Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sewing again.

Hello (again?!). I’m sitting here at my table (actually just the table in the living room), surrounded by a very nice pile of fabric scraps.

After all the knitting of the last few months, I wanted to sew again. So I signed up for the New Beginnings Swap. The idea is to make a mini quilt, sized somewhere between 15 and 24 inch.

The quilt I’m making now, is not for my swap partner, but just for me. It has been so long, that I want to practice before I make something to give away.

001So I drew a kind of pattern,

006and selected all the needed fabric.

I’m using batiks. Scraps from an earlier made quilt top, which I’m afraid is still lying on the shelves, waiting to be quilted.

 Because I forgot to mention it in my previous post:

The give-away will end next Monday. So until then you have time to join!

Thank you for your lovely comments on the Giverny-bag. Hannah mentioned the pattern would do great as a pillow-cover. Great idea! The size is perfect for a 40 cm/16 inch pillow.

The pattern is available in my Etsy-shop.

Groetjes, Dorien


Teje said...

Hi Dorien! To be honest, now I don't like this at all ... that I don't have SO BEAUTIFUL FABRICS!
You are going to make something really special wonderful! Your drawing looks so great that I would like to go now to start something like that!
But I need to add the binding for the pink quilt, continue the wonky flowers and yesterday evening I got an idea for a simple mini quilt and I would like to make a tutorial for that, I like to write a post, cook ... you think I manage?!
Happy sewing! Can't wait to see what you do!
x Teje

Simone de Klerk said...

Mogen we de quilt top eens zien van de batik stofjes. Wat een mooie kleuren!!! Ik ben heel benieuwd naar het resultaat waar je nu mee bezig bent!

TwoLuLa said...

I think yout quilt tops have come out beautifully! I too have been doing a lot of crochet over the last few months and lately have been feeling like I want to sew again. Your post has inspired me to do some sewing! Thanks!