My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Thursday, September 30, 2010

End of month tidy-up

After my last post, my feet are now firmly on the ground; now its just a case of playing the waiting game :-). For now, its time to have an end-of-month tidy-up and show what's been happening in my cave lately.
This is for Marco —
That's better!

Needs a good iron, I see!

I found a panel in my cupboard and decided it would make a perfect pillowcase for my 6 year old nephew. Of course it wasn't the right size so a bit of creative patchwork was needed!! They are a beach-y fishing family so I'm hoping it will go down well.
One question though - I sewed French (enclosed) seams on the main edges so it wouldn't fray etc...however, of course where I did patchworking stuff there were a whole lot of exposed seams - I topstitched to try and pin them down and prevent too much fraying - but I was wondering what other people do in this situation?? I would love it to be used and used without falling apart!!

I need to post the pillowcase off today as Marco's birthday was last week (you're a bit slow this year, Aunty Raewyn!) Also going into the post today will be these blocks to Cat for The Quilts for Christchurch Kids - a couple of stars and some pinwheels. Fun to make and going to a good cause.

And last but not least here are the latest Catalicious blocks (months 7 and 8), which I've finished this month. I understand there's just one month to go of these. They've also been great fun to do and I'm looking forward to getting them all together.
  Realised I hadn't shown month 6 so here it is with the other 2.
So that's my sidebar for September finishes updated. Happy sewing everyone!!


Cat B said...

Awwww thank you for your blocks! Love the Jennifer Pudney Fabric xxx
And your cats are gorgeous !! !!


I love those Brutus blocks in the redwork and with the hexagon shape--way to go --girl!!!!
I was very bad girl this month and do not have him or a couple other of my bom's done!!!!
Guess I better get back to the program!!!
Love the pillow case and your kitty for helping you to show it!!!!
Hugs, Di

Maria said...

I am sure your nephew will love his pillowslip. I think the top stitching should hold it firmly enough.
Great blocks for Cat.
Your Brutus redwork is gorgeous. AH!!! I must have missed 6. As I do not have that one. Will go and see if I can still download it.

Cisca said...

I love your cat stitchery, lovely in the hexagon-shape! I printed the patterns, but didn't make one yet. Nice blocks and lovely pillow case.
Greetings, Cisca

Karen said...

Lots of lovely things and Marco is very cute! Love the redwork.

Yvette said...

I love your Catalicious blocks. I can't wait for the final block to be posted.
Marco looks like my Linda. :)

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Love your cat stichery. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing. Carolyn

Vickie said...

Hi Raewyn! Love the yellow flowers and the tree with the beautiful yellow blooms! Your stitcheries are so cute and Marco is going to love his pillow case.