floral fun piece

I had some fun yesterday making this jug of flowers wall hanging from fabric remnants bonded to the background with Heat n Bond lite then free-motion machine appliquéd. 13 x 20 inches approx.

floral jug

not fit for a queen

A crown was not the intention here but that’s how my new pin cushion turned out. The knotted ‘jewel’ on the top is extremely handy for lifting it from place to place and the table decoration snowflake sequins around the band added that final touch of bling in the absence of the rubies, pearls and diamonds that we might expect to see on a crown. With a base diameter of approximately 4″, it’s unlikely to get lost amongst the clutter at my sewing area and if I’d added ballast of some sort to the base, it could have doubled as a paperweight!


crown pincushion

July’s stitchy challenge

I made this cover to keep the current National Trust handbook from getting any tattier than it already is and to serve as my interpretation of this month’s challenge  ‘A and B’ as asters on a book cover.

The asters were free motion machine embroidered on cotton then appliquéd on velvet. Lining fabric is from a fat quarter of quilting cotton.