Saturday, July 11, 2009
what I have been sewing and plan (hope) to sew
This a work in progress shot of my first doll's quilt. I had never heard of these before until reading the blogs such as;
They looked pretty, easy and fun - nothing keeps me happier and grounded than a good session of hand stitching!
So I decided now that all my gallery commitments are almost over I thought it was time to make making for my children (especially my daughter) a priority.
I was planning to give it to Hj for her 3rd birthday with a doll (that I also plan to make) and a beautiful crib that my grandfather made for me - but I think it will be a Christmas gift now.
I am using English Paper Piercing technique, a method of patch working I have used for five years - but the first time using a template that my Mum made two quilts from, for me when I was a little girl (but I don't have them any more - one of the greatest regrets of my life)
The fabric is sourced from local op shops, old table cloths and sheets. I enjoy using these treasured finds. Environmentally friendly and finding them is way less stressful than shopping at those commercial places - like the horror shop spotlight.
Examples of my other patchworks can be found here and here
More posts coming about my Christmas sewing I have started too! And just to prove that I am not completely mad check out this brilliant mummy blogger