Monday, 13 October 2014

Nursery Rhyme Quilt

The Baby quilt is finished and will be off on it's way to Germany soon.
Unfortunately it's raining today so the photo is indoors and not great.
Maybe I'll get some more before it goes if the sun comes out because
I forgot to take the back which I really love as it's recycled shirts.
Come on sunshine, help me out!  

This is the progress on the pouffe top which I shared in my last post.
I have taken off about 5" from round the edge, appliqued a circle in the centre and
quilted it to a piece of blanket..

It was fairly tough to applique the centre as I had to stitch through four layers hence it's a bit wobbly in parts but despite that I like the way it's turned out so far.

Now I need some fabric for the sides but I haven't got anything in my stash.
I think plain brown or green would be ok but it needs to be tough.
Maybe an old curtain?

Then I will finally be able to get rid of the bags of fabric scraps/rubbish that I have been saving for months now to fill it with!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Recycled cord trousers - WIP

I think it's going to be a pouffe!

This is made from old cord trousers cut using a 10 degree wedge ruler and sewn to form a circle.

Just to give you an idea of the size I included my shoe!

As you can see it's a bit big for a pouffe so I am going to have to cut it down slightly I think.

It seems a shame to waste it really but at least I have some pictures.
I'll let you know how it goes..

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Not much time..

I needed a quick project today as I have lots of jobs to get done.
I made this crocheted square ready for a cushion some time ago now
 but never got around to putting it together.

A perfect 10 minute job.
Then I just had to dodge the showers to get a quick picture.

The reverse is an old jumper.
I guess it should really have an opening but that would have taken longer!

And anyway, I have to admit to rarely washing cushions.