Christ-mess

Christ-mess

If you have been reading my blog you would be forgiven for thinking that I am, just like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way; well, not in every way, but in the sewing way. That would be because I…

Free motion quilting

Free motion quilting

This placemat was an attempt to use some of the fabric scraps I had around the house. My daughter chose the ones she liked the most (pink is once more her favorite color as you can see). Then I thought…

Done at long last

Done at long last

Finally the cushion has been made. Once the flower and border were assembled I decided to quilt lines that go all the way from the circle to the border. They are more noticeable in the photo below. I could have…

Change of color

Change of color

Slowly working my way to building this multicolored flower pillowcase. There has been a slight change of plan: the background color is now going to be black, so the colors inside will pop out more. In case you are interested,…

Multicolored flower

Multicolored flower

So I have finally taken the first step towards real quilting. Not brave enough to sew a quilt I focused on how to sew a block first and see how it goes. This one is called the Dresden Block and…

Just in time for the Olympics

Just in time for the Olympics

Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present…. the UK computer bag. After weeks of planning and battling, the UK computer bag makes its appearance. I am very happy with how it turned out. There were some minor imperfections along the way,…

The trials and tribulations of a computer bag

The trials and tribulations of a computer bag

What was I thinking when I decided that it would be a good idea to create my own computer bag? It all seemed simple in my mind, but I should have learned already that nothing is simple in sewing-land. For…