Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Everything in its place bag

I have completed my Everything in its place bag this morning. I have used two Tula Pink fabrics from with an Alison Glas fabric for the lining. I followed the Crafsty class with Annie Unrein which I bought when it was on sale with a 50% discount. It come with the pattern too. You can watch and rewatch the videos as many times as you need. 

My tips are to do exactly as Annie says as otherwise your zipper tags will come off. I used Bosal as my wadding and quilted it on my Handiquilter mid arm. I have some small pieces left so I must use them. 

I ran out of the vinyl so had to wait for an order to complete the project. Do use busy prints so the multiple rows of stitching are less noticeable.

I had the grey mesh left from the makeup bag that I made for my daughter and it matched perfectly with the Alison Glass fabric.

I love how the stripe looks gut straight and on the bias. You can never go wrong with a striped binding.

Monday, May 28, 2018

QP BOM Christmas quilt finished

I may have been quiet recently, but that doesn't mean I haven't been crafting. Today I finished the binding on the Quilter's Planner block of the month. Although the sewalong doesn't finish until the end of the year, I decided to finish my blocks and quilt.

Whilst trying to rest up my foot which I injured on the foot of our sofa, I set my HQ18 to quilt this very Christmassy quilt. I have a basket of Christmas fabrics so picked out different combinations to reach block. The holly leaf background fabric came from stash.

This is a different setting than that given in the planner, but I am pleased with my design.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Craftsy offer for US Mother's Day

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Despite it not being Mother's Day in the UK, it might be worth checking out this offer of free classes this weekend. I have just been watching one of the classes for the Everything in Its Place bag by Annie Unrein.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Slalom pouch

The bias tape curves technique was taught at our JMQG rainbow retreat in March 2018 by Jenny Haynes (IG Pappersaxsten). Once I got down to unpicking one side of the zip, which was sewn in according to noodlehead's open wide pouch tutorial on her blog, it only took me an hour to finish the project. I wish all UFOs were that easy.

The lining is by Aneela Hoey for Moda, so some vintage stash has been used.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

#100days of UFOs pretty Little London

Happy dance. My cross stitch is finished. I stopped working on it for a few days as I had a trip to the UK at the end of last week, for which I needed some hand sewing, but I finished this on Saturday, steamed it to remove the wrinkles and took it straight to the framers.

The yellow and blue of the road was the last part to be finished and I have picked out the pale blue for a mount with a silver frame.