Sunday Catch up

Hows your week been? At the beginning of the week we had gorgeous weather. This inspired me to search out a project I started last autumn – a patchwork rug.

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With the help of a long  extension lead I had a most enjoyable afternoon sewing the patchwork pieces outside. The children had a great time trying to guess which fabric was from a donated shirt by Gramps (they guessed wrong Gramps!)

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I’m now at the point of joining the front to the back… hopefully a tutorial will follow soon:)

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I can also reveal a sneak preview, I am currently busy pattern testing for Charmed Liebling and Serger Pepper. With three patterns to test I became rather too keen on the first pattern making three versions – I really must get on with the next pattern!

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Lastly I have a made a custom order knitting needle cases – this is ready to fly off to the States, I do not quite have enough knitting needles and crochet hooks to fill it for a photograph!

I hope you have had a creative week, as usual I am popping over to Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else has been up to this week,

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25 thoughts on “Sunday Catch up”

  1. What a productive week! I love the combination of patches you’ve chosen for your blanket and sewing them together outside sounds idyllic 🙂

    How exciting to be testing patterns, i’m glad you’ve found a goos one! x

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  2. The patchwork looks gorgeous and how lovely that it contains fabric donated by family members. It will, without doubt, be treasured for many years to come x

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  3. The rug will be wonderful when it’s finished – so satisfying to use scraps, eh?! I like the needle case, too – I made one similar a year or two back (so much easier than keeping them in a large vase!) Have a great week xx

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  4. Ooh I do like your knitting needle case and I’m very intrigued about the pattern your testing out with the pink flowery fabric! Your fabric rug looks lovely too, I love that it’s got a story behind it 🙂

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  5. I love the fact you’ve been sewing outside, it sounds so idyllic. I popped over to see the things you created with the Hillary’s fabric, so many things and they’re all lovely. Good luck.
    Ali xx

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  6. I like the patchwork rug. I’ve never done patchwork on a machine before is it easy? My daughter loves the blankets that people have made for her my son and has them all in her bed. When she gets her own room I think it would be nice to give her a patchwork quilt, but wonder if it is too big a task for me.

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  7. How gorgeous, and what a lovely way to keep memories close.
    My mum has made us all patchwork quilts and they are the favourite item for cwtching on the sofa on lazy Sunday afternoons- a proper feeling of home!

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  8. I love the idea of a patchwork rug, and how fabulous to be able to sit in the garden and sew. Can’t wait to see the full version of your sneak peeks – that pink fabric is very pretty.

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  9. How lucky are you that your children leave you alone enough for you to sew? I would have set it all up in the 5 mins that I had when they were occupied and then nog got anything done as they demanded my attention. 😉

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  10. I love the combination of pattern fabric and plain, bold fabric in your rug. My sewing machine is a big heavy one built into a cabinet, so I have to sew inside no matter how sunny it is 🙁

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