Hi dear friends! Nero should write this because this is his blog and I’m trying to be busy with sewing. But Nero is outside chatting with the neighbour ‘Rec’. Rec is a young German Shephard and I’m not sure yet if they have a nice talk or shout to each others. Lets hope they will be good friends.
I wanted to make a tea cosy or two. It is so cold here that an idea of hot tea, tea pot covered with warm tea cosy, feels so good. Even the light outside is cold, so the white wall looks lovely purple … matching well with my tea cosy …
I used my latest favourite Fabrics that I had ordered from Fluffy Sheep Quilting before the Christmas.
Few photos about the process. I made this tea cosy as the one for my tutorial. Only small change is that I made the down edge a little curvey. Like that it looks better when it’s on the tea pot. Free tutorial is availabe in my Craftsy store. Patterns are on hold at the moment. As you may have heard, many of us has to think how to continue because of the VAT issue.
I’m never alone in my sewing room. These little friends keep me smiling and Nelli keeps my seat warm …
I thought it’s better to fix her comfortable place so we don’t argue about this only chair in the room. Fortunately she likes her new bed. Simple flanel duvet (made for her earlier) and knitted jacket on the supply boxes … and next to the window …
Any where I leave my knitted jacket, I find Nelli lying on it. I guess I need to spread my old cardigans on the places she likes to sleep.
Some delicous quilting threads arrived from Santa Claus and tea cosy was a great project to test them.
These threads are Gutermann, polyester and they are number 30, which I guess means the thickness. Until now I have used only cotton threads for sewing and Perle Cotton no 8 for quilting by hand. For the First try I really like these. I was able to use them with my sewing machine using the same needle as usually and just used longer stitch length.
You know I mostly quilt by hand but when making something like bags or other everyday things except quilts, it’s good to have a possibility to make nice stitching by machine.
I was lucky to have several lila and purple in this pouch of threads, And of course I had to use them all. Unfortunately the cold light ‘eats’ the colours and the shades are not very clear.
I already prepared two more tea cosies but then jumbed to an other Project.
You see that I had picked even the solid for the binding. But then it just somehow asked to become a quilted case. Birds flew away … I love them and have to catch them soon again!
Now I have finished two top pieces for the quilted cases – idea from the patchwork case I have made for my tablet.
Sometimes it’s not easy to decide how to quilt. Hand quilting is beautiful and it’s really handmade. But then the machine quilting also looks wonderful and it makes the item more steady. Hand quilting doesn’t change the patchwork piece but machine quilting may change it a little bit ‘wonky’, if you don’t have a foot WHO can walk. I like how my tablet cover is very steady, like a case not a pouch.
There are of course fusible materials you can use to make a bag, pouch or case more steady, but I haven’t used them much. Perhaps this year I should start to try and use Materials and supplies that I haven’t felt comfortable to use.
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