It’s been a while I know, but I haven’t been totally idle I promise.
This quickie project is using polar fleece and cotton interlock fabric. The joining is achieved by cutting 3” snips into each side of the fabrics that have been sandwiched wrong sides together, cutting a 3” square out of each corner. The while sitting on the floor, you proceed around the sandwich, tying knots in the fringe created by the 3” snips, double knots that is.
Then wash and dry. My particular sandwich has shrunk on the cotton interlock side only, so it has a bit of an ‘unusual’ look….. but it feels lovely and it’s to be a floor rug for Brooklynn to keep at our place. Today while Leah was visiting she slept for several hours covered by it in the port-a-cot. Must be suitable then!!
I made a heat bag for Corrie recently that is so big and heavy it stops the microwave turntable from turning, so this is a more streamlined model. Just waiting for the original bag back so I can recycle the wheat.
Freebie Stitchery block from Gail Pan Designs
Another Freebie Stitchery block…..from Designs by Fee I can't find it on her site she may have moved it? If you contact her she may she may be able to point you in the right direction. Such a delightfully simple and easy design, I whipped it up in double quick time. Especially with my new light box on duty! Best purchase for 2010 I’m sure.
Thought I’d get a head start on Christmas 2011, I have another two traced and ready to begin stitching.
I realized just how much I love embroidery as I began working on these. I've used Cosmo threads on these blocks, the two strands on a reel version….. I ordered them from Jo-Jo’s Quilt & Gift Shoppe in the US. They are fabulous to use…..now I’d like the WHOLE collection…..must control myself!
Another bag I hear you ask? Not for me this time, it’s a Baby Bag for my friend’s son’s partner, Amy, she is due any day now.
One fat quarter pack and a metre each of two matching fabrics, has produced a surprising amount of fabric.
A floor quilt and a pram quilt and more scraps still to make a couple of pockets and pouches….The wonder of fat quarter bundles!
I’ve saved the best for last……
Christmas Day 2010
Today 3rd January 2011. She's almost laughing out loud, and making the cutest sounds.
Thanks for visiting, the besotted Nanny……