Saturday, 24 August 2013

Angel In The Garden Tote Bag

For a while now I have been in the process of making the Angel in the Garden large tote bag by Button Angel

All the applique is done by hand using bond a web then hand button hole stitch.
I have had all the little panels finished for quite some time but due to illness had not having felt like sitting at sewing machine and putting it together.  Now that I am back up and running and in the with lots of enthusiasm for finishing things I have got the four big blocks together.

Just need to quilt and put the whole thing together now

Pictures of finished bag to follow later


Saturday, 10 August 2013

Charity Quilt

The patchwork group that I go to QCC Quilters are hoping to make a lot of quilts for Project Linus, one evening was spent sorting fabrics into groups and then cutting into squares of either 10" or 5" depending on the pattern being used, another evening was spent sewing the squares into quilt tops, all to be finished by different members of the group.

Unfortunately as I was in hospital for both of those evenings I thought I would have a go at home, it is a pattern that I've not done before and I must admit I really enjoyed it and would certainly do another one.

I love the bright colours and the co-ordinating fleece used on the back.


Patchwork & Quilting Update

I went to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham yesterday, fabulous day lots of inspiration from the beautiful quilts on display and lots of shopping for new patchwork & quilting goodies.

Tomorrow sees the start of this years week long Patchwork Summer School run by a lovely lady called Sheila.  It is held from Sunday to Friday 9am till 9pm so lots of sewing and chatting with like minded people.

I  have this week finished the items that I started at last years Summer School which I'm really pleased with :-