I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 61, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Friday, 1 March 2013

NEWFO # 2

Here we are at the end of February...  how did that happen?  So, it's time to post about my Newfo project for February.  I recently made a quilt for my Aunty (my Mum's sister) - I used up lots of floral fabrics and blender fabrics that I must have had for years!  I didn't get a great photo but here are a couple my sister took when we were delivering the quilt....


I named this quilt "Jewellery Box" as my Aunty loves jewellery and the quilt block reminded me of a big jewellery box.  Aunty loved the quilt and it looked lovely on her bed.

So, what is my Newfo # 2 ???    ...   Aunty wants a pillow sham to match the quilt!  Yes, I'm destined to only make pillowslips for my Newfo projects :-))     A pillow sham can mean many things, but I believe that Aunty wants a wrap around cover for her pillow.  I will make a large rectangle using all of the leftover fabrics from the quilt, layer it up with some cotton batting and a pretty backing and stitch it all together using the method where you just leave a gap along one edge and turn the whole thing inside out.  You know what I mean!!  It won't be like an envelope pillowslip, this piece will just go from under the pillow and over the top.

Here is my package all kitted up:-


To check out all of the other NEWFO's for February, go HERE.

I've come down with a summer cold so not too much sewing going on but I do have another video to post tomorrow!


Happy Sewing!!




8 comments :

  1. What a lovely gift. I'm sure the pillow cover will be beautiful too.

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  2. Pillow shams work! What a beautiful quilt. Thanks for linking up.

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  3. It's beautiful Helen, no wonder she loved it and wants more to go with it! Hope that cold goes soon and you can get back to full-speed sewing again!

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  4. What a gorgeous quilt! I bet the sham will be just as pretty!

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  5. Will you be my Aunty too. Love your quilt. Kathleen I found you on the FO challenge.

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  6. I discovered your blog through Sew Many Ways "Fiend Friend Linking party", your creations are really beautiful, I like your style and the colors you use to create the quilts.I'm also participating in the NewFo challenge . I am a new follower here! I give you the link to my blog, if you like my projects, I invite you to follow me.
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/
    Have a happy sewing day!
    Marisa

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  7. Great project! The pillow shams are the perfect complement to such a lovely quilt.

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