Friday, 28 November 2014

At our autumn fair last weekend I was asked to make a warm, cosy throw ready for the cold winter nights ahead here in the Pyrenees.
So I started off with a roll of 80% cotton, 20% wool in warm colours and a pretty floral design
teamed it with a co-ordinating fabric and cut both into 4" strips.

They were sewn together then chopped up to make squares
which were then pieced in checkerboard fashion with a border added around all sides and then layered with wadding and backing. 
Quilted on a domestic machine following the lines of the squares, trimmed and a 2" binding finished by hand et voila, another warm and cosy throw ready for the cold winter nights.

Another order was for a personalised apron.

I've quilted the pocket to make it sturdy and durable.  The thread is a heavy jeans thread which makes a very strong mark and I've used Jacquard fabric paint for the name. 

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