Monday, 3 August 2015

It's all St Louis here...

Have you seen the film, 'Meet me in St Louis'? Rosie and I watched it recently, as she will be singing one of the songs in her next singing exam. Her piece is called The Trolley Song, but the theme tune is equally catchy! That has been the backdrop to my recent sewing, using the St Louis quilt pattern.

It's the easiest of patterns, almost too much so, as it whips up too fast for you to enjoy the process. However, for a large size quilt top, it's a great project.
I spent quite a while setting aside the fat quarters needed, going for lots of pinks and purples, with a few cheeky cats thrown in...

The parcel from my swap partner in the hand stitched mini quilts arrived this morning ;-)

Along with lots of extra sweets and stationary, there was this amazing mini:

You need to look closely, to see the incredible fussy cutting that went in to those horses! It is such a detailed piece, thank you partner!

I've been hooked on dumpling pouches lately, as they make a great gift! This one was made for the singing teacher and was my third or fourth attempt at one...

The hardest part is binding the tiny inside edges! However, I have increased the size of the pattern, so they're not quite as tiny. After discussions on instagram, I used some shop bought binding, which is stretchy and thin, making it easier to work with.

The cat cushion was finished in time for the little girl next door, and she loved it - phew! 

We had a fabulous trip to Paris! Four days of glorious sunshine, sightseeing and delicious food. Hope you are having a lovely month of August :-)