The everyday ramblings of a thread and digital art addict.
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Swaps and Challenges
This month's BQL challenge is to make a cover for something like a rotary cutter. I decided to use some of the selvedge bits I'd been storing for some time.
I really enjoyed sewing them together and would have continued making a selvedge fabric if I hadn't run out of time.
The BQLPC monthly swap is 'Nature's Gifts'. I wasn't sure what I was going to do for this until I found some photos in my folder of sloe's and bottled sloes. We made sloe vodka from them but it is more usual to make sloe gin. In any event it proved very popular and we now have none left. This year's sloes however were less fruitful so we decided to leave what there was for the birds.
At last I found the fabrics I wanted to make the table topper, Kona plains. The colours are a bit dimmer than in real life. I found four neutrals, a lime, a burgundy and a lime/burgendy print. Now all I have to do is decide upon a pattern.