Sunday, 12 August 2012

SMASH*ing time again...

I've managed to complete another page for the SMASH* Aholics 30 Day Challenge on Facebook.  This one is Day#22 - Fabric. 

I'm enjoying dabbling in the world of Quilting at the moment and have a nice little stash of pretty fabrics in my sewing box now.  I picked up some amazing fabrics during my visit to the Art and Craft show at Princetown on Dartmoor last friday.  They are now safely stashed in my sewing box until a later date, when I'll be turning them into some type of quilting project. 

I haven't done a lot of sewing for years and my sewing machine got quite a shock when I wanted it to actually work.  Once I'd got it going on some scrap fabrics, it started to behave itself and is working well now, thank goodness.

Here's a close up shot of the tiny quilt which is tucked into the pocket on the lefthand page.  It was my first quilting project and because I wanted to make it so small, I used paper templates to ensure I got nice smooth joins and hand stitched the whole thing.

I'm working on a lap quilt now, all the pieces have been sewn together and the backing attached.  Just the actual quilting to do now which may take a while, but I'm finding it really relaxing to sit and sew.   I'll share piccies once it's completed.

I've also been busy making a few cards over the past couple of days and I'll be sharing these with you over the next few days.

Thanks for dropping by to check out today's project.


Linda said...

Great SMASH page and that mini quilt is so much better IRL. Another addiction is on it's way I think!

Debs M said...

great pages Wynneth, love the quilt x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Well only one word will do really "SMASHING!" :oD


Kathyk said...

Great SMASH layouts and love the idea of a mini quilt.

Hope you had a fab weekend matey