In spite of the two social engagements and two late nights over the weekend, not to mention gardening weather, I managed to achieve quite a lot in my crafting room.
You had better grab a cuppa!
First up I layered and pinned my frivol from last week.
I then set about doing some free motion quilting. Just a bit of a meander with some stars thrown in.
Some are better than others!
I was struggling to get a nice motion going and my meander is not what I would have liked it to be, but never mind, it's done.
I discovered after I had finished that I had not lowered the feed dogs!!
That might explain a thing or two. LOL
Any ways, here it is with the binding all closed up.
Having enjoyed that, I moved on and started making up some wee zippered pouches.
Claire runs a craft stall and is asking for help to stock it.
Sew, I got busy.
And made a whole bunch.
While I was busy inside, he was busy outside.
DS Joe bought me this lovely butterfly as a gift some time ago.
I decided that it would brighten up the boring fence.
A larger piece of fabric called for a slight variation. to the plan.
Then all bagged out I was casting about, looking for something else to keep me busy and came across this kit that Claire and Debbie found at a yard sale and purchased for me.
I swapped out the 'green' fabric that was supplied and found a replacement in my stash.
I used my machine to applique the pieces into place.
I've done very little quilting on it.
Only the pattern on the flower and the leaves.
And a little bit in the ditch between the red and grey.
I rather like how it came out.
No I didn't lower the feed dogs, I just put the walking foot on this time! LOL
I have a small collection of poppy pins. Some are British Legion Poppies, some are from the Isle of Man, some NZ RSA and even a few Australian RSA poppies.
I've pinned them all to the bottom of the quilt.
Then put the whole thing onto a hanger and onto the wall it went.
Huge thank yous to everyone who has supplied me with pretty poppy pins.
Our girls day out on Wednesday was fun.
It's been a while since we did that.
Claire had a bit of a list and managed to get everything on it.
Debbie had no list, but definitely had bags of shopping.
I had one item on my list, and it wasn't pirate bunting.
When I saw this stuff I just knew I had to have it though. LOL
I think Floki might need it for his bedroom.
I also purchased the red fabric which I used to bind the frivol, some dishcloth yarn, fabric pencils and new roller blades for my cutter.
It was a great day out.
I wonder when the next one will be?