Sunday Catch up

April 6, 2014

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.


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!)


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


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!

xl knitting needle case

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 responses to “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. Josie says:

    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. I like your patchwork rug! I have a pile of shirts waiting to be cut up for something similar!
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  4. Love Natalie says:

    Your patchwork rug looks great. As does your knitting needle case – I’m sure it’ll be appreciated by its new owner.

  5. Chris Porter says:

    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

  6. Blue Forest Jewellery says:

    Lovely quilt and what a fab idea to sew outside.

    Have a great crafting week,

  7. Clare says:

    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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  8. Ginny says:

    Your sneaky peek looks interesting!
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  9. Ali says:

    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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  10. Sonia says:

    Wow you have been busy! I love the patchwork quilt! So pretty 🙂
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  11. Hannah says:

    Gorgeous! So jealous of these skills, will watch out for a video tutorial xx
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  12. Model Mummy says:

    Always a delight to stop by your blog and see the wonderful creations you have been making!
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  13. Great idea sewing in the garden, I love your rug and I could do with making a knitting needle case for myself.
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  14. Sonya Cisco says:

    I adore patchwork items, but have never attempted to make one, am a sewing novice, I should probably start with something easier first I guess!
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  15. Kate Davis says:

    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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  16. Debbie says:

    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!

  17. I wish I could sew, it’s something I have never done! My sister makes all these wonderful clothes for her kids, and knits too, slightly jealous 🙂
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  18. Sounds a very busy, but enjoyable week. I do like your quilt and how lovely it something very personal in it. Hope you have a good week
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  19. Lucy Blossom says:

    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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  20. Shell Louise says:

    Your patchwork rug looks lovely and how nice to be able to sew outside 🙂
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  21. I love patchworks! I dream about a huge one to go over my bed… maybe one day…
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  22. Knitnrun4sanity says:

    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. 😉

  23. Stephen says:

    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 🙁

  24. Loving the knitting needle case x
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