Sunday, 28 February 2016

Patchwork Sewing Machine Wall Hanging plus Star Wars & Super Heroes Bags

I've been indulging myself this week making this little (approx 20 x 20 inches) wall hanging. It was really enjoyable to make and it used up a few bits of my collection of fabrics with sewing notions on them. 
It evolved gradually as I decided, stage by stage, how I would make each part and I used gold thread to machine embroider across the machine to look similar to the images on vintage machines. I left the little piece of Liberty fabric loose as work in progress and I found a piece of black and gold filigree patterned fabric to appliqué as the stitch control.
It was a happy play and I'm pleased at how it turned out.

It has been production line time here this week with no time wasted. 
I made 20 little boxes to hold the brooches made by the ladies in our group for our forthcoming event and I also finished off several little vintage style notebooks.
I found some Star Wars Fabric in Bob's Craft & Quilt shop in Marshside, Southport and I also bought some Super Heroes to please the little girls. 
Craft & Quilt does mail order if anyone is interested.
I ended up making 14 shoe bags as I just had to make one of each character's picture.
A satisfying result for the week especially as I also managed to make good headway with my French Braid Quilt and had a couple of days out too.


tilly said...

WOW JO !!!!
Thats what I call super busy..........a magnificent wall hanging, the machine is just perfect, all those bags and boxes and sweet note pads, your machine must be exhausted!!lol.....
Well done xx

Twiglet said...

You busy bee!! Totally gorgeous sewing machine quilt Jo - I love the use of fabrics. x Jo

Lee said...

Boo,we have internet yaaaaay,still no email address but Glyn is working on it.LOVE all your amazing creations,your machine will be glad of a rest hee hee.Huggles xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! You have been busy but all of these are sure to be in demand! You do have such brilliant ideas Jo! Hugs, Chrisx

mammafairy said...

That sewing machine is really good! And I love the 3D effect of leaving some draping fabric from the machine bed! Go Girl!

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Amanda said...

Hi Jo! Looove the sewing machine!! Makes me miss my Mom a lot. She was a great quilter too. Having some me time - browsing your blog. Have not been in blogland for way too long. Hugs from a very cold South-Africa. Amanda