Sunday, October 10, 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Sticking with the what's on the shelf theme, I still had one Treehouse Textiles Cushion Society kit on the shelf from last year. It was one I wasn't sure about, even though I should know by now to trust their selections!
I modified it a wee bit as I could not be bothered precisely cutting the pieces. I re-found an old wonky star tutorial and used that. That meant I had to add a few fabrics off the shelf.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Today is either day 47 or 48 of our current lockdown. By lunchtime on Tuesday 17th August, we were pretty confident we'd be going into Level 4 lockdown that night. We emailed staff advising them to take their laptops home and half-jokingly said, see you next term. I called in to the bakery on the way home to stock up on chicken pies for the freezer and the diary next door for milk, bread and eggs.
I have spent the last six weeks doing school work Monday - Friday. I have prepped a tonne of resources for the Year 10 team which I hope saves them some work over the holidays and next term. I've been sewing in the evenings since there is no gym at Level 4 or 3.
My biggest finish to date has been a hexie quilt named The Emperor Pigeon by my nephew when I was working on it last school holidays.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
I splurged on a lovely Linladan cushion kit from Amitie Textiles in Australia last week. Google couldn't find them in NZ.
It comes with no instructions just 24 stitch diagrams. Eeek! I plan to just follow the picture and see how it goes.
Monday, May 17, 2021
Inspired by Carolyn's hexies I started some 9.5" squares with 1.5" hexies. I am attempting to coordinate them with the garden rabbit fabric cut from the edges of the Circle Game quilt. The backgrounds are left over from a dress I made a few years ago, and from a dress I cut out back in summer but didn't sew up.
I started using Weetbix box homemade hexies, then I read about the washaway fusible pieces so I have used them. Saves the glue basting, sewing through cardboard and then removing the pieces. Hopefully, they all wash away in the end!
I am also being a bit lazy and not sewing the inner hexie. I plan to straightish line machine quilt the finished project right over the hexies.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Six and a half years after making this quilt, it's quilted. Fully quilted. I went back and added an extra row of quilting around each of the semi-circles using an off-white thread. Just for extra stability with the wool batting.