Thursday, 22 August 2013

Quilting in Mallorca!

This is a little post, just showing a tiny bit of a WIP- but really it's about the backdrop to the patchwork! Had a great week in beautiful Mallorca, and in between the beach and pool, and fun with friends and family I got a little bit of hand work done. I also put my new sewing kit to good use.
I thread basted hexagons...Photographed them in an orange tree..


And managed to finish just one hexagon flower ! 

I think it looks pretty next to the Bouganvillea! 

Final pic of a tired boy, full of holiday sunshine, but glad to be home again!

 I'm going to link up to Needle and Thread Thursday, even though it's a tiny offering compared to all the lovely big quilts out there!





Friday, 9 August 2013

Holiday Sewing

I have finally managed some sewing in my summer holidays- hooray! First a quilt top for a baby girl. 

 It's a bit bright and crazy, hence the white sashing to calm it down. I ordered a whole lot of kiddy prints and then put them all in- no editing at all! I'm looking forward to quilting it once I have a backing.

Next a present for my sister, and one for me too. I wanted to make a little sewing kit, and found a brilliant tutorial at Lots of Pink Here . I'm sure I've seen other people in quilt blog land making them. Anyway, it is a great clear tute, with great photos- I've learnt some useful sewing techniques along the way.

I like the idea of my sister and I having similar kits, one being used in the U.S., and one in the UK. I'm planning to take mine away with me on my travels- if I get organised with some stuff to make some more hexi flowers.
And finally, I'm nearly finished a third sewing kit for my mum's birthday present, that I need to get in the post before I go away. 
So all in all I'm pleased! I would have got a bit more done if I hadn't had to re-seal the bathtub to stop my kitchen ceiling leaking...but that's another story!