Sunday, January 16, 2011

Little Patchwork Village - First Border Added

I went back to The Crafty Needle in Manukau (I have given up trying to find a website for them) yesterday morning to find fabric for the first border of the LPV. I found a mushroom brown by Stof in Denmark. This afternoon I have sewn the 41/4" border on.

I think the brown 'frames' it well. The quilt top now measures 51 x 51".

I then set out to make a smaller version of the basic block I have used to contain the stitcheries to use as a second border. That is where I got stuck. Each block needs to be 7 5/8" finished and I cannot work out the maths. So I have folded the quilt up, put it in a box and will take it to 'sewing school' when that resumes in mid-Jan to get help from Ngaire, the teacher.

I will now get back to a hand sewing project. It's a cute little stitchery called Cherry on the Tree Swing by Aneela Hoey that I bought on etsy. I am going to turn it into a journal cover. I have spent (possibly that should say 'wasted' but it is the hols) a lot of time these holidays on etsy.


  1. Look forward to seeing the hand sewing project. I was checking out the blog by Aneela Hoey the other day, she has some cute projects on it - I like the way she fills in blocks of colour when hand sewing.

  2. The quilt is looking great! Hope you can figure out the measurements you are looking for.