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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stash Building & Projects

new fabrics
More Fabric Purchases

Ok, now I really have to start using from my stash... but Most of these were $2-4/m on sale so I couldn't resist. There are also a few fat quarters and a couple of fabrics that I have an immediate idea for. We'll see if I can get some things constructed soon.

I also ordered a new insert for flat bed sewing... $82.50! I was hoping it would be a bit cheaper, but I need it. That makes my total cost for my new sewing cabinet at about $130 which is still less than they're going on ebay at the moment and it will all suit my machine - at least this is how I'm justifying paying $80 for a piece of plastic!

Woodland Owl Applique

This cute guy was completed a while ago but I've been working on preparing a pattern to share for him as well. The pattern is now available in the shop!! He is my own pattern which I appliqued, then the background was quilted and turned into a cushion cover.

Omiyage in progress
Pine Cone Omiyage in Progress

Are you making any Christmas presents this year? I've got a couple of projects to complete. This is my progress on a rather tricky pattern from the book Omiyage by Kumiko Sudo. I am hand sewing it now because the pieces became too small to get lined up on the machine. I have 6 lots of 4 squares to join together and then it is assembled into a little bag.


Monica said...

I have this Kumiko Sudo book too, although it took me a while to find it just now! Kudos, ;), to you for figuring out this pattern. I am still not sure what she is saying in step 3. I'm sure it will be beautiful. What fabric are you using? My most favourite from that book is the Goldfish. I LOOOVE that one. :D

Metanoia said...

The only way I could get this far was to handsew the little corner blocks together. For the first one I thought "this is never going to work", but once I worked out which way to finger press it open I got onto the right track. Handsewing seems to be most common in my Japanese quilting books, so it is sometimes handy to try it incase there is some kind of weird seam pressing a machine finds hard to handle. And it makes you slow down and really look at the work too.

The top fabric is different sections of the same Asian style fabric - I don't have a pic of it at the moment - and the background colour is a bright blue cotton from my stash.

Have you made the goldfish??

Sara said...

That owl pillow is really cute!