01 March 2014

February sewing

Although a short month, there has been some sewing last month. I made this table runner, shown with some daffs

And without.

I can also reveal the mug rugs made for the Winter Olympics Mug Rug Swap, which I sent out to my swap partner, Pam in Virginia earlier this month.

The pattern was designed by Amanda, The Patchsmith, and I was really pleased how they turned out. I know that my mug rugs are making their way to me in the post, so hopefully some pics of those I the next few days.

I also signed up to a Craftsy class and am plodding my way through seeing 'Free Motion Quilting a Sampler' by Leah Day. Lots of lessons, about 14 I think and she does go into quite a lot of useful detail. It was on special offer when I signed up and I think well worth it. So I started to have a go yesterday using some fabric that I was never going to use in a quilt. Being a peachy colour with white thread doesn't show up too well on a photo, but it was just to get a feel of the stitching, especially as I haven't used the Pfaff machine that often for free machining. Here goes

Some wiggly spirals

Some arch shapes (can't remember what they're called)

Some snake paisley shapes, though they look more like flames.

So that was February. March will have Worldwide Quilting Day on 15th, and I will be stitching with friends. Not sure of other plans for this month but I think it may involve a bit more free machining. As it's the 1st I will join in with Fresh Quilting Day with Lily's Quilts.


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  1. Nice table runner and cool quilting exercise!

  2. The quilt runner and mug rugs are really cute, and well done on the FMQ, it's looking great

  3. I love the mug rugs - especially the little Russian doll.

  4. What fun and exciting projects.

  5. Great table runner! I love your fmq too!


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