Sunday, 31 May 2015

Make Up Bags

 These are some of the fifteen make up bags that I have made this month.
 I have made so many bags this month as I have been teaching how to make the bag at the Monday Quilting Group.
I now have them for sale on my Etsy shop. Click here to take you to my shop DaisychainQuilter Etsy.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Natures Journey Quilt - April

This is just a quick update post about my Stitch-A-Long Natures Journey Quilt.
These photos show April's five large applique blocks.  There should be four small applique blocks but I have put them in my safe place to keep them clean but cannot remember where the safe place is!!
I am off to find my blocks and finish May's blocks.  See you again soon. 

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

More Bags

When I have some spare time I cut out fabric for future projects and keep all the pieces in boxes until I am ready to stitch or machine.
As I now have time off recovering from recent surgery,  I have spent ten minutes most days doing a little cutting out of bags to sell on my Etsy shop. 
I can only sit at the sewing machines for a few minutes every day due to the nature of my surgery. These bags are now complete and ready to sell.
Two bags are made of oil cloth and one linen fabric with waterproof white lining fabric.  They are 7.5 inches long, 4 inches wide and 4 inches high.

Plym Jar 3 x 20p = 60p
Total £9.90   

Friday, 1 May 2015

Katipatch Friendship Sister Swap

Whilst visiting New Zealand on my first visit in 2007, I happen upon the quilt shop called Katipatch.  Carol and Cindy were organising their first Friendswap Block Swap.   
I signed up immediately.  The idea is that you purchase at least half metre of fabric that Carol has chosen.  The photo above is the fabric for this year's swap.
Then make blocks using the fabric somewhere within the block.  There is always a theme.  This year's theme was butterflies.  The size is usually 12 inch finished.
Another rule for this year, we were allowed to use any technique to make our butterflies blocks.   The last rule, all the blocks must be signed with your name, location and year date.

Then all the blocks are sent to Carol at Katipatch by the date set in the rules.  This year the blocks needed to be with Carol by the 1st May.  Carol swaps all the blocks and send your swapped blocks back to you.   Simple. 
Pop over to Katipatch to sign up for the next swap.  I will see you there!!