Fun in my fabric world....

Friday, January 6, 2012

Paper piecing...the scary version?

Work has started back after the Christmas break, but there are still a few things to catch up on.
Here is Lea's sewing bag that I made her for Christmas...I ran out of time, so gave it to her with my needle, thread and scissors inside...then completed sewing in the base after she had opened it...she had a good laugh!
Not really knowing why, I started collecting the ends of my sewing threads in a jar beside my chair a few months back...it is amazing what a big clump there is, so I have started collecting again for this year...now I know I must have been sewing even if I don't feel I have achieved anything very much.
A few months ago I began a paper piecing club, starting with civil war repros (which were lovely), I craved a bit more colour. So now I am piecing with brighter fabrics and having lots of fun...
 this fun fabric was purchased on my recent trip to MO (Lea thinks it is a bit scary but I love it!)...
and some others.
Heading off to have dinner with some dear friends tonight...lovely to catch up as it has been MONTHS since I last saw them...really looking forward to it.
Hope all is well at your place!
Cardygirl xx

22 comments:

Amanda said...

I am collecting fabric from a couple of different sources for this one too (one lot is the QFD collection that you have). Enjoying doing these hexies. I have ordered hot pink plain fabric to use for the the triangles in between because I like the star version to piece them all together.

Too many eggs said...

i started off making two of each block fromt he fabrics i was sent, now i am going to make another one of each block so my quilt will be BIGGER....so i have to hit my stash

hey you should check out this

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good way to use your threads.....

love Lea 's bag
love how you put the dresden design on it

Susan said...

They certainly are brighter! I like the one on it's own with the red. Have a great dinner.

Farm Girl said...

Gorgeous bright fabrics...
You are a funny girl, adding your sewing goodies into the bag, a sure sign that it needed a little more work!

Deb said...

Love the bag Alison and what a brilliant idea to give it with needle etc inside to finish it off. Isn't it amazing how many of those threads we can gather without even thinking about it.

gracie said...

Great bag..nice gift.

Cathy said...

Love the bag, I too would give it slightly unfinished heehee! Great skulls but the owl is my favourite. Have a brilliant dinner tonight. xo

loulee said...

I used to collect threads when I cross stitched. It was fun to see the different coloured layers of different projects building up.

Quilt Kitty said...

The advert for the paper piecing club always catches my eye but the pieces look so teeny weeny! One day maybe. Love the bag & you treated her to a free sewing lesson too while you finished it - very clever. Tracee xx

Gabi said...

Gorgeous bag. Love your piercing too. Especially the owl.

Teresa said...

Love the bag, and I especially loved the story that went with it he he! Enjoy your night out with your friends... sounds wonderful xx

simplestitches said...

cute bag!
and it's amazing how many threads we manage to collect, even when we've not been sewing much.
enjoy your time away

Chocolate Cat said...

Some lovely bright fabric especially the owls!!!

Lorraine said...

I started with the repro fabrics as well....but am thinking I would like to do some in brights as well.....I just emptied the thread container that sits on the table next to the couch....they soon add up!

suzitee said...

Oh my...what can I say about that bag except that it is DIVINE! Love it so much...you are very clever! Enjoy your night out!

shez said...

whow Alison that bag is awesome and what cute hexies,well done.xx

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

A beautiful bag and funny story to go along with it. Love your paper piecing and think I should be practicing something before heading to Nundle ??? Or just learn there ?

rosie said...

Love that bag Cardy...

Roseanne said...

Love your bag Great Christmas presen.

Cheryl said...

Yes I also love that bag...and isn't it amazing how much leftover thread there is!

Karen said...

Some people save those threads and then throw them in the yard for the birds to use in nest building. I used to throw some out in the yard but I never saw a bird get any of them.

Bird on the Border said...

Good luck with the paper piecing, I agree the the colourful owls and birds are so colourful and cute.