Sunday, 19 March 2017

Patchwork Clocks, Apron & Cushions

With all the hospital visiting I have been doing lately, with family and friends in different hospitals, I haven't had time or patience to concentrate on a major quilting project so I've been making small items in preparation for my quilt group's Summer Show. 
It has been relaxing, stress free and rewarding for me to still produce some makes.

At our Summer Show all members will make and wear an apron as a means to identify them to the visitors and here is mine, full of appliquéd cotton reels and edged with patchwork from scrap fabric. 
Lots of precious bits of Kaffe Fassett fabric there that I cannot waste!
I managed to make several of these clocks as they are so simple to put together from scrap fabric, fused onto a backing with bondaweb, then machined with a satin stitch. 
This one is my favourite.

                                           Then again I love this colour palette....
Oh, but I also love the cotton reel fabric and swirls is so effective.
The clock movements are readily and cheaply available on the internet and are easily fixed to make the clock complete and active.

I found a few panels of hexagons I had hand stitched ages ago on my travels so I thought they would make up into cushions for the tombola. A quick fix from my stash of UFOs.
My lovely neighbour and friend has passed me so much treasure from clearing out the sewing stash of her sister, who recently died. I made two of her hand embroidered panels into these cushions and think that they turned out really effectively. Thanks and all credit to the handiwork of Evelyn.


tilly said...

your clocks are lovely and I love the colours in the cushions....I see much showing off in all these aprons at your show lol

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Jo! What a fabulous collection of goodies! Beautiful fabrics and I love how you have made those clocks Wearing an apron like that will certainly draw some attention - I hope we get to see the whole ensemble wearing them! Hugs, Chrisx

Mystic Quilter said...

Wonderful clocks, a brilliant idea!