I know that it is neither HST,s or Rail Fence. Yet again I have pulled finished blocks from my stash. These are 6" blocks that I made 2 years ago while in Wales and when I dug them out I decided that they were a good contrast to the last 2.
I pulled some scrappy patchwork at the same time and that will become cushion number 4. Then Francesca would like a cushion and I found some 12" blocks that I will turn into 3 small cushions, possibly for myself.
Now for my cry for help.
A couple of weeks or so ago Fran sent me details of an on line site that made skirts from unusual/original fabrics. I had a look and queried the design, they looked very bunched up at the waist. Fran went ahead and ordered one in the Alice in Wonderland print, when it arrived she rang me and said that it did not hang like the ones on the website. I just said bring it with you and I will have a look.
As you can see the printed panel is not level at the seam.
While the quality of the panel is quite good the rest is very poor quality, I would never buy such thin flimsy stuff.
As for the skirt itself, all it is is a 2 metre length with 1 seam, turned over at the top and sewn leaving a slot with ribbon threaded through it. My question is does anyone know of a pattern that I could use for a skirt, keeping all the 2 mtr panel (I have decent fabric for the top) without having all the gathers at the waist. Francesca is petite and only needs a 22" length, the panel is 8" finished length so there is a deal of fabric to lose in a 14" drop.
I have seen skirts in a border print but they are all very full, my A line skirt pattern looks good on Fran but the panel would be out of shape if I used it
Lots of you make wonderful clothes and I would love any help or advice that you can send me.
Now that I have read that through, it seems an impossible task. I do not think that keeping the full panel is a viable option, but I will wait to see what comes back to me.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. Another overnight rain, no need to water the garden today.
2. Glorious sunshine all day.
3. 2 loads of laundry done and dried on the line.
4. Meatloaf for dinner. NO NO not the singer.
5. Fresh Pineapple for pudding. (45p each RTC)
I do like pineapple but it is usually so pricey but I snapped up 2 at that price, I also got 5 peaches and 5 nectarine for 90p the lot.
Dinner is smelling good and it is time to put the cauli cheese in the oven, the jacket potatoes may need shunting up a shelf as well.
Ben has a new toy, a simple hard ball on a piece of rope. It is bright pink but he does not care, he has great fun chasing it and when he has had enough he carries it around instead of bringing it back to be thrown.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend as much as I am mine.