Monday, February 16, 2009

More quilts, a disaster and hubs blog.

I decided to use up some more of my fabric from the shelves. Instead of leaving it to gather dust and fade, it was time to put it to good use.
The peaches and cream fabrics I have had for about 2 years which, to me, is shameful. Why buy it, if you are not going to use it straight away....well, I tend to buy fabric when it is on sale, so I stock up, then it sits....until I get around to it.
There is another pink and green quilt too. This one is more cot size.
Pinned and ready to be quilted.
Now, this was the disaster. I had just about finished this cushion when I ruined it!
I overlocked the seams, turned it right side out, put the insert in, then realised I had caught some of the backing in the overlocking....."Oh, cr*p" I said, quickly reaching for the quick unpick all the while hoping that I had not caught the fabric in the cuttter of the overlocker..... but it was not to be - and now I had a bloomin' great big hole in the backing.
POOP.
And because the zipper was along the bottom, it was going to take way to long to unpick everything, and replace the backing, so I just thought it would be quicker to make another one. It has been cruedly fixed and will be destined to live on one of my shelves.
It looks fine from the front. (But not the back!)

Now, for some great news....Hubs has started his blog about building our house.
Pop on over and say "Hi Greg!".
Make sure you bookmark it so you can follow us on our house building journey.

Kathryn. XX

24 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I'm a huge fan of quilt making. I too made a lovely one today. I love using up every inch of fabric and quilts are one sure fire way to handle that.

Nothing at all wrong with "collecting" as I like to call it, Fabric for a rainy day!! It WILL be put to use at some point. No guilt.

I also like your pillow. But, i'm just OCD enough to sit and rip out every stitch and redo. Drives me family nuts but then they give me the "looks nice hun/mom". :)

lovely as always.

Lindi said...

Take out the scissors, cut off the front, and make a smaller cushion using that; or, applique, applique, applique the back to make a double sided cushion.
That's my 2 cwents worth anyway.
The quilts are gorgeous!
Off now to Greg's site...

shabbydreaming said...

EEKSKS OH NOOO!!! poping over to your hubby's blog to say hi right now!!
mandii

Alison Gibbs said...

LOve the quilts - so pretty. What a bummer with the cushion - looks fantastic from the front.
Wukk gi check Greg's blog.
Alison

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Mabey not perfect but lovely looking cushion anyhooo...
And you have soooo found your sewing Mojo again...I have'nt!
Will be popping by Gregs Blog...for sure1
Look forward to following

rachelmp said...

I think you are a quilter now Kathryn! hahahah. You must have some beautiful fabric stashed away. How fantastic.

Kerryanne English said...

Yikes....don't you hate that?
I've always been a bit scared of my overlocker - it eats things!! Of course that has nothing to do with my sewing skills...LOL.

Looking forward to watching the building of your house.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

TattingChic said...

Your quilt and cushion all turned out lovely despite the disaster...which I cannot tell on the one you showed. Is that the new one you made? Or is that the old "disaster" one? I can't tell. Congratulations on your house being built and your hubby's new blog! :)

Janellybelly said...

We all have our 'Poop' sewing moments, nothing like a bit of reverse sewing (unpicking) to test your patience. Keep Smiling :)

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hello,
This is my first time here and I love your work. I sew too and do know how it feels when you "poop" when youre so close to done and ruins everything. Going to check some more of your posts...

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Well, the front of that pillow is BLOOMIN'AWESOME! :) You are a nut! If I could make anything look half that fabulous...even on one side...I'd be over the moon!

M ^..^

The Pink Poodle said...

hi kathryn...OH my gosh..the cushion looks great to me..(and the back is against the back of something anyway...soo who cares??)

I know you are a perfectionist...so i understand completely...BUT ME who cannot sew..would just show the front of..and MAKE out how good it was!!

I shall pop over to hubbies site...HOW EXCIting...
HOPE YOU ARE SAFE & sound...and the boys at school??

xx andrea

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love the quilts, and glad there are loads of people that are fabricaholics too!!!!
That cushion is lovely!! I would have appliqued a pretty, shabby heart over the bit on the back, as a touch of love!!!
GREAT BLOG!! Will check out Mr Shabby Cottage blog later.

Sharon xx

i cant sew said...

that is why i am afraid of my 'little brother'. to be honest i didnt understand any of the terminology but i guess you mad a boo boo. looks great never show its back. off to check out gregs blog.
%*_*%

Sarah said...

You are really good to be using what fabric that you have, I have a couple of really pretty fabrics that I just can't bear to cut up! Sad I know but you get that!!!
The quilts look really PRETTY, you clever woman.
What a pity about that cushion, I have done exactly the same, how frustrating (or infuriating!). I think it will look fab in your new home, you just have to find the right place. Just think of it as truly shabby chic, beauty with imperfections.
Sarah xxx
P.S: I just left a message on Gregs blog, cant wait to follow the building process.

Miri said...

I think your cushion is just lovely-love the pom-poms...too bad about the back. Your quilts are great too-love that soft look!

Stina said...

Love the quilts..:o)
And the cushion..to bad... but believe me or not... this is exactly what I could have done...lol..
I would have cut out the front and made a smaller cushion...
Good luck... :o)

LoloDesigns said...

How exciting building your own home. Very talented hubby you have. Off to have a peak now to see if he is as good at blogging as you are ;o)

Marilyn said...

I used to make quilts years ago & my daughter used to work for a Quilting Magazine Company, Chitra Publications until they ceased operations. So.... Quilts were part of our lives & I can appreciate the work in yours. Lovely!!
Marilyn

SG said...

Lovely quilts!

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

Looove that peaches & cream quilt! So unfortunate about your lovely cushion! Devastating when you've worked so hard on something...

Annie said...

LOVE the look of your house. How exciting - great idea to journal it.

Charity Grace said...

I totally love your quilts. I have such a weakness for pink and green. The pillow is adorable too!

Jodie said...

You have certainly got the quilting bug these days Kathryn.