Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sewing treats

Yesterday this came in the post for me - I'm not exactly sure why I deserve this but I'm not complaining. It's a beautifully made teensy little union jack (about 5" x 2") and folds away neatly with a ribbon tie.  It's a thread catcher which you place on the arm of the sofa whilst you're sewing and watching tv at the same time - genius.  Thank you so much to my special bloggy friend, Helen, aka Archie the Wonder Dog for this stunning little surprise. 


And then my younger twin daughter decided to make herself another pillow to adorn her bed of many pillows.  Designed on Touchdraw, she grabbed a heap of Kona solids and pieced and quilted with with black Aurifil 50wt.  Yes, she is her mother's daughter.  


She chose some of the wonderful Robert Kaufman Modern Blocks fabric for the back.  I've stashed some of this away as I think this line really makes the perfect backing for any modern quilt.  I love the idea that, even when it's flipped upside down, you still get a riot of shape and colour.  


21 comments:

  1. Lucky you - I must make a couple of luggage tags for our cases too
    Love your daughters cushion - lovely and bright
    and that new fabric range is just waiting to be a Jenny style quilt

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  2. That is a very nice tag....Helen did a great job...and good for your daughter!

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  3. wow, great tag so small and so perfect... love your girl's cushion, great taste like her mum :) I really fancy some of the modern blocks fabric, like u said fab backing

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  4. I hope you get a chance to use your handy thread catcher while watching the games. My youngest daughter and youngest son are going over to London with their significant others to see some of the events. I hope the weather is nice.
    I think it's wonderful that your daughter is taking an interest in doing creative things.

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  5. Oh my goodness, your daughter is amazing. I love her cushion - wow! And Helen is the best - what a gorgeous thread catcher and to make a UJ at the scale! I was thinking about you the other night...I shall email you.

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  6. Love the thread catcher, and well done to twin B for the cushion!

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  7. Love the thread catcher ~ so nice to get a gift you aren't expecting!
    And, love the pillows your daughter made ~ that Robert Kaufman fabric is a must have (in, I've got to HAVE some!).

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  8. What a nice gift! Just in time to use while sewing during the Olympics!

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  9. Love the needle book - what a super surprise! And love that your daughter is designing & sewing....just awesome!

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  10. You daughter's pillow is wonderful! And that is a lovely thread catcher and a good idea, usually it is my shirt - which is often black - which catches all the threads, my kids have taken to picking them off before I go out in public.

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  11. What a wonderful pillow and loving Helen's thread catcher!

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  12. Like mother, like daughter, they say. Nicely done.

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  13. Love the solids cushion, girls got talent! might want to consider a lock on the stash door next year??!

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  14. Thats a very talented daughter that you have there! And I love the thread catcher that Helen has made for you

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  15. oh and definitely her aunt's niece. Fab pillow. Totally fab.

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  16. fab gift- fab cushion. what a talented family

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  17. Such a cute gift!
    Loving her pillow! The colours work perfectly together. I can see why you stashed some of that fabric =D

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  18. What a lovely pillow. So bright and cheerful.

    Oh, a thread catcher. What a lovely gift.

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  19. I love the cushion - she's got her mam's eye for colour and design! I'm so glad you like your thread catcher, I can't tell you how thrilling it is to see something I made on your blog!!!

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  20. Cute cushion! Love the thread catcher that Helen made for you. So cute. Good to have handy for sewing during the Olympics in the next couple of weeks.

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