You can tell summer is well and truly here because there has not been much sewing getting done. However I haven’t been completely inactive, I try and squeeze some sewing time anywhere I can, even if it’s a just a few minutes while breakfast is being eaten so I do have a couple of little things to share with you that I made in July.
In my last post I shared with you these sweet Clamshell pouches I made in collaboration with Primrose Fabrics, you can read about it here. I have also now been sent some even more super super cute fabrics! I can’t wait to play with these
The collection is called Beach Days and is available on their website now! They ship worldwide!
I am currently taking part in a Sarah Jane Fabric swap, which is super exciting.
We have to make some handmade items with her fabrics. This is a little sneaky peek of what I am working on, I won’t be able to share the finished item until after my partner has seen it though!
I really love the pastel combination of these fabrics it’s definitely my favourite mix of colours!
Which leads me onto this little practice piece I worked on. I spotted this amazing pattern by Megan Collins. It is called the Sun Showers Quilt and is a whole quilt of rainbows! I am planning on making a mini quilt with it but really wanted to have a test run of sewing with curves before I tackled it.
I am actually fairly pleased with how it turned out, curves are not as scary as I thought they might have been, and how beautiful are these colours!? These solids are Confetti Cottons by Riley Blake Designs.
You might remember the butterfly I made in this post. This was for the Liberty Scrap Challenge. I had hoped to do more for the challenge but time as always got in the way. This poor little block is still waiting to be made into something useful.
Another new pattern I discovered was by Minki Kim of Sewing Illustration. As soon as I saw the Sweet 17 Zip Pouch I fell in love and knew I had to make one. The pattern gets its name because it has 17 patchwork squares that make up the pouch. I really enjoyed making this and can see a bunch more being made! They will certainly make a good swap extra or little gift.
I love that it gives the perfect opportunity to use up those precious little scraps and of course a perfect chance to get creative with some fussy cutting.
Something that I didn’t actually make in July but was unable to share before now was a little needlebook/pouch I made for a dear friend.
Jackie like me is a huge fan of Beatrix Potter, she is also an amazing artist that creates the most beautiful painting and the cutest pins! I decided it would be perfect if I combined her two loves. So I embroidered a little bunny painting on the front using a vintage embroider pattern and then dug out some of my vintage Beatrix Potter as well some newer fabrics to turn it into this.
I shall leave you with some pretty fabric. This little selection from Jill Howarth’s latest collection for Riley Blake Designs. It’s called Kindred Spirits and is all about Anne of Green Gables. As with all Jill’s illustrations there are so many little touches and attention to detail, her use of colour is amazing!