Had a few days with my Singer Featherweight cos of the flooding and rain, so glad that I don't live near a river! Have been beavering away making Xmas pressies, its going to be a home made Xmas this year.
Can't show the pressies, don't want to spoil the surprise but I can show you this :-
Had a go at 9 patch machine patchwork before my holiday, found a really good demonstration by our American patchy friends at the Missouri Quilt Company. Here is a link http://quiltingtutorials.com/all/nine-patch-quilting-block-%E2%80%93-beginner-block-quilting-series/ Its a really quick and easy way to do patchwork squares on the sewing machine without having to cut each individual square. I decided that I would make a cushion so that I could take it on holiday with me and hand quilt the squares, which I did. It has sat in my sewing basket waiting to be made up into a cushion cover so this week, finally got round to finishing it. Its made from Vintage Country Diary Fabric which I had in my fabric cupboard.
Here is the finished cushion. For a first attempt, I am quite pleased with it.
Its going to live on the spare bed but I took the photo in the conservatory as the light was better in there.