May in Sewing

Gosh, I’ve been gone a while haven’t I?! Things have all been hectic since Easter….daily life with the children seems to be getting busier by the term and I’ve been trying to sort some things out on the home front too. Slowly, slowly I’m making progress and you’ll hopefully see me around a bit more!

Jewelled Stars Quilt, Quilt Now Issue 11, by fabricandflowers

Probably the most exciting thing that happened this month was some secret sewing I’d done for Quilt Now being published and finding out that I’d made the front cover. I confess to squealing and jumping up and down a bit when I found out. Sooooo exciting!    

Jewelled Stars Quilt, Quilt Now Issue 11, by fabricandflowers

The pattern is foundation paper pieced (FPP) and is a great introduction to the technique – each star block is made up of four smaller blocks with just three pieces to each block and no tricky angles. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase bold prints – I really enjoyed getting to play with a bundle of Cotton & Steel and teaming it with some Essex Dyed Linen!

Quilting and Dressmaking projects by fabricandflowers

In other sewing news, there’s been quite a lot going on, especially of the dress-making variety. There was a sample quilt, a kimono using By Hand London’s fab tutorial, a Chambray Tova with a hint of Liberty (detailed here!) and some Wavy Coasters (you can find a tutorial here) for a commission. So enough to be keeping me busy!

Back soon,  

S x

Today’s sky: cloudy

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