Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Flower Power

Here is one of my latest bears, cut out from a child's pair of trousers that I bought from a charity shop.

I really liked the cute back pocket, so instead of consigning it to the ever growing pile of unpicked pockets, I stitched it onto the front of the new bear.

I think I'll call her/him Flower.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Gotta Pick A Pocket Or Two!

I thought I'd tack together this small collection of change pockets, not sure what I'll do with them next though!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Patch It Up

I decided to make a bigger square of denim patchwork than the previous piece. This time I decided to use the 'chain piecing' method of joining, it's a quicker way of stitching together blocks than having to stop and start your machine between seams. 

Here I've joined together paired strips.....

Then the strips were joined together....

  Here is the final piece about to have it's seams pressed open.

  I chose this patchwork cotton print to back and bind the edges of the quilt.


Friday, 14 June 2013

Square Deal

This week I started rummaging through my piles of denim and scrap bags. I've been holding on to these pieces for an age knowing that one day their time would come. That time is now because I feel the urge to make the set of denim quilts that has been lurking in my imagination for a while. Now where are my stitch rippers???......

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Monday, 3 June 2013

Mr Ted is Back On The Scene

Poor Mr Ted had been lost for a while. I searched high and low finally finding him at the bottom of a box full of old things. He was looking a bit worse for wear...

so I darned his holes and added a patch here and there. I could'nt find an exact match for his missing button so found one that I thought might suit him.

Maria's birthday was very close, so I thought she'd like to be reunited with her missing bear. I machine knitted him this snug sleeping bag as a welcome back present and as a gift to Birthday Girl.