Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Around the World
This is my start (well, more like half way through) at my sample for Banjara quilting.
Lots of herringbone, cross and running stitches.
Still six more squares to go, then an edging that includes cowrie shells...... so plenty more hand stitching to go!
This is my Sashiko sampler - using different patterns, two sections with variegated thread (which doesn't show up quite so well!) and two sections in black.
I found it quite hard to get the junctions right where the lines of stitching met. Fun to try!
Fifty blocks, all using lovely purple fabrics in various tones. I managed to pull a total of 49 different fabrics from my stash (actually, I'm slightly economical with the truth there, I bought four of them last week hoping to include them). Of those, these 27 fabrics have made it through to the final audition. A couple are still 'on probation'. I can't decide whether or not I want flashes of green to appear in my 'darks' or not. I may have to make a few blocks up and see how they all play together!
The only machine sewing I managed this week was making a couple of bags using Benta's fab tutorial. Very quick, very cute, and ideal for a birthday present for a friend.
Hope that you are having a good crafting week!