I trust life is keeping you busy as we move towards the festive season. It has been very cold in Melbourne for Spring, however,we are having a few sunny days. The sun always makes me feel better! I have a lots of sewing on the go at the moment and I am loving it! Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming with so many projects but I don’t seem to mind. Maybe it’s because I can see some progress !!
I have been busy making my blocks of the month “Bring Me Flower” by Jen Kingwell Amitie Textiles. I am enjoying making the blocks and keeping up with the pace !
I love the mix of colour and fabric choices! It is very inspiring using some fabric combinations that you may not normally choose and the result is amazing!
My beautiful sewing friends are having and end of year challenge and lace is the theme. I am not one for incorporating lace into quilts but I have crocheted many years ago and thought it would be fun to make a lace doily centre piece. I wanted to choose something with a modern twist and was absolutely delighted when I visited Marlize Ries @ Stitch by Stich and found a beautiful Pansy Doily that I felt had a little of a modern twist! Thank you for the inspiration Marelize! The Pansy Doily pattern is as a free PDF download from Yellow, Pink and Sparkly . I have used perle 8 cotton, I think it is a bit thin but will keep on going. I didn’t know whether to use a white centre or keep it all blue. The one colour version seems to work for me. I put up a photo on Instagram (IG) and low and behold my daughter wants this lace doily and her friend would like some crochet lessons. Amazing when you are inspired to make something and to see the flow on effect especially when young people take an interest in crafts.
I am supporting the linky parties Anything Goes @ Stitch by Stitch, Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday and WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.
Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead…..may it be wonderful for you.
Sew Happy……………………..Marie x