Sunday, July 25, 2010

What I've been working on this weekend

I bought a set of lovely blue and white fat quarters recently, on sale. They're from RJR's Redwork Bluework Revival range and have a nice mix of small and medium scale prints; florals and abstracts. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but started out making a few experimental four patch blocks, then played with arrangements.

And this is what I've decided on.

The only problem is I've inexplicably decided to make it a big queen sized quilt, so only have half the amount of fabric I need to finish it. So I'm going to have to go shopping again ......

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Birthday pressies and reversible apron

I got a bit spoiled by my patchwork group secret sister for my birthday with lots of lovely goodies, including this gorgeous Mary Engelbreit pincushion:

Excuse the dodgy photo, the pincushion is so nice I didn't want to take it out of its packaging! And I also received this lovely Singer tin:

I also spoiled myself and went on a bit of an online spending spree. It's hard to resist all the sales that are on sometimes! I got stacks of gorgeous new fabrics - just what I need!

I made a reversible apron with two of the fabrics:

And here is the other side:

Yum! I was going to make this as a gift but I made a couple of little mistakes in it (I was making it up as I went) so I am not happy enough with it to give it away. Luckily, I bought A LOT of yummy fabrics so I can give it another go. And this one can live in my kitchen as it looks quite cute hanging up:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Crazy Patches and Other Things

I've been having fun with Victorian crazy patchwork this week. These are parts of a bag which is the latest in the Faeries in my Garden Gift of the Month club. So far I've just made the back and front of the bag:

This has been a good project for doing in front of the fire on these cold nights. And it's been a great project for practising some of my rusty embriodery skills too.

Apart from that, I've been catching up on my Jelly Roll sampler blocks and am now up to date, although another one comes out today.

Only 3 more blocks to go and then I can start putting it all together.