Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Granddaughter's shoulder bag

My one monthly goal for August was to make a bag for my nineteen-month-old granddaughter. I posted a photo of the pattern and the fabric I'd be using. But then plans changed.

It started with the partial collapse of a wardrobe, followed by the removal of the contents into storage boxes and the transfer of a lot of old stuff to the recycling and the dump. Among the mixed handwork items on one of the shelves was a little piece of machine sewn crazy quilting that I had tried my hand at eight years ago; just the right size for a bag for a little girl to put her hanky in!

No pattern, just improvising by trial and error:

 With a fun lining:

And a sweet little owner called Roos (pronounced Rose);

who wasn't sure about it at first ...
so her twin brother decided he'd like to try it

It looks like I'll have to make something for him too.

I'm linking to:

       https://wendysquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/2020/05/my-quickest-quilt-top-ever.html        QPA

Keep safe and healthy

Happy sewing


Friday, 21 August 2020

Purple Snap Scrap

Purple is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour of the month.
I posted a photo of my beads blocks earlier in the month, but here are my ten Snap Scrap blocks for August:
and here are all my Snap Scrap blocks so far:
 4 months Scrap Snap - provisional layout.

You can read more about them here.
That's all the purple sewing I've done this month.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Purple beads and more purple sewing

This month's RSC colour is purple. I've made my purple bead blocks:

and made a start on the Scrap Snap blocks from the fabric I had prepared last week:

one block finished
(looks blue here, but really is purple)

For the person who wrote last week that she didn't understand the blocks here is a summary of the process:

the second block in the machine

the next two ready to sew

the box of parts still to go

The blocks are made from the partly assembled units in the box. Each month there are ten finished blocks in the colour of the month, and each block has a different layout of the parts.
I sewed the first block as leaders and enders while making the bead blocks, which is why the second block, although nearly finished, is still under the needle. Next time I start sewing it will be the leader into the next seam. For more on leaders and enders check here.

I'm linking to:


and at the weekend to:

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Happy sewing

Stay happy and healthy


Saturday, 1 August 2020

It's a purple August

Angela at soscrappy has chosen purple for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour this month.

No sewing in purple yet, but I've cut the purple pieces for the Scrap Snap quilt.

The first part of making the blocks each month lends itself very well to being leaders and enders, so that is how these will be sewn together.

I'm linking to


Click the button to see more scrappy progress this week.

Stay safe and healthy

Happy sewing