Friday, December 24, 2010

Hand sewn LeMoyne star table runner

All finished and on the table, its got stitch in the ditch with invisible thread around the stars and highlighted 1/4" in with green thread.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

whooshing water wheel

whooshing water wheel, originally uploaded by ajj1001.

... a beautiful find near the cottage where we stayed last week. I took lots more of it!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mystery project finish

I'm not sure anyone would have guessed what it was but let me know if you did!

Its a cabin clock case for my DD's present. I made it with a plane, balloon and ship showing as she is now a fully fledged Naval aviator. Well done hun.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Le Moyne progress and mini tutorial

I tried a few different way to assemble the stars

First making the star and then adding the outside pieces

and then making up sections and adding one on to another going round

and finally the most successful making up quarters and assembing. This led to the best seam placements.

Heres a few pics of it being made up to give you a guide, the best thing about this way is that you do all the white pieces together and its one continuous seam.

This photo shows how one seam goes one way and the other points out the other way, these can be sewn into position and so aid it being put together.

The two halves then sew together really easily. I made the final three this way and it was super quick to do, probably faster hand sewing the y seams rather than attempting to machine them.

Here's the final order all ready to be trimmed, sewn together and basted together.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ivy and twigs

ivy and twigs, originally uploaded by ajj1001.

It was a beautiful day yesterday so grabbed a few minutes to get snapping. The little snow we had was gong very soft and then was getting ready to refreeze as ice, it was very slippy later on.