Sunday, 29 January 2012

In preparation for next week's patchwork class

 I've had a fun day sewing. Next week at Craft Den we are starting our Star patchwork blocks.

  I have made lots of different sizes so they can be made into various projects, maybe a bag, a sewing machine cover or cushions. I think I may make a few more for a small lap quilt.

If you fancy a go the class starts at 10, contact Lynne at the Craft Den

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Work in Progress...

On Saturday I had a lovely time at Craft Den. I showed the ladies how to make a quirky patchwork and appliqué cushion. Here are their work in progress..


I cant wait to see them finished. Our next class is on 4th February, if you fancy it?

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

3D Patchwork ruler and mat carrier

 I've been thinking about making some more 3D patch work for a while so this week I've had another play! I'm going to make a bag to carry my mat and ruler to classes!
 I know you can't tell from these photos how 3 D the patchwork works but check back in a week or two and I will show you the finish effect. I can roll the edges back just like cathedral windows to make the patchwork pieces have curved edges!

Friday, 13 January 2012

More Patchwork Classes at Craft Den

 Lynne over at Craft Den has a new patchwork timetable here. Over the next 6 months you will learn different patchwork techinques which will make up a series of patchwork blocks below. At the end of the 6 months you can decide what to make them into. Maybe a few cushions, or a bag or two. Or it can simple be made into a quilt or wall hanging, it's your choice.

 If you fancy having a go and learning a new technique every month contact Lynne at the Craft Den.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, please forgive my long absence from blogging! I started a new job in November which has taken my crafting time away. I hope you've have had a peaceful Christmas. Here is a project that I am planning to teach at the Craft Den
 The centre piece is made from 3D Flying Geese and Prairie Points. It can be made into a cushion panel or if you add a wide feature fabric border it makes a great wallhanging.
 The picture below shows that the triangles are 3D. I have quilted inbetween the triangles and left the threads showing so it looks like a fan which fits with my Japanese fabric in the borders.