15 June 2012

Random sewing and journalling

I have a slightly random set of photos to share with you which sort of reflects the random nature of my crafting. The first photo is the 1929 manual for my Gran's Singer sewing machine, I thought it might help me with the project below.

I have now pinned - or basted as I think the technical term is - the three layers of my quilt and all I need to do now is quilt it together. I have the foot just need to try it... Looking in the 1930 manual I found this advice.
I have been working in my art journal or maybe I should say therapy journal and its not for sharing but I did try out multiple layers of journalling and overwriting and I can share this uncompleted page about pluses and minuses in life.
As I am in the throws of compulsive craft obsession - quilting I decided to make a granny quilt for my niece's birthday in July. She likes pink but wants to be more grown up and told her grandmother she is thinking about moving onto turquoise. As a new quilter I have a very small stash so decided to use 4 different colour blocks and then play with the colours in each set of blocks. I have deep pink and turquoise done.
To create variety I played with the colour placements which has altered the appearance of the Granny block but is still quite interesting. I am now trying a pinker lilac version.
And this picture shows I should concentrate more - I didn't even spot the mistake until I began to square up the block... the solid is a scrap from daughter's school project and does not sew well or maybe that is me.
Can you see my many mistakes?
Thank you for dropping by.

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