Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The flowers were designed by daughter number 1, and redrawned by Dear Husband. Then I free machine embroidered them with the silver thread requested by dear daughter.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
It is from "Patchwork and Quilting" published in October 2004.
It was done pretty quickly although at first I made a mistake in the way you had to make the first seam. I'm getting better everyday with the seam ripper...
They look lovely isn't it, and I wonder if I will keep them or give them as presents around Christmas time.
Or maybe make more.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
The one at the bottom left is my latest, just finished. It is for daughter number 2.
It was a project we started in my patchwork group "Golden Lion Quilters". They meet in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, on Wednesday evenings every 2 weeks from 7 to 9 pm ( contact Frances Tel 01793 825382).
We made 2 squares in cathedral window, and joined them together to form a little cushion. It is all hand sewed. A quick project to use little bits of leftover fabric. The seam between the 2 squares is hidden by the purple squares.
This little one is called a "biscornu".
I faithfully copied a design published on a french website called "Au bout des doigts", although I cannot find it there any more. You can see the instructions in french there.
Or in English with beautiful photos here.
It is made with only 2 squares embroidered, here in cross stitch, and sewn together with one corner in the middle of the other square's side. You need the photos to fully understand.
And here is the other side of my Biscornu.
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