Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What have I been up to?

It's been a couple of weeks. The machine is being serviced so- no sewing for me since my sewing day with CraftyMummy. I've been painting my sitting/dining area, I even wallpapered a feature wall. A new skill for me, the rotary cutting mat and rulers were great for cutting the paper , but I did use a stanley knife and not my rotary cutter. The extra uses of craft things!!

So, no new sewing show and tell. Instead, here are some pics of the sewing machine mat that I made. It's got 4 pockets to hold things while I sew. I'm looking forward to using it. If I made another one I would quilt as I go rather than just piece and then interface to the batting. It was good to use up scraps and bits of fat quarters that have been part of my stash for a while.

The second pic is of fabric that arrived last week. I signed up for a block of the month - in 6 bits, which becomes a christmas style quilt. It's from Fat Quarter Shop and is called Holidays at Home and is my first go at a block of the month.

I thought that the main piece of fabric was really interesting. It's a stripy fabric called "Strip it" which you can then fussy cut to get the bits you want without having to piece them. A bit of cheat but I am looking forward to doing it. It's like a fused jelly roll, and gives me the freedom to choose the fabrics I want in the blocks.

Hope you enjoy


1 comment:

Roslyn said...

Sounds as if you need a spare machine Di, scout the garage sales?!