My first string-pieced quilt, made for my Mum for Mother’s Day. It matches her newly decorated bedroom perfectly! It was my first attempt at machine stitched binding, a little wobbly in places but I much prefer it to hand stitching binding on, just a little more practice needed. My quilting can best be seen from the back, two rows of stitches around each square set off the pattern perfectly.
I am including this quilt in The Festival of Strings. A happy coincidence that I chose to make a string quilt at just the right time 🙂
I made this memory and keepsake book as a birthday gift. The idea is to fill the paper folds and pockets with photos, tickets, letters etc, kind of like a scrapbook. It then neatly fastens with the ribbon to keep all your treasured memories safe. I love working with paper so this was the ideal project to spend an evening on. It was quite simple to make, just simple origami folding. The hardest part was glueing it all together without getting air bubbles!
I made this flower from a pair of old shorts which no longer fitted (they were too big-hurray!). The button is vintage.
I fastened a spare hair clip into the back of this polka dot one. I covered the button myself using a scrap of vintage fabric….
I made this cushion as a present for my mum for mothers day last month. The squares were made individually and then sewn together to make the front piece…
And the back was made by making one square for the middle and then continuing to work around in puff stitch (I think), alternating the colours until it was the correct size….
I then sewed the two sides together with the cushion pad inside. I closed one edge with a contrasting colour so it will be easy to cut open should it need washing, it is unnoticeable unless you are looking for it so I think this works quite well.