Wednesday, 14 March 2012

some sowing and sewing...

It's been a lovely warm sunny day today and what a difference that makes! I got my wellies on and got outside and did some jolly old digging and sowing! Managed to sow lettuce, carrots and spring onions and am already impatient to see them growing. It was a very satisfying day yesterday too, as the weather was so dull I decided to spend most of it in the warm, indoors. I finished making a cushion cover for Sophie.
Isn't the fabric gorgeous? Sophie chose it from on line shop Fabric Rehab which has a fab selection of  retro fabrics, this one is called Critter Community, Trees and Owls. This is the reverse of what is a huge cushion and from 1.5 metres of the material, I  managed to get this cover measuring 65cm square and a smaller one of 36cm.

I also finally got round to cutting out the rest of the patches for Rosie's quilt
a total of 56 squares, 6 squares wide by 9 squares long.
Now I can get on with piecing them together and then I will machine stitch them together but will quilt it by hand as my machine isn't suitable for large quilts.
 I have loads of odd and ends of fabric used for previous projects so I am cutting them into strips of 5cm wide and varying lengths, stitching them together and eventually I will cut them into equal lengths to make a patchwork quilt.
Watch this space for progress!

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