Saturday, 5 April 2014

We Have a Top!


It's very wonky, very lumpy, which I hope will somehow quilt out, and there are already some split seams.

The corduroy isn't 100% cotton. The black is a poly/cotton/lycra mix and is very stretchy, hence the split seams. It was a b!ù**rto machine!

More soon.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Birthday Sewing

The Old One has gone to the OAP lunch hosted by the commune so I'm celebrating my birthday by having the house to myself and sewing, sewing, sewing.


Only one more row to go and then I think we have a flimsey.

Do the Gees Bend quilters quilt their quilts, tie them, or leave them?

More soon.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Progress Report

It's looking good!



Just got to make sure I don't run out of the black.

Think I'll have to pinch a pair of TOO's trousers!

More soon.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

For Your Consideration

How does white denim look?


Oh - and Happy New Year! May 2014 be everything you wish for.

More soon.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Got the Gees Bend Bug

Long time - no post!

I've been busy doing other things, most of which cannot be shown.

I've also been cutting up shirts, corduroy and denim and once the corduroy was cut up got itchy fingers to start putting a quilt together. Black and pink - yummy!

As most of the pieces were very oddly shaped, I immediately thought Gees Bend.

So here is a record of my progress.

The first 2 blocks


the next 2


and yesterday's progress.


Unfortunately I've now run out of the dark pink and it doesn't look the same with just the pale pink and black so I've sidelined it until I can find some more dark pink.

In the meantime, I've got the denim bin out and am about to start playing with that.

Watch this space!

More soon