Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my previous post, I do so love my little space and know how lucky I am to have it. As I mentioned I want to add some pretty touches to the room. My first task, whilst it's still nice and tidy was to make a sewing machine mat.......
I decided to have a go at the Economy Block which is whizzing around all my favourite quilting blogs and flickr at the moment. I used an AMAZING tutorial written by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts, now if you haven't seen this blog you MUST go, this lady is inspiring!! As I write, I was just thinking how generous the crafty blogging community is as a whole, to share their knowledge.....I hope in a small way I do my bit here.
As I am still very much a quilting novice, I thought I would share what I learnt from this project. Firstly, as lovely as they are, Cath Kidston Haberdashery fabrics are too stiff to work in tiny projects. Luckily as this is a mat, that isn't a problem, but I would definitly use larger patches and pre-wash (I am not a pre-washer ordinarily) if I was incorporating them in to a quilt, oh can you imagine a ST Louis 16 Patch!! I also came to the conclusion that I did not get excited by sewing the Economy Block, do you know what I mean...has that ever happened to you?.....I really wanted to do so and I love the finished result, but the thought of making a larger project using this design is not for me.
On the other hand, remember my hexie's, well that little 'work in progress' is nearly finished and I've made a start on my sampler quilt, but more of that next time.
I've also joined my first Quilt-A-Long, I'm currently picking my fabrics and we get started with the cutting out next week. So there's still plenty of time to join in if you fancy!!
I hope that you're having a lovely crafty week. I am very behind visiting my favourite blogs, I have been having the most awful migraines (boo hiss!!) but I will be there very soon!