Friday, 30 June 2017

On a roll...

Managed to get another afternoon for sewing and I feel I made the most of it.

The plan for today was to finish off what I cut out last week and for once my sewing went totally to plan.

Got a kindle cover (somewhat tight) and a tablet cover (not so tight) made using the kindle sleeve tutorial from A Blue Sky Kind of Life. Seems quite an easy tutorial to follow, simple to adapt for different devices and ends up with a nice finished item. First time I've ever top stitched anything too.

I also managed to get the binding machine sewn onto my Xmas quilt, doing a bit of hand sewing on it this evening if my fingers dong cramp up too much! 

Friday, 23 June 2017

Cutting not only corners

Had a few hours to myself this afternoon so I decided to make best use of them cutting fabrics for various projects.

Nowhere near the best of photos, but by the time I'd finished I had cut the binding for the Xmas quilt, the components for two Kindle cases and one tablet case. Quite pleased with the amount of progress in a limited time. Now I just need to find time to get my sewing machine out!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

FNSI Results for June

So I haven't taken part in a FNSI in forever, but last night I came back with a vengeance, although, as is almost always the case, I didn't achieve as much as I planned.

I was home alone last night so I started at 5pm and went through till 11pm with breaks for dinner and teas. 

The main aim of the night was to layer up and quilt my Christmas quilt. This was achieved, unfortunately I couldn't do the binding as it turned out I didn't have the fabric for it. Off to buy that today.

I seem to have forgotten how to layer a quilt and this is evident from the back, it's annoying but as it's a seasonal quilt and for me I will live with it.

How did everyone get on?