Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Rag quilt kits

Hi everyone I recently made my first rag quilt.  I was a little anxious before I started but it went together so quickly and it was a piece of cake  to make, the perfect project for the beginner or if you are looking for a quick to make quilt. I got so many responses from the photos I shared with you all that I have been thinking.  Would any of you be interested in a rag quilt kit with all the squares pre cut to the exact measurements and also the wadding that goes in between?  If you are interested just email me and I can get cutting.
Happy Tuesday.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

English Paper Piecing and Double Irish

I'm still without my sewing machines boo hoo. I miss them like crazy you would not believe how often I have thought up something to sew only to walk into my sewing room only to realise yet again that my machines are not there.  It is very frustrating but I am trying to be brave and patient.  My big Irish chain quilt has been benefiting from all those extra available hours and I have been making some teeny tiny hexagons as well. Paper piecing did scare me at one point but now I enjoy the slow process.  I have chosen some lovely Spring prints in primrose yellow, coral, peach and corn flower blue and am layering them on natural linen.  It gives a soft and gentle feel.  Now all I need to do is decide what to make with the little panels.  I have been thinking lavender pillows, zipper pouches and little coasters.  Any suggestions most welcome.
Happy Thursday.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Fabric in Stock

Hi all Made by Mum is branching out a little and will now be selling 100% cotton quilters fabrics .  These fabrics are wonderful for patchwork and quilting as well as for making clothes ( I make lots of my kids clothes from these fabrics and they drape beautifully) and lots of other crafty projects.  Minimum order is 1/2 metre.  Just email me if you would like to order.
Happy creative Tuesday.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Fingers are still busy

Hi all, despite all the set backs this week ( there is always a silver lining to every cloud ) my fingers are busy working on my king size double irish chain quite that I am making and quilting by hand.  The slow and steading pull of my thread is a gentle and calming sound. It's a  time to reflect and look forward.  I have found myself wanting to rush to have it completed but am reminding myself that the process is as rewarding as the completed quilt.  I hope you have some silver in your day.
Happy sunday.