Quilting and Finishing Off

Non stop quilting this week combined with sewing in the ends and adding fastenings to all the things I’ve made over the last few weeks!  I hate the finishing off bit – I’d much rather do the designing and initial making!  If I ever have a business that requires staff then that is the first thing I would delegate!  In the meantime I have to rely on family and so drafted in my mum for a sewing on buttons and press studs day!   We drank tea and chatted while we sewed and it was a nice relaxing change from all the machining.

patchwork bag with stippling

Strip patchwork bag with stippling

I think  that my favourite thing is making patchwork bags and pouches !  I hope they sell at the fair as I am taking quite a range of items to London so that I can get some feel for what in the future I should be concentrating on, ie  the items which sold or which I felt people liked.


tablet covers in psychedelic hippy fabric
hippy fabric bags and tablet covers




I have also been making a disappearing 9 patch quilt top – I learnt this on a Craftsy class ages ago and have been wanting to make one ever since.  It’s quite easy and yet looks like it has more sewing than it really does!

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt top
Disappearing Nine Patch





Anyway I’d better get back to it!  Just linking up with Handmade Monday for the usual Sunday evening stroll round  blogland.  See you there!