Monday, 22 July 2013

Summer sewing

I've been away in our caravan quite a bit during July so I have  not got around to posting any pictures of my sewing projects. I have finished the top  of the second apple core and just need  to layer it and quilt it - probably in simple wavy lines with my walking foot.

I made a Xmas table centre at my quilt group from the Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazine and have started a second one - this has to be one of my favourite magazines as there is always something I want to make. There is also a new  sampler quilt project
using an oriental type print and lost of bright oranges and greens so a bit different for me! - I've made 5 blocks so far as they are good to do by hand.

We had a great week in the Lake District with the hottest weather I have ever known and it is still very warm and sunny so not the sort of weather for toiling over a hot sewing machine  but much nicer to do something by hand while sitting in the garden.  

So my other new  hand sewing project is using another Sissix die I bought on holiday - this time the tumbler shape. I have it all cut out in coffee and cream shades but have not started putting it together yet.

I have been getting some lovely postcards from my swap group and also one from a one to one swap which Sheila at Sheila's Quilt World organised.  They are so different and original and really brighten up the postman's day!

We are away again soon so will have plenty of opportunity to keep up the hand sewing - and then be back to machine quilt the tops I have finished.

I also delivered a bed runner I made to order - it was embroidered using some of  my favourite quilt patterns and was so successful that I have  been asked to make two pillow shams to go with it.


So hoping for more sunny weather but perhaps not so hot!!!
bye for now-- Pauline


  1. Just enjoy seeing your hand projects. And the bed runner is stunning - matching shams will make a lovely set.

  2. You have some lovely work in progress Pauline , your apple core project is sweet as is that very interesting round project and the bedrunner is gorgeous , not surprised they asked for more:-) Great postcards in your mailbox too ,such fun .

  3. Beautiful work. You have been a busy girl.