Saturday, 31 July 2010

Finishing Things

Last week I started quilting my half-square triangles quilt, but then I lost the pictures and couldn't show you but I've managed to find them. I have now finished the quilting so all I have to do now is the binding.

Here's a shot of the back.

This is something else I've managed to get finished this week. A bag for Barbara,
it was meant to be part of her birthday present. Her birthday was in June. For some unknown reason I had a mental block with this bag and I really struggled to make it. The annoying thing is I've made one before with no problems.

I ended up putting on a self cover button because I just couldn't find one to match or that looked right. Even though it was late Barbara was pleased with it.

We have had a new Australian magazine in at the shop this week. It's a lovely magazine which is going to be issued three times a year.

For those of you who like to crotchet there is an article on the technique. In case you wanted to know the pattern for this teapot cosy is in a book called Really Wild Tea Cosies by Loani Prior. If I could crotchet I would make it.

And there is an article about keeping sketch books. I'm going to pay particular attention to this one. My homework for the summer is to keep one and I'm hopeless at drawing so I just feel intimidated at the thought of this, but I've got to do it so I'll give it a go.

Enjoy your weekend.


Julie said...

The bag looks well worth the wait, well done for persevering! I like the look of your quilt and that backing fabric is gorgeous. I shall have to have a look for that new magazine up here. Enjoy your Sunday.

Gina said...

You are NOT hopeless at drawing!!!!
Do you have a spare copy of the magazine I could order from you?

vintagerockchick said...

Well done with your finishing, quilt and bag look lovely. Magazine looks good too - and I had a one days' course learning to crochet the other day so the world is my oyster!