is National Craft Month, and one way you can celebrate is by honing your crafting skills! Craftsy has grouped complementary classes together that will help you in your learning journey. These bundles are now discounted starting at 50% off for the next few days. Hurry, the offer ends Sunday!
And if you go to the Craftsy blog you can enter the free giveaway too.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Are you thready?

White Stuff are running a competition where you have to embellish a piece in f fabric and there's a £50 voucher as a prize in every store and a grand prize of a crafty trip for two to Italy. This is my entry for which I have been editing for some rhinestones to arrive for the eyes. Then I found out the square should have been a rectangle, so today I have added dome cream fabric, some lace to cover the join and a White Stuff button to draw the eye.

I am pleased with my free machine embroidery which I haven't done begore and will deliver my entry tomorrow, if this the cult throat doesn't develop into a cold.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

March goal setting

I have just had a look at the list of quilts that I wanted to finish in the first quarter and well, they're all finished. I've just had a look at my list of projects that I want to finish this year and they're all biggies. I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and work on the patriotic hexagon quilt that I started with Jenny and Lorraine about three years ago. I guess the benefit is that it's a collaborative effort and if I get it quilted, I can ask Jenny or Lorraine to bind it? That sounds like a plan and they're quick than I am at finishing projects.

The first task is to find a cheap source of wide backing and then formulate a plan of attack for the quilting. I'd love to find a digital quilting pattern for the flowers.