Hi. Im back from my enforced break. Ive been able to sew by machine with a brace on, but no hand sewing & certainly no messing about with my websites and facebook. But Ive had enough & Im back
So to celebrate (lol) Ive put a few fabrics into the SALE, 2 metre pieces of Michael Miller, RIley Blake, Studio E, Red Rooster & more.
All at a huge bargain price of £12 for two whole metres of high quality fabric. Cheaper than good quality calico. Plus p & p.
WHen its gone its gone (WIGIG) took me ages to know what that meant.
Ive some new bag patterns & PRE-CUT kits
There is a version in black as well. £16 plus p & p & your chosen wadding (batting)
Fabrics are on www.patchworkfabricuk.co.uk
Patterns are www.studioapatchshe.co.uk
Last Saturday I went with a coupleo f friends to a workshop run by Brenda Walker of Country Folk.
I took this fabric with me
Brenda designs beautiful patterns & kits & she had a rabbit cushion
As the (boring Shelagh) wrist does not permit much hand stitching, I used ric-rac for the flower stems & raided Brendas el cheapo button box for the flowers.
I blanket stitched the binding by machine & stitcheda round the bunnies with gold thread zigzag & straight stitch by machine. Amazing how new decisions are made when they have to be. Normally I would have hand stitched it & I would have done blanket stitch round the bunnies, only by go to workshops Bernina does not have a blanket stitch on it. I had very few machine threads & only a bobbin of gold thread so thats what it had to be. I had no hand threads, but Brenda was selling some perle threads cheaply, purple, green & brown. Im always brave with thread choices as I dont like too much matchy matchy.
I hope you like it. I planned the pattern around the border & the inner sparkle is directional so it cut correctly. Its cute, not what I usually do, but huge fun!