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.


Nicola said...

It just goes to show you should never throw out even the smallest scraps as you can make something out of them.

Vicki said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Annette. I love your postcards. You are obviously a prolific creator of them and all so different. We obviously do the same things, just different scale ie post card vs atc, lol
Happy creating.

Lis said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. We didn't go to the Moors this visit but have been in the past, both walking (in the old days when I was fit and healthy) and by the Moors Bus. I adore the area and was pleased with the things we found to enjoy around Stockton - not a typical holiday location as you say!