Well I hope everyone has had a good week and a creative weekend? I seem to have been running after my tail this week and don’t feel like I’ve achieved a great deal . . . which explains the pell-mell post of today. Have nothing to show on my larger xstitch projects and my puppy latch hook rug hasn’t seen any work this week. However, I did stitch up two very small kits (that were a Christmas gift) and finished both of them (plus a blackwork) off in acryllic coasters. A very quick and lazy way to do a finish lol but they’ll be going in my “pressie” drawer.
I have finally cut out wadding and backing fabric for my 9 block patchwork sampler (first big project with ladies at patchwork club). Everything is tacked together, more or less, and I’ve started work on the hand-quilting . . . will be doing swirls on the blocks with cottage and 2 sunbonnets . . . so a start has been made around the cottage. I’ve actually done a little bit more since the photo was taken, but couldn’t be bothered to take another picture.
Still on the patchwork front . . . after seeing all of Avis‘ gorgeous quilts, I have decided to take the plunge and have a go at machine patchworking. Avis is going to help me along (from a distance) and teach me step by step. For today, all I can show you is some of my fabric for the future project. I washed it all today as I was a little worried that some colours might bleed once the quilt is made up. Am now awaiting the arrival of my cutting tools so that I can start “stripping” ^^
And last, but not least, a photo to show you that one of my new cushion covers is a big hit ^^