Fabric Friday hasn’t been around for a while but I’m pleased to say that I’ve literally been doing nothing else but see for two days … progress at last!!
I therefore thought that it would be nice to remind you (and me) of projects that I need to finish and those that I am about to embark upon.
So first up, remember the shirt quilt? (I’m not surprised if you don’t as I last gave an update nearly a year ago!)
Well a few more blocks have made it onto the hand-stitched assembly line.
It’s not a big step forward but hey, this is a labour of love after all and I’m trying to make each stitch precise and every join and corner perfect.
Here is a link to the most recent (albeit a year ago) blog post about this project.
Next, those jelly roll blocks that I began making in September (woof! where does the time go?!) and blogged about in this post – well they’ve finally had the sashing strips sewn on and are now ready for the wadding, backing and binding!
I have created the binding from a fabric that is of a similar colour to the sashing to try and tie it all into the same tonal range.
Next I will need to fold that into a double fold binding strip and begin attaching it – but before that I will need to attach the backing and wadding.
Another little project I started a while ago has also had some progress made. I’m not sure that I blogged about this one yet, but you never know, I may have but forgotten about it…
Anyway, it started out as a few little cabin block style pieces. I had played around with layout for a while (constantly bringing them out and putting them away again) but it was only the other day that I finally decided how this was going to go so I sttiched the blocks into a small placemat arrangement.
I then pinned wadding and backing in place and chose some coordinating threads that would form the top stitching.
I’ve started the top stitching but have more to do before I can finish with binding. I’m enjoying how this is going so far though.
What do you think?
I’m not 100% sure that I like this one to be honest … time will tell I guess.
Now for the upcoming projects.
I recently shared some pictures on Facebook of some fabrics that I have been preparing for a table runner. I did get a little bit going on this, well, at least I cut the strips.
This fabric set will be forming a table runner using the quilt-as-you-go method. I’ll try and explain more in a future blog post – once I actually get cracking on it.
The next project after that will be a simple repeating half-square triangle wall hanging.
At a recent visit to my local market I found a lovely blue and ivory printed cotton fabric that was just screaming at me to buy it – so I did. I am sooo weak, lol. Anyway, I made sure to get some coordinating navy coloured plain fabric.
My intention for this is to cut half-square triangles from each, using my Sizzix quilting die, and then stitch these together into a basic repeating pattern.
The finished touch that I am quite excited about will be that I intend to try Sashiko stitching on the navy fabric pieces! That’ll look so cool, don’t you think?
So, phew! There’s a lot going on in the sewing area right now wouldn’t you say?!
On that point, I’d best crack on with it and stop sitting here nattering.
I wonder what sewing projects you are working on right now …
Thanks for visiting and listening to my waffle.
See you again soon.