Saturday, 24 November 2018

A Stitch in Time blog tour

A few months ago my friend Sharon Burgess of Lilabelle Lane Creations asked if I'd be willing to take part in the blog tour for her new book - A Stitch in Time.

Sharon kindly helped me out when I was starting my la passacaglia quilt, so of course I said "Yes!".

Most of you know I prefer bright and bold over pretty and sweet, but I was determined to make something pretty and I even bought some dainty lace to make my chosen project from the book.

I simplified the Liberty Gift Bag pattern by skipping the English Paper Piecing stage.  I decided that my chosen fabric was so pretty I didn't need to cut it up and sew it back together with other fabrics.

The reverse applique I'd used on my Pop Art table runner in my previous post came in handy again, but this time it was a heart shape, not a circle.

My lace was a little bit wide, so I just tucked some of it up inside the seam and only left the best bit showing.

Sharon's instructions and photos in the book are all so clear and helpful.  They really made making these bags a breeze. Just be careful when you trim the corners before you turn the bags out the right way.  I think I trimmed one a little bit too deep, and there's not much of the lovely fabric showing on the bottom.

I don't know where Sharon gets the time to dream up all these beautiful pieces, but you can just refer to the book and follow her instructions to make these lovely items for your own home.

Sharon Burgess, Willyne Hammerstein, Wendy Welsh at AQC Melbourne, Australia 2018

1 comment:

FlourishingPalms said...

I prefer bold and bright too, though these are certainly sweet. Your reverse appliqué is lovely. That's a great photo of you!