Progress made!

Hello all! Hows our week been? happy hump day!

Today I'd love to share with you all my current WIP's and given that i've been on holidays for a week and a half, I've definately made some progress on some projects, but of course not as much as I'd like, but I've been enjoying the process.

Placemats!

These are a little farther along than these pictures show.... I've worked really productively today but didn't take photos so, you'll have to stay tuned on Pinterest.


 
I'm actually a little bummed about these and not entirely happy with my job on them. This is because they are not matching up nicely. I think this is due to a combination of inacturate cutting and using different machines, big no no's! When I started to make these I didn't write down my method, assuming I would totally remember! but then took a loooong break from them and I must have changed my cutting/trimming. and as far as sewing on another machine, during my lovely quiting day with the Mr's mum I sewed some blocks on her Janome which had a slightly smaller interpretation of 1/4 inch than my machine :( boo.

 
This is an example of how the yellow blocks turned out, I've now sewn all of the six blocks together and considered unpicking the lot and starting over, but I kept on telling myself "come on they're just placemats!"
 
 
Man Quilt
 
The man quilt top has finally been finshed, but it isn't a complete finish so I still count it as a WIP. My man loves this Motorcycle brand so he asked me to put the logo onto the quilt. Originally I was going to paint it on using fabric pain and making a stencil using freezer paper, but I was persuaded to applique it on.
 

I actually had a great time hand sewing this on too :) makes me want to do more hand embroidery :)
 
 
Now just to decide how to quilt it! it's going to be a huuuge job!
 
Singer machine and table
 
My man's dad was lovely enough to restore/ repair the table for me. look how awesome it looks now!
 
 
I've been using it as my cutting table ( please ignore how warped my mat is :(  ) and the top draw is working aweosmely as a catch for all of my off cuts. Now I just HAVE to make some rectangular fabric boxes for pretty storage on those shelves.
this one is still a WIP because I need to find a pedal and get the machine fixed up and see if she can run, fingers crossed.
 
Other WIPs
 
Knitted cowl scarf - stay tuned on pinterest and instagram for this one!
 
 
What are you working on? Drop me a line I'd love to know!
 
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Comments

  1. I really like your choice of fabrics for the placemats! I remember my first ever sewing project was a patchwork placemat. Of course the blocks didn't match up, even today sometimes it still happens. Funny thing is, i'm the only one who notices them!! So I wouldn't be too worried... keep it a secret between you and yourself!

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    1. Thanks Sophia, that makes me feel a whole heap better about them!

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  2. O I love your motorcycle logo quilt! I am sure your man will love it too!

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    1. Thanks Amy! Yep he just cant wait for it to be finished now

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  3. Those placemats are going to be gorgeous!

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  4. Intrigued by those placemat pieces!!

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