Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Works in progress....

 There is something very satisfying in scraping off bubbled paint. I'm feeling very grateful for the sunny weather so I can do this messy job outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
These chairs are my new project for the next week. They have been hiding in an old bach which has now been sold and the owners were having a clean out over the Easter break. I have a different plan for each one which involves some new oilcloth and padding for the seat and decorative painting on the frames. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just a little bit of sewing.....

 These four cushion covers are at this moment making their way to a new home in North Carolina.  They were a custom order which as you may know I love to do as it means I get to find out a little bit about the person I'm sewing for. These covers are going to a rustic stone cabin and will bring a little spring into their owners lounge.
 The backs are just a simple envelope closure with a little of the spring flowers print added to the edges.
 The fronts are backed with a light layer of batting then quilted with random wavy lines in coloured embroidery threads.
 And this quilt top is what I've been working on this week. It's once again a custom order and will eventually be making its way to Ireland . I pretty much had creative license on this baby girls quilt except that it should be predominately blue and the fabrics should have a very modern vibe to them so I have included fabrics from Amy Butler and Heather Bailey who just happen to be 2 of my favourite fabric designers.
I have used a traditional patchwork pattern called 'tumbler' and I thankfully had the foresight to cut out enough blocks to make 2 quilts so one will be up for sale in my online shops. I am planning to hand-quilt this little quilt in simple swirly circles.
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