Since starting sewing back in 2009, I been avoiding hand sewing at all costs to have my projects finished as soon as possible. Recently, having found great joy in embroidery and EPPing (English Paper Piecing), I’m draw to hand sewing. Maybe because my busy life style is catching up on me and I feel a strong need to slow down. I’m dreaming of sitting on my sofa, drinking a glass of sherry, quilting while watching Downton Abbey.
Let’s talk about this project.
Don’t you love the hand painted illustrations? While I was in Brazil, WholePort contacted me as ask If I would take part of their craft club. I was considering turning down before I checked them out because what possibly more fabric I need. Then I checked them out! Oh, I couldn’t say no.
They have a lovely selection of things I love: sewing, baking, embroidery, and things I haven’t try like soap making and jewellery. Best of all, they allow me to host giveaways from the club goodies. How fun it’s that!
I really want to sew from what was sent: 4 Hand painted pre cut illustrations and a metre of soft cotton. Find the details under my club profile.
The design was a bit of ‘let’s try this as I go along’. I know quilts look it’s best when they are carefully planned but It was so fun just have a few extra FQ scraps cut into 2,5″ and just build a design around the pre cut shapes. It end up following the essence of a log cabin. I used the left over ‘letter cotton’ as my backing.
I don’t know when I will finish this project because I don’t have an specify recipient in mind, My only goal is to enjoy quilting it by hand on those cold evenings ahead.
What is your favourite portable activity?