Lined Drawstring Bags

 

This was a free pattern and proved to be very easy to make with an enclosed seam for the lining – nice finish.   I first made one for me (the sunflowers) then several in silk for gifts.

 

Log Cabin Quilt

 

Still using up leftover fabric from the memory quilt!  – the bright fabrics are from the memory quilt, the rest out of my pile.  Except for the navy backing which I had to buy.  The size of the blocks was set by the leftover fabric being in 2.5” wide strips.  I managed to quilt each block in one round – not many ends to tie off this time hooray!. Approximate size:  42” X 50″

Mini Latticework Quilt

 

From the left overs from the big Latticework quilt.   This one joined better.  Size approximately 33.5” square.

 

Latticework Quilt

I have had this pattern for years, allocated to the left over material from a memory quilt.  Finally got to sewing it – quite a straight forward block but each HAS to be sewn in the same order or the finish won’t be correct.  Disappointed that some of the matching didn’t!

Size approximately 54” X 44”.  Quilted ‘in the ditch’ (in the seam lines) which looks great but as I wouldn’t cross the material, gave lots and lots of ends to finish off – hours of work.

 

 

Heart Quilt

 Some years ago when I made a memory quilt from ladies blouses there were some strips left over – I have used some (only some!) in the Hearts of this quilt.  The sashing came from a friend, and the white is Ikea fabric.  Mostly quilted ‘in the ditch’ (with a fair few ‘wanders’!).  Size is  48” square.

 

 

Another Baby Bag

 

When I made the last bag one of my sewing group ladies, who is expecting, really liked it and I had some leftover material (more out of my stash hooray!).  The wonderful cat material for the outside was supplied.  I think it looks stunning.

 

 

XMAS Decorations

 

Yes, it’s not that time.  These should have been finished for Last Christmas!  They kept me busy sitting in the conservatory in the sun.

 

 

 

Cluck, Cluck – Henrietta II

 

Poor Henrietta I sadly gave up her Cluck some weeks ago – her body just wore out (too many holes to mend).  I did miss her sitting on the bottom step of my staircase, so I dug in my wool stash and found some suitable wool although different colours to Henrietta I.  I reused the comb, wattle, feet and wings – which is why they are such a different colour.

Dragon Toys

 

This was definitely a “seemed like a good idea at the time” project. A friend is expecting baby 3 and I thought it would be nice to make something for her 2 small boys. I found this pattern which went down well with mum.  I have made toys and dolls before but … not with nasty stretchy material!.   I had to buy the material off the internet and didn’t know just how horrible it was to sew with.  It moves as it is pinned, then once pinned it moves while tacking, then once tacked it moves when sewed – grr!.  The first dragon (red one) was accompanied by a LOT of very BAD language and most of every part had to be ‘reverse sewed’, some of them many times.  Sigh.

By the time I got the red one finished, I had learned some hints so the purple one went much more easily – only 2 lots of ‘reverse sewing’.

No more dragons or stretchy velour material for me.

Leopard Print Baby Bag

I made one of these bags for myself as a quilter’s carry all, and my friend wanted one for her baby-to-be.  She likes leopard print and wanted plush fabric inside – which I found, also leopard print shower curtain to line the outside pockets in case the baby bottles leak.

 

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