After a few weeks of working on some design projects, I just felt like some straight forward sewing over the weekend. I made up a couple more pairs of pyjama pants, something I desperately needed now we are finally getting some cooler weather.
I also made up some Fold Up Eco Bags using the pattern from I Love Patchwork. These are a great stash buster project and will be good to pop in with gifts. I love the inbuilt pouch for storing the folded bag when not in use.
I have been wanting a new long term scrap quilt project to work on – something that I can just pick up for a few minutes at a time after work etc when I feel like some repetitive sewing. I have been quite taken with the Butterfly Scrap Quilt that is in From Quilters Studio, a Japanese sewing book (see image below) . More recently, I have also seen quilts made in this style here, and here.
The blocks measure 4 1/2 inches and I used the foundation paper piecing method. I think it will keep my busy for a while and should be a great scrap buster.
I received a lovely order of Japanese fabrics today from SuperBuzzy. Some Suzuko Koseki (love everything with vintage sewing supplies);
some cute Love Bugs and Darla Horses
and some Echino fabric. Sarah thought this fabric would make a perfect table runner with its colourful repeating pattern – it will brighten up our meals area over winter.
Sadly it is back to work for me on Thursday.