Sunday, October 21, 2012

A lazy weekend - lots of sewing


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.


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.