Sunday, 5 November 2017

Star MJ

Star MJ Quilt
This quilt started life as a soft linen shirt given to me for recycling.
The shirt belonged to a friend of a friend who had sadly passed away, but the person who gave it to me shares my love of making things and recycling and so I pondered on what best to do with it.  
Star MJ Quilt
I love linen.
The softness when it has been washed may times,
the crisp lines after pressing and the way it moves and crinkles.
Star MJ Quilt
It is combined here with some Tilda fabrics used to make eight point stars.  

Star MJ Quilt
Hand quilted with simple squares and bound with some red linen bias.
Finished size is 33 by 44 inches.
Star MJ Quilt

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Burgandy Skirt

Wine skirt
Finished this one last week.
It's a simple A line skirt made from some thick burgundy linen
which was in the remnant bucket in the lovely Stone Fabrics.
It was a close shave getting the pattern out of the odd shaped remnants
and I had a seam centre front and back to make it fit.
Since the Hadley Top I am a fan of top stitched seams and used them here to finish the centre seams.

Wine skirt
This isn't really a great picture of the skirt as it doesn't do justice to the colour somehow
but you get the gist.

Skirt facing
And just take a peep at the facing which I edged with some spare liberty bias
left over from another project. I love it when a little piece of leftovers
 is a perfect match for what you need.

Also just had to share these beautiful Scabious flowers 
which I got from a local roadside stall this afternoon and couldn't resist.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Hadley Top number 2

Hadley Top no 2
The Hadley Top is such a quick and satisfying top to make.
No zips or buttons just seams.
I think this one will be more of an evening top as it's a bit bright for me in daytime
 but I just loved the colour of the linen/cotton mix and it was the end of the roll.
I could do with pressing that front seam again but didn't see that until just now!
Hadley Top no 2
This close up, taken by mistake if I'm honest, shows nicely the front seam
 with it's two rows of top stitching which make it look really neat.
I have used this idea on a skirt too and will try and share soon. 

Hadley Top no 2
Ok so two is enough for now, but there will definitely be more!
In the mean time I am hoping to finish up this bag in time for a little trip in November,
and I was wondering about a coat but that may be a step too far.
Happy sewing xx