Even though we live a 1000km apart it is nice to do stuff together. Now we have something new to organise, plan, seek opinion and chat about.
I am heading away at the and of the week and I have madly been collecting supplies so they are ready to go when I get back.
I bought a selection of fabrics (from etsy store aspen fabrics) from the children at play range by Sarah Jane. This will be for the medallion quilt which will end up on my little girls bed. She choose this range from a few options I that I gave her.
I got frustrated with the last medallion quilt I tried to make from stash (and scrapped it!). I think this one will have a greater chance of success because I am going into it with a range of coordinating fabrics.
I liked the pink and orange fabric combination but she preferred the pink and lilac ones. She won.
I have also picked up some floss for the embroidery round. And some pretty pink solid is on its way for the hand quilting round.
It is not all about quilts though. In part of the class you have to embellish a skirt. For my canvas I made this simple A line one from and old spotlight pattern. It is made from a charcoal suiting fabric which sits nicely.
The only drama I had was with the zip. I think when I pressed the invisible zip prior to sewing, my iron was too hot and I melted it. Then when I did it up it was weak and the zipper fabric just came away from the teeth.
So I waited a few days to calm down and then replaced it.
Inspired by Sheridan I also did an invisible hem. At the moment it is a pretty boring black skirt (which was really hard to photograph!)
I am really looking forward to doing some hand stitching and getting some sewing done away from the machine.