Sunday, 21 November 2010

Pear Pincushion

Pear Pincushion, originally uploaded by soja.

It was good to do a little sewing again, and this was much easier than I thought it might be! I just based it on various cushions I had seen online, UK lass in the US has kindly supplied a template on her blog, and her pincushions look great (I was too lazy to print anything off!)

I stuffed it with fleece and wadding offcuts as I didn't have any stuffing, and wrapped up a pebble from the beach and added it to the bottom to weight it down. Three of the sides are made up of leftovers from the rail fence quilt, so were already patched together, making this much faster to sew, and adding a bit of interest.

It was made as a present for a friend of my parents - on the day it was due to be given - hence picture taken in v bad light just before it was gift-wrapped!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

October blocks - Honey Bees - Bee Europa

All caught up! So pretty and cheerful, especially as the days are getting shorter and shorter now. Though the autumn colours are beautiful, I haven't really experienced an autumn for the last few years, summer got cooler and then it was winter. The leaves seem especially vibrant and colourful this year!

I hadn't realised how bad the photo was until after wrapping up the blocks, oops. Not so much natural light, that's seasonal weather for you. They didn't look so wrinkled in real life!

September blocks - Honey Bees - Bee Europa

Um, still here. Blocks for Anita. Pretty fabric - the gingham is printed it isn't really gingham, lovely shade of green. Made following one of Amanda Jean's brilliant tutorials kindly worked out and provided for free on her blog Crazymomquilts.

Studying and family absorbing most of my time at the moment.