Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Welcome to the North Pole SAL for July

After struggling along trying to work in the restricted space of my temporary sewing room combined with a lack of resources - some in storage and my pocket money going towards rent and storage costs - I have finally decided to put all my quilt making and general patchwork on hold until get into the new house, towards the end of the year.

Instead, I am going to concentrate on the doll clothes side of my sewing. It is small all round and it also means I can pack up some of my sewing stuff to get a bit more organised.

In keeping with the Welcome to the North Pole theme I have created a small scale Christmas applique scene as a border for a pinafore skirt. I forgot to put in something to show the scale but the drawing is on an A4 sheet with a bit more taped to the end to make it 15 inches. The houses are about 3 inches tall.




I hope everyone working on their Welcome to the North Pole quilt has made at least some progress through July. The months seem to go so fast! Please link up your post or photo in the Linky. There are always lots of lookers. It is such a great quilt.

Happy Quilting and Crafting,
Val


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Welcome to the North Pole SAL for June

I just managed to get a bit of  fusing done on my table runner but I couldn't focus on posting about it yesterday. I hope all those working on the North Pole blocks have managed to get some done this month.
I have swapped from needle turn to fused applique half way through my table runner. I am just not cut out for the fiddly hand sewing. I have fused on some windows but still have to sew them down.

If you have some progress to show please blog about it or upload a photo to link to and add your link to the linky below.


An InLinkz Link-up

Happy Quilting and Crafting,
Val

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sewing for my doll


I have been closeted in my sewing room trying to perfect a pattern for another doll tote bag. I decided I would make a pattern for sale so I have been taking my time to make sure it is up to a standard I would expect if I paid for something. Fingers crossed my step by step instructions are clear enough.

I have also been working on doll clothes patterns where you can interchange many of the pieces. The sleeves from the dress can be used on the blouse as well, or the collars can be swapped. It is quite a lot of fun working out how many things I can interchange. So far I have 2 blouses, a pinafore, a dress and a set of vests. I just need to write up the construction steps.

I am visiting mum again next week so the Welcome to the North Pole post will be a bit late. I will post on Saturday 29th June.

Happy Quilting and Crafting
Val

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Welcome to the North Pole SAL for May


Just a little bit of progress this month. I have two more stars attached. I have also decided that after trying several small projects using needle turn applique that it is just not my thing. I will be finishing this table runner using fusible applique. I still like the look of needle turn applique but not so much that I want to do it. I am perfectly happy with the results of fusible applique.
My hand is still quite sore after I have used it a bit so I find that I have to rest for half a day after doing some sewing or cutting or typing.

I hope all of you working on your North Pole projects have made some good progress this month. I tend to get distracted by other projects both new and old. It takes quite a lot of discipline to work steadily on projects. Lately I just tend to flit around being excited about our new house and thinking about how nice it will be when I can organise my sewing supplies and space. We should see something happening on the block of land next week.

Please link up your blog post or photo showing your progress this month for Welcome to the North Pole.

Happy Quilting and Crafting,
Val


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