Thank you for the lovely comments about this sweet blue cat fabric! After making the little bag in my last post, I decided to use up the scraps which had been generated. Yes, I celebrated the reduction in my unfinished projects by starting and finishing a new one...
I've wanted to try quilting as you go for ages... And still want to! Although that was my plan for this cushion, once I started pulling out scraps I couldn't help but want to sew them together first. So, I ended up with a large piece of patchwork, which I then quilted. What was new to me, was using this very thick thread, which creates an effect almost like handstitching. I quilted densely, leaving the cats free to pop out. This resulted in a very firm cushion cover.
As you might guess, it has found favour already!
Next up, I was asked to make a laptop cover, for a small computer. The recipient likes purple, and I already had this perfect choice:
The lining is a dark purple, strengthened with interlining.
Can't wait to give it to the new owner, but please keep your fingers crossed... A laptop cover needs to be a fairly snug fit, but I only had the online measurements to go by! I've tried testing it with books of the same dimensions, but will find out this week if I need to make a bigger version!
Lastly, one of the items to be crossed off the unfinished list was this creation by Miss PatchyRose. You may remember, ages ago I won a bag of scraps. My daughter was home from school that day, while I had to go to work. By the time I returned, she had sorted the scraps and made several rainbow strips...
This week we finally got round to quilting them, and adding the binding. I love the details of some of the pieces she chose!
She was determined to make this as a table runner, and it now sits proudly on the dining table, under a lovely pottery plate which she bought from a craft fair. She certainly has good taste :-)
A funny thing happened to me this week... I commented on a blog post, rushing to get on to the next one. As it posted, up came a message on screen:
Slow down! You are posting too fast.
Crikey!! So true... If, like me, you need to keep things in balance, why not join the slow blogger movement? Have a great weekend, enjoy the heatwave if you're in the UK!