A finished quilt

I posted previously about a quilt I was making but then couldn’t post more because it was a 40th birthday gift for my elder daughter.  She has since had her birthday so I can now show the finished item.  A king sized quilt.The quilt was made from seven shirts and I had seen the idea on Pinterest.

I laid out the pieces to make sure no pieces the same were together.

Once I had joined the cover it then had the woollen wadding and backing fabric added before being quilted.

The next task was to make the binding.  I chose a dark burgundy that was left over in my stash of fabrics.

The final piece was to embroider the label for the back.

Pink and polka dots

I have been doing some more sewing for myself using some fabric that has been in my stash for a few years.  The first is beautiful pink linen. I can’t remember what I bought the linen for originally but I have used it to make a shirt.It looks pale and washed-out in pictures but the finished article does look good. Detail of the pocket stitching.

The pattern was not as well defined as most patterns I use and I had to wing it in parts where the instructions were missing or not clearly explained but overall I was happy with the result.  I lined the yoke as the linen is fairly see through and I didn’t want the edge of the seam on the yoke to show through.

The only buttons I had were see through and I used them but I was not happy with the end result.

I decided to buy some other buttons where the button hole would not be so obvious.

The second item is from this pattern:

A bit way out there in the fabric but I will wear it at home.


This and that.

Again I have been missing in action for the past little while. I have been occupied with other things but now have time to attend to the blog.

Since I last posted I have been doing a few things.  I have made some pyjamas for our youngest granddaughter.  I had the pattern already as I had made a nightie for another granddaughter some years ago.  Our granddaughter wanted pyjamas for herself and her dolly.  While they were staying with us we visited Spotlight and she selected the fabric for the project.  It has taken me a few weeks to get both items finished but they are done at last and were posted off.  Hopefully she will like the finished product.

I also managed to get a bit of sewing done for myself.  I have made a top using a pattern that I had used previously.

Upon making the top I discovered that the fabric had a slight flaw.  There is a spot of dropped blue in amongst the pattern.  You really don’t notice it unless it is pointed out to you.  You can see it on the left sleeve.  I have managed to conceal the other dots on the side of the garment where it really can’t be seen.