Saturday, 29 March 2014

Remember....

Earlier in the year I mentioned having a go at quilting? Well, the first thing we needed to do was to get my office/crafting table down from the attic. We worried there might have been a problem as after it was put up there, we changed the attic door.

Nope, DB got it safely down in bits, re-assembled and cleaned ready for inspection:
He is going to fit something on the back foot rest to hide the cable extension and other wires. I don't have a huge amount of cottons but do have enough to start with.

I have decided to practise first by making a cushion cover. 9 squares were chosen and cut to size (with DB helping as the template kept slipping). I am hoping to do a disappearing 9 patch.
I have bought a 1/4" foot as all mine were too big to use and shall begin sewing as soon as I get the time. Meanwhile, I have just finished knitting a monster of a dishcloth - far too big - at 9.5" square. It was however a pattern that I liked - Little Garden Girl, similar to Sunbonnet Sue!
I do have a pattern for Sam as well but it is just too big so shall remain a one off. I got the pattern from here

Don't forget those of us in the UK, clocks go forward overnight. Have a lovely, sunny, productive weekend!



5 comments:

  1. That is such a lovely dishcloth! Enjoy your quilting - a good workspace is always an encouragement to produce fine articles xx

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  2. That's a pretty dishcloth... Looking forward to see how your quilting goes.. I keep saying I'm going to have a go at a patchwork quilt, I'm not a very good sewer but I'd like to give it a go. I will have to start looking out for some bits of material in charity shops and just have a go, maybe like you though start off with a cushion cover. :o)

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  3. That dishcloth is far too nice to use as a dishcloth!!

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  4. Why not make the matching the dishcloth then frame them as nice pictures? Or use them as cushion covers?

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  5. Thanks everyone. Will let you know how the quilting goes. Yes it is a nice dishcloth but can't frame it as it is already in use!

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