No Direction

A while ago back in the Summer, I purchased some moda squares just because I liked the patterns & colours. They have sat in my stash as I have never been too sure what to do with them. To be honest, I still don’t know, yet I’ve started to try & create something.
All I am sure of is it will be a blanket. I have no idea of a pattern, scheme or plan. I’m just sewing & going with the flow. Bit by little bit.
The task so far….

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Molly’s quilt

One of my New Years resolutions is to get back into the sewing den & get some more sewing done!

It was a pleasure to have an excuse when I was asked to make another baby quilt. The babies name is Molly rose, so I wanted to add this in, so when I came across the lettered block fabric it started my imagination to flow.

I mixed in some other fabrics including some ‘rose’ print to tie in with the name. Embroidered her date of birth on a heart appliqué & away I went.

I made my own bias binding using the fabrics used. (I so need to practice this binding malarkey!, I used the walking foot for the first time too)

I hope baby Molly likes it.

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Cats, quilts and new adventures!

I visited the NEC with my mum last week for another craft show ‘sewing for pleasure’. Once again, I left in total awe of the talented people there and their amazing abilities. I went there quite clearly with cats & quilts on the brain. I came away with cat fabric, bias binding and wadding.

So..at the weekend I embarked on a new project.  A patchwork quilt for my cats to sit on in my sewing room.  The fabric patterns are squares with cats on along with some sewing patterned fabric.  The quilt says it all for me really, my love of sewing combined with my obsessive love of cats 🙂

this was my first attempt at bias binding and it certainly looks easier than it actually is to use. I have some ‘puckering’ of the bias? Any suggestions what I have done wrong to have that happen folks? I used 2 different colours too (the lengths I brought were not long enough, so had to improvise) so my corners aren’t great? In general, I am over the moon with my first attempt.

I found a template for the cute cat heart patch to put in the corner to finish it off too! I love it !

The big test will be if I can actually allow my furry friends to sit on it 🙂

 

A square evening.

I’m in between projects and unsure of my next move so I pulled out my patchwork quilt. I have been hand sewing the squares so far but now that my sewing machine is up and running I have used it this evening. I am so impressed with how much faster the whole thing is. I flew through 4 rows in next to no time.

Im not sure what the correct method is or even if there is one. I’m just happily sewing my squares together. I’m not sure how big to make it either. I suppose I will know when to stop!

Once again my lovely kitties thought it would be nice to help. They love laying all over my material and giving me a helping hand! Little imps !

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