Hello world!

Well, this is a bit of an adventure for me.

It all started several weeks ago, when my twin sister decided that she wanted to have a go at some crafts involving a sewing machine. Previous to this we had both been involved in card-making and scrap-booking.

Anyway, Amanda had borrowed a sewing machine from her husband’s Grandmother and she asked me if we might be able to get hold of some sewing machines from the “free-cycle” web-site. I duly placed a “wanted” ad and got a few replies. We didn’t managed to get a newer machine for Amanda but we did manage to get a Jones Model 831 which must be at least 35 years old.

Subsequently, it was my birthday and Amanda had made me a simple patchwork bag for my birthday. This was a fantastic present and I must say I was keen to learn how she made it.

A few days later we went to our local fabric shop and bought some pieces of fabric (Which I later found out are called “Fat Quarters”). I found myself cutting out some 5 inch squares of fabric and starting to make a simple patchwork bag.

A few hours later and with lots of help from my sister, I had managed to make a simple patchwork bag for my daughter. I was delighted with the end product although, I had cut the squares by hand and was not too happy with the accuracy of the cutting.

The finished bag showing the reverse fabric.

The finished bag.

Being so pleased with the results, I decided to get better acquainted with my sewing machine and I decided to make a small and simple quilt.

The patchwork pieces ready for sewing together.

The finished quilt with green border and pink binding.

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2 Responses to “Hello world!”

  1. Hi Sarah – its fantastic that we have another ‘craft’ we can enjoy together & I am so pleased that my “make-it-up-as-I-went-along” bag inspired you to try something new!

    I can’t wait to see what direction this new adventure takes us.

    Amanda xxx

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