I can't remember what I achieved on Monday, but yesterday I spent the day making these fabulously quick pouches for the little Lockets using this tutorial. I love the dense quilting on them. Bizarrely my special walking foot makes straight line quilting bunch up instantly whereas my standard foot lets me quilt beautifully - does anyone else have this problem?
I am giving them to the children tomorrow for Valentine's Day and have filled them with Jelly Babies and chocolate so I know they will be pleased! I bought Mr Locket a pair of beautiful cards from Celia and I can't decide which one to give him - maybe he will get both :)
I also made this pouch for my mummy so I hope she doesn't read this post before I get it sent to her.
I like the bottom the best - even if it does look strangely misshapen.
Today I wanted to play with half square triangles so I made a batch of 2.5" and laid them out in a couple of different ways.
I decided I liked the diamond best so I pieced this panel
and then quilted the life out of it - and I have to say I absolutely love it.
I love how the colours and fabrics work together and I love the quilting.
I had been going to make it into another pouch but it was such a shame to fold the diamond in half and lose the effect of it so now I have another mini quilt to bind.
Daisy has said she would like a quilt for her birthday in May and I'm thinking this combination of blues and diamonds would be perfect for her - but she is keen to play with other layouts too which will be fun, especially as she isn't normally all that interested in my sewing shenanigans :)
I really don't have time to go to work tomorrow! I just have too much sewing to play with!