Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ply-splitted trivets. Part 1

My ply-splitting experience based on a project in Handwoven magazine (March/April 2011).

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Precious moments quilt. Total make-over

Back in 2002 I cross-stitched and later sewed a small quilt based on Precious Moments in Miniature booklet. I did not have quality patchwork fabrics and had vague understanding of how to piece a quilt. The fabrics used are those found in my mother's stash as well as left-overs from previous sewing projects. Nevertheless, this little quilt was my good compainion for many years. No wonder after more than ten years of service it required good repair - total make-over, I would say.

First step - saving crossed-stitched patched; they are the only part of the old quilt to be used in the new one. Next one - shaving...
 And after:

All 24 squares are rescued:

I used Classic Dainties Scrap Bag from Keepsake Quilting for the top of the quilt and floral flannel as backing.

Let the work begins!

Final arrangement and result!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Bobbin lacing

After first attempts to undersand how the bobbin lace works, I finally made something that looks like lace.

1. Last year I tried simple grounds:

2. Second attempt - bookmark tutorial:

3. The same bookmark, but smaller scale and less mistakes:

And two together to see the difference:

4. And finally I think I am ready to lace a sample from the Bobbin Lace kit:

I guess, it worked! Next step to wind some white thread and lace a longer edging.