Christina at The Sometimes Crafter has been busy and found the time amongst all her activity to draft a great new paper piecing pattern.
All the instructions are there to make a table runner but the squares within squares feature could be used for pincushions, pouches, anything really and the pattern includes all the different sizing used so no need to reduce/expand the pattern pieces. Ideal for those who are maybe a little wary of paper piecing too as all the piecing is done in a single section for each square. I think I maybe trying a pincushion or a zipper pouch with these, maybe with something like Liberty- I have some more thank you goodies to make.
Talking of Liberty, I was lucky enough to win an e-copy of this wonderful book from Stash Books at Kate's blog.
There is a huge number of projects in this book- pretty much all you can see on the cover- the picnic quilt, baby dress, woman sitting on rug dress ( quite fancy making this one), neck tie and lots more inside- bags, pincushions- a great variety. There are full size pattern pieces and with the ebook they are ready to download and print at home too! It also includes the Marcelle quilt, you can see Kate's progress so far here and Lynne's here.
And more Alexia Abegg, I just ordered her Diamond Ring Quilt pattern from Annie at Village Haberdashery. I have a little plan for this- will share more soon but I was so taken with it from Quilt Market photos that it stuck with me as a must do- I do love a circle on a quilt!
I have also got into sewing knits recently with a bit of success- will show you soon but the Briar is a great shape and Megan includes so much info on variations on her blog. The pattern comes in thick paper which makes handling and tracing a lot easier. Her pattern presentation is my favourite amongst all the indie designers.
We are doing a bit of visiting of various peeps over Easter so whilst I catch up with hand sewing and another bunny, L is going to be working on a little 'Penguin and Fish' Lion embroidery kit from Eternal Maker. This kit comes with everything you need- hoop, thread, needle, designs, instructions. I traced onto the fabric using a Sewline pencil and it is ready to stitch. She wanted something simple and easy to do and this is perfect!
And finally, Ayumi's book arrived here in preparation for the Patchwork Please sew a long! You can see more details here.
I don't know what I will be making yet but I would be happy making anything from this book- it is a joy from start to end! I am going to make this quilt anyway for L's birthday because we both love it.