Thursday, 14 June 2007
this cushion was my first attempt at paper piecing by myself (like, 100%). i had the idea from the quilt that in theory, i could take a grid, cut pieces from it and make a pattern for a patchwork block like that. so i made an incredibly easy block, and stiched it all back up like this. it was originally going to be a handbag, but i ended up liking it better as a cushion cover-backed it with pink florals and a vintage zip. the front does have batting behind it and is quilted to it. it site on my bed with the cupcake cushion and i love them both.
this i did pretty much straight after. still needed a new handbag, so tried my hand at a simpler pattern using the same technique. i added pockets and a velcro closure. i put a small silk rose in the middle of the pinwheel.its got a lot of compliments at work and im really happy with it-only downside is i feel the handle is a little too long. but hey, ill know for next time.
Sunday, 19 November 2006
Saturday, 18 November 2006
i was in love and had to have it. turns out there was 1.5 yards there, so i took it, and it only cost me 1.50!!! thats about $3. so impressed. i then decided it would make a beautiful handbag, so i simply MUST have some lime green bits to go with it. back to the habadashery stall, where i picked up 3 of those ribbon bundles-theres about a metre and a half in each bundle...so like 4.5 ish metres...for a pound :D my day was made! i found some matching thread and caught the bus home to craft.
i didnt start with a handbag straight away-i would like to try that tomorrow though maybe. i did make this howeverand inside:
not particularly clear but you get the idea. purple cotton lining, all stitching done in the same green as the ribbon. im really happy with this one. just need to figure out what to hold in it!