Sunday, October 21, 2012

A lazy weekend - lots of sewing

Pincushion

I made a big 6" square pincushion. And after I posted that picture last night, it turned up in Flickr's Explore. I used the Vintage Sewing Machine and Notions pattern from Charise Creates and just made the sewing machine part.

Pincushion - side view

I keep poking myself when I pick up my thinner pincushions and the pins poke through so I made this one thick - it is about 2.5" thick. I used one of the text prints from Sweetwater's Mama Said Sew.

Pincushion

The machine label is from one of the wonderful charms I received from Sarah at Narcoleptic in a Cupboard's Japanese Charm Swap. And you can see the word Sew on the thread spool if you look carefully. This pincushion is for my secret parter in the Fab Little Pincushion Swap - she said I should make what I wanted and it turns out that I wanted to paper piece teeny tiny bits yesterday.

Now I want a black sewing machine with flowers all over it.

Liberty Squares

I also finished piecing the top of my Liberty Squares quilt. There are 6" squares of all of the Liberty tana lawn scraps that I bought at the Liberty store when I was in London at the Fat Quarterly Retreat. I just could not get into the chaos when they had no solid so I used Kona Jade Green - which is a rich greenish aqua to space them out.

Liberty Bird

This bird is our favourite of the fabrics. I am going to have to see if this one is still in print and if so buy more.

Liberty Squares

Here are a couple more. The detail and colour in these prints is amazing - the fact that Liberty has been making fabric since 1875 sure shows.

Liberty Squares - detail

It was really hard to get a decent picture of this top today, the light is weird and it is windy. This detail shot gives you an idea and I will show it off again soon. My plan for this one is to do some basic quilting to hold it together and bind it. Then I am hoping to use those solid squares to practice a whole bunch of free motion quilting on it, while still being able to use it as I go. Let's see if that works out.

I have more internet quilting homework but mostly this weekend I just had fun. I hope you did too.

Best,

Leanne

27 comments:

Brenda said...

that's a great pincushion with lots of fun details.

Quilter in the Gap said...

Seriously wonderful pincushion and quilt. Can't wait to see more of the quilting.

Cathy said...

Lovely and fabulous pin cushion!

Adrianne said...

I love your liberty quilt - I don't think I would have thought of an aqua solid but it looks fantastic. I have been doing lots of sewing this weekend too but keep starting new projects so my WIP list is getting longer, not shorter...

Ann Michelle said...

Oooooh! I want a black sewing machine with flowers all over it, too!!!!!!

diane said...

that pin cushion is incredible. So tiny and intricate. and that Liberty quit is lovely

Debbie said...

oh my gosh I just adore that pincushion! It is pincushion perfection!!!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

eeek wish I was in the pincushion cushion swap now because that is gorgeous!!

Danielle Hudson said...

freakin' love love love the pincushion!

Cindy said...

What a great Sunday! Your pincushion is super fantastic. Congrats on the Flickr Explore spotlight :)
The charm quilt is lovely lovely. Liberty uses great colors, don't they?

Heidi Staples said...

I'm absolutely nuts about that pincushion! What a great pattern!!

Di said...

Beautiful pincushion and well done on it being picked up by Flickr Explore. The Liberty quilt is lovely and you have included some classic prints. Di x

Flying Blind... said...

Both absolutely gorgeous!

Trudi said...

Oh I am gutted I sat put this round of the swap, it's a gorgeous little Pinnie! The quilt is so pretty too, looking forward to seeing you fmq'ing plan :)

Annabella said...

I have to buy some MSS because I love it everytime I see it. The pincushion is amazing! I have lots of Liberty charm squares - I really want to use them but I just need to sort the solid out - I love your quilt!

Sarah said...

"Internet quilting homework" lol!! Yeah, I've got a ton of that to do too! Love your fabulous pinnie, and that wee bit of text on the machine is PERFECT!

Karen said...

Every time I see a vintage Singer I want it :) my LQS is clearing stuff out and there is a flowery black machine there but I don't ask how much. Your pincushion idea might help me get over it so although not in the swap you should make one for me :D

I adore the quilt with the liberty! I too want to know your FMQ plans.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Love it Leanne!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Love it Leanne!

Archie the wonder dog said...

They're both splendidly marvellous!!

OPQuilt said...

Yep, like the others I love the phrase "internet quilting homework."

Your pin cushion is fabulous, and I was trying to stay away from the Sew Mama Sew fabric, I can see now that resistance is futile.

The quilt is beautiful. I do like the simplicity of the one-patch design, because it allows those Libery fabrics to really shine. I have a one-patch on my bed and love it still.

Elizabeth

Kelly said...

Both stunners! I have been pawing my Japenese charms and wondering what to make first with them ;-)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous!! I've been making something with that pattern too! Your pincushion is adorable and I LOVE the liberty :)

Poppyprint said...

Absolutely adorable pin cushion and I LOVE your Liberty quilt! That doesn't exactly look like a lazy weekend to me. You got a LOT done!

Marg said...

Oh wow the pincushion is awesome. I want one like that now!!! The Liberty prints look great with the Jade Green

Katy Cameron said...

Love the pincushion with the teeny, tiny piecing! You angling for an old fashioned Singer now then? ;o)

Teje Karjalainen said...

Beautiful pin cushion! I love that sewing machine on it! I should make new one, too. x Teje