A little while ago (months ago actually) I was fortunate enough to win a paper piecing pattern from the lovely Kristy at Quiet Play as part of the paper piecing link up and I finally got the chance to make it this week.
I think it looks a bit like a spider in the middle, it must be the slightly webby fabric I chose. Fortunately I like spiders! The pattern came together really easily and only one point doesn't match so I was really pleased. This is only my 3rd excursion into paper piecing.
Our sofa in the lounge is navy blue so this goes really well on there but the light is better in the conservatory for photos.
The solids had been bought to make a quilt for our bedroom but I couldn't resist them for this and it look less than one WOF strip in each colour to make, so I should have plenty left. I paired them with Essex linen as always.
The back is linen also, with a covered zip closure.
DS2 has also been sewing today. He wanted to make a pencil case to hold his fabric pens (he likes to draw his own designs on t-shirts, I buy cheap white ones in Tesco and it keeps him occupied.)
He often drives the foot pedal whilst I steer, but this time he wanted to do it all himself - zip and appliques included!
He drew out a design and selected the fabric. He chose a nice heavy drill so it didn't need to be quilted or lined.
(I had tidied my craft room, but all the sewing in the last couple of weeks has made a big mess again. Oh well, I would rather be making than tidying any day of the week)
Here he is with the finished product with not a stitch sewed by me.
And a gratuitous close-up to show his stitching (and colouring). I think for a (just) 10 year old, he did very well indeed.
Linking up with Friday Finishes @ Crazy Mom Quilts, Paper Piecing Party @ Quiet Play, Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Oh and have you seen the great givaway at Maureen Cracknell Handmade? 40 sunyside fat quarters! Go and enter if you haven't already.