Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Strawberries for my Sweet!

As soon as I saw this pattern I knew it had to be put on my "To Sew" list and be bumped right up to the top.  My younger daughter is and always has been in love with Strawberries.  Not only does she love to eat them but we have even celebrated birthdays with Strawberry Cakes and anything like ribbons or ornaments with strawberries on she is in love with.

Strawberry Social by The Pattern Basket is just so cute!

I put together a selection of reds and pinks for my little one to choose from and this was her selection - unlike me,  she from a young age has quite a good eye for colour.

So far I have started to put the blocks together.  

The piecing is a little tricky but not difficult.  The skill in this quilt is very much about the ironing!  The ironing of seams in the given directions is very important to have all the points of the stems and leaves of the strawberries lie nice and flat.

Loving how sweet this quilt is coming up so far.

Jemima x 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In the Press!

Whilst walking through the airport terminal the other day I was excited to see the new issue of Handmade Magazine on the stands.  And there on the front cover is one of my Christmas projects - a Fabric and Felt Wreath!  Yay!

So upon my arrival home I was able to excitedly have a look through the pages and inside there are actually 3 of my Christmas projects featured.  Not only the Fabric and Felt Wreath but also a Christmas Baubles Applique Table Runner and a sweet Gingerbread House felt decoration. 

If you are wanting to get a start on some Christmas crafting then there are lots of great projects to inspire you in this months issue by many talented and crafty people. 

It is quite a buzz seeing the projects you yourself have made on the glossy pages of magazines.  And let me know if you make any of my projects - I'd love to hear from you!


Monday, September 2, 2013

Twin Safari Jungle Quilts for Twins

All finished this week and now on their way to 2 new bundles of joy!  These Jungle Safari cot quilts were a custom order made to tie win with a stunning mural that has be painted in the Nursery!  

Both almost identical except for a few squares here and there!  One binding was sewn in orange and the other in blue. 

It took much longer than usual for me to choose binding.  As I did not know when I was making them if the babies were girls or boys it was difficult to try and keep the binding neutral for any combination.  Eventually I settled on these Kona Solids to compliment and not distract from the quilts.

The backings are this cute Riley Blake fabric called "Life in the Jungle" - how fitting for these quilts.

The quilting was kept simple going with the direction of the squares to create a large grid.

Jemima x