Thursday, March 14, 2019

Applique Ideas

My ideas for quilts don't just come to me when I'm playing around with fabric. A few weeks ago I had 15 minutes before I had to leave for work so I grabbed some paper and began cutting and gluing and this is what i came up with. Four little blocks. 
The flower block has inspired some large applique flower blocks.

And the other ones have inspired a long piece of applique. I'm not sure where this one is going, but I'm enjoying sewing it.

As a bonus my paper collaging became the basis of a fantastic art activity in a primary school class I was teaching later that week!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Lino Cut Flowers

A few little lino cut prints I made in February, perfect for cards and the front of notebooks.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Springfield Top and Jalie 3668

The Springfield Top and Jalie 3668 are both perfect to sew when you have limited sewing time. 
I used some seersucker fabric with neon spots from the stash for the Springfield top. I've been saving this for the perfect pattern and this was definitely it. I made this a few weeks ago and have worn it several times.
 Eva was desperately in need of a new rashie. I found this crazy bright blue swim fabric (I can spot her in the pool or river instantly!) in the stash and used Jalie 3668. Jalie would have to be some of the most reliable patterns I've ever used and this one is no different.