I have a plan for this weekend. As well as all the Easter festivities ie eating lots of chocolate, organising an Easter Egg hunt, cooking a lovely Easter Sunday dinner etc, etc, I'm going to start (and finish!) my quilting idea. I saw it on a blog somewhere. It's very simple and requires no talent at all! I started with scraps of my union jack fabric. My daughter wants me to turn it into a cushion for her bedroom.
As you can see its very simple. Strips of fabric stitched on to a fabric with a wadding sandwiched in between.
Looking through my scrap fabric basket I have lots to choose from.
I'm going to use fabrics with shades of pink.
I've cut up some peices. This is where a cutting mat and cutter comes in very handy.
I want to make something useful. Something that gets used alot in my home. So after a bit of thought, I've decided to use an old bathmat and turn it into a lovely new bathmat!
I need about three 1" piles of cut fabric. I've laid some of the pieces on to the mat here.
I think it looks abit tatty. Might need to play with the layout. Then all I need to do is pin the pieces on, stitch through the layers and finish off the edges. I'm going to use a pretty fabric for the edges and the bottom layer so it will be double sided.
Well that's my plan for a crafty weekend. Hope I can fit it in. Also would like to visit a Anthony House (which was used in the latest Alice in Wonderland film) and look at a Nissan Figaro!!
Lastly, I have to show you my new mannequin Rose....
...more pretty fabric! I just wish the weather would match the Summery fabrics I'm using at the moment! No doubt I will post over the weekend so speak soon.