Thursday, 27 March 2014

sharing and caring

Hello! A quick pop in today to show you all what has been going on here in sunny Ayrshire!

I am working on some more needleturn applique for Green Tea and Sweet Beans.


 One of the lovely ladies in my morning class bought me some of this beautiful fabric.  She used it in her gorgeous table runner she made and I had been eyeing it up for weeks saying how lovely it is!  I will be taking some of my stash in for her to pick something from!

 And speaking of table runners - here are some of the ones the ladies in my morning class finished.  They are beautiful and all different and they are a very talented bunch!

I am proud as punch and can't wait to show you what the afternoon class have been making soon!
Collette x
p.s. I wanted to ask my readers another little question about hand sewing -  who taught you?  Self, mum, gran, Auntie, dad, or school?  I am self taught essentially and am curious to know how other people learned their various hand sewing techniques from applique to embroidery to hand quilting!
Thanks
Collette x

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

How slow do you go?

This last few days I have been working away on a needleturn applique block from Green Tea and Sweet Beans.  This pattern in handpieced which means hand sewing.

I love slow projects that I can savour like this one.  It got me thinking!  What is it you love/hate about slow sewing?  I would love to know. 

I love the relaxation it brings me.  Hand quilting is a love of mine and I feel like it is almost meditative. 

So go on and share on what you love or hate about hand sewing!
Collette x

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

catch up and a cuppa

Well let me fill you in on what I have been up to since the giveaway on Friday.

I finally got Emily's bee blocks finished for our Bee a Brit Stingy bee.  She asked for log cabins and shall have a beautiful quilt once assembled I am sure.






I also finished up this bee block for our Siblings Together bee!





I was binding a quilt over the weekend.  This one is some secret sewing so can't do the full reveal just yet!





And finally I have been working on a class sample for our new course starting soon.  We will be making a quilted tote bag with a block on each side.  This is a Dutchman's puzzle block using the most gorgeous fabric by Malka Dubrawsky.  This is from her From Outside In fabric range for Moda fabrics. 


So I have been busy and having lots of fun in the process!  Please feel free to share what you have been working on!
Collette x