20 January 2013

Saturday Sewing, Sunday Catch Up

Unlike the Friday Night Sew-In, I've not linked to any blog related "challenge" this is purely the title for this post.  I was due to meet up with my friend Brenda and others for a sewing day on Saturday at the middle school in Lytchett Minster, a village just outside Poole.  This was postponed to next Saturday because of the snow that fell on Friday, making things a bit dodgy for going down a country lane the following day.

I had already prepared to make some postcards for the Flying Geese themed cards due to be sent in February and as they were ready to be sewn and David was doing some extra work (working from our home office) I set to in my room and made these

The one on the bottom left has variegated thread on it it was the first card of this set that I made.  I decided not to do that on the others but instead used the thread to zigzag around the edges.

That evening I had a sort out of my scrap box so its neat and tidy (for a while) sorted out into strips (which I will sew together to re-cut) and useful sized pieces.  The rest is going.  I did find some of the right sort of fabric, clear enough to write on, to make some postcard backs.  So Sunday morning was taken with ironing fusible onto the postcard backs to put into my box of postcard bits.

 I also found time to use some Shrink Polyester that I bought at the West Country Quilt Show back in November. Fabric can be placed on top of the polyester and stitched so I used some painted fabric that I had no use for and stitched over that in a grid with some zigzag stitch.

Here's the before


and after
This shrinks when holding a steam iron just above the polyester.  I think with more stitching I'd have a more interesting effect, but not too bad for a first attempt.  Now what do I do with it?  I'm not really sure.

I hoped to show some knitting that I've done, but technology has beaten me.  I have an app on my iPad called Dropbox and it's supposed to upload to the computer, but I can't seem to get it done at all.  I think I might have to take camera photos and upload those when I next do a blog post.

From my last post Karen had suggested that I do a tutorial about how I make my quilt labels.  I hope to get one on here soon.

2 comments:

  1. Ooo--I like the flying geese! Fun, and colourful. :-)
    Hazle (here via Lily's Quilts fresh sewing day btw)

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