A little while ago, I made a little baby quilt for a lovely lady at work. She already knew she was having a little girl, hence the pretty colours. It was a joy to make and I find that with each quilt I make I am getting better and neater with the sewing, it is so totally addictive, this sewing business.
|I use the curved quilting pins to sandwich the layers together for quilting. Apparently there is a spray you can use, to stick the layers together, I don't know if it is available in Australia?|
There was just enough fabric and bamboo batting to make a bag for the lovely Mummy, I love these bags, so simple to make and put together and they are really quite a sturdy bag. The lining is made of patchwork, 5 inch squares, with the colours placed randomly, the straps have batting in them as well so they feel soft but are strong at the same time. I know you really can't see it but the bottom of the bag, on the outside, is a strip of the same triangles I used on the quilt, they just worked out perfectly.
I wrapped the bag and quilt in some beautiful paper and ribbon that I had in my wrapping paper stash and it looks just beautiful. There is another lady at work who lives close to the new mummy so I have asked her to deliver it for me
So, tell me, any sewers or quilters reading, what are you sewing at the moment?