My pal Sassie has been staying with me for most of the past few weeks. She came up from Devon for our Sapphire Wedding Anniversary celebrations. Went home for a few days and then came back up for the funeral.
During her first visit she got me to buy some calico to make a crazy cushion, and finally yesterday I got to attempt to make the cushion, under her supervision. The first time I have done any quilting!
|Work in Progress|
I wasn't all that happy with the finished result. Mainly, due to the fact that I didn't like some of the results of the top stitching, but it is the first time I have used this new machine in earnest! Fortunately in my stash I had a flower I had made some time ago with some of the fabric I used, so I was able to strategically sew that on to cover one particular bit I didn't like when the machine threw a "wobbly".
I used to be very good at sewing in my younger days and made all my own clothes. Quite often when my husband I were courting, I would meet him for lunch on a Saturday, nip and buy some material and catch the three o'clock train home and by the time he picked me up to go out in the evening, I would have made a new dress!. ( Mind you with the cost of patterns and material these days, don't think I could do that now, wouldn't be able to afford the pattern let alone the material!)