This morning, before school (naughty, naughty!) I finished this little picture that I started last night. I haven't played with felt much in recent years. There's so much fun to be had with the little coloured fabrics. It's the perfect fabric for beginners to sewing. I found the idea for this stitching here.
When you have a little three year old helper standing by you side, you end up doing funny things - like turning your house into a person! I drew the line at giving it arms. But maybe that would be cute!
This pile of yummy fabrics...
turned into this...
which ended up as a finished quilt top overnight. I sewed it in an evening and a bit during the day while No.4 was at kindy. Hubby was quite stunned just how fast it all went together! But really there isn't much to squares is there? Now it's all ready for pinning. I would have done it already, but I didn't realise just how much fabric I would use for the sashing and didn't have enough for the backing as well. And I bought four metres of it!!
And finally we have a quote on the wall hanging. I did it freehand which probably wasn't the best idea. But I generally just go for it and hope for the best. It could have been better, but it's OK. Can you tell I left the second 't' out of stitched?!! Too funny!
It was a bit of fun, nothing serious.
And lookie lookie. Look at what is finally finished!! Last weekend I tackled my string quilt again and didn't stop until it was finished. I do love it. All that lovely rainbow colour.
It was ironed, really! Why don't things stay looking nice and flat?
And yesterday when the girls were busy playing racing car driving on the PS3 with their Daddy, I played with the fabrics. A bit of applique and stippling later, and we have a pretty cushion to go with the rainbow quilt.
I found the stippling strange after the rose quilting. It's all over the show instead of planned of course. I think I'll do the quilt the same way. It's not my favourite to stitch, but I do like the look of it.
So I have had a very lovely, productive week, even though I had to sell chocolate bars in the rain on Saturday morning. The things we mothers have to do for school fundraisers. Still it's nice to meet the neighbours once a year. Those that have electric gates are lucky people I've decided!
So what did you do in the weekend? Something nice I hope. Hope you had nicer weather than us. Oh I've joined up for a lovely Christmassy swap too. Selina is hosting a stocking swap that sounds just fabulous. If you want to join in, just click on the stocking button in my side bar. Right, see you! xx