Hello and yes I am going to have anotehr giveaway ...
Sadly I never had a repsonse from the winner and so I have decided ot have anotehr go at getting you people to comment ( positive) and have a go at quilting yourself .
More details of the draw at bottom of post .
This giveaway will be drawn on Halloween 31st October. So plenty of time to spread the word. You get an extra draw for those you invite ( and tell me about )
So my naughty elephants were splashing in the water and they went to their new home last week with rapturous repsonse.
My lovely friend on sew waht and sew swappit sent me this .... more as I suspect a warning to prevent me fromgetting too lippy .... lol my daughter took it very quickly and hung it on her door.... the strangest thing is it doesn't suprise me that she probably also has flying monkeys and could easily set them on us all.
As you know ( or youmay not ) I have a dread of applique. Al lthat turned needle , cut through the back purist twaddle does not float my boat or is that too many mixed metaphors ??
However raw edge aplique is less stress. Who am I kidding.
But I msut break my fear of this . I msut learn to work to pattern for applique and I msut achieve my goals .
therefore the discovery of a free pattern from "DON:T LOOK NOW" gave me an opportunity to have a go at soemthing more formal .
IN the flower garden . my version differs slightly ( cos I don;lt always read instructions. ) but also because I wanted to do more free motion embroidery to test myself.
so here we have the flowers appliqued. I use steam a seam from ASDING.com
I find it much much better than anything else and worth the money.
so I sketch in my embroidery lines using a water soluble prymm pen ( blue) and then embroider over and then it was down to full no free motion quilting . A tight squeeze in places but I made sure I kept it tight and small and I did some practice before working on my project . I had never done the "roses" before so i drew some out then got my head into gear .. and it looks k. Once completed this might go into the draw but it might go as a gift soemwhere as yet undecided
Sunday and a trip to the fabric guild in Leicester to stock up on batting ( soooooooo much cheaper )
and I got this little stack for £2,50!!!! about half a metre lovely .
So I got the good old finger remover I mean rotary cutter out and made a pair of chevron covers .
One is currently being hand quilted in pearl cotton I have yet to decide whether to machine quilt the other.
Looks lovely but dear me makes my fingers sore.Right the draw ..... 31st October
4 prizes ...... so you could win
fat eighths in either orange or blue
2 cushion covers
A zippy pouch
Some glorious bunting that is in construction.
a couple of random "door prizes" are also up for grabs . Get yr names and comments in .
As I said the last few weeks have been hard ...thank you for reading and remember .....
Everything is better with a bit of sewing
Peace and apple pie
Love RAVEN xxxx