Tuesday, 12 July 2016

a new skirt, appliqués and Tilly

I made myself a new denim skirt last week. I used the pattern that I made using the book "Sew What Skirts". Another really comfortable skirt!

At the weekend, I decided it was way past time to play with my new toy embroidery machine so that's exactly what I did. I cut white fabric into 8" squares and just randomly picked some appliqués from my collection of designs.

I must admit, I didn't give any thought to how a hippo with chicken pox might look! Now we know. :oD

I'll just let you look at the others without comment from me. My fingers are there only to show the size of the designs.

I've decided that, although I do like embroidering with my new machine, I really do enjoy doing appliqués. It's also a great way to use some of the wee bits of fabric I've kept "just in case" I might need them. Now I do!

Tilly came to keep me company in the sewing room this morning and she was sitting so prettily on the chair, I just had to take a photo of her. Butter wouldn't melt, eh?

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  1. Those embroideries are, oh so cute. What will you do with them? Aw, I'd love to give Tilly a great big hug. Take care.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I'm not sure what the appliqués will end up as - probably a quilt of some sort when I've got enough made!

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  2. I love those appliques! How cool. I think they all look great. I love the chicken and Christmas tree especially. You could really do a lot with those appliques. Tilly looks...judgemental? Haha. My grandma had Brittany spaniels and they often gave looks like that. Maybe it's something to do with the smoothness of the head and the long ears, it makes them look a little droopy, lol.

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    1. LOL Tilly was more than likely asking me what I was doing in the sewing room *again*. Don't I ever get bored in there? So you might be right - maybe she is being judgemental! :oD

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  3. I think they'll look great sewn together into a baby quilt, with a bright coloured sashing and border.

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    1. Thanks, Fran. Yes, I'm thinking a baby quilt of some kind of another!

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  4. Awww, look at that sweet little Tilly! I wish I could reach out and pet her. Looks like you've had fun playing with your machine. What will you do with the appliques? A little quilt maybe?

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    1. I did have tons of fun, Anna. Shame about the housework that didn't get done! :oD Yes, I'm thinking a baby quilt of some kind - when I've done some more appliqués!

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  5. Oh Anne, I had to laugh at the Hippo! Poor thing! They are all - including Hippo - incredibly cute!! Enjoy making them into something or using them - on some of your shopping bags perhaps?

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    1. Thanks, Amy. I just thought a pink spotty hippo would be nice ... until I'd finished him and he looked like he had the chicken pox! Made me laugh! :oD

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  6. Very cute all of them, I have an embroidery system to my Bernina that hasn´t been out of the box, really must pluck up courage and have a go. xcx

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie. You should totally dig out your embroidery system. You can always put it back if you find you don't like it!

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  7. Of course I like the owl best! I hope you are now going to combine them all into a fun little quilt!

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    1. Thanks, Anne. I think I'll do a few more and see what design I can come up with. :o)

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  8. The appliques are lovely and I do like the hippo with chicken pox, poor thing. It looks like Tilly's on her best behaviour there, give her a cuddle from me.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. Tilly is always on her best behaviour - and, if you believe that, you'll believe anything! LOL

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  9. Hi Anne, I just discovered your blog through Amy's Love Made My Home, the appliques are delightful I can tell that you had fun playing with your new toy.
    Lovely to meet you and of course Tilly, too!

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    1. Lovely to meet you too, Maggie. I did have fun with my new toy - long may that continue! :o)

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