Tuesday, 16 March 2010

a perfect weekend

My weekend was lovely and calm, spent sewing, digging on the allotment, playing with my boys and being spoilt on mothering sunday with a lie in, roast dinner and a bubble bath! For the first time in a good while I did not have any job work to do so I could get on with more fun stuff. As well as digging over five beds ready for potatoes I started on a quilt for a boy, using some funky dog prints and lots of orange. I think this one will be a keeper - I am loving the fabric too much to give it away!

I also completed the March block for the Euro Bee. The brief was no angles, curves or wonkiness. I love the soothing nature of the colours Concha has chosen. All in all it was a perfect weekend!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

spring raggedy

I wanted to make something small, fun and with a feel of spring about it. I think this little rag quilt fits the bill perfectly! As there was very little sewing in comparison to the amount of cutting out and snipping I had to do I was able to do odd bits here and there without having to set out my machine and iron. (This is complicated as it involves having a clear kitchen table and no children underfoot who would try and climb the ironing board!) The fabric is by Saffron Craig. I may have to get some more of this - I adore it and now it is all gone! I know I know, fabric is there to be used not just stuck on a shelf to be stroked but I don't like it when I use my last bit of something!