Today I am going to re-publish a post from Febraury 2015 and then link it up with Elizabeth and Bluebeard's Second on the second.
First a postcard of course:
The writing reads: “ An eine altbekannte Tur klopfen,
Erinnerungen vom Staub befreien, Den Garten neu bepflanzen."
Translated that would be: To knock on a familiar door, to dust off memories and to re-plant the garden. (I’m doing this off the top of my head but someone will correct me I’m sure, if it’s not right.)
Saturday I went to our nearby town to do a beginner’s course in Patchwork. I’ve always wanted to do this.
In the morning we made a cushion cover with strips of material. (Log Cabin I think she called it) We sewed (by hand) onto a backing that had a pattern on it. Every piece on the backing was numbered to make it easy, and it felt a bit like ‘painting by numbers’. It really was easy.
This little chicken sat on the work table.
We were given the pattern so we can have a go at home with whatever scraps we have. She looks cute doesn’t she?
Here are a few action shots.
This is a shot of the shop. I was like a kid in a sweet shop! All those gorgeous fabrics! Lovely!
In the afternoon we started on the hexagons. That's very pretty but very labour intensive. In fact I haven't finished this project yet. It will be a cushion cover matching the one we made in the morning.
I shall definitely come back to this shop to buy more of these gorgeous fabrics and perhaps make a tote or a zipper bag. There are so many tutorials on the internet. I'm going to have some fun!
I'm looking forward to seeing your blogs from way back,
Enjoy your weekend,