Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Cosy Scarf

I not been as active of late but I just finished this scarf which is lovely & soft really a cosy scarf

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Single Pinwheel Quilt

I have finished the single quilt I been working on I am certainly no David Bailey as I don't take great photos well the camera while a good one is old must be about 10 years old but still going strong so no new one needed.
Anyway I taken 2 photos one so you can see it in full & the other a bit closer, the other problem I have for taking photos is where to put them to take it this is done on the floor in my sitting room
I have used mostly Civil War Repo fabric with a bit of Thimbleberries for the cream 
I done stitch in the ditch or diagonal stitch on it 

Pinwheel Quilt
Pinwheel Quilt

Sunday, 14 November 2010

2x2 Rib Socks

Here is a pair of socks I done they are 2x2 rib down to the heel, it the first time I have tried this as I thought I would try something different.
The photo is not a great one seems that dark brown/chocolate colour is not great for taking a photo of but if you click on the photo it does come up larger & you may get a better view
2x2 Rib socks

Sunday, 7 November 2010

A Go AccuQuilt Give-Away

Here is another Give-away of the AccuQuilt
No I don't want you all rushing over there as I would love to win this but next to me winning I would love it to be one of my followers.

Now you be biting at the bit to find out how you can win one you go to Lavender Ridge to enter best hurry it ends on the 10th November Good Luck to All

Friday, 5 November 2010

Pot Holders/Hot Pads

I have been trying out some pot holders, I am not very good with hand sewing so if I can find a different method that I am happy with for the binding that also don't involve hand sewing them down I will.
We all know the basic method where you do it then get your binding & sew it to the front then flip over to the back & hand sew.
Well mine for some reason I feel that the binding is too wide I have bought ready done binding from sellers on eBay so it was 2.5" folded in half making 1.25" but I am not happy as if I do try to stitch in the ditch so I don't have to hand sew it don't look right.
So here are 3 methods I tried & the results

1st Method is where I just stitch the 3 layers together then go over with a zig zag stitch
1st Method
2nd Method is a bag method where I sewn it then turned it to the right side which leaves a opening of course which again didn't want to hand sew so I then zig zag stitch around the edges.
2nd Method
3rd Method is where I cut some fabric 1.5" wide & folded it in half so it 3/4" & I sewn it from the back then stitched on the front.
3rd Method
I will be trying a 4th method which will be as the 3rd but sew it on the front & flip to back but then sew stitch in the ditch from the front, but I haven't as yet done it & will post that when done.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Table Runners

I have managed to do some sewing which I am very pleased about the first table runner is from a project which I was doing at Quilt Set which is the Quilting group I go to once a month I am very pleased I have finished it
As you will see it a scrappy one but I still feel it a nice one
Scrappy Table Runner
 The 2nd one is for a gift & I had asked the person what would she like for Christmas & she said a table runner for her coffee table to this is the result of it, I designed it on EQ7 
Browns & Creams Coffee Table Runner 

 I do hope to get some more sewing/quilting done plus a single quilt I have pinned ready to quilt one of the reasons I not done that was after my fall I know that I would struggle I do a when I am not bruised so don't want to push my luck.
I have ordered a long bath mat with a headrest & should have it by the end of the week my DH also says we need to get a small stool for me so it help me step in to & out of the bath, & as whether I have a bath or a shower I have to step in to the bath as the shower while not attached to the bath is a over the bath type so we will be looking for something that can take my weight but also won't slip.
Thank you all for your concern over my fall I am not too bad now thank you