Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CRAFT ROOM NEARRRRRRRRRRRLY FINISHED

My Craft room is becoming more functional by the day.  DH made me a large high cutting out table (about the height of a kitchen bench).  I now have my large cutting mat installed permanently on it and there is still plently of room to cut out garments etc.  An ordinary small table desk is to be permanently set up with one of my sewing machines too.




I have become interested in English Paper Piecing, and thanks to Sue Daley's new book, I am in the process of making a table runner.  The cream square above is 8-1/2"  The yellow hexagon is 1"
and the hexagon petals make it just a little bit different.  Sue has a lovely website called Busy Fingers, where you can buy all the necessaties needed to start you on your merry way, if you too are interested.  I will show you the completed table runner, when completed.  Yes it is a bit fiddly and time consuming, but doing it her way eliminates a lot of the tacking.  She suggests using glue instead (please check her website http://www.busyfingerspatchwork.com/  ).  You will still need to tack around the curve though for a better result (only through the fabric).

Happy Crafting GIRLS and may God bless you greatly!!!

Maryanne

2 comments:

Steph said...

Hi Marynan,
I had just about given up checking for updates on your blog :>)
Good to hear your craft room is almost set up and you are into paper piecing. Did you know we had Sue Daley as guest tutor at Girl's Day in the Country at Nundle - we are all hooked now. A lot of us have been doing a BOM from Sue - some of the ladies have done 80 or more - I have only done about 15 :>)
I am going to a retreat at Nundle this weekend with some friends from Sydney - will be doing a quilt design (feathered stars) by Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts in batiks and ordinary prints :>)
Steph

Chookyblue...... said...

So did you get this finished yet????
I am looking forward to GDITC at Nundle......