This is for my sister, it's her birthday tomorrow, I needed to make something today and here it is - a little gift bag for a card, some scissors & some cash... I made the card with my very limited amount of photoshop skills.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The plan was to have a another project to keep me occupied, however, the charcoal light denim that I have used is a little too heavy for hand quilting (the way I would have liked to) so I have already put this one together and machine quilted it. My sister gave me the denim years ago and I've finally put it to good use. I'm thinking of a black & off white striped binding, but I could change my mind once I'm in a fabric shop. As this one will be finished quite soon looks like I'm going to have to start on something else...
Before quilting I cut some holes in the top, put some backing behind and did some stitching around them with sashiko thread. The edges were left raw so they could fray nicely after a couple of washes.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
It's been 8 months in the making & it's finished - sashiko all over. It's quite weighty which I like, there's a whole lot of sashiko thread in there. Another quilt suitable for the couch, I think it could be my new favourite.
The binding is just the backing folded over and stitched down, where there are patches of calico on the binding, that's where the backing didn't quite reach around. I didn't have a clear plan at the start but I'm so happy with how it looks now.
On the weekend I had to start something new, it would seem I have to have quilt on the go at ALL times - even though it can remain idle for quite long periods. I don't like the feeling of nothing 'in progress' hanging over the chair near my sewing area, it's a little empty. The next one is for 'flip', he asked if he could have the next one - more to come...