I am so thrilled to have gone to a skill share workshop on Saturday at one of my patchwork groups. It was to make a stained glass iris wallhanging and it is an uusual way of putting the whole thing together. Basically you have a background fabric and then you iron the pieces on with fusible webbing and then iron fusible bias strips around all the pieces. Even the border is fused to the background! I haven't got that far yet but here is a peek of what I did achieve on the day.
There is no need to worry about placing pieces beneath other pieces until you get to the bias strips. Fantastic idea! Can you tell I am excited about finishing this?
Some of you know from a a couple of previous posts long ago that I collect souvenir thimbles from all over the country and overseas. They seem rather hard to come by these days, infact I live in a big tourist area and we don't have them. Shot glasses seem to be more popular! Although I have never had the opportunity to travel overseas I have had some lovely people bring me back thimbles from their travels and I now have quite a collection. Here are 2 new additions from England that a neighbour of my parents gave to me recently. Thankyou so much Margaret.
Sorry, a bit blurry. But you get the idea.
I have now almost finished the items for the Initial Heart Swap and just need to add some finishing touches and a couple of other little things then I can wrap it all up ready to post on the 1st of February. Here is a little glimpse as I can't show you much because the recipient could be you.
It is actually my own design as I couldn't find what I was looking for. Remember the crocheted baby blanket for the Womens Refuge? It is finished.
I enjoyed making it so much that I have started another one.
Thankyou Barb for assisting me with verbal instructions for the border via a phone call. I am fairly new to crocheting so Barb has been a bit of a mentor.
Now, back to stitching the label for my Henrietta Whiskers quilt that needs the binding sewn on and then I can show it to you.